Icelandic Art Prize – for the exhibition, Visitations at Akureyri Art Museum, (25th September 2021 January 16th 2022) Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson were named Visual Artists of the Year.
Dion, M., Haapoja, T., Schram, K., Sigurjónsdóttir, Æ. Snæbjörnsdóttir, B. & Wilson, M., 22.10 2022 (paper presentations) Visitations: Art, Agency and Belonging. Reykjavik Art Museum, Vimeo link to conference recording.
Sigurjónsdóttir, Æ., 12.03 2022, (paper presentation), Hugvísindaþing, University of Iceland.
Snæbjörnsdóttir, B. & Wilson., M., 24.11 2021 (paper presentation) Synthesizing Sustainability – Multispecies Storytelling and Plant Blindness, The Nordic House, Reykjavík.
Bower, A. & Schram, K., 15.-18.05 2020, (paper presentation), UArctic Congress, Reykjavík.
Snæbjörnsdóttir, B. & Wilson, M, 7.11 2020, (Keynote address), The second (Un)common Worlds conference, Derby University, UK.
Bower, A. & Ostimchuk, V., Dalberg, M., K. Schram & K. Kjartansdóttir, Snæbjörnsdóttir, B. & Wilson, moderator Mark Wilson, 14.02 2020 (Conference session) Hugarflug, Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Decker. J., Leggett, A., Perham, C., Schram, K., Snæbjörnsdóttir, B. & Wilson, M. 10 – 13.10 2019 (Conference session), 7th International Arctic Circle Assembly, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Kjartansdóttir, K. and K. Schram, eds. Ritið 1/2020. Náttúruhvörf: samband fólks og dýra. Reykjavík: Hugvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands.
Kjartansdóttir, K. and K. Schram. 2020. “”Fólk í feldklæðum”. Lundar og hvítabirnir á mannöld.” Ritið 1, pp. 49-77.
Kjartansdóttir, K. and K. Schram. 2020. “Mannskepnur og önnur dýr.” Ritið 1, pp. 1-6.
Kjartansdóttir, K. and K. Schram. 2020. “Mobilising the Arctic. Puffins and Polar Bears in Transnational Interplay.” In Mobility and Transnational Iceland: Current Transformations and Global Entanglements, edited by Loftsdóttir, Skaptadóttir and Hafsteinsson. Reykjavík: Háskólaútgáfan, pp. 209-228.
Schram, K. and J. Jónsson. 2019. “Visitations: The Social and Cultural History of Polar Bear Narratives in Iceland and the North Atlantic.” In The Bear: Culture, Nature, Heritage, edited by Nevin, Convery and Davis. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer.
Sigfúsdóttir, Ó. G. 2022. “Art as Disruptive Catalyst: Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson on Their Practice in and Beyond the World of Art.” Art in Iceland Issue 2, pp. 185-203.
Sigurjónsdóttir, Æ., ed. 2022. Debatable Lands: Dialogues from Shared Worlds. Kópavogur: Gerðarsafn – Kópavogur Art Museum.
Sigurjónsdóttir, Æ. 2022. “Dead or Alive – Polar Bears Adrift: Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson’s Visitations exhibition in Akureyri Art Museum.” In Debatable Lands: Dialogues from Shared Worlds, edited by Æ. Sigurjónsdóttir. Gerðarsafn – Kópavogur Art Museum, pp. 203-249.
Sigurjónsdóttir, Æ. 2020. “Sjónarspil tegundanna: Hvalurinn í öllum sínum (líf) myndum.” Ritið 1, pp. 7-47.
Snæbjörnsdóttir, B. and M. Wilson. 2019. “North as Meaning in Design and Art.” In Ecologies of Change: The Place of Art in a Northern Imaginary, edited by Mäkikalli, Holtand Hautala-Hirvioja, pp. 195-209. Rovaniemi: Lapland University Press.
Snæbjörnsdóttir, B. and M. Wilson. 2019. “On the Oblique Imperative: What Revealing Conceals and Concealing may Reveal.” In The Bear: Culture, Nature, Heritage, edited by Nevin, Convery and Davis. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer.
Snæbjörnsdóttir, B. and M. Wilson. 2020. “Bani boðberans. Rýnt í teikn hækkandi sjávarmáls.” Ritið 1, pp. 171-181.
Snæbjörnsdóttir, B. and M. Wilson. 2020. “Shooting the Messenger: no parallel, the impossible alien and an end to island life.” Antennae, The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, pp. 118 – 135.
Snæbjörnsdóttir, B. and M. Wilson. 2022. “Data Plus Affect: Interspecific Accommodation in the Models of Art.” In Animal Remains: Perspectives of the Non-Human in Literature and Culture, edited by Bezan and McKay. New York and London: Routledge.
Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Visitations: From Greenland to Iceland to Alaska in Borderless Arctic Seas, solo exhibition @Anchorage Museum, Alaska, 7.10 2022 – 3.09 2023.
