Sleppa leiđarkerfi.

center For Icelandic Art



CIA.IS, established as KÍM (Kynningarmiđstöđ íslenskrar myndlistar) in 2005, is primarily funded by the Icelandic Ministry of Culture. For the first time in history the main Icelandic art institutions and artist associations founded together an institution which tends to promote Icelandic art.



The center at Hafnarstraeti 16 – a cooperation of CIA.IS and SÍM (Association of Icelandic Visual Artists) –- is the first and only location on Iceland, where the visitor can gather all relevant and up-to-date information on Icelandic artists and art institutions.

It is open for visitors on Mon – Fri 10 a.m – 4.p.m.



- Dorothée Kirch (Director) - doro [at]
- Rebekka Silvia Ragnarsdóttir (Office Manager)- rebekka [at]



Board of CIA.IS
- Þóroddur Bjarnason (Chairman)
- Auður Edda Jökulsdóttir, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Vice-Chairman)
- Halldór Björn Runólfsson
- Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir (Artist, representative of SÍM)
- Hildur Bjarnadóttir (Artist, representative of SÍM)


Members of the CIA.IS are
- Akureyri Art Museum
- Hafnarfjörđur Institute of Culture and Fine Art

- Kópavogur Art Museum
- Labour Unions’ Art Gallery

- Myndstef (The Icelandic Visual Artists Copyright Association)
- National Gallery of Iceland
- Reykjavík Art Museum
- SÍM (The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists)
- The Living Art Museum
- The Trade Council of Iceland


Stofnskrá / Constitution as pdf-download