lives in Reykjavík, Iceland
Gabríela Friðriksdóttir blurs the lines between the occult and natural worlds to create dream-like environments for viewers to explore and within which to find connections. She creates fictional cosmologies rooted in her country’s isolating, melancholic landscape, where stories of creation come together with surrealism, horror films, and even heavy metal music. She works between video, sculpture, drawing, performance, painting and writing.
Gabríela Friðriksdóttir studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the AVU in Prague. In 2005, she represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale. Her work has been exhibited at the Migros Museum in Zurich, Centre Pompidou Paris, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and at La Biennale de Lyon in 2013.