Gudny Gudmundsdottir works in the interdisciplinary field that connects contemporary music, visual arts and performance. She founded the Cycle Music and Art Festival in 2015 to create a platform where contemporary music and art come together, both in performances and exhibitions as well as in discussions and reflection. In 2008 she founded Skark String Ensemble, where she collaborated with Bjarni Friman and Victor Arnasson to develop new means of musical performativity. In the same year she founded the Icelandic Chamber Music Festival for the Youth, which aims to connect young musicians and to open new perspectives on music for them. In 2016, the Icelandic Composers' Union chose her to program and oversee the prestigious pan-Nordic festival for contemporary music Nordic Music Days.
In her artistic and musical practice Gudmundsdottir primarily works with collaborations between visual artists, performers and composers, with a strong focus on the dramaturgy of creative processes.
Gudny Gudmundsdottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. She studied violin in Reykjavík, Freiburg im Breisgau and Berlin and holds a master in musicology from the Humboldt University in Berlin.