12.9.2021

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Melanie Ubaldo has been selected as the Living Art Museum's Friends of Nýló Artist of the Year 2022!

Every year, the board of The Living Art Museum selects an outstanding artist to create editions for Nýló's Friends. Previous Friends of Nýló Artists are Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir, Unndór Egill Jónsson, Arna Óttarsdóttir and Guðjón Ketilsson. The museum's board has now nominated Melanie Ubaldo as next year's Friend Artist.

Melanie has recently garnered well-deserved attention for her sincere and direct work on a variety of manifestations of power, prejudice and discrimination. In her works, images and text are an inseparable whole, stitched paintings with texts reminiscent of graffiti that expose power, prejudice and their destructive effects. Melanie's work sheds light on the environment that has met her growing up and as a young woman, being an Icelander of foreign origin and despite her often ruthless presentation, sincerity and humor shine through. Melanie is one of the founders of the Lucky 3 art group and the recipient of the year 2021 from the Svavar Guðnason and Ásta Eiríksdóttir fund for promising artists. She has exhibited widely in Iceland and internationally, and her work can be found in the collection of the Reykjavík Art Museum. She was born in the Philippines, but lives and works in Reykjavík. Among other upcoming projects is an exhibition at Gallery Gudmundsdottir, Berlin.

The work that Melanie has created is called Have you ever made something that fits into people's homes? and it will be possible to see it at The Living Art Museum's Light Bazaar from Sunday 13 December.
 

Would you like to become a Friend of Nýló?

The Friends of Nýló are a group of people who generously support the ambitious exhibition activities and event program of The Living Art Museum, one of the oldest artist-run museums in Europe. Contributions from the Friends of Nýló strengthen the living environment of contemporary art and further strengthen the museum's core activities. Nýló's Friends thus directly support new creation and the grassroots of Icelandic art. Those interested can read more here.

Melanie Ubaldo has been selected as the Living Art Museum's Friends of Nýló Artist of the Year 2022!

Every year, the board of The Living Art Museum selects an outstanding artist to create editions for Nýló's Friends. Previous Friends of Nýló Artists are Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir, Unndór Egill Jónsson, Arna Óttarsdóttir and Guðjón Ketilsson. The museum's board has now nominated Melanie Ubaldo as next year's Friend Artist.

Melanie has recently garnered well-deserved attention for her sincere and direct work on a variety of manifestations of power, prejudice and discrimination. In her works, images and text are an inseparable whole, stitched paintings with texts reminiscent of graffiti that expose power, prejudice and their destructive effects. Melanie's work sheds light on the environment that has met her growing up and as a young woman, being an Icelander of foreign origin and despite her often ruthless presentation, sincerity and humor shine through. Melanie is one of the founders of the Lucky 3 art group and the recipient of the year 2021 from the Svavar Guðnason and Ásta Eiríksdóttir fund for promising artists. She has exhibited widely in Iceland and internationally, and her work can be found in the collection of the Reykjavík Art Museum. She was born in the Philippines, but lives and works in Reykjavík. Among other upcoming projects is an exhibition at Gallery Gudmundsdottir, Berlin.

The work that Melanie has created is called Have you ever made something that fits into people's homes? and it will be possible to see it at The Living Art Museum's Light Bazaar from Sunday 13 December.
 

Would you like to become a Friend of Nýló?

The Friends of Nýló are a group of people who generously support the ambitious exhibition activities and event program of The Living Art Museum, one of the oldest artist-run museums in Europe. Contributions from the Friends of Nýló strengthen the living environment of contemporary art and further strengthen the museum's core activities. Nýló's Friends thus directly support new creation and the grassroots of Icelandic art. Those interested can read more here.