Elín Hansdóttir, LONG PLACE, 2005, installation. Courtesy of the artist and i8 Gallery. Photo: Guðmundur Ingólfsson
Elín Hansdóttir works across several disciplines including installation, sculpture and photography. She often creates in situ immersive installations that cast light on one´s perception moving through unfamiliar and seemingly displaced spaces, providing a reference system for self-reflexivity. This reconfiguration of space oftentimes sways between the physical and psychological effects of uncertainty, loss of orientation, sensorial limitation or visual illusion. Her work gravitates towards a conception of many worlds within a world
Recent solo shows include: Elsewhere (2019), Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavík; Simulacra (2016), I8 Gallery, Reykjavík; Disruption (2016) Reykjavík Art Museum; Suspension of Disbelieve (2015), KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin. Group shows include: IÐAVÖLLUR- Icelandic Art in the 21st Century (2021) Reykjavík Art Museum; Gódir Gestir (2021), Cecilia Hillström Gallery Stockholm; Glass and Concrete (2020) Marta Herford Germany; Latent Shadow (2020), Harbinger Reykjavík.