Emma Heiðarsdóttir

Sculpture Hunt
a) Oops A Daisy
b) Fluttering Flowers
c) Rolling Sphere
d) Water Stream
e) Under Soles


Mixed media


a) Public park back of Ægisíða and Fornhagi.
b) Pathway between houses on Fornhagi back of Ægisíða.
c) Pathway from Kvisthagi towards Ægisíða.
d) Football field back of Ægisíða and Hofsvallagata.
e) Football field back of Ægisíða and Hofsvallagata.

Sculpture Hunt is a series of works where physical reality and digital reality meet. Emma Heiðarsdóttir invites her audience for a walk around the western part of Reykjavík, with a guided map on their phones, and the possibility of collecting works of art in a digital bag through the website sculpture-hunt.com. Some of the works are only visible in digital form and made in connection with the places on the map, while others are tangible sculptures. All the works have in common that they require the viewer to be physically present in order to have the opportunity to experience the work.

In her works, Emma Heiðarsdóttir (b. 1990) deals with the shifting boundaries between architecture and sculpture, art and life. She is preoccupied with the spaces and structures that frame our everyday existence and her works are often based on site-specific interventions, as well as individual three-dimensional objects and videos. Emma studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2010-13 and completed her MFA from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, in 2018. She was nominated for the Icelandic Art Prize - Motivational Award in 2020 for her solo exhibition Margin, in the D-gallery at Reykjavík Art Museum. Her works have been exhibited at i8 Gallery, Reykjavík Art Museum, Gallery Úthverfa, Kling & Bang, Gerðarsafn – Kópavogur Art Museum, Kunsthall Oslo and Nordatlantens Brygge, Copenhagen.