Kristján Guðmundsson, biography

Born 1941 in Snæfellsnes, Iceland. Lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

 

EDUCATION

Autodidact

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010

Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Paintings in Gray and White, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California, USA

2009

Listasafn - National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

2006

Blue Transmission, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

2005

New Works, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden

 

Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland

2004

Arkitektur, i8, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Mutation in silence, Galleri Skuggi, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Ný verk, Listasafn Árnesinga, Hveragerdi, Iceland

 

Drawings, Sleeper Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2003

Slunkaríki, ísafjördur, Iceland

 

AP Galerie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Kompan, Akureyri, Iceland

2002

Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

 

Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

2001

Kjarvalsstadir, Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2000

Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland

1999

Galleri i8, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

 

Slunkaríki, Isafjördur, Iceland

1998

Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland

1997

Galleri Ingolfsstraeti 8, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Galleri Gulp, Reykjavík, Iceland

1996

Galleri Saevar Karl, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden

 

Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland

 

Galleri Hulda Ágústdóttir, Reykjavík, Iceland

1995

Slunkaríki , Ísafjördur, Iceland

1994

Galleri F 15, Moss, Norway

 

Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden (retrospective)

 

Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft & Institut für Moderne Kunst, Nürnberg, Germany

 

Gallerí Sævar Karl, Reykjavik, Iceland

1993

Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

 

Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam (cat.), The Netherlands

 

Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (cat.)

 

Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany (retrospective)

 

Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1992

Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland

 

Galerie Miller-Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden (cat.)

 

Galleri II, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

Galleri Gangur, Reykjavik, Iceland

1991

Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt a.M., Germany

 

Slunkariki, Isafjördur, Iceland

 

Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden (cat.)

 

Galerie Dörrie Priess, Hamburg, Germany

 

Gallerí Krókur, Reykjavik, Iceland

1989

Teikningar/drawings 1972-88, Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

 

Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1988

Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

1987

Slunkaríki, Ísafjördur, Iceland

 

Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Drawings and Sculpture, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Kristján Guðmundsson/Andrea Tippel, Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1986

Galerie "A", Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

American Scandinavian Foundation, New York, USA

 

Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1985

Gallerí Guðmundar Árnasonar, Reykjavik, Iceland

1983

ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland

1982

The Red House, Akureyri, Iceland

1981

Safnahúsid, Húsavík, Iceland

 

Ráðhúsið, Dalvik, Iceland

1978

Galleri SÚM, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Library of Ísafjördur, Ísafjördur, Iceland

1975

Seriaal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Galleri SÚM, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Paleis voor Schone kunst, Brussel

 

Kunstmuseum, Luzern, Switzerland

1974

IN-OUT-CENTER, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1973

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

IN-OUT-CENTER, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1972

Galerie 845, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Galleri SÚM, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Galerie 845, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Galerie Balderich, Mönchengladbach, Germany

 

Galerie Fignal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1970

Galleri SÚM, Reykjavík, Iceland

1969

Galleri SÚM, Reykjavík, Iceland

1968

Mokka, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009-10

Carnegie Art Award, Kunsthall Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, Denmark; Listasafn, Reykjavik, Iceland; The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway; 798 Art Space, Beijing, China; Royal College of Art, London, UK; Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland; CIAC, Centre International d’Art Contemporain, Carros/Nice, France

2009

Several Friends, Listasafn - National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

Latte in Watte, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

 

In Deep Water, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

 

ISLANDS+GHETTOS, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany

2008

Degrees North: Six Artists and the Icelandic Landscape, Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture, New York, USA

 

Icelandic Art, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California, USA

 

Lika för lika, Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle, Sweden

2007

Drawing a Tiger, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

 

Im Fluss, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, Germany

2006

In Between - from the collection, The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skarhamn, Sweden

2005

Material Time, Life Time, Work Time, Reykjavík Arts Festival, Gerdasafn, Kópavogur Skyndikynni, Reykjavíkurakademían, Reykjavík, Iceland

2003

Sea and Music, Xiamen, China

2002

BLUE, Place Arte Contemporanea, Cavagnolo, Italy

 

D.R.A. Álafoss, Mosfellsbær, Iceland

2001

D.R.A. Exhibition, City Gallery, Pece, Hungary

 

Drawing Iceland, Galleri 54, Göteborg, Sweden

 

Tegnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway

2000

In the Mirror of Space & Time, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Galleri áhaldahús, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

 

64 N-20 V, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Dieter Roth Akademie, Ackermannshof, Basel, Switzerland

1999

Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany

 

HH 1, Xiamen, China

 

Ainsi de Suite 3, Centre régional d´Art Contemporain, Séte, France

 

Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland

 

Galerie Heinz Holtmann, Köln, Germany (Hommage á Dieter Roth)

 

NORD LB Galerie, Braunschweig, Germany (Hommage á Dieter Roth)

 

Gallerí i8, Reykjavík, Iceland (Stockholm Art Fair)

 

Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden (Basel Art Fair)

 

Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany

1998

Ground, Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria; Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland

 

