Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center

Recipients

2016

Travel Grants

First allocation

Arnar Ásgeirsson

Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir

Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir

Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson

Elín Hansdóttir

Emma Heiðarsdóttir

Eva Ísleifsdóttir

Finnbogi Pétursson

Freyja Reynisdóttir

Guðmundur Thoroddsen

Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir

Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir

Klængur Gunnarsson

Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson

Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson

Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir

 

Second allocation

Alexandra Litaker

Andrea Ágústa Aðalsteinsdóttir

Baldvin Einarsson

Freyja Eilíf Logadóttir

Heiðrún Gréta Viktorsdóttir

Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir

Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir

Katrín Elvarsdóttir

Kristín Rúnarsdóttir

Marta María Jónsdóttir

Ragnar Kjartansson

Rebecca Erin Moran

The Pro Artibus Foundation

Una Margrét Árnadóttir

 

Third allocation

Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir

Ásthildur B. Jónsdóttir

Bjarki Bragason

Freyja Eilíf Logadóttir

Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson

Kristján Steingrímur Jónsson

Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir

Sigrún Guðmundsdóttir

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson

 

 

 

2015

Travel Grants

First Allocation

Bjarki Bragason

Gjörningaklúbburinn/The Icelandic Love Corporation

Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir

Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir a.k.a. Shoplifter

Institut für moderne Kunst Nürnberg v. sýningar Helga Þorgils Friðjónssonar

Jón Sæmundur Auðarson

Kristín Rúnarsdóttir

Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir

Steingrímur Eyfjörð

Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir

 

Second allocation

Arnar Ásgeirsson

Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson

Einar Garibaldi Eiríksson

Erling T.V. Klingenberg og Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir

Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir

Jeannette Castioni

Katrín Friðriks

Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art v. sýningar Katrínar Sigurðardóttur

Sigrún Gunnarsdóttir

Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson

Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir

 

Third allocation

Arnar Ásgeirsson

Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir

Culturescapes, v. þátttöku 20 myndlistarmanna í hátíðinni

Guðný Kristmannsdóttir

Halldór Ásgeirsson

Helgi Gíslason

Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir

Kristján Loðmfjörð

Markús Þór Andrésson og Dorothée Kirch

Mireya Samper

Sara Björnsdóttir

 

2014

Project Grants:

Bjarki Bragason for his exhibitions Past Understandings at KHM and Desire Ruin at NHM

 

Haraldur Jónsson  for his solo exhibition THE BRANCUSI EFFECT  at Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, Austria.

 

Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir for her collaborative work with Erica Eyes, SNIFFER. The work is part of the The Glasgow International Festival 2014 and will also be shown in Reykajvik at the ASÍ Museum.

 

Tumi Magnússon, Ráðhildur Ingadóttir, Ingólfur Arnasson, Ívar Valgarðsson, Kristinn Harðarson, Sólveig Aðalsteindóttir for the exhibition Nasajón at Peacock Visual Arts, Centre for Contemporary Art, Aberdeen, Scotland.

 

Travel Grants:

Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir for participating in the exhibition “ice ice baby” with ON SITE in Vienna.

 

Bryndis Björnsdóttir for the performance work MAID OF HONOR part of the Perfomative Labour-ism project at the  Centre for Art and Urbanistics (ZK/U),Berlin.

 

Daniel Claus ReuterDodda Maggý and Sigurþór Hallbjörnsson/Spessi for participating in the exhibition Pushing Reality at Grundemark Nilsson Gallery in Berlin.

 

Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir, Helgi Þórsson, Helga Páley Friðþjófsdóttir, Hrönn Gunnarsdóttir and Sigmann Þórðarson for participating in the project Tricycle, that is a three party exhibition exchange between artist-driven galleries in Scandinavia, Kunstschlager (Iceland), Galleria Huuto (Finnland) and studio 44 (Sweden). The group from Kunstschlager exhibited at Galleria Huuto in Helsinki, Finnland.

 

Heimir Björgúlfsson for his part of the group exhibition ” Uber bodies ” Group Exhibition of Hydra School Projects on the island of Hydra in Greece.

