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Shoplifter Gets Nordic Textile Award

The Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, who has called herself Shoplifter, is to receive the Nordic Award in Textiles this year. The award is granted by the Stiftelsen Fokus Borås fund in Sweden.


Arnardóttir has lived and worked in New York City since 1994. Her textiles made out of artificial and real hair have been exhibited in many esteemed museums both in Iceland and abroad, for example at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. She has also worked with artists such as Björk and Lady Gaga making remarkable hair sculptures.

Arnardóttir’s textiles will be exhibited in the Textile Museum of Borås after November 10 this year when the award ceremony takes place.

In Iceland her works will next be exhibited at the Museum of Design and Applied Art in March during ‘Hönnunarmars’ or Design March.

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