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Þórdís Aðalsteinsdóttir awarded recognition from the Gudmunda S. Kristindóttir Memorial Award Fund


Erró, Marta Hildur Richter mother of Þórdís Aðalsteinsdóttir, Hafþór Yngvason, Director of Reykjavik Art Museum and Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland.


On Saturday the 3rd of September, Erró awarded Þórdís Aðalsteinsdóttir (Thordis Adalsteinsdottir) a prize and recognition from the Gudmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Fund. Þórdís received the award for her contribution in the field of art. . The award ceremony took place at the opening of the Erró and Attersee exhibitions in Hafnarhusid. Þórdís's mother, Hildur Marta Richter received the award on behalf of Þórdís.

Gudmunda S. Kristindóttir Memorial Award Fund was established in memory of Errós aunt, and is intended to promote and strengthen women's art. This is the twelfth time granted from the Fund. Women who have previously been awarded by the fund are Ólöf Nordal, Finna Birna Steinsson, Katrín Sigurðardóttir, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Sara Björnsdóttir, Þóra Þórisdóttir, Guðrún Vera Hjartardóttir, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Hulda Stefánsdóttir, Margrét H. Blöndal and Sara Riel.


Þórdís Aðalsteinsdóttir, Man Drink Dog, 2005.Þórdís Aðalsteinsdóttir
Þórdís Aðalsteinsdóttir studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Reyk­javik Ice­land from 1996 to 1999. After graduating, she went to New York and lived there. In the fall of 2001 Þórdís was admitted to the School of Visual Arts in New York, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts in 2003.

When Amy was still studying, her work attracted the attention of Stefan Stux, respected gallery owner in New York, who invited her to go into partnership with his gallery. Her first solo exhibition in the autumn of 2003 attracted immediate attention. Since then, Þórdís has held solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions in North America but also in Europe and Japan.

Gudmunda S. Kristindóttir Memorial Award Fund was established in memory of Errós aunt, and is intended to promote and strengthen women's art. This is the twelfth time granted from the Fund. Women who have previously been awarded by the fund are Ólöf Nordal, Finna Birna Steinsson, Katrín Sigurðardóttir, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Sara Björnsdóttir, Þóra Þórisdóttir, Guðrún Vera Hjartardóttir, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Hulda Stefánsdóttir, Margrét H. Blöndal and Sara Riel.




Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, www.reykjvikartmuseum.is 03.01.2015