The main board consists of 4 seats, and  is elected for two years at a time. The following nine candidacies have been received:

The main board consists of 4 seats, and  is elected for two years at a time. The following nine candidacies have been received:

Daníel Ágúst Ágústsson

My name is Daníel Ágúst Ágústsson and I am running for the main board of the Living Art Museum. I graduated as a visual artist from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2020. After graduating, I exhibited at the group exhibition Rolling Snowball in Djúpivogur and participated in the exhibition Splæsa in Neskaupstaður. At the end of 2020, I was offered a board position at Kling & Bang.

I have exhibited works at Ljósabasarinn in 2019 and I was impressed by the activities of the Living Art Museum and especially the people that are involved at Nýló. It would be a real honor to be a part of that good group and be able to take an active part in the future shaping of the museum, and no doubt take also part in a lot of spackling and paint work.

Daníel Reuter

Dear Members, Dear Board Members of NYLO,
In the past year, I have come to greatly appreciate the opportunity to be a deputy board member of The Living Art Museum. I firmly believe that the museum holds a unique and vital position within the Icelandic art scene, both as a dynamic platform for Icelandic artists and a bridge to artists from abroad.

In that respect, I hope you share my enthusiasm for running for a second time as a NYLO board member. Being based in Iceland yet at the same working and exhibiting abroad, I believe I add a valuable contribution to the museum's organization—in particular, once restrictions around the current pandemic are starting to soften, and more hands-on and frequent collaboration will be possible again.

Kær kveðja, Daniel Reuter

Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir

Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir (b. 1988) graduated with a BA in visual arts from Iceland University of the Arts in 2012 and a MA from The Royal Academy in Gent, Belgium in 2018. She has participated in exhibitions both in Iceland and abroad.

Trough-out my artistic practice I have participated and established a wide range of projects. Along with fellow artists I founded the exhibition spaces Kunstschlager in Reykjavík and ABC Klubhuis in Antwerp Belgium in 2012-2019, published visual art with Gamli Sfinxinn and ABC Book Klub as well as having researched documentation on Icelandic artist in the project blaivasinn.com

I believe my experience will come in good use in The Living Art Museum as well as it would be my great pleasure to cooperate with all of you fellow members.

Claire Paugam

Claire Paugam is a French multidisciplinary artist (b. 1991), recipient of the Motivational Award delivered by the Icelandic Art Prize 2020, who lives and works in Reykjavik. After graduating from the MFA of the Iceland University of the Arts in 2016, Claire has exhibited in Iceland and abroad, such as the 5th International Biennale for Young Art in Moscow (2016), the Icelandic photography festival at Gerðarsafn (2018), she will present a solo show part of the D hall series at the Reykjavik art museum later this year. 

Claire has been a board member of NYLO from 2019.

Margrét Dúa Landmark

Margrét graduated from the fine art department in the Icelandic University of the Arts spring 2020, with an exchange to KABK in the Netherlands. As an artist she works in a variety of mediums like sculpture, performance and video. Margrét’s work realizes the connection between the paradoxical nature of idealistic idealism and the concrete world of feeling and the outcomes are often impossible. Margrét has exhibited in two shows since she graduated, in Rolling Snowball 13 in Djúpivogur and Tears in Kling og Bang. 

Margrét is set to start her masters degree in historical archeology at the Icelandic University this fall. 

Sara Björg Bjarnadóttir

Sara Björg graduated from the Fine-Arts department of Iceland University of the Arts in 2015, shortly there after she started an internship with Markus Zimmermann in Berlin. Through her art practice she explores relationships between material, body and play which manifest in multiple mediums but are always consciously in context to space. Sara has experience with installing exhibitions, she is handy, organized and enjoys dealing with text.

Sara has a diverse background, she grew up in Canada and Akureyri and has worked as an artist, a singer and mountain ranger, in Iceland and Berlin for the past 5 years. She will study philosophy at HÍ this fall and is prepared to prioritize the board. 

More info - www.sarabjorg.com

Snæbjörn Brynjarsson

I want to do my part to make Nýló even better, and I believe the future is full of possibilites. I think all chairman-candidates have a vision I could assist in fulfilling, but I think the most interesting possibility is Freyja´s.
Here is some experience I think is relevant:
I founded and have been running the cultural space Midpunkt for the last three years.
I have been on the board of the Icelandic consumer association, is their current secretary.
Have been a member of the Art academy almuni association board.
I believe in the power of performance-art.

Þorsteinn Eyfjörð

Þorsteinn Eyfjörð Þórarinsson [b.1995] is an Icelandic artist currently living in Reykjavik, Iceland. His practice evolves around time based mediums with focus on sound in dialogue with architectural space and distortion of time.
 
Working with sound in the visual art world has led him to contributing music and sound designs to theatre, dance and video art. Recent works include interactive AR installation Synergy  with the artist Katerina Blahutova for Reykjavik Winter Festival (2021); composition and sound design for the video installation 'Freeze Frame' by Hafnkell Sigurðsson (2020);  sound design for the film 'Stray' by Jonas Brinker,now showing at STUDIO BERLIN, arranged by Boros Collection at Berghain (2020).
 
He is a board member of Sequneces Art biennale  since 2019 and has been a board member of Nýlo since 2020.

Vala Pálsdóttir

I'm running for the board of Nýló as I believe that my experience and knowledge can be useful to the museum as well as artists. I'm completing the first year of two in Curatorial Practice at IUA. I first participated in an exhibition at Nýló 1998, Flögð og fögur skinn but art has always been part of me. I graduated with business degree from RU and have a wast work experience in media and finance. I studied art theory at the University of Iceland but took a break when I moved to Buenos Aires and later Boston. I studied journalism at a master's level at Harvard and graduated with a master's degree in marketing communication from Emerson College in 2016.


