“Music is art. In Hallveig’s case music is ‘visual art’. This Icelandic artist paints, photographs and draws – ‘portrays’ – music. The two disciplines are constantly intersecting each other and are inseparably linked.”
From an early age Hallveig Agustsdottir (°1976, Iceland) has been interested in both visual arts and music.
In 2000 Hallveig moved to Ghent for further studies and in 2006 she finished a Master in Visual Arts from Sint-Lucas Ghent. It was there where she started working with the combinations of different artistic disciplines, such as visual art, music, and performing arts.
Interacting with music in her visual art has taken many forms; from painting to photography to performances, and video works, as well as her own compositions.
Hallveig’s work has been shown in Z33 Kunstencentrum in Hasselt, at Salons voor Schone Kunsten in Sint-Niklaas, and at the experimental art house Croxhapox in Ghent. Her work has also been selected for the Input/Output competition exhibition at De Bond in Brugge on two occasions, for the Prijs Van Asse, as well as for the ‘Young Artists (selected by)’ in Ghent.
She also too part in the G.O.V project at the Gasteig Culture Centre in München, Germany and her compositions have been performed on several occasions at Logos Foundation in Ghent, at the Society of Composer Inc. National Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, at the Second International Festival of Contemporary Music in Lima, Peru; and in the Artaud Performance Centre in London, UK.
Hallveig graduated from Transmedia at Sint-Lukas Brussels in 2008; currently she is working on her PhD research in Performing Arts at Brunel University London UK.