The Deputy Board consists of 3 seats, and  is elected for one year at a time. The following nine candidacies have been received:

The Deputy Board consists of 3 seats, and  is elected for one year at a time. The following nine candidacies have been received:

Auður Ómarsdóttir

Auður Ómarsdóttir (b.1988) finished her BA in fine arts at the Icelandic University of the Arts in 2013 and has recently received her MA degree from the University in Bergen (2021). She works mainly in painting, sculpture and installation. Her works are multidimensional and eclectic as they represent a symbiosis of different styles and methods. Auður has actively exhibited her works since her BA degree and has a wide experience in collaborating with other artists. She has e.g. interned with Spencer Tunick (2011) and Egill Sæbjörnsson (2016) and assisted Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir and Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson in numerous projects.

Geirþrúður Finnbogadóttir Hjörvar

Geirþrúður Finnbogadóttir Hjörvar is a visual artist that creates work that can be described as a form of lyrical (or perhaps surreal) conceptualism, with an ever-deepening emphasis on the formal qualities of matter as it finds itself embedded in the economic paradigms of production. She has been living in Amsterdam for about a decade and is now based in Reykjavík. Artistic-based curatorial practice has always been a complimentary aspect to her working method, wherein platforms for artistic autonomy can be created and interdependent circuits of creative influence acknowledged and celebrated. Various details can be had atgeirthrudur.com.

Hugo Llanes

Graduated from the MA Fine Art Program at the Iceland University of the Arts, Lla- nes' practice involves the study of political and social cracks and the aesthetics that erupts from them. His works include extended painting, edible work, installa- tions, site-specific and local performances.

He looks at social circumstances in his work, such as the movement of people between countries, the abuse of power and the influence of post-colonialism on the development of identities in Latin America, as well he works with the theme of food as social dilemma-debate and the construction of meaning through culinary experiences. His works encourage the viewer to reflect-contemplate as well as participate.

He believes that the personal is a microsystem that is exposed to a global sphere.

Lúkas Bury

I am a 30-years old painter with a Polish and German background and moved to Iceland almost three years ago to study in the MA program at the Listaháskóli Íslands. Before, I studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. Since my graduation in 2020, I work as a tour guide at Listasafn Reykjavíkur and a painting teacher at Myndlistaskólinn í Reykjavík. In the Summer, I will do my Erasmus traineeship in Florence, where I will work as a studio assistant for Vittorio Corsini. I speak German, Polish, English and Italian – and I promise to continue learning Icelandic in the next few months ;) I am interested in the meme-culture, have a horrible music taste, but have exceptional knowledge about Polish rap, and am a hobby-chef in my free time.

Nermine El Ansari

Nermine El Ansari (1975) is an Egyptian visual artist born in France. She lives and works in Reykjavik (Iceland). In 1998, she obtained her BA in painting from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Versailles (France). In 2002, she graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in multimedia (MFA) and earned a scholarship to study at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, Cuba. Her work has been presented in various international exhibitions.

Nermine’s works vary between drawing, video, installation and performance. Over the last ten years she has focused on urban and natural landscapes as well as the mapping borders and identity both real and imaginary.

Rúnar Örn Jóhönnu Marinósson

My name is Rúnar Örn Jóhönnu Marinósson, born 1989. I finished my BA from the Visual Arts department at the Icelandic Academy of the arts in the spring of 2016. Since then I have exhibited in several group exhibitions, in and out of Iceland. In my work I often employ toys and other objects to explore the modern limits of work and play, life and art, as well as the formative process of the human being, their pursuit of freedom, and their influence and agency over their inner and outer worlds. In 2019 I, along with others, curated the Rólegt og Rómantískt exhibition series at Harbinger. I am also a musician and a youth worker at Vesturbær's youth center, Frosti.

Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir

My name is Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir, born in 1993, and I am a working artist. I graduated in classical singing from Tónlistarskóli Kópavogs in the spring of 2019, but in addition I have a BA degree in fine arts from LHÍ and a year of visual studies from MíR. In mypractice, I use music, installations and video performances as tools for community research into popular culture and nature. This summer I’ll receive a master's degree in fine art and design with a specialization in sound and video art from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. In addition to my studies, I have exhibited, directed and curated various projects in Iceland and abroad, as well as being one of the project managers of the Plan-B Art Festival for the past three years.

Sabine Fischer

Sabine Fischer, born 1979 in Frankfurt (Oder), East-Germany. She has a BA in modern history. She has a diplom in fine arts from the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig in Germany and received the title "Meisterschülerin" in fine arts after a two-year postgraduate study in the field of Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. She graduated with MA in fine arts from the Iceland University of the Arts in 2020. She is also a trainee at the School of Images© founded by Dr. Catherine Shainberg in New York City, which researches the practice of dreams.

Yulia Vasileva

In 2019 she moved from Russia to Iceland and started studying Icelandic in HÍ.

In 2020, she started Art Theory and History)at HÍ and LHÍ and volunteering at Nýlo.

In 2017-2019 she worked with Iceland Airwaves.

In Moscow Yulia studyied Journalism at RSUH, working in immersive theatre and Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

“As for myself, I would love to become a Deputy Board member, as I am extremely interested in local culture, and, particularly, art-scene.

In my opinion, the best way to organise and improve things on a bigger scale — is to constantly learn, be actively involved in the process and collaborate with people who have the same goals in mind. 

