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Ólöf Nordal

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education
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MFA          Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
MFA          Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
000          Gerrit Rietvelt Academie, Amsterdam.
Diploma     The Icelandic College of Art and Craft, Reykjavik.
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solo exhibitions
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2016    Garefowl † Pinguinus impennis: Extermination of a Species – Ultimate Samples
2016    The Icelandic Museum of Natural History in collaboration with The National and University
2016    Library of Iceland and The Icelandic Institute of Natural History.
2016    Safnahus /Culture House, Reykjavik
2016    Viaggio sentimentale. Gallery Harbinger, Reykjavik
2015    Palli, Siggi, Villingur and Strútur. Forystufjársetur/Leadersheep Museum,
2015    Þistilfjordur, Iceland
2015    Musée Islandique. Slunkaríki Edinborgarhús, Isafjordur, Iceland
2014    Nordatlantens Brygge. Copenhagen, Denmark.
2014    Lusus naturae. Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland.
2013    Gallery Skurinn. Reykjavik, Icland.
2013    En Thulé froiduleuse, aspects de la scène artistique islandaise contemporaine.
2013    
Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne, France
2012    Musée Islandique. National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2011    Fowlbanks and Four-leaf Clovers. Gallery Sudsudvestur,Reykjanesbær, Iceland
2010    Models. ASI Art Museum. Reykjavik, Iceland.
2010    Leiðsla / Visio. Hallgrimskirkja Church, Reykavik, Iceland.
2009    Three Lambs and a Calf. Gallery Start Art, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2008    The President´s Flagpole. Hrafnseyri, Iceland.
2006    Cock´s Egg IV. Tiere auf Grasshockern. Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Germany.
2006    Cocks´s Egg III. Gallery Corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2005    Iceland Specimen Collection. Gallery i8. Reykjavik, Iceland.
2005    Coming Soon. With Kelly Parr. Bad Taste Gallery. Reykjavik, Iceland.
2005    Cock´s Egg II. ASI Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2004    Cock´s Egg I. Safnasafnid, Svalbardseyri, Iceland.
2003    Foalds.  National University Library of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2002    Gold. Gallery Hlemmur, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2001    Burp. The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.
1999    nordAl. Kopavogur Art Gallery, Kopavogur, Iceland.
1998    Corpus dulcis.  Gallery i8, Reykjavik, Iceland.
1996    White Ravens. The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.
1994    Selfportait. Gerduberg Culture Center, Reykjavik, Iceland.

