Iris Dina Gunnarsdottir - Multidiciplinary Artist
 

I am a Greenlandic/Icelandic artist who previously lived in Denmark but is now located in England. Gained a BA in Fine Art from the University Of Essex.


My work has always had connections with the theme of distortion at the moment I am focused on a feminist framework around gender roles using video installation as well as photography. 

My artwork is based on a critical exploration of gender roles where video installations, as well as photography, are my primary mediums. My intention with my work is to blur the lines of gender roles so in order to remove the preconceptions society in the western world has about gender identity.

 

“The Interviews” is a video installation built around audio recordings of interviews that I carried out on the topic of gender equality. In the video installation, I take on the role of both the interviewer and interviewee, miming the audio and mimicking the body language of the participants. In the video, I am wearing a grey suit to strip back any personal traits so easier to take on other personalities/genders.

 

I also make series of self-portraits; my idea is to illustrate personal characteristics that I see in myself, which also includes the suit that I wear in my video installation - this is inspired by the 1920s artist Claude Cahun who created work about self-exploration through photography.

 

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Iris Dina Gunnarsdottir

        

 

 

Lives and works in Essex, UK
Born in Maniitsoq, Greenland – Grew up in Denmark
Studies Ba (Hons) Fine Art Degree at Colchester Institute
Irisdg@hotmail.dk

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First Class in BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree

Colchester School of Art, Colchester, UK

2016 – 2019

Freelance Art Video Maker

Online

2020 - onwards

Designing, making and editing art classes and art making videos for Art Exchange and Firstsite galleries.

Freelance Artist

Based in Essex

2019 - onwards

Freelancing as an artist includes exhibiting own work as well as designing and delivering art workshops onsite as well as online.

Freelance Art Technician

Firstsite, Colchester, UK

2019 - onwards

Firstsite is a contemporary art gallery in Colchester, Essex. As an art technician for the programs team, the role includes: De-installing shows and installing new shows within Firstsite's premiss. 

Home Ed Art Class

Firstsite, Colchester, UK

2019 -onwards

I have been teaching home educated students in the art such as drawing, sculpturing and art history.

 

Co-curator for UGO.02

Colchester School of Art, Colchester, UK

2018-2019

UGO.02 is a digital project space. The project space intends to theorise, test and consider the increased focus in digital production and curation on contemporary fine art practice.

Shows: Emma Theedom - Certified Copy and Olivia Bax

 

Colchester School of Art Podcast

Uccfineart.com – CSA Podcast

2018

Colchester School of Art Podcast is a digital audio platform for students, tutors and technicians at University Centre Colchester’s Art School.

 

"The Interviews" Exhibit with Claude Cahun's "Beneath the Mask"

Art Exchange at the University of Essex, Colchester, UK

2020

 

Free Range

Trueman Brewery, London, UK

2019

Degree Show

Colchester School of Art at Colchester Institute, Colchester, UK

2019

W.I.P – BFA Y3 + Dave Evans

Uccfineart.com – UGO.02 a digital project space

2019

Triple Threat

Uccfineart.com – UGO.02 a digital project space

2019

 

Broke

The Minories, Colchester, UK

2018

 

I AM

Art Exchange at University of Essex, Colchester, UK

2018

 

As of Yet – Untitled

The Minories, Colchester, UK

2018

 

Heiris

The Deli Cafe, Wivenhoe, UK

2017

 

We: You, Me – Gender Redo

Firstsite, Colchester, UK

2017

 

Curators Prize for “I AM”

Art Exchange at University of Essex, Colchester, UK

2018

Work – “Out of context”

Wrabness Caravan Residency

Cornelia's Caravan, Wrabness, UK

2019