Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson honoured to receive 2022 Iceland Artists of the Year Award for their exhibition Visitations
Visitations was exhibited from September 25th 2021 to January 16th 2022 at Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, north Iceland and was curated by Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir.
Selected Press and Reviews
University of Cumbria feature – two major exhibitions
2019 ArtZine https://artzine.is/a-table-or-a-hand-on-the-progressive-hospitality-within-snaebjornsdottir-wilsons-vanishing-point-where-species-meet/?fbclid=IwAR2FhEuUgLbbA984_ucYK86wZg7L-8vj6KuIR3vybKzi3YYLJjMhJQlMo0c
Boston Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/art/2019/05/15/the-disappearing-act-saltmarsh-sparrow/GfhZhgFKgGZUoVfsvQNMqK/story.html
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 &Tora Holmberg 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 Mustekala.info 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 http://goteborg.biennal.org/en/conversation_snaebjornsdottir_wilson/
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, www.artandresearch.org.uk 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 www.artandresearch.org.uk ,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 http://www.opinia.co.uk written by Marzena Parzymies (February)
2009 nanoq: flat out and bluesome, Cultural Life of Polar Bears, by Ruby Russell, http://www.foto8.com/home/content/view/790/77/
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, http://noel.pd.org/~jdemmers/pdblog/index.html
2007 Art & Research, Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson in conversation with Steve Baker, Ross Birrell,
2007 Polar Bear: Lost and Found, Current TV broadcast http://current.com/items/77339021_polar_bear_lost_and_found
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.
To access the data entries: http://publicsearch.nevadaart.org/rediscoveryproficiopublicsearch/ArchiveHome.aspx?NEVARCH and enter “CAE1310”
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.