 

Kolbrún Ýr Einarsdóttir for her residency at gallery 13m in Berlín, working at her research project  and exhibition IMMOBILIZERS in collaboration with Erla Silfá Þorgrímsdóttir.

 

Rakel McMahon for the exhibition VIEW OF MOTIVATION  at Nau Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. The project  looks at the social, physical, emotional and sociological factors of the game of football and is curated by Ingunn Eyþórsdóttir.

 

Sigurður Alti Sigurðsson  for his residency at Fugitif in Leipzig, and the production of three exhibitions; International exhibition in held in Leipzig in April , “Our House in the Middle of the Street” in the Galerie OU in Marseille in May and a solo exhibition at Fugitif in Leipzig at the end of June.

 

Sindri Leifsson and for his part in the Perfomative Labour-ism project, examining the notions of Labour, Stage and Performance. The premises and public park of the Centre for Art and Urbanistics (ZK/U),Berlin, form the basis for this on-going performative project which depicts productive embodiments in producing processes.

 

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson for “Man Hat Bridge” a guided tour performance in collaboration with the Barber Shop, Lisbon.

 

Úlfur Karlsson for his time in residence at Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin in June and July.

 

 

2013

Major Grants:

 

Orri Jónsson for his solo exhibition INTERIORS at the Robert Morat Gallerie in Hamburg, Germany

 

Kunst-Werke Institue for Contemporary Art in Berlin for the solo exhibition, ONE ROOM ONE YEAR, of Elín Hansdóttir at KW

 

Útúrdúr for the publication “Decade” by the honorary artist of Sequences, real time art festival,  Gretar Reynisson. Along side the presentation of the publication Gretar exhibited new work in Útúrdúr that had never before been exhibited.

 

Karl Ómarsson for his solo exhibition We are Both Imagining Things at the Gallery Chosun 

 

Tanya Toft for the participation of Birta Guðjónsdóttir, Egill Sæbjörnsson and Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir in the exhibiton Nordic Outbreak an exhibition of over 30 moving image artworks by established and emerging contemporary Nordic artists curated for public space.

 

Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson for exhibiting with RAKETA in the exhibition “There is a visitor # 13” within the State Darwin Museum in Moscow as part of the 5th Moscow Biennial.

 

Claudia Hausfeld for her residency stay in Halle  in Schlieren, Switzerland and her project Memory that she works on during that stay.

 

Kling & Bang Gallery for the exhibition Pyramid Solitaire, an exhibition of new works by Daníel Björnsson, Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson, Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir, Anna Hrund Másdóttir, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir and Magnús Sigurðarson at the artist run space Dimensions Variable in Miami. Pyramid Solitaire is a two part program titled Importing/Exporting Attitudes, a collaboration between Dimensions Variable, Miami and Kling & Bang, Reykjavik. The second part of the project takes place at Kling & Bang, Reykjavik the following year.

 

Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir for her solo show  “render & react, approach to a subconscious sensory system”  at the MAI (Montreal Arts  Interculturel)

 

Kunstschlager for the participation of Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Baldvin Einarsson, Claudia Hausfeld, Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir, Helgi Þórssona og Sindri Leifsson in the Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm 2014.

 

Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson for a solo exhibition at the Galerie Tatjana Pieters  as part of The Big Draw festival in Gent, Belgium.  Project organized by KUNSTWERK, CIRCA og S.M.A.K. í Gent. 

 

Jóhanna Kristjbjörg Sigurðardóttir for a solo exhibition in Gallery MariondeCannière, Andtwerp, Belgium

 

Travel Grants:

 

12th Lyon Biennial for the participation of Erró and Gabríela Friðriksdóttir

 

Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir for opening of solo exhibition Keep Frozen at De-Construkt, Brooklyn, NYC

 

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson for exhibiting in the Pavillion of Lithuania at the 55th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia

 

Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir for participating in the “EXPANSION”, 10 year anniversary show of the Europist at the Siemens Art Gallery, Istanbul

 

2012

Major Grants:

 

The Living Art Museum for the participation in the Armory Show in New York. The Armory Show focused this year on art from the Nordic countries.

 

Örn Alexander Ámundason for the musical performance “Kreppa” at the Armory Show in New York.

