Sunna Axels is a visual artist, dj, project manager, creative director and former radio and podcast host at the Icelandic national radio station. She got her BA degree in Japanese language and culture after living for a year as a MEXT scholarship student in Kyoto. A year later, she graduated the visual department at The Reykjavik School of Visual Arts and has since then taken curatorial courses in the Icelandic University of the Arts along side ceramic and textile courses.
In 2018 she was a member of a youth artistic and curatorial team for Únglingurinn í Reykjavík, a dance festival marketed towards teenagers. Then in 2019, she founded, curated, marketed and managed FLÆÐI gallery. In 2021 she worked as a project manager for Sequences X Real Time Art festival and graduated with a MSc degree in project management from the University of Iceland in spring 2022. Since then she has been a project manager for Source Material an international company producing theatre, dance, and film works by Samantha Shay & executive project manager and studio manager for Universal Thirst a type foundry that specialises in Indic and Latin scripts.
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LungA, Hönnunarmars, Innipúkinn, Útipúkinn, Sequences Real Time Art Festival, Cycle Music and Art Festival, Ice Hot Nordic Dance Festival, Vesturbæjarlaug á Únglingurinn í Reykjavík fyrir Reykjavík Dance Festival, RIFF, Fashion Film Festival, Everybody’s Spectacular Festival, Flæði, Reykjavík Music Market & Reykjavíkurborg. Private events in Berlin and France.
Interviews & Other Media
RÚV Rás 1 // Channel 1 (2023):
Interviewed for a radio episode about Ryuichi Sakamoto: 「Þegar tóninum sleppir」
Icelandic Art Center // The Icelandic Pavilion (2022):
Non-binary & non-gender-conforming manifestations at la biennale arte 2022
Stundin (2019): Fólkið í borginni
Grapevine (2019): Flowing Freely Flæði Art Venue Seeks Artists On The Fringe
Stúdentablaðið (2018): „Ekkert er yfir gagnrýni hafið og femínismi alls ekki“
Iceland Review (2018): A Window to the World - How the Radio Led Iceland Into Nationhood
Vikan (2018): Velur íslenska hönnun fram yfir fjöldaframleiðslu
Albumm.is (2018): Á hvað er Sunna Axels að hlusta?
Stúdentablaðið (2016): Sendibréf frá Skiptinema