About

Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir is an artist, composer and performer from Iceland. In 2018, she graduated with an MA degree in composition from City, University of London, where she is currently undertaking doctoral studies. Her supervisor is Claudia Molitor. Lilja María also holds a B.Mus. degree in piano performance from Iceland University of the Arts where she studied with Peter Máté. 

Her practice focuses on exploring connections between art fields; mainly music, visual arts and performance. Lilja María’s works have for example been exhibited at the Dark Music Days Festival in Reykjavík, The Brunel Museum in London, Spectrum in Brooklyn and Grand Theatre in Groningen.

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Lilja María graduated from Gardabaer College in 2013 where she studied visual arts. Her final project was the light and sound sculpture Hulda. In 2016 she received a grant from the Icelandic Student Innovation Fund to develop the sculpture. The project was one of five projects nominated for the Icelandic President’s Innovation Award.

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.