 

Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir & Erling Klingenberg for two solo exhibitions in Hamburg and Copenhagen.

 

Liverpool Biennial for the production of a new work by Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson shown in the Biennale 2012.

 

Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir a.k.a. Shoplifter for a solo show at the Clock Tower Gallery in New York.

 

Guðjón Bjarnason for a solo show at Lalit Kala art museum in New Dehli, India.

 

Huginn Þór Arason for an exhibition at Utah Art Center and a residency at the Birth Creek Residency.

 

Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson for a solo show at contemporary art center in Corsica, FRAC Corse.

 

2011

Major Grants:

 

Birta Guðjónsdóttir

for the project Nordic Art Today in St. Petursborg, Russia.

 

Egill Sæbjörnsson

for his residency at the Watermill Center. He developend the performance “The Mind” with Marica Moraes during his stay from April 25 throught May 11, 2011.

 

Elín Hansdóttir

for the book about her installation “Path” that was last installed at the Wood Street Galleries in Pittsburgh, USA. The book is published by Crymogea.

 

Gabríela Fridriksdóttir, Valdimar Jóhannsson and Erna Ómarsdóttir

for their participation in Contour 2011, 5th Biennial of Moving Image from August 27 through October 30, 2011.

 

Haraldur Jónsson

for his participation in the exhibition “Frontiers of Another Nature, Contemporary Photography from Iceland” at the Frankfurter Kunstverein from August 19 through October 16, 2011.

 

Ingunn Fjola IngþórsdóttirDavíð Örn Halldórsson and Baldur Geir Bragason

for their participation at the 5th Prague Biennial from May 19 through september 11, 2011.

 

Pétur Thomsen

for the book “Imported Landsacpe”, published by Kehrer Verlag.

 

Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir

for her installation Borders in Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, NYC in from March 24 through September 08, 2011.

 

 

Útúrdúr

the bookshop and publisher took part in the New York Art Book Fair 2011 at PS1, NYC.

 

 

Small Grants:

 

Bjargey Ólafsdóttir

Eva Isleifsdottir

Eygló Harðardóttir

Guðmundur Thoroddsen

Guðný Kristmannsdóttir

Guðrún Hrönn Ragnarsdottir

Gunndís Ýr Finnbogadóttir

Halldór Arnar Úlfarsson

Jeanette Castioni

Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir

Þórdís Jóhannesdóttir

 

 

2010

Major Grants:

 

Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir and Hrafnkell Sigurdsson

for their participation in the Liverpool Biennial in the fall of 2010.

 

Kling and Bang

for the participation in the exhibition “No Soul for Sale” in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern.

 

Unnar Örn Jónasson Audarson

for exhibitions in London and Bucharest.

 

Jonatan Habib Enquist

for the exhibition titled “Iceland – The Nordic 3rd World Country”.

 

Harpa Árnadóttir

for an exhibition in Göteborgs Konstförening and the publication of a catalogue.

 

Sara Björnsdóttir

for an exhibtion at Kulturpalast Wedding.

 

Ásmundur Ásmundsson

for the publication of the book “Rædur 1999-2009”, published by Útúrdúr.

 

Spontenaous support:

 

Ingibjörg Magnadóttir and Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson

for the publication of the catalogue “Little Constellations”.

 

Egill Sæbjörnsson

for a solo exhibition at Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt, Germany.

 

Heimir Björgúlfsson

for the participation in the Biennial for International Light Art “Open light in private spaces” in Ruhr, Germany.

 

Geirþrúður Finnbogadóttir Hjörvar

for the participation in the Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson

or the participation in the exhibition “Little Constellation”in Milan, Italy.

 

Etienne de France

or the participation in the Image International Festival in Manizales in Colombia.

 

Bjargey Ólafsdóttir

for a solo exhibition at BRAC in New York, USA.

 

María Kjartansdóttir

for the participation in the exhibition “Pursuit of Happiness” in Poland.

 

Indíana Auðunsdóttir

for an exhibition at Stanspoint Gallery í London, UK.

 

Alex Zaklynski

for the realization of the Remake project in Bratislava, Slovakia.

