Tinna Guðmundsdóttir, director
Tinna Guðmundsdóttir is a cultural manager, producer and an artist. She graduated with a B.A. from multimedia department in the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2002 and subsequently completed a teacher’s diploma from the same school. In 2008 she finished her M.A. in Cultural Management from Bifröst University. Tinna worked as an office manager at the Reykjavik Academy from 2005-2008 and as the manager of the Living Art Museum from 2009-2011. She has also worked on several independent projects such as Lortur Biennale, Sequences Real-Time Art Festival in 2008 and as the editor of the publication The Living Art Museum 1978-2008, published in 2010. Alongside working in Skaftfell, Guðmundsdóttir is currently producing a documentary entitled Blind Dog that will be released in 2017.
Celia Harrisson & Sesselja Hlín Jónasardóttir, residency manager
Celia is a trained spatial designer and installation artist from New Zealand. She is Creative Director of light festival‘Art in the Dark’ and co-director of creative production company Celery Productions. For the past two years she has worked internationally as a producer before moving to Iceland.
Sesselja is trained tailor originally from Seyðisfjörður. Her first store opened on Laugavegur, Reykjavik in 2010. In 2015 she returned to Seyðisfjörður to become production manager of Lunga Festival, open a design store in Seyðisfjörður ‘Our Favourite Things’and collaborate with Celia on a variety of projects and events.
Collectively they run art festival ‘List I Ljosi’ festival along with the Skaftfell Residency Program in Seyðisfjörður.
Hanna Christel Sigurkarlsdóttir, education manager
– on maternity leave
Hanna Christel Sigurkarlsdóttir is an artists and a member of the creative team Ro-Sham-Bo, working with all kinds of creative projects from lay outing to wool mattress making. Since her graduation from the Iceland Academy of the Arts, fine art department in 2002, she has participated in numerous group shows as well as having few private exhibitions.
Julia Martin, residency manager
– on maternity leave
Julia Martin is an artist and landscape architect from Berlin. She holds a Ph.D. in art from Goldsmiths, University of London, an M.F.A. from Edinburgh College of Art, and an M.A. in landscape architecture from the Technical University Berlin. Her performative actions, drawings, photocollages, installations, and writings investigate the relationships between objects and agents in space and time, and have recently focused on developing her concept of hyperextended ecological objects.