Galerie Peter Lidner, Vienna, Austria

 

Losse werken, rake klappen, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

10 years 1988-1998, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

1997

Absence/Presence, Kópavogur Art Museum, Ground, Ground, Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney, UK

 

Jahresmuseum 1997, Kunsthaus, Mürzzuschlag, Austria

1996

(Antarctica) Brahma, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria

 

AQUELO, The Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki, Finland

1995

La Hora del Norte, Centro Cultural del Conde Duque, Madrid; Pia Almoina, Barcelona, Spain

 

Art Festival, Seyðisfjördur, Iceland

 

AQUELO, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria

 

Galerie d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

1994

Ludwig Gosewitz und seine isländische Freunde, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany

 

Juxtaposition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

1992

Das steinerne Licht, Ostee-Biennale 1992, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany

 

Art Festival, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjördur, Iceland

 

Kunst, Europa-Island, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

 

Borealis V, Porin taidemuseo, Pori, Finland

 

Trans / Mission, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden

 

We won´t party alone, St. Gallen Kunstverein, St. Gallen, Switzerland

 

Von angesicht zu angesicht, Gegenwartskunst aus dem Osteseeraum, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Stadtgalerie im Sophienhof, Kiel, Germany;

 

Kunsthalle Latvija, Riga, Latvia; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Kunst-Werke Berlin, Germany

1990

The 8th Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia

 

Northlands, The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK

 

The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

 

Noli me tangere, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Sion, Switzerland

 

The Art of Drawing, Kunsterns Hus, Oslo, Norway

 

End of the Century, Museum for Decorative Arts, Moscow, Russia

 

Bridges, Persons & Lindell Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

 

Threshold, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway

 

Worlds 90, Joensuun Art Museums, Finland

 

11 cities, 11 nations, Friesland Hal, Leeurwarden, The Netherlands

 

Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Sion, Switzerland

1989

Resource Kunst, Akademie der Künste West-Berlin; Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Germany

 

SÚM 1965-72, The Municipal Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

The Living Art Museum 10th anniversary, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

1988

Reykjavík Arts Festval, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík (with Donald Judd & Richard Long), Iceland

 

Både /och, The Nordic Arts Center, Sveaborg, Helsinki, Finland

1987

Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark

 

Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (with John M. Armleder & Arno Van der Mark), The Netherlands

1986

Bone in a cold oven, The Nordic Arts Center, Sveaborg, Helsinki, Finland

1985

Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Konst i Norden, The Nordic Arts Center, Sveaborg, Helsinki, Finland

 

A nordic quintessence, ASF Gallery, New York, USA

 

Nordisk Konstförbundt 40 år, Icelandic artists books, Iceland

1984-86

Time – The 4th Dimension,Societé des Espositions du palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium; Geneva, Switzerland; Mannheim, Germany; Humlebæk, Denmark and London, UK (travelling exhibition)

1984

ICELAND: The art revealed, Franklin Furnace, New York, USA

 

10 visitors, Reykjavík Arts Festival, Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavík, Iceland

1983

The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland

1982

La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (with Jón Gunnar Árnason)

1981

The Red House, Akureyri, Iceland (with Sigrídur Gudjónsdóttir)

 

Malmoe, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

1978-79

Elva moderna islänska konstnärer, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

1977

Ca va? Ca va?, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1975

Galerie Waalkens, Finsterwolde, The Netherlands

 

Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland

1974

H2O, travelling exhibiton, St. Nikolaj Kirkje, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Frans Hals Museum , Haarlem, The Netherlands

1973

8e biennale de Paris, Musée d´Art Moderne, Paris, France

 

Omaha Flow System, Joslin Art Museum, Omaha, USA

1972

SÚM, Reykjavík Art Festival, Galleri SÚM, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Communications, Gallery Inhibodress, Sidney

 

IN-OUT-CENTER, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1971

SÚM IV, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

SÚM II & SÚM III, Galleri SÚM, Reykjavík, Iceland

1968

Nordisk Ungdomsbiennale, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

 

COLLECTIONS

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

National Gallery of Iceland, Iceland

Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium

City of Espoo, Finland

B.K.R., Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Stadisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Safn, Reykjavik, Iceland

Saastamoinen Foundation, Helsinki, Finland

Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Puteaux, France

Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Skjerstad Kommune, Norway

Frankel Foundation, Michigan, USA

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Nicole Pollentier: “Degrees North: Six Artists and the Icelandic Landscape”, www.bard.edu.ccs, 2008

Annie Bardon: “Repetition and Difference”, Kristján Guðmundsson, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Nürnberg, 1993

Hannelore Kersting: “Zeichnungen von Kristján Guðmundsson und die Brisanz der Leere”, Kristján Guðmundsson, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, 1993

Tom Sandqvist: “The Landscape of Becoming – Kristján Guðmundssons Critical Moment”, Recent Works by Kristján Guðmundsson, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, 1992

Halldór Björn Runólfsson: “Simple Reflections on Kristján Guðmundssons Art”, Borealis V, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland

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