Gígja Jónsdóttir is an artist working across performance, sound/music, video and installation. Her work has been shown in various venues and festivals around Iceland such as Reykjavík Dance Festival, LungA Art Festival, Act Alone, Mengi experimental music venue, Harbinger gallery and Midpunkt gallery. Gígja was nominated as the Up and Coming artist of the year (2017) by the Icelandic Theatre Awards and her performance WikiHow to Start a Punk Band was selected as one of the best dance performances in 2018 by the Icelandic National Newspaper (Morgunblaðið). Gígja graduated from the MFA program at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2018. In 2015-2016 she attended the Reykjavík School of Visual Arts and in 2013 she graduated from the Contemporary Dance Department of the Iceland University of the Arts. Gígja is a member of the techno violin duo GEIGEN along with Pétur Eggertsson.
GEIGEN live-stream performance at RASK #3
GEIGEN is a techno violin performance duo formed in San Francisco, in the fall of 2018, by artist Gígja Jónsdóttir and composer Pétur Eggertsson. GEIGEN rebels against the classical image of the violin, it is the need to break out of traditional systems, it embraces the violin and attempts to bring it into the future. GEIGEN creates transformative concert experiences, called the Geigen Galaxies, where the audience voyage outside the galaxy in a spaceship nightclub, where the mighty sounds of the violin morph into electric stardust.