Daníel Ágúst Ágústsson

My name is Daníel Ágúst Ágústsson and I am running for the main board of the Living Art Museum. I graduated as a visual artist from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2020. After graduating, I exhibited at the group exhibition Rolling Snowball in Djúpivogur and participated in the exhibition Splæsa in Neskaupstaður. At the end of 2020, I was offered a board position at Kling & Bang.

I have exhibited works at Ljósabasarinn in 2019 and I was impressed by the activities of the Living Art Museum and especially the people that are involved at Nýló. It would be a real honor to be a part of that good group and be able to take an active part in the future shaping of the museum, and no doubt take also part in a lot of spackling and paint work.

Daníel Reuter

Dear Members, Dear Board Members of NYLO,
In the past year, I have come to greatly appreciate the opportunity to be a deputy board member of The Living Art Museum. I firmly believe that the museum holds a unique and vital position within the Icelandic art scene, both as a dynamic platform for Icelandic artists and a bridge to artists from abroad.

In that respect, I hope you share my enthusiasm for running for a second time as a NYLO board member. Being based in Iceland yet at the same working and exhibiting abroad, I believe I add a valuable contribution to the museum's organization—in particular, once restrictions around the current pandemic are starting to soften, and more hands-on and frequent collaboration will be possible again.

Kær kveðja, Daniel Reuter

Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir

Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir (b. 1988) graduated with a BA in visual arts from Iceland University of the Arts in 2012 and a MA from The Royal Academy in Gent, Belgium in 2018. She has participated in exhibitions both in Iceland and abroad.

Trough-out my artistic practice I have participated and established a wide range of projects. Along with fellow artists I founded the exhibition spaces Kunstschlager in Reykjavík and ABC Klubhuis in Antwerp Belgium in 2012-2019, published visual art with Gamli Sfinxinn and ABC Book Klub as well as having researched documentation on Icelandic artist in the project blaivasinn.com

I believe my experience will come in good use in The Living Art Museum as well as it would be my great pleasure to cooperate with all of you fellow members.

Claire Paugam

Claire Paugam is a French multidisciplinary artist (b. 1991), recipient of the Motivational Award delivered by the Icelandic Art Prize 2020, who lives and works in Reykjavik. After graduating from the MFA of the Iceland University of the Arts in 2016, Claire has exhibited in Iceland and abroad, such as the 5th International Biennale for Young Art in Moscow (2016), the Icelandic photography festival at Gerðarsafn (2018), she will present a solo show part of the D hall series at the Reykjavik art museum later this year. 

Claire has been a board member of NYLO from 2019.

Margrét Dúa Landmark

Margrét graduated from the fine art department in the Icelandic University of the Arts spring 2020, with an exchange to KABK in the Netherlands. As an artist she works in a variety of mediums like sculpture, performance and video. Margrét’s work realizes the connection between the paradoxical nature of idealistic idealism and the concrete world of feeling and the outcomes are often impossible. Margrét has exhibited in two shows since she graduated, in Rolling Snowball 13 in Djúpivogur and Tears in Kling og Bang. 

Margrét is set to start her masters degree in historical archeology at the Icelandic University this fall. 

Sara Björg Bjarnadóttir

Sara Björg graduated from the Fine-Arts department of Iceland University of the Arts in 2015, shortly there after she started an internship with Markus Zimmermann in Berlin. Through her art practice she explores relationships between material, body and play which manifest in multiple mediums but are always consciously in context to space. Sara has experience with installing exhibitions, she is handy, organized and enjoys dealing with text.

Sara has a diverse background, she grew up in Canada and Akureyri and has worked as an artist, a singer and mountain ranger, in Iceland and Berlin for the past 5 years. She will study philosophy at HÍ this fall and is prepared to prioritize the board. 

More info - www.sarabjorg.com

Snæbjörn Brynjarsson

I want to do my part to make Nýló even better, and I believe the future is full of possibilites. I think all chairman-candidates have a vision I could assist in fulfilling, but I think the most interesting possibility is Freyja´s.
Here is some experience I think is relevant:
I founded and have been running the cultural space Midpunkt for the last three years.
I have been on the board of the Icelandic consumer association, is their current secretary.
Have been a member of the Art academy almuni association board.
I believe in the power of performance-art.

Þorsteinn Eyfjörð

Þorsteinn Eyfjörð Þórarinsson [b.1995] is an Icelandic artist currently living in Reykjavik, Iceland. His practice evolves around time based mediums with focus on sound in dialogue with architectural space and distortion of time.
 
Working with sound in the visual art world has led him to contributing music and sound designs to theatre, dance and video art. Recent works include interactive AR installation Synergy  with the artist Katerina Blahutova for Reykjavik Winter Festival (2021); composition and sound design for the video installation 'Freeze Frame' by Hafnkell Sigurðsson (2020);  sound design for the film 'Stray' by Jonas Brinker,now showing at STUDIO BERLIN, arranged by Boros Collection at Berghain (2020).
 
He is a board member of Sequneces Art biennale  since 2019 and has been a board member of Nýlo since 2020.

Vala Pálsdóttir

I'm running for the board of Nýló as I believe that my experience and knowledge can be useful to the museum as well as artists. I'm completing the first year of two in Curatorial Practice at IUA. I first participated in an exhibition at Nýló 1998, Flögð og fögur skinn but art has always been part of me. I graduated with business degree from RU and have a wast work experience in media and finance. I studied art theory at the University of Iceland but took a break when I moved to Buenos Aires and later Boston. I studied journalism at a master's level at Harvard and graduated with a master's degree in marketing communication from Emerson College in 2016.