 

Waterside Project Space

for an exhibition entitled ‘Exit Architecture’ at Waterside Project Space, London, UK including works from Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Egill Sæbjörnssen, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Anna Ostoya, Katja Strunz and Karim Noureldin.

 

Eva Ísleifsdóttir

for the exhibition “Where Land and Sea Meet” in Denmark.

 

Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir

for an exhibition at 111 a space for contemporary art in Berlin, Germany.

 

Hlynur Hallsson

for two exhibitons in Berlin and Kiel in Germany.

 

Rakel McMahon og Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir

for the participation in the Alternative Art Fair í Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Guðjón Bjarnason

for the participation in the Lodz Bieniall in Lodz, Poland.

 

 

2009

Darri Lorenzen

for the publication “Reframing the Open Archive: A Live Show” (working title).

 

Gudrún Kristjánsdóttir

for the publication “Ad lesa land / Reading a land”. The project will be published in Icelandic and English by the Icelandic publishing house “Gudrún”.

 

Helgi Thorgils Fridjónsson and Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson

for their exhibition project at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

 

Helgi Thórsson

for his participation at Momentum Festival in Moss, Norway.

 

The Living Art Museum

for their publication on the institution’s history.

 

Kling & Bang

for their “Sirkus” project at DIA Art Center iní New York (200.000) and the festival “Subvision” in Hamburg.

 

2008

Icelandic Love Corporation

for their participation in The international Biennial „10 days on the Island“ í Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 25.March – 5.Apríl 2009. CAST gallery – Tasmania´s leading contemporary art space – will be the host of ILC’s project.

 

Birta Gudjónsdóttir

for presenting works Gudný Rosa Ingimarsdóttir, Haraldur Jónsson, Hreinn Frídfinnsson in an exhibition project of Icelandic and Japanese artists in Ise Foundation, New York, USA.

 

Halldór Ásgeirsson

for a publication with on his projects of the past years.

 

Kling og Bang

for the participation in Frieze Projects in London in September 2008.

 

Katrín Elvarsdóttir

for a solo exhibtion in The Point of view gallery in Chelsea New York, USA. In May 2009.

 

Sigga Björg Sigurdardóttir and Hladgerdur Íris Björnsdóttir

for participation in „Tomorrow Always Belongs to us“ a group show with new Nordic Painting in Götaborgs Kunsthall in Sweden , 30. May– 6. June 2008.

 

Magnús Árnason

for a performance project at LISTE – The Young Art Fair in Basel Swizerland in June 2008.

 

Ólafur Ólafsson & Libia Castro, Margrét Blöndal and Ragnar Kjartansson

for the participation at Manifesta 7, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art in Trentino – Alto Adige in Italy.

 

Ransú, Gudrún Vera Hjartardóttir, Helgi Hjaltalín Eyjólfsson, Hlynur Hallsson and Thorvaldur Thorsteinsson

for their exhibition „Equivalence“ in the Rupe Museum in Dubrovnik in Kroatia in July 2008.

 

Kling & Bang

for the participation in Frieze Art Fair in London in September 2008.

 

Ingunn Fjóla Eythórsdóttir

for her solo exhibition in Cuxhaven Kunstverein in Germany.

 

The Weird Girls Project

for their exhibtion in London.

 

Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir

for creating a new video piece in Berlin, Germany.

 

Gudlaug Dröfn Gunnarsdóttir

for her solo exhibition in Premier Regard in Paris 5th. district in september – October 2008.

 

2007

 

Ragna Róbertsdóttir

for her participation in an exhibition in Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona, opening may 26th 2007. Ragna will make site-specific installations and have an artist talk in connection with the opening.

 

Egill Sæbjörnsson

for his participation in the exhibition in Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona and for an exhibition in the Moore Space in Miami.

 

Gudjón Bjarnason

for his private exhibition in Amelie A. Wallace Gallery in New York.

 

Sigrún Ólafsdóttir

for her participation in an international Sculpture exhibition, organized by Luxemburg and Greater region – European community capital of culture 2007.

 

Olga Soffía Bergmann

for her participation in “Camouflash”, an international Visual Arts project in Lodz, Poland.

 

Kristleifur Björnsson

for his participation in – Research and Invention – Investigations with images in Contemporary Photography – , an exhibition of 8 photographers in Fotomuseum Wintherthur, in Wintherthur, Switzerland.