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group exhibitions (selected)
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2014    Íslensk samtíðarportrett. Akyreyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland
2012    True North:Contemporary Art of the Circumpolar North. Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA
2012    Cyborgs: Strange Creatures and Creations. Kopavogur Art Gallery, Kopavogur, Iceland.
2012    Nautn og notagildi. LÁ Art Museum, Hveragerdi, Iceland.
2011    In Between. Hafnarborg, Hafnarfirði, Iceland.
2011    Sound of the North. Galtarviti, Vestfjords, Iceland.
2011    Hringheimar. Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland.
2010    Þjóðleg fagurfræði. LÁ Art Museum, Hveragerdi, Iceland.
2010    Into the Tussock. North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA.
2010    Vanitas. Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2010    Alternative Eye. Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2009    Possibilities. Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2008    Kata Lógos Theon. Akyreyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland.
2008    From Another Shore: Recent Icelandic Art. Scandinavian House, New York, NY.
2008    Bi, Bi Iceland. Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland.
2008    New Fiber. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.
2007    HOT HOUSE: expanding the field of fiber. Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
2007    Fat. The Icelandic Seal Center, Hvammstangi, Iceland.
2007    Alas-nature. The National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2006    Landscape and folklore. The National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2005    Monsters. Akureyri Art Museum. Akureyri, Iceland.
2004    Paralelle 64. Espace d´art Contemporain Gustave Fayet, Sérignan.
2004    Polis. Galerie Sztuki Wspoczesnej, Wroclaw.
2004    Arts Contemporani de Islandia - Des dels confins de la terra. La Capella, Barcelona.
2003    Icelandic Photography – Retrospective. Moscow House of Photography, Moscow.
2003    New times in Icelandic Photography. Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2003    Over the Bridge of Optimism. Reykjavik Art Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2003    Ecce Femina. Reykjavik Art Gallery – Hafnarhus, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2003    This is what I want to see! Gerduberg Culture Center, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2002    this.is not…  Lorna, Vesturport, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2002    ÄTbART – ögats och bordets fjörder.  The Nordic House,Reykjavik, Iceland.
2002    Art Brussel.  Gallery i8, Brussel.
2002    This is what I want to see! Gerduberg Culture,Center, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2002    Light Nights.  Kaupfélag Húnvetninga, Hvammstangi, Iceland.
2001    The Kitchen.  Reykjavik Sculptors Society, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2001    Ferdafuda.  Galleri Slunkariki, Isafjordur, Iceland.
2000    The Seven Virtues in Ancient and Modern Times. Stekkjargjá, Þingvellir, Iceland.
2000    The Seven Virtues in Ancient and Modern Times. Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland.
2000    Pictures on an Exhibition.  Listasafn Reykjavikur –Hafnarhus, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2000    Land. Árness Art Museum, Selfoss, Iceland.
1999    The New Fin-de-Siécle Generation.  The National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik.
1998    Where Currents Meet.  Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik, Iceland.
1998    The Coastline.  Reykjavik Art Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland.
1998    Under the Flesh.  The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.
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honors
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2005   Richard Serra Award. National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik.
2011   The Icelandic Department of Culture: National Artists Fellowship.
2009   The Icelandic Department of Culture: National Artists Fellowship.
2005   The Icelandic Department of Culture: National Artists Fellowship.
2001   The Icelandic Department of Culture: National Artists Fellowship.
2000   The Icelandic Department of Culture: National Artists Fellowship.
1999   Sjova-Almennar Culture Award.  Sjova-Almennar, Reykjavik.
1999   The Iceland Department of Culture: The Gudmunda Kristinsdóttir Memorial Award.
1998   Penninn Art Award. Penninn, Reykjavik.
1998   The Iceland Department of Culture: National Artists Fellowship.

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work in public possession
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The National Gallery of Iceland
The Reykjavik Art Museum
Safn Art Collection
SPRON Art Collection
University of Icleland Art Collection
Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum
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permanent installations
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2013    Þúfa. HB Grandi, Norðurgarður, Reykjavik
2007    Birds of the Sky. Church of Isafjordur, Isafjordur.
2007    Briet Bjarnhedinsdottir Memorial. City of Reykjavik, Reykjavik.
2005    Cupstone. Town of Seltjarnarnes, Seltjarnarnes.
2002    Would you know yet more? Althingi. Iceland Parliament, Reykjavik.
2001    Tungukots-Mori. Hvammstangi Hospital, Hvammstangi.
1998    Great Auk. City of Reykjavik, Reykjavik.
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performances
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Cock´s Egg, Art/music performance is a collaboration with composer Thuridur Jonsdottir.  Cock´s Egg has been performed among other places at:

2011    NORDIC MUSIC DAYS 2011. Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland
2008    700IS. Experimental Video and Film Festival, Egilsstadir, Iceland
2008    Die Lange Nacht der Oper. Volksbuhne, Berlin
2007    Reykjavik Arts Festival. Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2006    Icelandic Visual Arts Awards.  Akureyri Theater, Akureyri, Iceland
2005    Cock´s Egg, Installation (premiere). ASI Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
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teaching
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2017 –   Associate Professor, Iceland Academy of the Arts
2015     Visiting professor, Iceland Academy of the Arts
2006     Visiting professor, Iceland Academy of the Arts
2001-    Iceland Academy of the Arts
2006-15  Reykjavik Art School
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lectures
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University of Iceland
Musée du quai Branly, Paris
University of the Arts, Reykjavik.
Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik.
National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik.
Hallgrimskirkja Church, Reykjavik.
Keflavik Church, Keflavik.
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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theatre production
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2008    mammamamma. Stage setting and costume design. Open Out
Production, Hafnafjordur Theater, Hafnafjordur.