Contact: evaisleifs(at)
Lives and works in Iceland Reykjavik and Athens Greece.

Solo exhibitions

2024 This is our little mistake. Living Room. Athens. Greece 

2023 The Earth is my Bed. Kling&Bang. Reykjavik. Iceland 

2022 HIC SVNT DRACONES. Galleri  Kverk. Reykjavik. Iceland 

2019 Looking for Proxies. Gallery Port. Reykjavik. Iceland

2019 Real time by all. MEME. Athens. Greece

2018 1001. Laugalækur. Reykjavik. Iceland

2017 Noway Different. A - DASH. Athens. Greece

2015 I am here; BELIEVE í South Gallery. Edinburgh Art Festival. Scotland

2014 Half an artist. SIM. Reykjavik. Iceland

Group exhibitions & collaboration

2023 Harbinger - final show. Harbinger Gallery. Reykjavik. Iceland 

2023 Art Project Lavreotiki. Lavrio. Greece 

2023 OPNUN. Dialectic Bubble. It´s the media not you!. Y Gallery. Kóparvogur. Iceland

2022 Dialectic Bubble. It´s the media not you!. Listval. Reykjavik. Iceland 

2022 Getting out Zola. Group exhibition. MEME. Athens. Greece  

2021 Head 2 Head. Bilateral exhibition project between Iceland and Athens ends in 2023. 

2021 Iðavellir. Reykjavik Art Museum. Reykjavik.

2021 Morning Briefing with Kevin Harman at Harbinger Project Space. Reykjavik.

2020 LIPIU with Rakel McMahon. A - DASH. Athens.

2020 Safari of Sorts. LTD ink corporation. Public project. Glasgow.

2019 The Collection as automaton. ACG. Greece.

2019 Art Barter. Athens Greece.

2019 Rolling snowball 12. Djúpavík. Iceland.

2019 Dialectic Bubble. Ltd Ink Corporation. Edinburgh Scotland. ITMNY!

2019 Og hvað svo? / And what then? Living Art Museum. Reykjavik.

2019 For the many. Choppingblock Gallery. London.

2019 Top Model. GPS. Glasgow.

2018 The Wheel. Sculpture Association. Art Festival of Reykjavik.

2018 About Looking. Gallery Gamma. Reykjavik. Iceland. ITMNY!

2018 Embody. Gerðarsafn. Reykjavik. Iceland.

2017 The Thing is / MUNUR Skaftfell. Seyðisfjörður. Iceland.

2016 St Hospitality Act III Breed Art Studios. Amsterdam.

2016 Staðir / Places. Westfjords.

2016 Sculpture Sculpture. Gerðarsafn. Kóparvogur. Iceland.

2016 FEED. Kunst Vardo. Oslo. Norway.

2015 Frenjur og Fórnalömb. ASÍ. Reykjavik. Reykjavik Art Festival.

2015 The grass is always greener. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.

2015 Pitcairn hall. London. UK 2015 SETTING. Athens. Snehta.Greece.

2015 It ́s the media not you! Eastern Edge Gallery. St Johns with K. I. J. Hjörd. & R. McMahon.

2014 What do you think about the title “Nothing Lasts”?. London. UK

2013 The Antifestival. Kuopio. Finland 2013 Sequences Art festival. Reykjavik. Iceland

2012 Cherish the Moment. Catalyst Art Center Belfast with Þ. ÓIafsdóttur. Ireland

2012 Annuale. Art festival. Embassy Gallery Scotland

2012 ZooART Cuneo Italy. Art festival. Cuneo Italy

2011 Embassy@ Outpost Summer fayre. 21.6–26.6. Outpost Gallery Norwich

2011 Municipality. Bethnal Green Library. London

2011 The Ugly Clean up. Embassy Gallery. Scotland

2011 Endemis Ósýn. Gerðarsafn. Iceland

2011 The Return of the Losers. Kalmar Kunstmuseum. Sweden

2011 Going Public. Embassy Gallery. Scotland

2010 Festiwal Kulturalne Oblicza Islandii. Krytyka Polityczna. Warsaw. Poland

2010 Following people and drinking milk. Hafnarborg. Iceland

2010 The Thrill and the Dread. Talbot Rice gallery. Scotland


2010 MFA in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art. Scotland

2008 BA in Fine Art from The Icelandic Art Academy. Iceland

2005 Diploma in Art and Design. Technical College of Reykjavik

Grants and scholarships

2021 EEA bilateral grants. A - DASH. Head 2 Head Greece - Iceland 

2021 Hellenic Ministry of Culture. A - DASH. Head 2 Head Greece - Iceland

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015 Recipient Icelandic Artist Salary

