┴smundur ┴smundsson  (born 1971) 

 

Education:

 

1994-96           School of Visual Arts (MFA), New York, USA

1990-93           Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts, Reykjavik, Iceland

1989-90           The Art College of Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

2003    Concrete, Gallery Hlemmur, Reykjavik, Iceland

2002    Painting is to Humanity as Sculpture is to Culture, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2001    Your Favorite Picture, The Corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland

2000    Summer is Time, Winter is Space, The Yellow House, Reykjavik, Iceland

Broken Integrities and Other Pieces (with Justin Blaustein), 207 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

            Video Ergo Sum, Gallery Oneoone, Reykjavik, Iceland

1998    Artists on the Verge of Something, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1997    Werner Kalbfleisch┤s Top Ten (AKUSA), Snorri Gallery, Akureyri, Iceland

1995    Asmyndir a Smokka, Mokka, Reykjavik, Iceland

1994    From the Kunstlabrator (with Hlynur Hallson), Deiglan, Akureyri, Iceland

            Two Ladies, Gallery Gluggi, Akureyri, Iceland

1993    Mats and Hides, Gerduberg, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

2002    Hvalreki, Ljosafoss Power Station, Ljosafoss, Iceland

My Body is Over the Ocean, Alma Lov Museum, Ostra Amtervik, Sweden

            Akureyri in Art 2, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland

            Get on the Boat, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2001    WUK, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wienna, Austria

            Hver med sinu nefi, Gallery Skuggi, Reykjavik, Iceland

            The Toolbox, Skaftfell, Seydisfjordur, Iceland

            Camp Lejre, The City of Lejre, Lejre, Denmark

            Altered State, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

            Exit, Cable factory, Helsinki, Finland

2000    Thjodveldi, Gerdarsafn, Reykjavik, Iceland

            Art without Inebriation, ESK, Hannover, Germany

            Photosynthesis, Club Lux, Helsinki, Finland

            The Space Within the Space, Ketilh˙si­, Akureyri, Iceland

            At, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

            7/6, Eisenes Haus / Palais Thienfeld, Graz, Austria

            Orgasm 2000, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland

1999    7/6, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

            Icelandic Bone in a Swedish Sock, Gallery 54, Gothenburg, Sweden

1997    The Igloo has Landed", Villa Minimo, Hannover, Germany

            Riesenalk-oholiker, OFKunstraum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

            -30/60+, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

            Stupid Humans (AKUSA), Ron Dickles Fine Arts, Los Angeles, USA

            No Fun, Double Pleasure, New York, USA

1997    Wrong Place, Right Time, Double Pleasure, New York, USA

            Iceland/smaller, Population 4, Gallery Dumbo, New York, USA

To Hell with All of Us, International Gallery of Snorri Asmundsson, Akureyri, Iceland

Vague Pop, Part One: The Miracle Whip, The View Room Exhibitions, New York, USA

1996    The Smurf Problem, Calculator Gallery, New York, USA

            The Most Important Thing in the World: Oasis vs. Blur and Artists who Rock"

            (AKUSA), The (Alternative) Alternative Arts Fair, New York, USA

            Thesum (AKUSA), Visual Arts Gallery, New York, USA

1994    Together at Last, Gallery Greip, Reykjavik, Iceland

            The Art Trio, Deiglan, Akureyri, Iceland

1993    Sixteen Days, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

Own Publications:

 

2002        Hann Dieter (Video)

The Beast (Video)

1998    Are You Talking to Me? (Video) 

1996    Werner Kalbfleischĺs Top Ten  (CD) (AKUSA)

1995    101 Artist's Quotes (Book) and  "12 Postcards" (AKUSA)

 

Selected Performances, Lectures, Radio Shows:

 

2002        Dear Minister of Industry (speech/performance, Ljosafoss Station, Ljosafoss, Iceland

Dear Austrians (speech/performance, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Dear President (speech/performance), Reykjavik City Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland 

2001    Criticism and Space II (lecture/performance), Exit Festival, Helsinki, Finland

2000    Criticism and Space I (AKUSA) (lecture/performance), UC Berkley, Berkley, USA and The Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland

            Photosynthesis, Makasiinet, Helsinki, Finland

Progress (with Magnus Sigur­arson), performance, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1999    Cultura Exotica, Six radio shows on Channel One, Iceland

            Movies in Time, lecture/performance, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland 

            and Gallery 54 Gothenburg, Sweden

1998    Rock og Roll (with Giovanni Garcia-Fenech), performance, Double Pleasure, New York

 

Grants and Awards:

 

2002    The Reykjavik City Stipendium     

2000    The Icelandic Government Stipendium for one year

1993    Award of Excellency from the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts

 

AKUSA is ┴smundur ┴smundsson and Justin Blaustein.