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Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir is a visual artist working with kinetic sculptural installations, material performances, as well as photography, drawing, and film. Tryggvadóttir explores power dynamics between agencies within the making and exhibiting of her work.  Nurturing time-dependent behaviour of raw materials within staged settings, her works invite repeat engagement and speak to cyclical transitions. She uses the performative as a tool of entanglement between the materials, the mechanisms, the staging, and the viewer, bringing together all elements in an unfolding collective becoming. Tryggvadóttir carves out situations that nurture and challenge inter-relationships, particularly those underlying the human perspective towards the natural world. 


Her work has been presented in a number of group exhibitions, including Idavöllur 2021 at the Reykjavík Art Museum, Time Matter Remains 2021 at the Nordic House in Reykjavik, Earth Bodies at the Geology Museum UNAM Mexico City, Disko Arts Festival Greenland, and Cycle Music & Arts Festival Berlin. She had a solo exhibition, An Ode -poriferal phases, at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin in 2020, concluding a one-year artist residency. In 2021, Tryggvadóttir was awarded the Gudmunda Art Price for outstanding Icelandic Woman Artist.


2020 An Ode -poriferal phases  Kunstlerhaus Bethanien DE

2017 Garden Reykjavik Art Museum Iceland IS

2016 Matteri in motion Hverfisgallerí IS

2015 Internal ASÍ Art Museum IS

2014 Render & React -approaching a subconscious sensory system THE MAI, CA


2021 Time Matter Remain Trouble The Nordic Culture House IS

2021 Rohkunstbau Schloss Lieberose Spreewald Germany DE

2021 Idavöllur  Reykjavík Art Museum Iceland IS

2021 Searching for the Shapes Within. Persons Projects Berlin DE

2020 VISTA POINT. RE-CONNECTING NATURE  Kunstverein Potsdam Germany DE

2019 Pavillion Nordico Buenos Aires AR

2019 Earth-bodies Museo De Geología UNAM MX

2019 Grýla The Nordic Culture House IS

2018 Hringvellir - Thingvellir Turning Inclusive Nation

Thingvellir National Park Iceland & Gerðarsafn Art  Museum IS

2018 Turning Points  Cryptopian States, Cycle Music & Art Festival DE

2017 Snörun / Ensnare Disko Arts Festival GL

2016 Traces of Water Hafnarborg Museum IS


2019 | 2020 Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin one year residency 

2016 Banff Canada

        The Art of Stillness | Cross-disciplinary residency With Pico Iyer


2021 Gudmunda Art Price for outstanding Female Artists

Reykjavík Art Museum | National Gallery of Iceland | Akureyri Art Museum

2012 Andrésdóttir Price for Further Studies

The National Gallery of Iceland

2011 Concordia University International Tuition Award 2009-2011

Concordia University Montreal Canada



2019 DIVE -rituals in water 

Documentary | Directed by Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir

Elín Hansdóttir  & Hanna Björk Valsdóttir


2014 MFA Concordia University Montreal Canada

2014 BA Iceland University of the Arts

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