Bio.

Megan Auður is an interdisciplinary artist and community organizer currently based in Iceland. Her works center on trauma and healing, through creating frameworks for dialogue, support and collective imaginations of possible futures.
Megan holds a BA in Fine Arts from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht (2020)  and has since worked in various fields of art, including as an artist, teacher, activist, writer and curator.
In her practice she has co-initiated various long-term collaborations – such as the initiative Tools for the Times (2019- ongoing), and the advocacy group AIVAG, Artists in Iceland Visa Action Group (2021-ongoing).
Megan Auður has previously worked with The Kuno Bienalle, Basis Voor Actuele Kunst, Kunsthalle Wien, and the Impakt festival.

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EDUCATION
2022. FEINART | Workshop. Community building & Local Knowledge. Zeppelin University.
2021 - . Fine Art. MA. Iceland University of the Arts.
2019. Art and Politics. BAK. Utrecht.
2019. Post Conceptual Art Practice. Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien.
2016 - 2020. Fine Art. BA (hons). HKU University of the Arts Utrecht.
2015. Art Theory & Philosophy. Bachelor. University of Iceland.

EXPERIENCE
2024. Lecturer. Myndlistaskólinn í Reykjavík.
2023. Designer. Amnesty International Iceland office.
2023. Guest Lecturer. Iceland University of the Arts.
2022. Host and co-curator of the Public program Temple of Emerging Histories. Kassel.
2021. Seminar teacher. HKU University of the Arts Utrecht.
2021. Guest Lecturer. Erasmus University.
2020 - 2021. DJ at Stranded.fm.
2019-2021. Host & art worker. Basis voor aktuele Kunst.
2016. Internship. The Living Art Museum.

EXHIBITIONS (Solo)
2024.UPCOMING. February. Höggmyndagarðurinn.
2017. July. Sama úr hverju... / No matter what.... Ekki Sens Gallery. Reykjavík.

EXHIBITIONS (Group)
2024. UPCOMING. March. Stofan - Borgarbókasafnið Grófinni.
2024. UPCOMING. March. Gallery Kannski.
2023. December. Leipzig Lichtfest.
2023. December. PilotenKueche.
2023. February. Legislation Kitchen with AIVAG. Gallery Port. Reykjavík.
2022. March. Aðgát skal höfð. / Tread carefully. Listasafn Einars Jónssonar. Reykjavík.
2022. May. Það er gaman að lifa. Listasafn ASÍ. Reykjavík.
2022. May. Time is a bird. Listaháskóli Íslands. Reykjavík.
2022. June. Lift Off. Impakt, Gemeente Utrecht & Centraal museum Utrecht. Curated by Menno Vuister.
2021. March. All Inn. Het Hem. Amsterdam.
2021. April. A Softer Space. Kunstpodium- T. Tilburg.
2021. May. Reflecting on Whiteness. The Museum of National History. Charlottenburg.
2021. September. De Belofte 16. Kunstliefde. Utrecht.
2021. September. Reflecting on Whiteness. Ljunberg Museet. Ljungy.
2021. September. Steypa / Concrete. Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri. Hjalteyri.
2021. November. Reykjavík Art Book Fair. Ásmundarsalur. Reykjavík.
2020. July. Stálsmiðjan. Innsævi, lista- og menningarhátíð Fjarðabyggðar. Curated by Tara & Silla. Neskaupsstaður.
2020. September. HKU Fine art Graduation show. Utrecht.
2020. October. Springplank. Kunstuitleen. Utrecht.
2020. November. “What does freedom look like?” Canvas. Utrecht.
2019. February. Makes Sense. De Nijverheid. Curated by Heske ten Cate & Lieneke Hulshof. Utrecht.
2019. May. Bitte seien sie achtsam. Kunsthalle Wien. Curated by Marina Grzinic, Maren Grimm, Julia Hohenwarter & Mika Maruyama. Kunsthalle Wien. Vienna.
2018. October. The only way out is through. Impakt Festival. Akademiegalerie. Curated by Anika Schwarzlose. Utrecht.
2017. March. Nasty Women Amsterdam Art Exhibition. Josilda da Conceição Gallery. Amsterdam.
2017. October. Recording Ghosts & Weaving Data. Impakt Festival. Akademiegalerie. Curated by Anika Schwarzlose. Utrecht.
2016. February. Zine workshop and Library. Kaktus. Akureyri.
2015. October. Alþýða. Alþýðuhúsið. Siglufjörður.

INNITIATIVES
2021 - . Artists’ in Iceland Visa Action Group. (AIVAG.)
2018 - .Tools for the Times.
2013 -2016. Fríyrkjan.

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2022. General Sharing. Kuno Biennale. Vent space. Tallin. Kösirata Galleri & Taiteen Talo. Turku.
2022. Tumble-humble-weed. Happyhour Gallery. Reykjavík
2021. 'Essential Interests.' Kunstliefde. Utrecht.

COLLECTIONS
Reykjavík City Library.
HKU University of the Arts Utrecht.
The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík.
Fashion For Good Museum, Amsterdam.

ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES
2023. October - December. PilotenKueche. Leipzig.

WRITING & PUBLICATIONS
2022. Mig vantar orðin... Looking for the words... Article in 19. Júní, Ársrit Kvennréttindafélags Íslands.
2022."It should be desirable for artist to live in Reykjavík" / "Það á að vera eftirsóknarvert fyrir listamenn að búa í Reykjavík." Article in Art in Iceland. On behalf of AIVAG (Artist’s in Iceland Visa Action Group).
2021. ALL INN. With Atelier Brenda & Rob Stolk.
2021. Suggested Toolbox.
2020. Þverá. Tributaries. Zijrivieren. دفاور . Tributari.
2020. 2020. Art book by Koen Taselaar.
2019. Meðgönguljóð: úrval. Poetry anthology. Published by Partus Press.
2017. Glergildra. Poetry book. Published by Partus Press. 2017.
2016. "To be the Artist of your own life." Article in Listvísir - Málgagn um myndlist.
2015. Fríyrkjan III. Poetry anthology. Published by Fríyrkjan.
2014. Fríyrkjan II. Poetry anthology. Published by Fríyrkjan.
2013. Fríyrkjan I. Poetry anthology. Published by Fríyrkjan.

INTERVIEWS
2021. How student-led artist initiatives are changing the within. By Alyxandra Westwood.  Metropolis M.
2021. Review. 'Girly', confronterend en fel - Lichting 2020 bijt van zich af in Het HEM by Machteld Leij. Metropolis M.

AWARDS & GRANTS
2024. Recipient of 6 month Artist Salary. Listamannalaun.
2023. Muggur. Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna.
2023. Muggur. Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna.
2022 -2023. Styrktarsjóður Geðheilbrigðis.
2021. Nominated for the Kunstliefdeprijs.
2020. Nominated for the Hiviniziki OV.