The Icelandic Art Center allocates annually grants to artist and art professionals from Iceland for projects abroad.
Over thirty applications were send in this year and eight of them were awarded a total of 2.500.000 kr.
The Center’s professional committee and two guests review the applications for major grants. The members of the professional committee in 2012 are: Dorothée Kirch, director of the Icelandic Art Center, Ólöf Sigurðardóttir, director of Hafnarborg, the Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture and Fine Art and Hildur Bjarnadóttir, artist. The committees guest were the artists Einar Garibaldi and Eggert Petursson.
The recipients this year are:
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. 500,000 kr.
Örn Alexander Ámundason for the musical performance “Kreppa” at the Armory Show in New York. 500,000 kr.
Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir & Erling Klingenberg for two solo exhibitions in Hamburg and Copenhagen. 300,000 kr.
Liverpool Biennial for the production of a new work byLibia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson shown in the Biennale 2012. 300,000 kr.
Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir a.k.a. Shoplifter for a solo show at the Clock Tower Gallery in New York. 250,000 kr.
Guðjón Bjarnason for a solo show at Lalit Kala art museum in New Dehli, India. 250,000 kr.
Huginn Þór Arason for an exhibition at Utah Art Center and a residency at the Birth Creek Residency. 200,000 kr.
Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson for a solo show at contemporary art center in Corsica, FRAC Corse. 200,000 kr.
from left to right:
Magnea Gunnarsdóttir on behalf of Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir; Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, the chairman of the board of the Living Art Museum; Huginn Þór Arason; Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir; Erling Klingenberg; Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson; Sigurður Ámundason on behalf of Örn Alexander Ámundason; Bjarni Guðjónsson on behalf of Guðjón Bjarnason and Dorothée Kirch