Meet the KUNO teachers in Tromsö


sigrún hrólfsdóttir

IUA Reykjavík, Iceland

Keywords: drawing, photography, painting, performance, philosophy

Working mainly in drawing, painting, photography, video and installation, Hrólfsdóttir explores the intangible realm of emotions and the interaction of the inner world of feeling with the outer world of materials, ideas and symbols. Sigrún is founder of the art collective The Icelandic Love Corporation, active since 1996, working in a variety of media with focus on performance, blending sincerity and sarcasm, playfulness, humour and spectacle with eccentricity and social critique.

Hrolfsdottir studied Fine Art at the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafs and Pratt Institute New York, and holds an MA degree in philosophy from the University of Iceland.

Sigrun Hrolfsdottir is Dean of the Department of Fine Art at the Iceland University of the Arts, since 2016. She is currently chairman of the KUNO steering group.

She lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland.




KHiO Oslo, Norway

Markus Degerman is an artist with a background from both visual art and architecture. He is a graduate from Umeå Academy of fine Arts, Konstfack and at the Royal institute of Art in Stockholm. As of October, this year, Degerman holds the position as dean for the Department of Art and Craft at The Oslo National Academy of the Arts in Oslo. From 2012-2019 he held the position as professor in Fine Arts at the Academy of Arts at the UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø where he also was Head of department from 2012-2016 and Head of the study programmes in Fine Arts form 2016-2019.

Degerman has a broad background involving curating, exhibiting, teaching and writing. As an artist he has worked extensively with spatial design in various environments such as public spaces, urban spaces and art institutions. He is also a member of the influential art, design and architecture office Uglycute that is based in Stockholm.

Markus Degerman is currently chairing the Committee for Artistic Research at the Swedish Research Council.

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villu jaanisoo

KUVA UniArts Helsinki, Finnland

Keywords: sculpture, public space, processes of materialization.

Since the definition of nowadays’ sculpture is so broad, would be good to set some focal points within its teaching practice – for example, the awareness of sculpture traditions and their transmission in contemporary art, broad understanding of materials and techniques together with courage of making mistakes.

I consider myself as a sculptor in the most classic sense, although I am interested in the ‘border-areas’ of sculpture where it transforms into something else. I work with different materials, techniques and dimensions. My recent practice is mainly related to public space.


Mark Martinez

Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos.