Lava Landscape

Lava from the volcano Hekla applied to the wall.


Red hot spring mud from Krýsuvík applied to the wall.

Red Lava Landscape

Red lava gravel from the volcano Seyðishólar.


Black lava salt and white sea salt on glass.


Shells from Arnarfjörður, Westfjords.


b. 1945 in Reykjavik Lives and works in Reykjavik


Ragna Róbertsdóttir’s practice explores identity, materiality, time, as well as natural and architectural histories. Róbertsdóttir is best known for her minimal sculptures and installations, which often comprise elements inherent to the Icelandic environment, such as lava rock, salt, turf, and clay. Róbertsdóttir lives and works between Reykjavík and Berlin. She has had major solo shows at venues including The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, and the Reykjavik Art Museum. In 2018, a monograph spanning 23 years of her work was published by DISTANZ.


1970 - 1971             Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

1963 - 1970             The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts, Iceland