Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir is an Icelandic performance artist, director and teaching artist based in Glasgow. Gudrun has worked with multiple artists and organisations including Junction 25, Glass Performance, Peter McMaster, Glasgow International, 21 Common, The Glasgow School of Art, Imaginate, Articulate, Platform and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Her work moves between solo performance, collaborations, directed projects and tutoring work.
Gudrun's performance practice questions authenticity, the rehearsed live moment and ideas around theatrical deconstruction. Concerned with time and space, her work is intentionally specific and scripted, whilst appearing responsive and in the moment. Currently Gudrun is developing two new performances which explore ideas around home and belonging in relation to her foreign nationality and the current political landscape. Most recently Gudrun has performed her work at The Tron, Battersea Arts Centre, Toynbee Studios, The Yard, BUZZCUT and Lahti Fringe Festival.
Gudrun works as a director in a multiple of contexts including community halls, schools, prisons, hospitals and theatres across Glasgow and beyond. Her directing practice is mostly focused on process-driven performance making with young people, as well as previously working as a tutor on the Contemporary Performance Practice programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is currently working on multiple projects, including directing Polmont Youth Theatre at HMYOI Polmont and Platform Young Company. Gudrun was Lead Artist of Junction 25 from 2016-2019 and has in the last year directed productions with Junction 25, Platform Young Company, Polmont Youth Theatre, Articulate and Peter McMaster and The Tron.