“Kristján Steinn Kristjánsson is an Icelandic multidisciplinary artist and musician based in The Hague.
His work primarily focuses on the sensation of sound and experience.

He transforms instruments into hybrids
and modifies ordinary household items into playable instruments.

The source of his material is usually sound
or something that produces sound,
which he takes out of context and sculpts
into a new reality. Resulting in new (sound and space) experiences.”


Education

2017 - 2021 The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and The Royal Conservatory of The Hague
ArtScience Interfaculty BA

2020 KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
Exchange year, Music Production

2016 - 2017 The Reykjavík School of Visual Arts - Visual Arts - one-year foundation programme


Exhibitions

2022

Ung Nordisk Musik Festival, Reykjavík, Iceland

Playing House, The Hague, The Netherlands

2021

Case Study: The Corporate Stoner (Hoogtij #67), Quartair, The Hague, The Netherlands, 27. November

King og Bong í Kling & Bang: Þjóðhátíð í Eyju, Kling & Bang Reykjavík, Iceland 31. July

Graduation Exhibition, The Royal Academy of Art The Hague, The Netherlands 8 - 11. July

Actie!, The Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague, The Netherlands 25 - 27. May

2019

Do Pilots Make Mistakes?, The Royal Academy of Art The Hague, The Netherlands

2017

Graduation Exhibition, MÍR, Reykjavík, Iceland


Residencies

2022 Ung Nordisk Musik, Reykjavík, Iceland

2021 Dieter Roth Academy, Worldwide


Other

2022
Sound design & Composition, Industrial food design, Trang Ha, The Netherlands

Head of Workshop Production, Ung Nordisk Musik Festival, Reykjavík, Iceland  

Host & Curation, Playing House, The Hague, The Netherlands

2021
Museum Night, Nest, Sound performance during smell workshop of Flora Van Dulleman, The Hague, The Netherlands

TodaysArt visits: KABK, The Hague, The Netherlands  

2019
Night Garden 11, Mediamatic, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Music Festivals with Geisha Cartel

2018
LungA art festival, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavík, Iceland
Secret Solstice, Reykjavík, Iceland
Innipúkinn, Reykjavík, Iceland

2017
Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavík, Iceland
SMIB x TNO Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands