Stefanía Ólafsdóttir



Stefanía Ólafs is an Icelandic interdisciplinary artist working with water as their point of departure, delving into the material and political implications of bodily fluids and their international trade in the biopolitical arena. Manifesting through staged monologues and solo expeditions with the earth, they are exploring the boundaries of knowledge production and their praxis is populated with concerns for xenofeminist thinking, post-human dreaming and queer fictioning. Their graduate work ‘Dear BioDaddy,’ was a part of the 2023 New Performance Turku Biennale and they received an artist grant from Kone to continue developing this performance series in 2024.

Special skills

Professional Training in Water BodyWork:
Aguahara (Levels 1-3, w. Gabriel Sydänvirta)
Liquid Cosmos (Levels 0-2, w. Marina Sans)

Language skills

  • Icelandic (mother tongue)
  • English (excellent)

Thesis project

Artistic work

Dear BioDaddy
Production: New Performance Turku Biennale & Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy
Solo Performance

Written component

Dear BioDaddy, an open letter

Other education

Bachelor in Art History & Visual Studies, University of Manchester, 2018

LungA School, independent artist-led institution in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, 2020

Selected CV

TechnoDaddy’s Dreams 2023
Production: Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki, Finland
Role: Solo Performance

Who’s Your (Techno)Mummy? 2022
Production: Performance Art Bergen (PAB) Local, Queer Edition, hosted in Fincken Bar, Norway
Role: Solo Performance

Skin Screen 2021
Created in collaboration with Yun-Chen Chang, Jessica Guez, Amanda Hunt, Tina Jeranko, Maija Linturi, Ladapha Sophonkunkit & Onur Tayranoğlu.
Production: The Posture of Impermanence, Vantaa Art Museum, Finland

With Water As My Witness 2021
Production: RAMA Art Residency, Torres Vedras, Portugal
Role: Solo Performance & Installation