Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir is an Icelandic visual artist living in Reykjavik, Iceland and in Berlin, Germany. Hauksdóttir combines elements of audio, video, performance, sculpture, drawing and text to create transient post conceptual assemblies, exploring themes like cultural identity, nature, valour and fear. She holds an MFA from Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, Holland (2006).
Some of her recent displays include Erklärung [Declaration] II, a solo exhibition and performance in Hošek Contemporary, Berlin 2017. Five Drawings, an audio installation in Åkerstrøm Kunstsenter in Oslo in 2017 accompanied with a artist edition of 20/20 including a vinyl with a vocal composition, Five Drawing was also displayed in Nida Art Colony and Ars Communis Residency Centre YO-YO, both in Lithuania 2016, Der Abstand [The Distance] a performance in a collateral event called the Silver Lining at the 2015 Venice Bienale, Erklärung an installation and performance in Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein in Vaduz, Tvíeyrna [Binaural], a solo show in the Outsider and Folk Art Museum, Iceland in 2015, The Census, outdoor audio sculpture and performance in Skaftfell – Center for Visual Art 2014, Iceland, and a collaboration with artist Bryndís Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir, The Assembly of the Holy, installation- and performative work in the National Gallery of Iceland, Edenborg Culture House and Einar Jónsson Museum, Iceland in 2013-´14. She has been a member of the Dieter Roth Academy since 2000. She was the director of the Living Art Museum in Reykjavík from 2011 to 2014. She is involved in publications, lectures and research on artist initiatives and performance art and holds a visiting artist position at the Iceland Academy of the Arts.