Bazarsad Bayarsaikhan working on Dragon Nest for ICEHOTEL #23. Photo: Paulina Holmgren
This year’s artists
Hundreds of artists from all over the world apply every year to design an art suite at ICEHOTEL. From these applicants our jury selects a handful of artists that are invited to Jukkasjärvi to be a part of the creation process during November and December.
The artists come from all art disciplines and there are no entry requirements for applying to design one of our suites. There has always been a mix of people, some have been here before and some are new to the place, many have never even worked with snow or ice before. The mix of experience and inexperience allows for the development of fresh ideas. This is the key to our innovation and has been for almost 25 years.
“In November, Jukkasjärvi becomes a melting pot of influences, cultures and languages. Everyone comes together to create art – it is a fantastic journey to be a part of.”
Jens Thoms Ivarsson, Director of Design på ICEHOTEL