Magnús Sigurdarson

Born  27th. oct.1966

 

Ćgisgata 26 kj. 101 Reykjavik

Tel+354 698 2007  +354 551 2137

e-mail maggi@hlemmur.is maggi@zetor,is 

 

 

Education

 

1997       MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Jersey

 

1992       BFA in Mixed Media The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts, Reykjavik

 

1988      Studies in Renaissance Art Studio Cecil and Graves Florence, Italy

 

1987       Studies in Industrial Design The Industrial College of Reykjavik

 

1986       Degree in Nature Science The College of Hamrahlid, Reykjavik

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2002       Installation   Suck/Suckle   at Galleri Hlemmur

 

2001          Installation   Storm   at Galleri Hlemmur

 

Public artwork   2001   in The Pond, Reykjavik center

Public art programm artist on the corner

 

It´s more than magnificient, it´s mediocre

Public art and private life statement in New Brunswick, New Jersey

 

1999       Maggógabb ehf   Galleri 101 Shopping, Reykjavik

 

Crumbled Classics   Galleri Gangur, Reykjavik

organizer Helgi Ţorgils Fridjonsson

 

1999       Artists on the Verge of Something   The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

 

1997       Installation   Meadow   Gallery Tree, New Brunswick, New  Jersey

 

1996       Installations   Hall of Physical Reality    and    Willy come Home   MGSA Art Galleries,

New Brunswick, New Jersey

organizers Laureen Ewing and Toby Mclennan

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

 

2002          Selected artists from the contemporary exhibition space Gallerí Hlemmur

Gerdarsafn Municipal Museum of Kópavogur

 

Riverrun    a Rooftop exhibition, 17 Star & Gartes Mansions, London

organizers David Marques and Ólöf Björnsdóttir

 

MHR 30    The Sculpture Guild anniversary, Reykjavík Municipal Museum, Hafnarhús

curator Auđur Ólafsdóttir and Eiríkur Ţorláksson

 

Second Flash   Kozelites gallery, Pčcs, Hungary

Organized by Varrita

 

don   Chinati Foundation Marfa, Texas

organizer Hlynur Hallson

       

All Aboard   The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

organizer Garđar Rúnarsson

 

2000          Group Exhibition   in Skaftfell, Seydisfjördur, Iceland

organizer Garđar Rúnarsson

 

It´s more than magnificient, it´s mediocre

Public art and private life statement in Camp Lejre, Denmark

organizer Steinunn Helgadóttir

 

Translight 2000 multi media performance   Trans-Stein

For the Polyphony alternative festival at the Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

 

2000       Pictures in an Exhibition   Egilsstađir, Iceland

organizer Steingrímur Eyfjörđ Kristmundsson

 

Kunst ohne Raus / Art without Drugs   Stadtmitt Galleri, Hannover

Group exhibition of Icelandic visual artists

 

Helsinki, Cultural Capital of Europe 2000

The multi media group Translight 2000 on the Light Festival Club Lux

Multi media happening   Photosynthesis   at Maakasiinet, Helsinki

 

Reykjavík, Cultural Capital of Europe 2000

The multi media group Translight 2000 on the Light Festival Northern Light

The Basement of techno club Café Thomsen, the darkest spot in Reykjavik

Multi media happening   Photosynthesis

 

Reykjavík, Cultural Capital of Europe 2000

The Best Hlemmur in The World

The work   Clockwork Yellow

Curators Hlynur Helgason and Ţóroddur Bjarnason

 

Shopping and Fucking at The Living Art Museum

The Installation   The Cliché is The Ultimate Expression

                Collaboration between the EGG Theater and The Living Art Museum

 

Inventing Iceland   gallery articule, Montreal, Canada

curator Kevin Kelly

 

1999       Icelandic Bone in a Swedish Sock   Galleri 54, Göteborg, Sweden

organizers Fröydi Lazslo and Magus Sigurdarson in collaboration with art

critique Halldór Björn Runólfsson

 

1998       The Igloo has landed   Galleri Villa Minimo, Hannover, Germany

organizer Hlynur Hallsson

 

Riesenalk-holiker   OFKunstraum Frankfuhrt am Main, Germany

curator Jürgen Georg Wolfstaedter

 

Station to Station   Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

Exhibition with artists from Hungary, Switzerland and Iceland

curators Bercsik Barnbas and Halldór B. Runolfsson

 

1997       Wrong Place/Right Time   Gallery Double Pleasure, New York

curator Giovanni Garcia Fenech

 

Iceland Minor   Population 4 Gallery DUMBO, New York

curator Magnus Sigurdarson

 

To Hell With All of Us   International Gallery of Snorri Asmundsson, Akureyri

Group exhibition with American and Icelandic artists

 

Art Star   MFA exhibition 420 West Broadway, New York

organizer Guy Smit

 

Crosscut   Gallery Calculator, New York

curator Giovanni Garcia Fenech

 

1996       New York/Nylo,   10 islanders in New York The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

Exhibition with artists from Puerto Rico and Iceland

curator Ingibjörg Jóhannesdóttir

 

1994       Outlawed   50 Northern Light-YearsThe Shad Thames Galleries, Butlers Wharf, London,

organizer Jakob Frímann Magnússon

 

 

Grants and Awards

 

2002       Artist Residency Program The Nordic Artists' Centre in Dale, Dalso, Norway

                                                                                              

2001          The Visual Arts Stipend Fond. Ministry of Education and Culture, Iceland

 

2002       The Visual Arts Travelling Grant. Ministry of Education and Culture, Iceland

        for a Artists Symposium in Pécs, Hungary

 

2000       The Icelandair Cultural Award

 

1998       The American Scandinavian Cultural Award, New York

awarded by Vibeke Steineger president and Charles Jones organizer

 

1994       Teaching Assistantship Rutgers University, New Jersey

 

1994       A Fulbright Grant for studies towards an MFA degree in USA,

 

 

Selected Appearances

 

2002       Instructor at the Icelandic Art Academy

 

2001          Visiting Artist Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University New Jersey

 

Instructor at the Icelandic Art Academy

 

Lecture at the Icelandic Art Academy

 

1998       Slide Lecture Musée d´art American Giverny, France

 

1997       Visiting Artist Albright Museum Connecticut

 

Visiting Artist, Suffolk University Boston

organizer Paul Andrade

 

Interview in The New York Times November 16th and December 29th

In connection to the exhibition Iceland Minor population 4 in Brooklyn

 

 

Selected Performances

 

2000       Progress political performance Living Art Museum Reykjavik

 

1998       Choirboy performance in Gallery Double Pleasure, New York

curator Giovanni Garcia Fenech

 

1996       Dances With Willy and Viking Odour Deodorant

Video screening, Knitting Factory, New York

organizer Laureen Ewing

 

Outside the frame Geoffrey Hendricks and his Gang of Flux, for

The Full Moon and It was a bright and sunny day,

Fluxus Festival at Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York

 

1994       Selected Fluxus works of performer Geoffrey Hendrickes, The Archives,

New York

 

1990       EXODUS, Television Performance, The Icelandic Broadcasting

Services, Reykjavik