Business Iceland
Business Iceland

Tuesday, 23 March 2021 at 19:00-20:30 CET.

We are pleased to invite you to an event, featuring conversations with three unique artists from Iceland: 
- Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir, Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir and Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson.

The vivid Icelandic art scene is full of fruitful international collaborations and mutual inspiration between artists. Our one-on-one artist talks will touch upon various topics. What does it means to practice art? Where are the boundaries between working and not-working? How does artwork emerge from distinct approaches to the world around? In this talk, the three Icelandic artists will explore their insights into their creative process and some of the support structures that have positively shaped their artistic careers. Each of them has recently held a residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin and share their perspectives on how institutional collaborations can contribute to sustainable artistic careers. We might also learn more about the rich cross-pollination between Icelandic and German art scenes.

Cassandra Edlefsen Lasch, an editor and curator based in Berlin, will moderate the talks culminating in a Q&A session with the artists. Enjoy these artists' inspiring insights and discussions and the body organ transplant mic performance by Styrmir Örn.


Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir

Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson

Moderator: Cassandra Edlefsen Lasch


The Icelandic Art Center promotes and supports Icelandic contemporary art internationally through grants, collaborations and projects. The Center facilitate professional partnerships, visitor programmes and international collaborations between artists, and serves as an information point for curators, press, artists and art institutions. The Icelandic Art Center is the commissioner of the Icelandic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

More information on the Icelandic art scene:


Künstlerhaus Bethanien was founded in 1974 and is one of Germany’s most prestigious and distinguished art venues, well-known internationally. The Icelandic Artist in Residency programme at Künstlerhaus Bethanien was signed in 2020 for a period of five years through 2025, co-financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Iceland. A residency with Künstlerhaus Bethanien can and has hallmarked a successful international career for Icelandic artists, as seen with former residents such as Egill Sæbjörnsson (2004) and the Spanish/Icelandic artist duo Libia Castro& Ólafur Ólafsson (2008).


The event is arranged by the Embassy of Iceland in Berlin in cooperation with the Icelandic Art Center and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, with support from Business Iceland.