Borghildur is an artist born in Reykjavík, 1987, who grew up partly in Berlin. She studied at the Reykjavík School of Visual Arts: visual art, painting, drawing and analogue photography. She received her Bachelor degree from Listaháskóli Íslands (LHÍ; Icelandic Academy of the Arts). Thereafter, Borghildur worked as a performer in well-known performance expos such as Schaubühne and Volksbühne in Berlin. She obtained her Masters at Universitat der Künste Berlin (UdK; Berlin University of the Arts) in architecture. Her artistic practice involves the dimension of directing, dealing with architecture and performance through sound, colour, light, and atmosphere. Within this framework, she always works site-specifically in order to implement the discourses effectively. Her topics combine research on gender, social structures and power roles through the expression towards cinematic elements. Since a young age, Borghildur worked in collaboration with various artists, curators and directors mainly in Europe such as at Studio Olafur Eliasson. Borghildur is known for her performance expo “Demoncrazy - Drosophila” on the program of the Icelandic Art Festival depicting powerful young women in front of past paintings of men in power positions of public institutions - a recurring topic she is constantly investigating and commenting on. Borghildur developed exhibition series such as HAH Editions and the Terminal Exhibitions with the newly formed Terminal X operated from Berlin.
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