Thorbjorg Jonsdottir is a visual artist and experimental filmmaker from Iceland. She graduated with a MFA in filmmaking from the Program in Film & Video at California Institute of the Arts in 2009 and holds a BA degree in visual arts from the Iceland Academy of Arts.
Thorbjorg works primarily in 16mm film, video installation and collage. Her work often deals with the uncanny and the preternatural, and uses landscapes as a metaphor for entrances to other worlds. Thorbjorg’s films and video installations have screened both in galleries and film festivals in Europe, Asia and the US. Her most recent film Time Like Water (2013) premiered at Jeonju International Film Festival in Seoul, Korea. Alongside her art and filmmaking practice, Thorbjorg has taught in various places, such as at California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, the Iceland Academy of the Arts, and she is one of the founders and head instructors at Teenage Wasteland of the Arts, a radical arts program for teenagers and young people.
Thorbjorg currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California and Reykjavik, Iceland.