Kristján Guðmundsson, biography

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

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2016
▹ Olympic Drawings, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki

2015
▹ Rappaz Museum, Basel
▹ i8 Gallery, Reykjavik
▹ Marc Straus, New York

2014
▹ Tourist Poems & Olympic Drawings, Gallery Gamma, Reykjavík
▹ Exhibition Seconds, Skúrinn, Reykjavik
▹ Faster and Slower and Cause and Consequence, Safn Berlin

2013
▹ Dessins et Dessins Olympiques, Galerie Martine et Thibault de La Châtre, Paris

2011
▹ i8 Gallery, Reykjavik
▹ Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam

2010
▹ Paintings in Gray and White Frames, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
▹ Paintings and Drawings, Galleri Riis, Oslo
▹ Paintings in Grey and White Frames, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California
▹ 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


2016
▹ When Friendship becomes Art, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
▹ De Loop der Dingen / The Way Things Go, Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort

2015
▹ Postcards are to be looked at, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam

2014
▹ Drawn, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin
▹ Franz Graf: See What Sees You, The Belevedere, Vienna
▹ Rolling Snowball 5, Djúpivogur
▹ Your Compound View – Selection from the collection from 1970-2010, Reykjavik Art Museum
▹ Faster and Slower and Cause and Consequence, (with Donald Judd ) Safn, Berlin

2013
▹ Works on Paper, i8 Gallery, Reykjavík
▹ Embracing Impermanence, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík
▹ B.A.B.E. – The Best Artist Books and Editions, Immanence – Espace d’art Contemporain, Paris
▹ Elemental, Boden Arts Center, Boden
▹ Collector’s Gaze, Pori Art Museum, Pori

2012
▹ Explorateurs, Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix des Sables d'Olonne
▹ To Make a Show It Takes A Thought..., Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
▹ Hangman's Rock - The Delirium of Vision, Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavík
▹ Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, MOCA Los Angeles; Haus der Kunst, Munich
▹ Minning um Myndlist, ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavík
▹ Galleri Riis, Oslo

2011
▹ Arbeiten aus dem Bleistiftgebiet, Galerie Van Horn, Düsseldorf
▹ Perspectives - On the Borders of Art and Philosophy, Reykjavik Art Museum
▹ A for Artists - E for Exhibitions, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, cat.

2009–2010
▹ 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

1984–1986
▹ 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

1978–1979
▹ Elva moderna isländska 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

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