Margrét Elísabet  Ólafsdóttir

Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir


Independent writer and researcher at The Reykjavik Academy in Iceland. She holds a PhD in art theory and aesthetics from the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne-Pantheon in France. She has taught Media Art Histories at the Iceland Academy of the Arts (2002-2011) and history of Modern and Contemporary Art in France at the University of Iceland (2005-2009) were she’s also taught courses in translation.

She’s worked as an art critic for Icelandic National Broadcasting Services and as a journalist, freelance writer, lecturer and editor since 1987.

She also co-curated Perspectives: on the convergences of art and philosophy at the Reykjavik Art Museum (2011). She was the curator of the exhibition Icelandic video from 1975-1990 (2013) which is based on her research.

Margrét is a co-founder of Lorna, Association for Electronics Arts (2002), and Lorna Lab, a cross-disciplinary platform of art, science and technology (2010).

Lives in Reykjavik, Iceland.