Anna Líndal: Expedition
In Anna Líndal´s work there are two main themes; on one hand the conflict between private life and the expectations of society, and on the other the human desire to understand nature and analyse it through measurement. The conflict between private life and social standing is most visible in Líndal´s early works when she limited her resources to materials she could find in the home, thereby making the home a habitat of creation. In later years Líndal has dealt with man´s desire to understand nature in works which she largely bases on her own experience of dwelling outside in the wilderness and participating in scientific expeditions.
This exhibition is a part of the museum´s aim to do regular mid-career retrospectives of the works of significant local artists.
Anna Líndal studied at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts and completed her postgraduate studies at the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 1990. In 2012 she finished MA in Artistic Research from St Lucas, University College of Art & Design, Antwerp.
Since 1990 she has been active in numerous solo and joint exhibitions in Iceland and abroad. Her resent project; Infinite Next is based on Lindal’s research expedition to Greenland in collaboration with several scientist and experts in Climate Change, project that led to a group exhibition of works by 6 artists taking place at The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, summer 2016. The works in the exhibition deal in different ways with Climate Change, systems which all societies struggle with; late-capitalism, ecosystems in degradation, human experiments to alter the environment, knowledge production, manifestations and the effects of humans on the environment.
Other projects and exhibitions include: The Istanbul Biennial in 1997, on life, beauty, translation and other difficulties, curated by Rosa Martinez. The Kwangju Biennial, Man + Space, South Korea in 2000, curated by René Block and the Reykjavik international Arts Festival, 2005 Material Time/ Work Time/ Life Time, curated by Jessica Morgan.
Anna Líndal was a Professor in Fine Art at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2000 – 2009.