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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 installations, audio-visual pieces and sculptures, including the sound and light sculpture Hulda which was nominated for the President’s Student Innovation Award and the living 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, Reykjavík Arts Festival, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, eavesdropping in London, Visiones Sonoras in Mexico, Quinzena de Dança de Almada in Portugal, Brunel Museum in London, 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.

In 2022, Lilja María and Inês Zinho Pinheiro released the piece Internal Human as an audio-visual album. The project was nominated for the Kraumur Awards. The piece exists both as a live performance and as a video installation.

Lilja María studied visual arts at Fjölbrautaskólinn í Garðabæ in Iceland. She holds a B.Mus degree in music performance from Iceland University of the Arts and an MA degree in composition from City, University of London. She recently finished her PhD at City, University of London researching collaborative creativity within artistic practices. Her supervisor was Claudia Molitor.

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