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BIO

kær kvelja, ólga maggý. the title of this website, my newfound artistic identity, was inspired by the fact that every time i send an email it auto-corrects itself from 'kær kveðja, olga maggý' to 'kær kvelja, ólga maggý'. i always found this too funny to not use. so here i am, making my brand with this name.

for those who do not speak icelandic 'kær kveðja, olga maggý' means 'best regards, olga maggy'

but by just changing kveðja to kvelja it means 'best torment' and by changing olga to ólga it means 'agitation maggy´

so it changes from 'best regards, olga maggý' to 'best torment, agitation maggy'

a play of words if you will

my values *not in correct order, not that it matters*

<3 to be close <3

<3 maximalism <3

3 to improvise <3

<3 to be more campy and kitschy <3

<3 to creating visually pleasing art <3

<3 vulnerability, honesty and sincerity <3

<3 to empower and to be empowered <3

<3 to be a hot mess but make it work in my art<3

<3 to find pleasure and prioritize pleasure in all i do <3

<3 to do exactly what i want to do when i want to do it <3

<3 to be versatile and to always strive for more versatility <3

<3 to never stop being fabulous in an annoyingly exaggerated manner <3

my interests *not in correct order, not that it matters*

<3 sex <3

<3 love <3

<3 people <3

<3 personal trauma <3

<3 honesty and truth <3

<3 creating characters within myself <3

<3 wearing my chosen character of the day <3

<3 airplane crash re-enactment documentaries <3

<3 finding things in my day-to-day life that empower me <3

<3 to show personality in clothing - to be too much in that task <3

<3 jumpy, irritated, jittery, childlike excitement-based behaviour <3

<3 different points of view - trying to understand all the possible opinions of a situation <3


 

began their professional artistic journey when they appeared on the San Francisco art scene in 2000. Since then, they have participated in a number of collaborative projects and have exhibited their work throughout the world.

Unlike many of their contemporaries, kær kvelja, ólga maggý. is primarily self-taught and has their own approach to - and definition of - art. They believe in constantly taking risks and believe that inspiration can be found wherever they look. To find out more about their philosophy, feel free to get in touch.

RESUME

Education and Training

September 2020 - August 2021

ART GRADUATE STUDIES, UCIT

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September 2020 - August 2021

CURATOR, NATIONAL ART GALLERY

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September 2020 - August 2021

INTERNSHIP, CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL

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