Fædd / Born 1977 in Reykjavik, Iceland

Býr og starfar í / Lives and works in Reykjavík and Glasgow


2002-2004: MFA, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
1997-2001: BA Fine Art-Painting, Icelandic Academy of Art and Design, Reykjavík, Iceland


2014 SNIFFER, with Erica Eyres, ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland and Glasgow International, Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow Scotland
2014 A Story Of Creation, /Videoartist of the month, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
2014 Alex, Wind and Weather Gallery, Reykjvík, Iceland
2013 ROOM nr. 9, ÞOKA Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2013 9 FINGERS, book launch, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, Scotland
2012 33, Kling and Bang gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2011 Guests of Prey, Kunstverein Baden, Baden, Austria
2010 SMOKE, Junge Kunst e.V.Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany
2010 Yancey Richardson Gallery, Project Gallery, New York, USA
2010 BEAST, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, Germany
2009 CHEESE, Enter the Mayhemisphere Festival, Neskaupsstaður, Iceland
2008 Zeðrik, 101 gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
2008 Demon Darling,(with Michael Nitsche) Kunstverein Uelzen, Germany
2007 Paradox Parade, Galerie Adler, New York, USA
2006 Wrong House, Washington Garcia Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
2006 Slurpophobia, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2006 Paracide Park, Galerie Clark, Montreal, Canada
2006 Sigga Björg Sigurdardottir, subzone1 Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, Germany
2005 Stop Singing My Victim is Trying to Drool on my Favourite Soulmate, BOX Gallery, Akureyri, Iceland
2005 Legs, Linedcing and a Victim in Yellow Jumper, Dwarf Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
2004 Gallery Vesturveggur, Skaftfell Art Center, Seydisfjordur, Iceland
2000 Ten Disappointments, Gallery Nema Hvad, Reykjavik, Iceland


2014 Morphing, The Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland
2014 Visions; Really? Really?, International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2014 Pop Up, Galerie Dina Renninger, Munich, Germany
2014 VisionXsound,203.3040.AT, Graf+Zyx Tank,Naulangebach, Austria
2014 700.is Reindeerland, Sláturhúsið, Egilsstaðir, Iceland
2014 McLaren 2014, Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland
2014 Icelandic Portraits, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceand
2013 Junge Kunst Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany
2013 Look At Me,ASÍ Art Museum,Reykjavík, Iceland
2012 Fox With Issues, SPECTA gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 Emotional Blackmail, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada
2012 Hauser XII, The Loft, Raum fur Kunst und Gegenwart, Ansbach, Germany
2011 Emotional Blackmail, SAAG Gallery, Lethbridge Alberta, Canada
2011 From eternity to here, Galerie LARM, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 Coloursynthesis, Reykjavík Art Museum/Hafnarhús, Reykjavik, Iceland
2010 Bejing International Art Biennale 2010, Bejing, China.
2010 Acquisitions 2006 – 2008, The Reykjavik Art Museum, Kjarvalsstaðir, Iceland
2010 I FIZZ ART, Fizz gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
2010 Fröhliche Gesellschaft, Parrotta Contemporary, Stuttgart, Germany
700.is Reindeerland, The Slaughterhouse, Egilsstaðir, Iceland.
2010 Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
2010 The Glue Factory at The Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland
2009 Running Time: Artist Films in Scotland 1960 to Now, National Galleries of Scotland,
2009 Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2009 FishFocus Festival: Dark Star. Iceland Videoart, Rome Film Festival, Italy
2009 X, No Soul for Sale, A Festival of Independents, X Initiative, New York, USA
2009 Bad Moon Rising 4, Galerie sans titre, Brussels, Belgium
2009 Last Day of Magic, 53rd Venice Biennial’s satellite, Venice, Italy
2008 Candybar, Galería 13, Mexico City, Mexico
2008 START, Verksmidjan, Hjalteyri, Iceland
2008 Á jaðrinum, Film Archive, Wellington, New Zealand
2008 Salem, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK
2008 Tomorrow Always Belongs To Us, Gothenburgh Art Museum, Gothenburgh, Sweden
2007 The teardrop explodes, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Schwaz, Austria
2007 Winter 07, Galleri Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Volta Show, with Galerie Adler, Basel, Switzerland
2007 An Archaeology, Zabludowicz Collection: Project Space 176, London, UK
2007 Into the Woods, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany
2007 Three Part Harmony: Definition, Delicacy, and Detail in Drawing, Curator’s Office, Washington, USA
2007 Je suis une bombe, Von der Heyd Museum, Wuppertal / Kunsthalle Barmen, Germany
2007 Reduce to max, Roemerapotheke, Zurich, Switzerland
2006 The Icelandic Painting since 1980, Icelandic Art Museum, Reykavik, Iceland
2006 The square root of drawing, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2006 The Un-Homely, Galerie Adler, New York, USA
2006 The Apostles Clubhouse, Reykjavik Art Museum/Hafnarhús, Iceland
2006 Contemporary Video Art From Iceland, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
2006 The Open Eye Club, The Project Rooms, Glasgow, Scotland
2006 Eine Szene, in der Kunst entsteht: Iceland, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, Germany
2006 Linie Plastik, Dina4 Projekte, Munich, Germany
2005 The trap and the Rope, The Jail, Glasgow, Scotland
2005 The Zoo Art fair with The Great Unsigned, London Zoo, UK
2005 Craving your indulgence, The Great unsigned, London, UK
2005 Berlinvasion with Klink and Bank, Berliner Liste, Berlin, Germany
2005 Lys over Lolland, Sukkkerfabrikken, Lolland, Denmark
2005 TIVOLI, Árnesinga Art Museum, Hveragerdi, Iceland
2005 Where the Wild Things Are, UTS Gallery, Sidney, Australia
2005 BLOC, The County Hall Gallery, London, UK
2004 Noonday Demons, CCA – Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland
2004 The Winter Mass, The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
2004 The Other People Show, Three Colts Gallery, London, UK
2004 Dreams of Dystopia, Klink and Bank, Reykjavik, Iceland


