Selected Press and Reviews

Víðsjá 12.10.

Víðsjá 19.09.

Menningin RÚV 22.09.

N4 sjónvarpsviðtal 24.09.

Lestarklefinn 24.09.

University of Cumbria feature – two major exhibitions

2019   ArtZine

Boston Globe:

2017 AnTENnae: 10 years of the The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture ISBN-10: 9198385607 (see above in Publications)

2016   Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, Book Review by Wood Roberdeau You Must Carry Me Now: The Cultural Lives of Endangered Species Snæbjörnsdottir/Wilson (Spring) ISSN 1756-9575

2016  Humanimilia: Volume 8, Number 1 – Fall 2016 Reviews Katja Aglert &TorHolmberg Extinction Stories

2016  Morgunblaðið, Reykjavík, Iceland. Feral Attraction at ASÍ.

2015   Art Ltd, US. Review of Snæbjörnsdotti/Wilson’s work in Late Harvest and ASU Museum of Art.

2014   Configurations, Present Signs, Dead Things: Indexical Authenticity and Taxidermy’s Nonabsent Animal, Helen Gregory, Anthony Purdy. Volume 23, Number 1, Winter 2015 pp. 61-92, John Hopkins University Press.

2013 Trout Fishing in America and Other Stories, After the Animal, 4/13 Vol. 53. Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson in conversation with Ron Broglio

2012  ANTENNAE issue #21 Animal Influence Volume #1 () Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson paper On Animal Terms appears in the two-part online journal publication (peer-reviewed) based on the International Conference, Interactive Futures, Vancouver, November

2012   Black Flash, Magazine of Art, Photography and New Media, Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson by Amy Fung, pg. 24-26. Issue 29.2 Winter.

2011   GIBCA Andreas Haagstrom interviews Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson for the Gothenburg International Biennial of Contemporary Art

2011  Kulturradioen Kosmo: Sveriges Radio. 12th February 2011. Interview by Gunnar Bolin

2010   Art Lies (no 65) The Back Forty, Uncertainty in the City, ed. Anjali Gupta

2010  Antennae,(issue 13) Radio Animal at Interspecies, Interview Giovanni Aloi and Rikke Hansen

2010   Brainstorm, (102-103): Konst och djur ed. Ulrika Flink Uppsala,

2010  reCollections – Libby Robin – Journal of the National Museum of Australia. section nanoq – the Great White Bear

2010  Art and Research, The Animal Question, Interview with Kate Foster, Authors Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson

2010  Antennae Issue #13, Online Magazine, Interview with Kira O´Reilly; by Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson

2009  Art and Research, A Journal of Ideas, Contexts and Methods. Volume 3 ,Spaces of Encounter: Art and Revision in Human – Animal Relations Author B. Snæbjörnsdóttir

2009   Art and Research, Spaces of Encounter: Art and Revision in Human – Animal Relations edited by Ross Birrell,

2009    Suplemento Cultural de Reforma by Jesús Pacheco Domingo 16 de Agosto, Mexico

2009   Resonance FM, London based radio station – Interview with Mark Wilson for Pestival

2009  Animals and Society (Australia) Study Group News Bulletin, June

2009  nanoq in written by Marzena Parzymies (February)

2009   nanoq: flat out and bluesome, Cultural Life of Polar Bears, by Ruby Russell,

2009   Modern Painters, March 2009. The Right Stuff, by Steven Connor, p.62, (March), pp 58-63

2008  Art Artistic Research and the Animal Question, Art Monitor, No 3. Bryndis Snæbjörnsdóttir and Dr. Helena Pedersen

2008  Antennae, Issue #8, Winter 2008.

2008  Antennae, Issue #6, Summer 2008

2008  Get Polarized, in Herald Sun Australia by Sally Bennett.

2008   Artists turn up the Heat on climate change and culpability, in The Age, 24/09/08 by Robert Nelson.

2008  Changing the artistic climate, in The Critics, by Andrew Stephens 6/9/09

2008  ‘Climate Change Art’ ABC TV Sunday Arts, (accessed 13/10/08)

2007  Delayed: Life from Edge City, pod-cast in conversation with Bob Cheatham and Ron Broglio,

2007  Art & Research, Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson in conversation with Steve Baker, Ross Birrell,

2007   Polar Bear: Lost and Found, Current TV broadcast

2007   Cultural Geographies in Practice, Review by Dr. David Matless

2007   New Scientist: February 17, p.48 Second Sight

2007     frieze magazine: June/July/August, p.263 Great White Bear, Andrew Dodds

2007    Art and Research Rhapsody in Blue, review by Sam Stead,

2007    List 11 – cia.

2006    Time Out London: October 18 – 25, p.38 Bear Essentials, Lisa Mullen

2006/7  The Times, Oct. 25th 06, Rachel Campbell-Johnston

The Daily Telegraph, 14th Oct 06, Benjamin Secher.

The Daily Mail, Oct. 20th 06, Michael Hanlon

The London Paper, The Guardian, Morgunbladid 28.10.06 (Iceland)

ACP Photofile 79, Susan Bright (Australia),

2007   The Royal Photographic Society Journal, December/January Vol.146 Issue 10

2004   Big Issue, no 581 nanoq: flat out and bluesome

2004   Artist’s Newsletter (May issue) nanoq: flat out and bluesome

2003   NatSCAN (Natural Sciences Collections Association) issue number one. Article: nanoq: flat out and bluseome Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson


nanoq: flat out and bluesome. Research archive at Centre for Art + Environment at Nevada Museum of Art, US

Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson investigate relationships between nature and culture, human and non-human animals, and domesticity and what is often referred to as “wild nature.” Working from both Reykjavik and London, they create installations that combine sculpture, text, photography, and video. Their most well-known exhibition, Nanoq: Flat Out and Bluesome (2001 – 2006), was a survey of all the taxidermied polar bears in the United Kingdom.
While researching the history of each bear, they identified the date, place and people associated with the animal’s death. They also created a photographic archive of each specimen and its taxidermic context—whether in storage, on display, or undergoing restoration.
Although Snæbjörnsdóttir and Wilson have worked with a number of other species, including birds and fishes, polar bears remain a subject of great interest to them. Since 2015 they have been artists-in-residence at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska in its Polar Labs program. Their work is on the denning habits and structures of the Alaskan bears, and how we must minimize disturbance of their dens by oil companies on the North Slope.


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We are about to go north again, tomorrow to Kaktovik in the Alaskan Arctic. Kaktovik is located at 70°7′58″N 143°36′58″W. Hosted by our colleague, artist Allison Akootchook Warden, we will spend 5 days in this village discussing the effects of climate change in relation to this coastal environment and its human and non-human denizens. Watch this space. This visit is in continued preparation for our solo show at Anchorage Museum in the Fall of 2020.

Westfjörds: Feral Attraction








In May 2018, Snæbjörnsdóttir Wilson re-installed their exhibition Feral Attraction: Museum of Ghost Ruminants at Hnjotur Museum, near Patreksfjördur overlooking the mountain peninsula, Tálkni, where the events drawn upon in the exhibition took place in late 2009 and early 2010. Although the Museum is closed now for winter it will re-open in Spring and the exhibition will remain until July 2019.