María Kjartans (Iceland)

María KjartansIcelandic-born artist María Kjartans graduated with her BA from The Icelandic Academy of the Arts in 2008 and an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2007. Since then she has been living and working in London, Paris and now most recently Reykjavík, exhibiting her photography and films around the world. María received the Signature Art Award in London and the IdeasTap / Magnum Photographic awards for her photography projects and was most recently nominated for best Icelandic short film at Iceland’s Shorts&Docs Festival 2012.

Alongside doing visual art, Maria works as an art director at Vinnslan (, which is a collective of Icelandic artists who create and curate interdisciplinary art projects.

María’s work is currently presented by “DegreeArt Gallery” in London and “Labworlds Fine Art Gallery” in Paris.




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