Megan Auður (b. Reykjavík, Iceland, 1994) is an interdisciplinary artist and community organizer currently based in Iceland. Her works explore pervasive myths of neutrality, through creating frameworks for dialog and support.
Megan holds a BA in Fine Arts from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht (2020) and is currently obtaining a MA in Fine Arts from LHÍ, Iceland University of the Arts.
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 Living Art Museum, Basis Voor Actuele Kunst, Kunsthalle Wien, and the Impakt festival. She is currently a guest lecturer at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht.
March. "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. (PDF)
March. Curational. Tumble-humble-weed. With Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir. Happyhour Gallery.
March. Aðgát skal höfð. / Tread carefully. Listasafn Einars Jónssonar.
Upcoming. May. Það er gaman að lifa. Listasafn ASÍ.
Upcoming. May. Listaháskóli Íslands.
Upcoming. May. Norræna húsið.
Upcoming. June. Centraal museum Utrecht.
Upcoming. September. Hugarflug. Listaháskóli Íslands.
Upcoming. October. Gallery Port.
Upcoming. October. Curational. General Sharing. Kuno Bienalle. Vent space. (Tallinn) & (Turku).
February. Tools for the Times. Open session #2. Educate the Educators.
February. Dead Darlings #13 — Love for Sale: Alles moet weg? W139.
February. Tools for the Times. Reading group #2.
March. All Inn. Het Hem.
March. ALL INN. Publication. With Atelier Brenda & Rob Stolk.
April. A Softer Space. Kunstpodium- T.
May. Reflecting on Whiteness. The Museum of National History.
May. Tools for the Times. Open session #3 (A)wake.
May. Tools for the Times. Reading Group #4. Sun Ra & Cauleen Smith.
June. Tools for the Times. Open Session #4. Practicing Code of Conduct.
September. De Belofte 16. Kunstliefde.
September. Reflecting on Whiteness. Ljunberg Museet.
September. Steypa / Concrete. Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri.
October. Tools for the Times. Open session #5. Introduction & Exchange with Sarita Bajnath.
November. Reykjavík Art Book Fair. Ásmundarsalur.
November. BÓKVERKASÝNING NEMENDA VIÐ LISTAHÁSKÓLANN / ARTBOOKS BY STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ART. Bókasafn Listaháskólans.
April. Tools for the Times. Patricia Kaersenhout. HKU. Collaboration with Annette Krauss, Kiana Girigorie & Sarah McLacken.
April. Hku Fine art in Bimhuis. Curated by Dino Ruissen.
September. HKU Fine art Graduation show.
September. Þverá. Tributaries. Zijrivieren. روافد. Tributari. Art publication. Collaboration with Geertje Brandenburg, Betina Abi Habib, Patricia Nistor and Gordon H. Williams.
September. Nominated for the Hiviniziki OV prize.
September. 2020. Art book by Koen Taselaar.
October. Springplank. Kunstuitleen.
November. “What does freedom look like?” Canvas. Tivoli Vredenburg.
February. Makes Sense. De Nijverheid. Curated by Heske ten Cate & Lieneke Hulshof.
May. Meðgönguljóð: úrval. Poetry book. Partus Press.
May. Bitte seien sie achtsam. Andere brauchen ihren Karlsplatz vielleicht notwendiger. Kunsthalle Wien. Curated by Marina Grzinic, Maren Grimm, Julia Hohenwarter & Mika Maruyama. Kunsthalle Wien.
June. Makers Meet & Eat Utrecht | RAUM x Impakt x SETUP x CCU. Lecture. Curated by Impakt.
December. Tools for the Times : Practicing Inclusivity. HKU. Collaboration with Annette Krauss, Frank Koolen, Jette Baggen, Kiana Girigorie & Sarah McLacken.
February. “Norðanpaunk 2017.” Article in Myrkfælni. Written in collaboration with Anton Logi & Phil Widiger.
October. The only way out is through. Impakt Festival. Akademiegalerie. Curated by Anika Schwarzlose.
November. Data recitals. (Concert). The only way out is through. Impakt Festival. Akademiegalerie. Curated by Anika Schwarzlose.
November. On gray matter and pink marshmallow. Performance by Nuni Weisz. Moira.
March. Nasty Women Amsterdam Art Exhibition. Josilda da Conceição Gallery.
July. Sama úr hverju... / No matter what.... Ekki Sens Gallery.
August. Glergildra. Poetry book. Partus Press.
October. Recording Ghosts & Weaving Data. Impakt Festival. Akademiegalerie. Curated by Anika Schwarzlose.
February. Zine workshop and Library. Kaktus.
December. "To be the Artist of your own life." Article in Listvísir - Málgagn um myndlist.
Oktober. Group Exhibition. Alþýðuhúsið.
November. Fríyrkjan III. Publication.
December. Eitthvað fallegt. Ekki Sens Gallery.
May. Graduation Exhibition Fjölbrautaskólans í Breiðholti.
September. Fríyrkjan II. Publication.
September. Fríyrkjan I. Publication.
November. Group exhibition Fjölbrautataskólans í Breiðholti. Gallery Tukt.
2021-2023. Fine Art. LHÍ. Master.
2019. Art and Politics. BAK. Utrecht.
2019. Post Conceptual Art Practice. Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien.
2016 - 2020. Fine Art. HKU. Bachelor.
2016. Internship. The Living Art Museum.
2015. Art Theory & Philosophy. University of Iceland.
2010 - 2014. Fine Arts. Fjölbrautaskólinn í Breiðholti.