Icelandic singer Bjork is putting her music career on display at New York City's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Chief Curator at Large, Klaus Biesenbach said he first approached the idea of an exhibition with the singer in 2000 which was followed by a series of questions.

"She said how do you hang a piece of music onto the wall, how do you put it on a pedestal?," said Biesenbach.

"I think what we tried to do is we created a perfect sound environment where you as a museum goer experience music as a visceral experience. as really a resonance in your body. Because at the heart of the exhibition is Black Lake, a new commission," he added.

The exhibit spans two floors of the MoMA and aims to showcase Bjork's musical talents.

"I didn't want to have her look like an artist who wants to be a visual artist. She's a musician, she's a composer. She bridges classical, to pop, to 'funkleristic'. So I didn't want to make her what she's not. So everything visual in the exhibition has a different author. Every photo is done by photographer, ever film by a filmmaker, architecture by an architect. So she's not she's not a sculptor, she's not a painter everything has a different author."

Items on display include costumes, instruments, photographs and even the singer's handwritten journals.

"It's very, very personal, we created a sound voyage and the only thing you see when you look up, you should really focus on your ears, when you look up is her herself. As you see here, the eight albums that was the structure. There are eight chapters of her work. So when you're in songlines the only you see is her and the different characters."

The Bjork exhibition officially opens on 8 March and will run until 7 June 2015.