Högna Sigurð­ar­dóttir – Matter and Spirit in Architecture

Högna Sigurðardóttir – Matter and Spirit in Architecture

Högna Sigurðardóttir – Matter and Spirit in Architecture



This first retrospective of the works of architect Högna Sigurðardóttir is prompted by the occasion of her eightieth birthday and the precious donation of her works to the Museum. The first woman to practice architecture in Iceland, Högna Sigurðardóttir has not been shy to try innovations in her work. Over the years she has won notice for working structure and interior as a single whole, integrating finishings, furniture, and flower pots with interior space as well as shaping buildings’ immediate surroundings in seamless accord with the larger whole of the man-made environment.

Högna Sigurðardóttir has lived and worked in France ever since her student days yet has created some of her best works in Iceland.

She has received many international awards for her work. A detailed catalogue will accompany the exhibition. Curated by Guja Dögg Hauksdóttir. This exhibition is a joint project of the Reykjavík Art Museum and the Association of Icelandic Architects. The exhibition runs until 28 February 2010.


Panel discussion, Saturday 14 November 2 – 5 p.m
Participants are the architects Steinþór Kári Kárason, Jes Einar Þorsteinsson and Margrét Harðardóttir and artist Þóra Sigurðardóttir.

Curator’s talk, Saturday 28 November 3 p.m.
Guja Dögg Hauksdóttir. Lecture, Tuseday 12 January at 8 p.m.
Pétur H. Ármannsson architect. Curator’s talk, Saturday 23 January at 3 p.m.
Guja Dögg Hauksdóttir.

Lecture, Saturday 6 February at 2 p.m.
Pétur H. Ármannsson architect..

Images of exhibition



Guja Dögg Hauksdóttir