 

Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson

for his participation in the exhibition: Painting Space and Society in Gothenburg’s Kunsthall in Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

Katrín Sigurdardóttir

for her participation in the European Arts Project in Berlin, Germany.

 

Bjargey Ólafsdóttir

for her stay at ISCP in New York, USA.

 

Hildur Bjarnadóttir

for her stay at ISCP in New York, USA.

 

Sigrídur Dóra Jóhannsedóttir

for her stay at the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris, France.

 

Hildur Margrétardóttir

for her stay and workshop in the Malongen studios in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Anna Júlía Fridbjörnsdóttir and Karlotta Blöndal

for publication of “Sjónauki” a bi-lingual arts magazine/book that focuses on Icelandic arts and currents within the Icelandic art world.

 

LoFi productions

for distribution of “Steypa” a film about Icelandic artists. “Steypa is a 70 minute film about Icelandic Artists and their projects filmed in 2004 – 2006.

 

Katrín Sigurdardóttir

for the publication of a catalogue on her work.

 

2006

Ólafur Árni Ólafsson

for his stay in Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

 

Spessi

for the publication of a photography book “Locations”.
Sequences festival

for the publication of a DVD with documentation from the festival.

 

Finnbogi Pétursson

for a sound installation at the Land Foundation in Chiang Mai in Thailand.

 

Rúrí
for participating in Paris Photo 2006.

 

Steingrímur Eyfjörd

for participating in “Dreamlands Burn” in Kunsthalle Budapest in Hungaria.
Kling & Bang

for participating in the Art Brussels Contemporary art fair.

 

Bjargey Ólafsdóttir

for a stay in El Basilisco Residency in Buonos Aires, Argentina.

 

Ransú (Jón Bergmann Kjartansson)

for his stay at ISCP in New York, USA.

 

Eygló Hardardóttir and Sólveig Adalsteinsdóttir

for their stay in Gumusluk Akademie Foundation in Bodrum, Mugla in Turkey in September and October 2006.

 

Katrín Sigurdardóttir

for her solo exhibition in P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, New York, USA.

 

Gabríela Fridriksdóttir

for her solo exhibition in Migros Museum in Zurich, Switzerland, in June and August 2006.

 

Ragnar Kjartansson

for the installation piece “Scandinavian Pain” at the nordic biennial Momentum in Moss, Norway.

 

Birgir Andrésson

for the publication of a book about Helgi Gunnarsson, a farmer in Jökuldalur in Iceland.

The book will be published in May 2006 in connection with Birgirs retrospective exhibition in The National Gallery.

 

FUGL – Reykjavík Project Space

for the publication of a catalogue about the activities of FUGL.

 

2005

KlinK og BanK

for the development and realisation of the Project “KlinK and BanK moves to Berlin”. A group of artists from KlinK and BanK will exhibit and perform in the KlinK and BanK spirit at Berliner Liste Airtfair September/October 2005.

 

The Sculptor’s Association

for participating in “Site Ations” an international cooperation project, starting in September 2005. 8 icelandic artists will participate, in UK, Latwia, Polland and Spain. The Icelandic Artists are; Margrét Blöndal and Ásmundur Ásmundsson, who will exhibit in Polland. Erling Klingenberg and Olga Bergmann have an exhibition in Ireland. Kristinn E. Hrafnsson will exhibit in the UK and Valgerdur Gunnlausdóttir in Latwia. Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir and Gudjón Ketilsson will exhibit in Spain.

 

Steina Vasulka

for the production of work to be shown in October Gallery in London.

 

Erla Haraldsdóttir

for her stay in Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

 

Heimir Björgúlfsson

for “Raid Project” a studio residency in Los Angeles.

 

Hildur Bjarnadóttir

for exhibitions in USA.

 

Kling & Bang

for the publication of a catalogue of the exhibition spacce.

 

Ólöf Nordal

for the Publication of a catalogue on her Art.
Ómar Stefánsson

for the book “Cosmosis”, a cooperation between the artists Ómar and Bjarni Thórarinsson, and the Graphic designer Gudmundur Oddur Magnússon.