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Haraldur Jónsson

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Studies

  • 1991-1992 Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques, Paris, France
  • 1990 Meisterschüler
  • 1987-1990 Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 1984-1987 Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, Iceland
  • 1983-1984 The Reykjavik School of Visual Arts
  • 1982-1983 Arts Plastiques, Université d ́Aix-en-Provence, France

Solo exhibitions (selection)

  • 2020 Apertures, BERG Contemporary, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 2018 Spectrum, mid career retrospective, Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland
  • 2017 Við þurfum að hitast | Limn, a performance with Angela Rawlings, Grótta, Iceland
  • 2017 Spectral Rupture, Church of Stykkishólmur, Iceland
  • 2017 Invert / Outvert, Ouvert Art Space, Ísafjörður, Iceland
  • 2017 BLOODSUN, a performance with Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Hafnarborg Art Center, Iceland
  • 2016 Channel, BERG Contemporary, Reykjavík
  • 2015 STEP, sound performance, a commission for the Nýló Choir, Kex, Reykjavík
  • 2015 Circumstances, Týsgallerí, Reykjavík
  • 2014 Y E S N O O U I, JÖR, Reykjavík (in cooperation with JÖR)
  • 2014 Emotives, Mengi, Reykjavík
  • 2014 C O O R D I N A T E S, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
  • 2012 Emograms, Gimli, Reykjavík Art Festival
  • 2012 Membranes, Community Center, Neskirkja Church, Reykjavík
  • 2011 Platform, Icelandic Embassy, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • 2011 School of Perception, Kling & Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2010 TSOYL, the book, Útúrdúr, Iceland
  • 2009 Aural Constellations, Nuna-Now, Gimli, Canada
  • 2008 Flicker whatever, SudSudVestur, Keflavik, Iceland
  • 2008 Dark Lamp, ASI Museum, Reykjavik
  • 2008 Öffnung, European Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany
  • 2007 Ode, Foundations of Music Hall, Reykjavik (with Olof Bjornsdottir), Sequences, Reykjavik
  • 2007 Crumpled Darkness, Ardbia Gallery, Galway, Ireland
  • 2006 Development, Skaftfell, Seydisfjordur, Iceland
  • 2005 Diagrams and Emotional Models, 101 Gallery, Reykjavik
  • 2005 The Story of Your Life, The National Museum, Iceland
  • 2005 Material Time/Work Time/Life Time, Municipal Museum, Reykjavik Art Festival
  • 2005 Cul de Sacs, The Corridor, Reykjavik
  • 2004 Psychosomatic Sculptures, BANANANAS, Reykjavik
  • 2004 Surface Sense, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
  • 2003 Galaxies and black holes, Gallery I8, Reykjavik
  • 2001 Black Eye, Artist on The Corner, Reykjavik
  • 2000 Chamber Music, Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway
  • 1999 Anatomy of Feelings 2, Gallery oneoone, Reykjavik
  • 1998 Anatomy of Feelings 1, Nordisk Konstnarsenter, Dalsåsen, Norway
  • 1997 Interiors, Gallery I8, Reykjavik
  • 1997 Returning letters, Rivedal / Grendahuset, Norway
  • 1997 Oxygen Wall, Slunkariki Gallery, Isafjordur, Iceland
  • 1996 Municipal Museum, Reykjavik
  • 1995 Galerie Van den Berge, Goes, Holland
  • 1994 Living Art Museum
  • 1994 The Corridor, Reykjavik
  • 1993 Budir, Snaefellsnes, Iceland
  • 1993 Galerie IN SITU, Aalst, Belgium
  • 1990 Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

Group exhibitions (selection)

