Margrét made a video to the song ‘Douves’ from Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason’s very unique and beautiful album, Chateau, produced by President Bongo. This is Bjarni Frímann’s first solo album and the fourth in the series ‘Les Aventures de President Bongo’. It will be released in May.

The video follows a flower for 11 minutes, struggling to stay alive.



SPECTACULAR, international performance festival in Reykjavík
4 channel video installation

Margrét begins the task of collecting and documenting her own movements. Not practical everyday movements or the moves and steps you might learn in a dance school – but rather the movements that we can’t quite place, or that we don’t know the source of, or the movements that well up from the deep.

Every body is a an endless well of movements. Margrét’s library of movements will preserve and catalogue her own distinct movement signatures. Such movements are closely connected to feelings and the subconscious and therefore not unlike dreams that might only appear once and then never again. 

Her library is a collection of raw gestures, movement strands and cryptic signals. It is a search for something that may or may not exist — the body’s secret scriptures.



An interview with Margrét in Mannlíf about choreographing seven flute players for Björk´s Utopia tour.


Picture: Hákon Davíð Björnsson

Picture: Hákon Davíð Björnsson


Björk will do a dress rehearsal for her Utopia tour in Háskólabíó, Iceland on April 9th and 12th.
Margrét has been working on the choreography for the show.  This will be the first show in front of an audience and a very intimate performance as the venue only holds 950 guests.

 Utopia is scheduled to tour for the next 2 years.

Björk will be joined at Háskólabíó by:
Margrét Bjarnadóttir - choreography
Heimir Sverrisson - stage design
Melkorka Ólafsdóttir, Áshildur Haraldsdóttir, Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Steinunn Vala Pálsdóttir, Björg Brjánsdóttir, Þuríður Jónsdóttir and Emilía Rós Sigfúsdóttir - flutes
Bergur Þórisson - electronics and trombone
Manu Delago - drums and percussion

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LODDARI /// THE FRAUD – a solo exhibition

Margrét recently opened her solo exhibition – LODDARI – at Listamenn Gallery in Reykjavík ( on until December 9th.) The exhibition consists of glass sculptures, photographs and text works. In conjunction with the exhibition, Margrét published the book ORÐIÐ Á GÖTUNNI (WORD ON THE STREET) – a collection of phrases that she overheard from passersby and collected in the years 2009 – 2013.



The Quietus interviewed Ragnar and Margrét about No Tomorrow - their ballet for eight dancers and eight guitars. It will play at The Royal Festival Hall in London on August 18th and 19th!



Margrét was part of the group exhibition, Literally – Concrete Poetry in Iceland from 1957 to the Present Day, that opened in Hafnarborg museum on March 25th. Other artists in the exhibition included Magnús Pálsson, Sigurður Guðmundsson, Kristján Guðmundsson, Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Haraldur Jónsson, Guðbergur Bergsson and more.


A guitar ballet by Margrét Bjarnadóttir and Ragnar Kjartansson with original score by Bryce Dessner will premiere at Reykjavík City Theatre on March 16th. It premieres along with other performance pieces and video works in an event called Sacrifice hosted by the Iceland Dance Company. Other artists involved in Sacrifice include Matthew Barney, Erna Ómarsdóttir, Valdimar Jóhannsson and Gabríela Friðriksdóttir. Check the IDC website for international touring dates.