2021, 2019, 2017, 2015, 2014 Icelandic Art Fund 

2021, 2019, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Myndstef Project Grants

2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2011 MUGGUR / Travelgrants

2021, 2018, 2016, 2012, 2011, 2010 Icelandic Art Center / Travelgrants

2017 Culture Fund of Westfjords for the project Places / Staðir

2011 Egill Skallagrímsson Fund. The Icelandic Embassy in London.

2011 Shortlisted for the RSA Residency. Scotland

2010 Nominated MAstars. Axis online resource for contemporary art.

2010 Culture Fund Westfjords for the project Land and Sea

2010 Travel and Culture grant from Reykjavik for the project Festiwal Kulturalne Oblicza Islandii

2009 Scholarship from ECA for MFA


2022 Fishfactory. Stöðvarfjörður. Iceland 

2018 MICRO Alumni Fellowship Residency at Edinburgh College of Art

2018 Intragalactic Performance workshop. Space in Stockholm. Sweden

2017 I MISS MY MOM. Mexico and Chiapas

2017 It ́s the Media Not You! A - DASH Athens

2015 Snehta Athens. Greece

2013 Public vs. Public. Nordic project - The Festival & The Anti Festival

2012 Monument of Blue. Glasgow School of Art

2011 OFF SOURCE. National Sculpture Factory in Ireland Cork

2010 Festival Untitled. Bíldudalur Westfjords

Art Projects

2021 Staðir / Places. Art festival. Westfjords Iceland. With Becky Forsythe and Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir 

2020 - 2023 HEAD to HEAD. Athens Greece - Iceland Reykjavik with Kling and Bang. 

2019 Time takes Time. Athens. Greece. With Noemi Niederhauser.

2018 Staðir / Places. Art festival. Westfjords Iceland. With Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir 

2018 Beyond Human Impulses. Athens. Greece. 

2017 I remember not remembering it very well. A - DASH. With Noemi Niederhauser. 

2015 WAIT / WADE in project / Mjóddin, Reykjavík. Eastern Edge Gallery. 

2014 Exhibition of Lost Artworks / Culture Center in Akranes. Iceland. With Katrin Inga J. H. 

2014 Staðir / Places. Art festival. Westfjords Iceland. 

2013 Embracing Impermanence. Living Art Museum. Iceland. 

2012 The night of the lost Artwork. Reykjavik Iceland

2012 Meet the Locals. Artíma Gallery. Reykjavík Iceland

2011 My Friend the Foreigner. Ambulance Depot. Edinburgh. Scotland

Art work in collection

The collection of The Living Art Museum. RVK. Iceland

The performance collection of The Living Art Museum. RVK. Iceland


2020 TIME TAKES TIME. Created by Eva Isleifs, Noemi Niederhauser and Andreas Brunner. Designed by Typical Organization, motherbook created by Evangelia Biza and keys printed by Dolce Publication. One motherbook, 500 keys.

2020 The Feminine Sublime in collaboration with Rakel McMahon and Katrin Inga J.H. Designed by Dimitris Mitropoulos. Edition of 140, self published.

2019 The A-DASH issue of Sunny Days was published by Cube Art Editions on the occasion of the exhibition "The collection as an Automaton" curated by Elpida Karaba and organised by the Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts as part of the Arts Festival Exhibition at the American College of Greece in February 2019. ACG Art Gallery, The American College of Greece, Athens. Designed by Dimitris Mitropoulos. Printed by DOLCE. Edition of 400.