  • 2021 Stance I Linear narratives, Berg Contemporary, Reykjavík
  • 2020 Autumn Bulbs II, ephemeral art in public space, Reykjavík Art Museum
  • 2020 Insiders, Reykjavík Art Museum
  • 2020 Gæsahúð/Fleur de peau/Facetime, The Factory, Hjalteyri
  • 2020 After All, Gerðarsafn, Iceland
  • 2019 Throng, A! performance festival, Hof, Akureyri Art Museum
  • 2018 Liminalities, with mosaik ensemble, Living Art Museum
  • 2018 Liminalities, with mosaik ensemble, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
  • 2019 BLOODSUN IV, a performance with Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir and Kammerkór Suðurlands, Hafnarborg Art Center, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
  • 2018 Embody, Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur, Iceland
  • 2017   #current mood, Berg Contemporary, Reykjavík
  • 2017 The Expedition to the Magic Mountain, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík
  • 2017 Visual Resonance, í samstarfi við mosaik ensemble, Berlín, Cycles, Gerðarsafn
  • 2017 Rolling Snowball / 9, Djúpivogur, Iceland
  • 2017 Opening, Kling & Bang, Reykjavík
  • 2017 Literally, Hafnarborg Art Center, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
  • 2016 We Are Here But Our Mind Is At Home. Expedition to the Magic Mountain, Mengi, Reykjavík
  • 2016 SPECIAL OFFER, Solstice performances, Wind and Weather showroom, Reykjavík
  • 2016 Circulum, site specific installation and the opening film at the Skjaldborg International Documentary Film Festival, Patreksfjörður, Iceland
  • 2016 Beyond Human Impulses, performance, Mengi, Reykjavík
  • 2015 The Evening Sessions, Expedition to the Magic Mountain, The NLFI Spa and Medical Clinic, Hveragerði, Iceland
  • 2015 Visual Resonance, a cooperation with ensemble mosaik, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
  • 2015 Culture Scapes, Vollmondbar, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2015 The Earth Archives, RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  • 2015 Spiral Stairways, Skjaldborg Documentary Film Festival, Patreksfjörður, Iceland
  • 2015 Sequences, off-venu, Algera Studios
  • 2015 Dream Situation – On the Spiritual in Art, Kaffistofan, Reykjavík. With Huginn Þór Arason
  • 2015 Dark Matters, Dynamics of Darkness in the North, International Conference, Nordic House, Reykjavik
  • 2014 Dream Situation, Kinzig Achtzehn, Berlin
  • 2014 The Exhibition of the lost Artworks, Akranes Museum, Iceland
  • 2014 Art and Cultural Artifacts, Akueyri Art Museum, Iceland
  • 2014 Fjallkonudagurinn, Skaftfell, Seyðisfjörður
  • 2014 MiniAnimism, Kling & Bang, Reykjavík
  • 2014 Fjallkonudagurinn, Skaftfell, Seyðisfjörður
  • 2014 MiniAnimism, Kling & Bang, Reykjavík
  • 2014 The Brancusi Effekt, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
  • 2014 The Magic Mountain, Gallerí Úthverfa, Ísafjörður, Iceland
  • 2014 Due North, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, USA
  • 2013 BYOP, Living Art Museum
  • 2013 Embracing Impermanence, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
  • 2013 AÐ, Reykjavík Dance Festival
  • 2013 TREKK, Museum Sogn & Fjordane, Norway
  • 2013 The Sixth Volume, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
  • 2013 24 SPACES – A Cacophony, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
  • 2013 Dilation, Hótel Holt, Sequences, Real Time Festival, Reykjavik
  • 2012 Play along, Recast, Lund Konsthall, Sweden
  • 2012 Skia, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
  • 2012 Sculpture Society 40 Years, Kling & Bang, Reykjavik
  • 2012 Friction, ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavik
  • 2012 (I)ndependent People, Reykjavík Art Festival
  • 2012 Kaspar Hauser, LOFT, Ansbach, Germany
  • 2012 Emotional Blackmail, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada
  • 2011 Emotional Blackmail, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Canada
  • 2011 TEXT, Kuckei & Kuckei, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 Between, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
