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Bio

  • Thelma Herzl (birth name Ingvarsdottir) grew up in Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Living variously in Copenhagen, Paris and London, she eventually put
  • down roots in Austria in the early 1970s.
  • At the heart of Thelma Herzl’s aesthetic development is her childhood
  • experience of the Icelandic landscape.
  • Resulting in her experience with photography and antiques were Herzl’s
  • furniture designs of the 90’s that already showed the clear simplicity and
  • stark contrasts of the volcanic island.
  • After that Thelma focused on paintings and collages as well as sculptural
  • metal objects that were exhibited internationally.
  • In 2003 Herzl physically revisited the landscape of her native volcanic
  • island for her Land Art project Metal Dreams that was exhibited both at
  • the Neue Galerie Graz and the Mimara Museum in Zagreb, Croatia.
  • The book of the same name was nominated for the German Photo Book
  • Award 2004.
  • In 2011 Thelma Herzl presented her series of photographs “Aska – Formations
  • from Icelandic Volcanic Ash ” that was also nominated for the
  • German Photo Book Award 2012 and exhibited the Viennese museum
  • for photography WestLicht.