Hildur Bjarnadóttir

Textiles in the extended field of painting


Universitetet i Bergen, Fakultet for kunst, musikk og design, Kunstakademiet

University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, The Art Academy


Disputas: 01.02.2017


Veileder: Professor Hilde Hauan Johnsen og Anne Katrine Dolven


Kjetil Berge

Hans Hamid Rasmussen

Christine Hansen


The project Textiles in the extended field of painting was conducted in the Department of Fine Arts of the Bergen Academy of Art and Design during the years 2012 - 2015. The research project has two overlapping aims: One is to explore the relationship between painting and textiles through weaving, while the other is to explore a plot of land in the south of Iceland, Þúfugarðar, which I recently acquired, using the plants that grow there to explore issues of belonging and ecological disruption. The project was supervised by Hilde Hauan, professor of textiles at Khib, and the artist Anne Katrine Dolven. The artistic outcome was presented in the solo exhibition colors of belonging at Bergen Kjøtt in November 2015. This text contextualizes and articulates the process and the outcome. Together the artistic work and the reflection constitute the formal result of my fellowship project within the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Program.


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