  • 2011 Frontiers of Another Nature, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany
  • 2011 Boreal Acoustics, Galtarviti Lighthouse, Iceland
  • 2011 Points of view, on the borders of visual art and philosophy, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
  • 2011 KODDU, Living Art Museum/Alliance House, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2011 Abilities, Artists Theater, Cellar, National Theater, Iceland
  • 2011 Confessions, Faroe Art Museum, Torshávn, Faroe Islands
  • 2011 Without Destination, Harbor Museum, Reykjavik
  • 2010 Alternative Eye, Kjarvalsstaðir, Iceland
  • 2010 Vanitas, Hafnarhus, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2010 Reality Check, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2010 Biennale für Internationale Lichtkunst, Hamm, Germany
  • 2009 Volcano Lovers, ISE Foundation, New York, USA
  • 2009 Survival in Sea, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
  • 2009 No Soul for Sale, X Initiative, New York, USA
  • 2009 We Know More Than We Can Tell, Context Gallery,Derry, N-Ireland
  • 2008 Moment of Truth, Sequences, Reykjavik
  • 2008 It´s Not Your Fault, Luhring Augustine, New York, USA
  • 2008 Experimental Marathon Reykjavik, Reykjavik Art Museum
  • 2008 Silence, Hafnarhus, Reykjavik
  • 2008 Drawings, Hoffman Gallery, Reykjavik
  • 2006 Aceart Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada. With Steingrimur Eyfjord
  • 2006 Sequences, Reykjavík
  • 2006 EILAND, Grotta, Iceland
  • 2006 In Order of Appearance, Living Art Museum.
  • 2006 Word Music, Gallery Lobster or Fame, Reykjavik
  • 2006 Homesick, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
  • 2006 The Other Side of Things, BUS gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2006 KBB, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2006 Images of the North, Reykjavik Academy, Reykjavik
  • 2005 Mythos und Melankolie, CAC, Cologne, Germany
  • 2004 Gallery Kuckei-Kuckei, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2004 Ijs/Ice, Museum Dhont Dhaens, Deurle, Belgium.
  • 2004 Violence of Tone, W139, Amsterdam, Holland
  • 2004 Videoabende, Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2003 HUS, Project, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2003 5th Romanian Biennal, Iasi, Romania
  • 2003 Illuminated Emotions, Reykjavik Light Festival
  • 2002 Different Times, Alaska Greenhouse, Reykjavik
  • 2002 Projections (with Ásdis Sif Gunnarsdóttir) Warner Studios, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2002 Self Esteem, CCA, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2001 Remedy for Melancholy, Edsvik, Sweden
  • 2000 Power of Light, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2000 CASE, art meets design, Reykjavik
  • 2000 The Coast, Reykjavik
  • 2000 Under the Same Sky, KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2000 7/6, Graz, Austria
  • 2000 Hors la Carte, CRAC, Sete, France
  • 1999 Fin de Siecle, National Gallery, Iceland
  • 1999 Death Wish, Akureyri Art Museum
  • 1999 6/7, Austria-Iceland, Living Art Museum
  • 1999 FIRMA´99, Reykjavik Sculpture Society, Iceland
  • 1999 Heartbeat, a traveling exhibition through the main hospitals around Iceland
  • 1998 Stations to Stations, Living Art Museum
  • 1998 In the Skin, Living Art Museum
  • 1998 International Red Cross College, Norway, performance with Kjartan Slettemark
  • 1998 AFSE Studio Galeria, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1997 Chrymogaea, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 1997 Roundabout, Frauenfeld, Switzerland
  • 1997 International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1997 A4, Bergen, Norway
  • 1996 The Secret Life of Icelanders (with Kristín Ómarsdóttir), UTV Moskau, Wien, Frankfurt, Chicago, Stuttgart, Berlin, London, München, Lüneburg, Paris, Köln, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Bad Tölz, New York and Reykjavik
  • 1996 TUKT, The Sidumuli Prison, Reykjavik
  • 1996 Gallery Van den Berge, Goes, