Thorbjorg Jonsdottir is an experimental filmmaker from Iceland who holds an MFA degree in filmmaking from CalArts and a BA degree in visual arts from the Iceland University of the Arts. Her films navigate between ethnography and abstract formalism, exploring preternatural states where oral-mythology and landscape collide.
Thorbjorg’s films and video installations have screened both in galleries and film festivals in Europe, Asia and the US, at venues such as CPH:DOX, IMAGES Festival, JEONJU Film Festival, Alchemy Film Festival, and LACMA.
Her most recent film A tree is like a man premiered at CPH:DOX 2019 where it competed in the NEXT:WAVE section.
Alongside her art and filmmaking practice, Thorbjorg has taught 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 between Los Angeles, California and Reykjavik, Iceland.