The Living Art Museum

The Living Art MuseumThe museum has collaborated and published numerous catalogs on artists and exhibitions in its time. Most recently an extensive publication about the history of the Museum in Icelandic and English. Book title is NÝLISTASAFNIÐ 1978-2008 The occasion of the publication was to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the museum on the 5th of January 2008. The purpose was to create a holistic journal and a source of information about the history of the museum by way of making the archives and documents accessible to interested parties. The book contains all basic information about the goings on within the museum from the day of its foundation - as an art-political venue, a venue for contemporary art and as a place of preserving and collecting. The layout aims to make this information accessible and give a good basic ground layout of the history of the Living Art Museum. Editor is Tinna Guðmundsdóttir and designer is Ármann Agnarsson.


The Living Art Museum focuses on contemporary art with the aim of providing a base for artistic creativity and experimentation. Each year Nylo produces 6 to 8 exhibitions in the gallery space, but also promotes artistic expressions in various forms such as performances, screenings, and workshops to increase program variability. In this way, the museum opts to question and reflect on its current direction and activities at all times. The Living Art Museum does not represent single artists, but it has throughout the years had an indisputable importance in promoting artists through a sympathetic and non-hierarchical relationship.


The Living Art MuseumThe Living Art Museum, most commonly known as Nylo, is an artist run, member based museum and a venue for contemporary visual art in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is committed to the presentation of innovative work by Icelandic and international artists and the collecting and preserving of contemporary works.

  • Address: Skúlagata 28
  • Postal Code: 101
  • City: Reykjavík
  • Tel #: +354 551 43 50
  • Opening Hours:

    Tuesday - Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00
    Closed on Mondays


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