Karlotta Blöndal lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland. She received her MFA from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden in 2002 and BA from Icelandic College of Art and Crafts.

Blöndal has exhibited in various galleries and museums including: Reykjavik Art Museum; The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík; Galerie Noisy-le-Sec, Paris; Musee de Dessin, Graveline (in collaboration with Jimmie Durham and Maria Teresa Alves); i8 gallery, Reykjavik; Harbinger Project Space, Reykjavik; Rooseum, Malmö; Aarhus Museum, Denmark; Stavanger Kunsthall, Norway; Skellefteå Konsthall, Sweden; Ruangrupa, Jakarta; Skopje Museum, Macedonia; Gwangju Biennale; Skolska 28, Prague.

Residency programs include: Nifca Soumenlinna Helsinki; Skopje Art Museum Macedonia; HIAP Helsinki; Skaftfell Culture Center for Visual Art; Townhouse Gallery Cairo and Banff Artist Centre Canada.

Alongside her art practice Blöndal co-founded numerous artist run initiatives such as: Gallery Fiskurinn in Reykjavík, CirculationsCentralen in Malmö, CC gallery and studios in Malmö and Sjónauki Art Magazine in Iceland. She has been on the board of artist run institutions such as The Living Art Museum, Signal Center for Contemporary Art Malmö. She was the Chairwoman for Reykjavik Sculpture Association and on the advisory panel of Skaftfell Center for Visual Art.