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About

Ýr Jóhannsdóttir - Textile designer - based in Iceland 

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Ýr Jóhannsdóttir is a textile designer working with knit, based in Iceland. She studied both at Reykjavík School of Visual Arts and got her BA from Glasgow school of Art in 2017.
From 2012 her work was mostly created in sweaters and wearable knit sculptures but through her studies her work has developed into technical knit structures. 
The main themes in her work are fun, humour and storytelling through textiles.

Exhibitions

Next up: Small upcycled jumper line in the group exhibition "Endalaust" in DUUS hús. Open from 30th of August till 4th of November 2018

2018
-Participated in the Scottish-Icelandic project SHIFT with exhibitions in Reykjavík and Inverness
-Curated and participated in the annual Icelandic Textile association exhibition "Verðum í bandi"

2017
-Traveled around Iceland, Faroe Islands, Finland and Sweden with the performancce "Headliner" by CGFC. Granted by Nordisk kultur fund.

2016
-"Sweater story" solo exhibition at Ekkisens artspace, Reykjavík, Iceland
-““I Thought it was brilliant, a fantastic performance” -Henrik Vibskov”” performance with CGFC, Kopavogur & Akureyri, Iceland

2015
-“Radio activity" Radio drama & performance with live knitting,  CGFC at Platform Nord, Kristianssand, Norway
-Featured Artist at first stop of the traveling "Feminist fiber art" exhibition in Boston, US
-"Genitalia" group exhibition celebrating genitals at Design March, Reykjavík, Iceland      
 -"Nokkrir vel valdir vessar" installation at Exhibition night, Kópavogur, Iceland

2014
-"Ég er steinn" exhibition on culture night in Reykjavík