And, according to my experience with Nýlo, it is a great place to do so.” 

Auður Ómarsdóttir

Auður Ómarsdóttir (b.1988) finished her BA in fine arts at the Icelandic University of the Arts in 2013 and has recently received her MA degree from the University in Bergen (2021). She works mainly in painting, sculpture and installation. Her works are multidimensional and eclectic as they represent a symbiosis of different styles and methods. Auður has actively exhibited her works since her BA degree and has a wide experience in collaborating with other artists. She has e.g. interned with Spencer Tunick (2011) and Egill Sæbjörnsson (2016) and assisted Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir and Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson in numerous projects.

Geirþrúður Finnbogadóttir Hjörvar

Geirþrúður Finnbogadóttir Hjörvar is a visual artist that creates work that can be described as a form of lyrical (or perhaps surreal) conceptualism, with an ever-deepening emphasis on the formal qualities of matter as it finds itself embedded in the economic paradigms of production. She has been living in Amsterdam for about a decade and is now based in Reykjavík. Artistic-based curatorial practice has always been a complimentary aspect to her working method, wherein platforms for artistic autonomy can be created and interdependent circuits of creative influence acknowledged and celebrated. Various details can be had atgeirthrudur.com.

Hugo Llanes

Graduated from the MA Fine Art Program at the Iceland University of the Arts, Lla- nes' practice involves the study of political and social cracks and the aesthetics that erupts from them. His works include extended painting, edible work, installa- tions, site-specific and local performances.

He looks at social circumstances in his work, such as the movement of people between countries, the abuse of power and the influence of post-colonialism on the development of identities in Latin America, as well he works with the theme of food as social dilemma-debate and the construction of meaning through culinary experiences. His works encourage the viewer to reflect-contemplate as well as participate.

He believes that the personal is a microsystem that is exposed to a global sphere.

Lúkas Bury

I am a 30-years old painter with a Polish and German background and moved to Iceland almost three years ago to study in the MA program at the Listaháskóli Íslands. Before, I studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. Since my graduation in 2020, I work as a tour guide at Listasafn Reykjavíkur and a painting teacher at Myndlistaskólinn í Reykjavík. In the Summer, I will do my Erasmus traineeship in Florence, where I will work as a studio assistant for Vittorio Corsini. I speak German, Polish, English and Italian – and I promise to continue learning Icelandic in the next few months ;) I am interested in the meme-culture, have a horrible music taste, but have exceptional knowledge about Polish rap, and am a hobby-chef in my free time.

Nermine El Ansari

Nermine El Ansari (1975) is an Egyptian visual artist born in France. She lives and works in Reykjavik (Iceland). In 1998, she obtained her BA in painting from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Versailles (France). In 2002, she graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in multimedia (MFA) and earned a scholarship to study at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, Cuba. Her work has been presented in various international exhibitions.

Nermine’s works vary between drawing, video, installation and performance. Over the last ten years she has focused on urban and natural landscapes as well as the mapping borders and identity both real and imaginary.

Rúnar Örn Jóhönnu Marinósson

My name is Rúnar Örn Jóhönnu Marinósson, born 1989. I finished my BA from the Visual Arts department at the Icelandic Academy of the arts in the spring of 2016. Since then I have exhibited in several group exhibitions, in and out of Iceland. In my work I often employ toys and other objects to explore the modern limits of work and play, life and art, as well as the formative process of the human being, their pursuit of freedom, and their influence and agency over their inner and outer worlds. In 2019 I, along with others, curated the Rólegt og Rómantískt exhibition series at Harbinger. I am also a musician and a youth worker at Vesturbær's youth center, Frosti.

Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir

My name is Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir, born in 1993, and I am a working artist. I graduated in classical singing from Tónlistarskóli Kópavogs in the spring of 2019, but in addition I have a BA degree in fine arts from LHÍ and a year of visual studies from MíR. In mypractice, I use music, installations and video performances as tools for community research into popular culture and nature. This summer I’ll receive a master's degree in fine art and design with a specialization in sound and video art from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. In addition to my studies, I have exhibited, directed and curated various projects in Iceland and abroad, as well as being one of the project managers of the Plan-B Art Festival for the past three years.

Sabine Fischer

Sabine Fischer, born 1979 in Frankfurt (Oder), East-Germany. She has a BA in modern history. She has a diplom in fine arts from the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig in Germany and received the title "Meisterschülerin" in fine arts after a two-year postgraduate study in the field of Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. She graduated with MA in fine arts from the Iceland University of the Arts in 2020. She is also a trainee at the School of Images© founded by Dr. Catherine Shainberg in New York City, which researches the practice of dreams.

Yulia Vasileva

In 2019 she moved from Russia to Iceland and started studying Icelandic in HÍ.

In 2020, she started Art Theory and History)at HÍ and LHÍ and volunteering at Nýlo.

In 2017-2019 she worked with Iceland Airwaves.

In Moscow Yulia studyied Journalism at RSUH, working in immersive theatre and Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

“As for myself, I would love to become a Deputy Board member, as I am extremely interested in local culture, and, particularly, art-scene.

In my opinion, the best way to organise and improve things on a bigger scale — is to constantly learn, be actively involved in the process and collaborate with people who have the same goals in mind. 

And, according to my experience with Nýlo, it is a great place to do so.”