Freya Bjorg Olafson, Queen of New Icelandic Dance, 2007, acrylic, carbon, fur and ink on paper, 11

40th Anniversary








Freya Bjorg Olafson, Queen of New Icelandic Dance, 2007, acrylic, carbon, fur and ink on paper, 11" x 14". From the New Icelander series.

Freya Bjorg Olafson


Freya Bjorg Olafson is an interdisciplinary artist who works as a dancer, choreographer, visual artist, set designer, percussionist, videographer and teacher. In her latest work, she explores her Icelandic heritage and creates multimedia pieces that speak to the (literal) resurfacing of family history. Using Nelson S. Gerrard's Icelandic River Saga as source material, Olafson selects and manipulates imagery and text to figuratively resurrect her ancestors and, in the process, discover and create her own mythology. A selection of drawings from Olafson's New Icelander series will be presented in Show + Tell.

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