Curriculum Vitae

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education


1991–1993 MFA. Yale University, School of Art: Sculpture, New Haven, Connecticut
1989–1991 MFA. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1985 Gerrit Rietvelt Academie, Amsterdam
1981–1985 The Icelandic College of Art and Craft, Reykjavik

solo exhibitions


2020 Lusus naturae. University of Southern Maine Art Gallery. Portland, Maine
2019 Úngl. Retrospective. Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavik
2019 úngl–úngl. Retrospective. Reykjavik Art Museum – Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavik
2018 Experiment on Turf. Earth Homing/Reinventing Turfhouses, Ráðagerði, Seltjarnarnes, Iceland
2017 Sketched in the Atelier 1956. Made for dancer Unnur Gunnarsdóttir’s project I volunteer. Mengi, Reykjavik
2017 Tesur. Participatory art project. Hólar in Hjaltadal, Skagafjörður and Hallgrímskirkja Reykjavík. Collaboration with Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir
2016 Garefowl†Pinguinus impennis: Extermination of a Species –Ultimate Samples. The Icelandic Museum of Natural History in collaboration with The National and University Library of Iceland and The Icelandic Institute of Natural History. Safnahus/Culture House, Reykjavik
2016 Viaggio sentimentale. Gallery Harbinger, Reykjavik
2015 Palli, Siggi, Villingur and Strútur. Forystufjársetur/Leadersheep Museum, Þistilfjordur, Iceland
2015 Musée Islandique. Slunkaríki Edinborgarhús, Isafjordur, Iceland
2014 Nordatlantens Brygge. Copenhagen, Denmark.
2014 Lusus naturae. Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland.
2013 Gallery Skurinn. Reykjavik, Iceland.
2013 En Thulé froiduleuse, aspects de la scène artistique islandaise contemporaine. 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. 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.

group exhibitions (selected)


2018 Experiment on Turf. Earth-Homing, Seltjarnarnes, Iceland
2018 Blossoming – Iceland’s 100 Years as a Sovereign State, The National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
2018 Glimpse, Pondicherry, India.
2015 Rolling Snowball 5 –CEAC, Djúpavogur, Iceland
2014 Saga – Narrative Art. Der Ruhrfestspiele. Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany
2014 Contemporary Icelandic Portraits. Akyreyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland
2013 Under the Open Sky. Reykjavik Arts Festival, Reykjavik, 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.
2011 In Between. Hafnarborg, Hafnarfirði, Iceland.
2011 Circular Domain. 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, New York.
2008 Bi, Bi Iceland. Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland.
2008 New Fiber. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.
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.
2005 Monsters. Akureyri Art Museum. Akureyri, Iceland.
2004 Paralelle 64. Espace d´art Contemporain Gustave Fayet, Sérignan, France.
2004 Polis. Galerie Sztuki Wspoczesnej, Wroclaw, Poland.
2004 Arts Contemporani de Islandia -Des dels confins de la terra. La Capella, Barcelona, Spain.
2003 Icelandic Photography – Retrospective. Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia.
2003 New times in Icelandic Photography. Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2003 Over the Bridge of Optimism. Reykjavik Art Gallery-Hafnarhus, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2002 this.is not… Lorna, Vesturport, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2002 Art Brussel. Gallery i8, Brussel, Brussel, Belgium.
2001 Ferdafuda. Galleri Slunkariki, Isafjordur, Iceland.
2000 The Seven Virtues in Ancient and Modern Times. Stekkjargjá, Þingvellir, Iceland.
1999 The New Fin-de-Siécle Generation.  The National Gallery of Iceland,
Reykjavik, Iceland.
1998 The Coastline. Reykjavik Art Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland.
1998 Under the Flesh. The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.

honors


2005 Richard Serra Award. National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik.
1999 Sjova-Almennar Culture Award.  Sjova-Almennar, Reykjavik.
1999 The Gudmunda Kristinsdóttir Art Award.  City of Reykjavik and Reykjavik Art Museum’s Errósafn (Erro’s official collection), Reykjavik.
1998 Penninn Art Award. Penninn, Reykjavik.

National Artists Fellowship: The Iceland Department of Culture. 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2019


work in public possession


The National Gallery of Iceland
The Reykjavik Art Museum
Safn Art Collection
SPRON Art Collection
University of Icleland Art Collection
Cranbrook of Art Museum


permanent installations


2014 Þufa. Reykjavik Harbor, Reykjavik.
2007 Birds of the Sky. Church of Isafjordur, Isafjordur, Iceland.
2007 Briet Bjarnhedinsdottir Memorial. City of Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2005 Cupstone. Town of Seltjarnarnes, Seltjarnarnes, Iceland.
2002 Would you know yet more? Althingi. Iceland Parliament, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2001 Tungukots-Mori. Hvammstangi Hospital, Hvammstangi, Iceland.
1998 Great Auk. City of Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland.

performance


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, Germany
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

teaching


2016- Associate Professor, The Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland
2015 Guest professor, The Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland
2006- Reykjavik Art School, Reykjavik, Iceland
2006 Visiting professor, The Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland
2001- The Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland

lectures and seminars


Nordatlantens Brygge, seminar 2015, Copenhagen, Iceland
Musée du quai Branly, París, France
National Gallery of Iceland, seminar 2012, Reykjavik, Iceland
Keflavik Church, Keflavik, Iceland
Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik,Iceland
Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA


theatre production


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