North Atlantic Triennial, Down North, Portland Museum of Art, USA, 18.02 2022 -5.06 2022, Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, ,,Edge of the World”, Reykjavik Art Museum, 13.10 2022 – 5.02, 2023 Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, ,,Edge of the World” & ,,Ursus Maritimus lslandia”, Bildmuseet Sweden, Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, „Edge of the World“ 26.05.2023 – 14.01 2024 Curators; DeSimone, J., Jansen, A. & Andrésson, M.Þ. The North Atlantic Triennial is co-organized by Portland Museum of Art, U.S.A. Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland and Bildmuseet, Sweden.
Like A Snowball, Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson „Spring 1882“, group-exhibition, Como Una Bolade Nieve, La Casa Invisible, Malaga, Spain 7.05. 2022 ongoing.
Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Visitations/Vísitasíur , solo-exhibtion, guest artists Davíðsdóttir, S. M and Fischer, A. S., curator Sigurjónsdóttir, Æ., Akureyri Art Museum, 25.09 2021 – 16.10 2022.
Nature in Transition – Shifting Identities, in association with the UArctic Congress, Nordic House, Reykjavík, Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, „Shooting the Messenger II“, 17.04 -1.08.2021. Group exhibition curators Stefánsdóttir, H., & Styrmisdóttir, H.
Antonym, in association with the The second (Un)common Worlds conference (6th & 7th of Nov. 2020)at Derby University. UK., Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Snædís Karen. An online exhibition hosted by the Artcore gallery in Derby.
Visitations: Landfall, Rýmd gallerí, 11.09 – 13.09 2020.
Post Graduate Courses
Autumn 2021 and 2022 Humanimals (5 ECTS). Organised by Kristinn Schram and Katia Kjartansd6ttir, open for participation of students from The University of Iceland and The Iceland University of the Arts.
Autumn 2021 AnthroZoi:is – Culture, Power & Empathy Course devised and hosted by Snaebjornsd6ttir/Wilson involving multiple, international speakers. By examining the relations between humans and animals in specific contexts, we can usefully test many of the behaviours that shape our approach to ‘others’ we encounter in the world, be it individuals and groups, species, types or indeed environments and habitat. In this course, particular attention is given to artists and artworks addressing a wide variety of human/animal and environmental-related subjects, in the context of multiple fields, including popular culture, taxonomy, environmental degradation, animal rights, museology, bioethics, the anthropocene and the sixth mass extinction. Inevitably, this involves the close examination of a multitude of conceptual approaches and corresponding media. Open for participation of students from The University of Iceland and The Iceland University of the Arts.
Lectures and Talks
Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Visitations and related projects at SIM Residency, International
Artist residents at Korpulfsstaðir, Reykjavik, 11 January 2023.
Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Debatable Lands and Troubled Waters, at lnstitut Praktiken und Theorien der Künste, (HKB Auditorium), Bern, Switzerland, May 4 2022.
Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson with Legget, A., and Broglio, R., Visitations: From Greenland to
Iceland to Alaska in Borderless Arctic Seas, at Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA. 7th October 2022.
Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Visitations, public lecture at Iceland University of the Arts, April 25 2022.
Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Visitations: Polar Bears out of Place, gallery talk by at Akureyri Art Museum, September 25 2021.
Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Visitations, Matrix and nanoq at Vilnius Art Academy, Lithuania, February 27 2020.
Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, On Power and Letting Go, public lecture at Goldsmiths College, Stuart Hall Building, New Cross, London, November 21 2019.
Artwork from or connected to the project Visitations in public collections
Reykjavík Art Museum, Ursus Maritimus Islandia & Matrix #II (2022).
University of Iceland, art collection, Shooting the Messanger II (2022).
Anchorage Municipal Museum, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, Shooting the Messenger I (2019).
Anchorage Municipal Museum, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, Matrix #1 (2018).
Selection of published reviews/articles and interviews related to Visitations
2023 Kristinn Schram fjallar um rannsóknir sínar og þjóðfræðinga innan verkefnisins.
2022 Art in Iceland Issue #2 (Winter) Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson Visitations pp. 154-59.
2022 Art in Iceland Issue #2 (Winter), Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson, “Art as Disruptive Catalyst: Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson on Their Practice in and Beyond the World of Art, pp. 185-203.
2022 Icelandic Art Centre Podcasts, Out There, “Human Relations and Socially Engaged Art” as part of Reykjavík Art Festival.
2022 “Strangers in the North: ‘Visitations’ Wins the Visual Art Prize.” Reykjavík Grapevine, culture magazine.
2022 “Vísitasíur Bryndísar og Mark hlutu myndlistarverðlaun.” RÚV (tv) interview with Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson.
2021 “Föstudagsþátturinn – Listasafnið á Akureyri.” N4 – interview with Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir on Visitations exhibition in Akureyri Art Museum.
2021 “Myndlist í tómarúmi vísindanna.” RÚV, Review Ólöf Gerður Sigfúsdóttir, Visitasíur Listasafnið á Akureyri.
2021 “Fara í saumana á samskiptum manna og dýra.” RÚV, Lestin, Guðni Tómasson interviews Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson.
2021 RÚV, Víðsjá (September 16) an interview with Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson in Debatable Lands in Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur Art Museum.