Zabludowicz Art Trust , London,UK
Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
JoMo Art Collection, Belgium
The Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
Vicky Hughes and John Smith, London,UK
Sammlung Reydan Weiss, Essen, Germany


2015 Professional Artist Salaries, 6 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland
2014 Creative Scotland, Grant towards the exhibition Sniffer at the Glasgow International and ASÍ Art Museum.
2014 Icelandic Art Center, Grant towards the exhibition Sniffer at the Glasgow International and ASÍ Art Museum.
2014 Professional Artist Salaries, 6 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland
2013 Professional Artist Salaries, 3 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland
2012 Icelandic Art Centre,Traveling grant towards the exhibition Emotional Blackmail, KWAG, Kitchener-Waterloo,Canada
2012 Kunsthalle Krems, Artist grant and 3 months residency at AIR Krems, Austria
2011 Professional Artists Salaries, 6 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland
2011 Icelandic Art Centre, Traveling grant towards the exhibition Emotional Blackmail, SAA Gallery, Alberta, Canada.
2010 Myndstef,Traveling grant towards a solo exhibition at Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
2009 SIM, Traveling grant towards a screening at the Rome film festival
2009 SIM, Traveling grant towards a screening at the Venice Biannale´s satellite program
2008 Professional Artists Salaries, 12 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland.
2008 Icelandic Art Centre , Grant towards a show at Gothenburg Art Museum
2007 Creative Development Grant, The Scottish Arts Council
2007 Myndstef, Grant towards a solo show in New York, Iceland
2006 The Woolen Glove, Artist Award, The Icelandic Art Academy
2006 SIM, Traveling Grant for a solo show in Galerie Clark, Montreal
2005 Svavar Gudnason and Asta Eiriksdottir, Painting Grant, The Icelandic Art Museum
2005 SIM, Traveling Grant for Berliner Liste
2005 Minningarsjodur Margretar, Artist Grant


Selected publications

2014 SNIFFER, with Erica Eyres, Glasgow, Scotland
2013 9 FINGERS, Self published and launched at The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow/ and published by ÞOKA Gallery, Reykjavík
2012 – 33 – , Kling and Bang Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2011 Íslensk Listasaga/Icelandic Art History, Icelandic Art Museum, Forlagið, Reykjavík,Iceland
2010 The Sourcebook of Contemporary Illustration, Harper Collins, UK
2009 Icelandic Art Today, Hatje Cantz, Germany

2005 Disko Trance from Beyond, with artist Ásdis Sif Gunnarsdóttir at Klink and Bank, Reykjavik, Iceland and Liste, Berlin
2002 Malfur Skinnytoe, a puppet performance with musician Kira Kira and the Icelandic Kitchen Motors,
ICA, London, England; Tjarnarbio, Reykjavik, Iceland; The Blanc Canvas, Leeds, England