Nína Óskarsdóttir

Born in 1986, lives and works in Reykjavík, Islande.

Nína Óskarsdóttir's sculptures and installations express a deep connection to matter. Handmade and fairly crude objects, containing the imprint of the artist's gesture, are arranged on simple and uncluttered furniture. The act of making matters more than technical mastery and the artist constantly plays with the limits of good and bad taste. She draws on popular culture and beliefs, and associates new technologies with ancient knowledge and skills. Her installations resemble traces of domestic rituals, highlighting our complex relationship to objects. The hand emerges as the active element, a bridge between materiality and immateriality, between artisanal expertise and spirituality, by appealing to the figure of the witch.



01.06.21 – 25.06.21

Reykjavík Cross Residency,
in Clermont-Ferrand
in partnership with Nýló, Ambassade de France in Iceland, Alliance Française of Reykjavík and SÍM residency.