Gavin Morrison, director
Gavin Morrison has a long-standing relationship with Iceland, and Seyðisfjörður in particular. From 2015-2016, he served as Honorary Artistic Director at Skaftfell where he was responsible for the exhibitions Eyborg Guðmundsdóttir & Eygló Harðardóttir; Ingólfur Arnarsson & Þuríður Rós Sigurþórsdóttir; Unoriginal: copying, duplication and plagiarism in art and design; and solo projects by Hanna Kristín Birgisdóttir and Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson, among others. Throughout his career, Morrison has held positions at and collaborated with various institutions around the world including Kungl. Konsthögskolan, Stockholm; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Japan; and University of Edinburgh, Scotland. A native of Scotland, for several years, Morrison has resided in the south of France.
Julia Martin, residency manager
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.
Hanna Christel Sigurkarlsdóttir, education manager
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.
Interns & Seasonal Staff
2019: Mary Buckland
2018: Jenny Niinimaa, Pekka Halonen Academy
Ninni Olllikainen, Pekka Halonen Academy
Carlotta von Haebler, Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
2016: Eva Jaskova, AAAD Prague
2015: Lisa Paland, Hochshule Merseburg
2014: Becky Forsythe, Georgian College
2013: Jasmin Meinold, HBK Braunschweig