Curriculum vitae


                                                Bjargey Ólafsdóttir

                                                born 1972 in Reykjavík, Iceland

                                                languages: Icelandic,English,Spanish, Swedish and Danish





2000                                        University of Photography and Film, Gothenburg, Sweden                 

1997-2002                               Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, mixed media department, (film and photography)

1996-1997                               University of Art and Design, Photography department, Helsinki, Finland

1996 feb, mars                        Winchester School of Art and Design, England, fine Art                      

1994-1995                                              Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, Facultad de Bellas artes                                 

1992-1996                               Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, painting and mixed media departments



                                                Selected Solo exhibitions

2003                                        “Flying/dying” Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur, Iceland

2000                                        "Furs and emotions", installation, Galleri Nema Hvað, Reykjavík, Iceland

2000                                        "Blondes in Paris" installation,, Reykjavík, Iceland

1999                                        “False teeth” film and photographs, Alagalleria, Helsinki, Finland

1998                                        “False teeth”  film and photographs, The Living art museum, Reykjavík, Iceland


Selected group exhibitions

2003                                        “New times in Icelandic photography” Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2003                                        “Totally Motivated” Kunstverein Munchen, Germany

2003                                        “The Photographic gesture”Minnesota Center of Photography, Minneapolis, USA

2002                                        “Icelandic photography retrospective” Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia

2002                                        “Man and city” Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2002                                        “The Tiger and the Polarbear, “Creepy-evil-gay (the bebop kid) galleri Sævar Karl, Reykjavík, Iceland

2002                                        “Opening hours” Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

2002                                        “Populated” IASPIS galleriet, Stockholm, Sweden

2001                                        “Die Macht der Gewohnheit” WUK Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria

2001                                        "Blick",  films, The Modern art museum, Stockholm, Sweden

2001                                        "Blick", films  Nifca galleries, Helsinki Finland

2001                                        "Printemps de Septembré a Toulouse"  film and photographs, Toulouse, France

2001                                        "Tiger and polarbear", installation, Slunkaríki, Ísafjörður, Iceland

2001                                        "Performances"  performance, The Living art museum, Reykjavík

2001                                        "Bitch"  photographs, The Yellow house, Reykjavík

2001                                        "Ready mades in the Yellow House" ready mades, The Yellow House, Reykjavík, Iceland

2001                                        "The future is now" part of the exhibition"Vision and reality" Louisiana museum of modern art,  Denmark

2001                                        "The future is now"  films, Nifca galleries, Helsinki, Finland

2000                                        "Open/Closed"  photograph,, Reykjavík, Iceland

2000                                        "a5 guests" Performance with Ragnar Kjartansson, Bergrummet under Sophiakyrkan, Stockholm, Sweden

2000                                        "Le(s) Nord(s)"  films, Batofar, Paris

2000                                        "a5 invitational" Stockholm, Reykjavík, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen,                

2000                                        "MARS"Glassbox, installation,  Paris, France

2000                                        "Emotions, influence...." paintings, the Yellow house, Reykjavík, Iceland

2000                                        Stockholm Art Fair, presented by Galleri 1% from Denmark

1998                                        “Muu-media festival”  films, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

1998                                        “Northern poles” film, MS-Stubnitz, Stockholm, Sweden

1998                                        “In the air” photographs, Kuvataideakatemia gallery, Helsinki, Finland

1998                                        “Northern wilderness” photographs, Oxford University Press gallery, England

1998                                        “Private parking” films, Ateneum, Helsinki, Finland

1996                                        “Documenta Gúlp”  innstallation, The Living art museum, Iceland


                                                Film projects

2003                                        My  Duvet, DV, 1 min for the Euroscreen project

1998                                        False teeth, 16mm, 3.45 min

1998                                        Jean 16mm, 4 min

1997                                        Sköna morgnar i Jönköpping, digital, 4 min


                                                Other projects

2003                                        “Disturbances”Symposium of sound,space and movement. Music as structure,  a workshop with the composer Bernhard Lang and the coreographer Xavier le Roy

2003                                        “I want to be a DJ” project for Kunstverein in Munich in cooperation with GIGOLO records.

2003                                        “Euroscreen” a pan european video project

2002                                        “The Projects” A large scale installation concisting of 12 containers, male choir, dj, 3 film-projections, slides-show and a ghost-sculpture, made escpecially for the annual cultural night of the city of Reykjavik, sponsored by the shipping company SAMSKIP.

2001                                        "It Sounds like art" Performance wih Melkorka Huldudóttir and the band Chiahuahua in the Modern Art Museum in Stockholm

2001                                        Panel discussion on performance art with the coreographer Marten Spangberg and  the artistCatti Brandelius in the
                                                Modern Art Museum in Stockholm

2001                                        Panel discussion on Film and Videon in art in the Modern Art Musum in Stockholm

2000                                        Reykjavík Cultural Capital, A theater installation called "I cought a vampire in Sweden"

2000                                        Curated a french  art-film festival in the Yellow house, Reykjavík, Iceland

2000                                        Curating the filmprogram "Kvikar myndir" in The Living art museum in Iceland in cooperation with Böðvar Bjarki Pétursson, a program consisting of around 100 art and                           

short-films as well as computer games.


                                                Selected Film festivals

1999                                        Up and Coming filmfestival, Hannover, Germany

1999                                        Reykjavík short-film festival, Reykjavík, Iceland

1999                                        Palm Springs international film festival, USA

1998                                        Aix en Provence international short film festival, France,

1998                                        Blue sea film festival, Rauma, Finland

1998                                        Kill your Darlings, Stockholm, Sweden




2003                                        Production grant for a short film from The Icelandic Film Fund

2003                                        Artist grant  from  the Ministry of Culture and education

2003                                        Ministry of Culture and education, travel grant

2003                                        Sleipnir, travel grant from Nordic institute for contemporary art

2002                                        Skaftfell, cultural center, residency program, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

2002                                        ACC,European studio program Weimar, Germany

2002                                        Sriðuklaustur, residency program, Iceland

2002                                        Ministry of Culture and education, travel grant

2002                                        Straumur, residencie program, Iceland

2001                                        IASPIS, Studio and a grant from NIFCA in Stockholm, Sweden

2001                                        Sleipnir, travel grant from Nordic institute for contemporary art

2001                                        Ministry of Culture and education, travel grant

2000                                        Scolarship from the Ministry of Education, Iceland

2000                                        Sleipnir, travel grant from Nordic institute for contemporary art

2000                                        Ministry of Culture and education, travel grant

1999                                        Kjarvalsstudio, a studio in Cite des Arts in Paris

1999                                        Sleipnir, travel grant from Nordic institute for contemporary art

1997-1998                               CIMO scholarship

1997                                        The Nordic Cultural Fund, The Lucky thirteen project

1996-1997                               ERASMUS stipendium




2002                                        White colours, young art in Iceland,Mueckenschweinverlag, Germany

2002                                        Opening hours, Statens Museum for Kunst, Catalouge

2001                                        Printemps de Septembre-Théatres du Fantastique, Actes Sud, Catalouge

2001                                        Photograps published in the finnish magazine Sti

2000                                        Wrote an article in the nordic art review NU in cooperation with Unnar Jónasson




2003                                        Guest teacher at the Icelandic Art Academy, Reykjavik, Iceland

2002                                        Guest teacher at The Royal Art Academy in Stockholm, Sweden                                                        

2002                                        Guest teacher at  The Arts and industrial university, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden


Represented in Collections

                                                Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

                                                The Icelandic National Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Borås Konstmuseum, Borås, Sweden