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Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir is an artist, composer and performer from Iceland. In her practice, she often employs collaborative methods, working with artists from various fields. Her works include performative installations and sound sculptures, including the audio-visual sculpture Hulda which was nominated for the President’s Student Innovation Award and the sound sculpture Lurking Creature which she developed in collaboration with the dancer Inês Zinho Pinheiro.

Lilja María’s works have for example been exhibited at the Dark Music Days Festival in Reykjavík, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, The Brunel Museum in London, Visiones Sonoras in Mexico, Spectrum in Brooklyn and Grand Theatre in Groningen.


Lilja María is a part of the art ensemble Hlökk along with Ingibjörg Ýr Skarphéðinsdóttir and Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir. Their audio-visual album, Hulduhljóð, received the Kraumur Awards in 2019. The album was also nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards as album of the year in open category.

For the past two years, Lilja María and Inês Zinho Pinheiro have been developing the piece Internal Human which exists both as a live performance and also as a video installation. Earlier this year, they released the piece as an audio-visual album. The album has recently been nominated for the Kraumur Awards 2022.

Lilja María graduated with an MA degree in composition from City, University of London in 2018. She also holds a B.Mus. degree in piano performance from Iceland University of the Arts where she studied with Peter Máté. As of 2019, Lilja María is pursuing her PhD in composition holding a studentship at City, University of London. Her supervisor is Claudia Molitor.

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