About the Gallery
Over its twenty-eight-year history, i8 Gallery has fostered an influential group of artists from its Reykjavík base. The foundation of i8 Gallery is the conceptual rigor and intellectual spirit of its artists’ practices, which subtly unites the diverse roster. The twenty-three artists of the gallery work in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, painting, drawing, video, textile, installation, and performance.
i8 Gallery, founded in 1995 by Edda Jónsdóttir and her son Börkur Arnarson, draws its name from its original address at Ingólfstræti 8. The gallery moved to its current location near Reykjavík Harbor in 2010, across from the Reykjavík Art Museum. In 2022, i8 opened i8 Grandi, the gallery’s second location in Reykjavík that focuses on year-long, single-artist exhibitions. Located in the Marshall House, a cultural centre in a historic factory building in Reykjavík's Grandi harbour district, i8 Grandi shares a building with the Living Art Museum, Kling & Bang, and artist Ólafur Elíasson’s private studio.