Icelandic artist Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir creates a new site, transforming TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary's gallery space with walk through walls of paper strips. Somewhere in the depths of that paper forest a video of looping lights; shade and movement is found, stuck in an infra-loop, resonating with each individual expedition of the audience through the temporary site.
An offsite component of this exhibition will be presented in the foyer of Calgary City Hall.
Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir
Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir (b. 1969) completed her studies at the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts in 1994. She spent two years at an exchange program in Germany, at the Art Academy in Kiel and the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt am Main. She finished her BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1997 and completed MFA studies in Fine Arts / Integrated Media from the same school in 1999. She received a grant to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Main in 1998.
Hekla has actively exhibited internationally since 1999 and has had numerous solo and group shows. She has also worked within the art scene by curating, teaching and giving lectures. She was one of the founders of Kling & Bang gallery in Reykjavík in 2003 and is still on the board of the gallery. Having taught at the Iceland Academy of the Arts since its foundation Hekla is now, since fall 2012, a professor at the Fine Arts department.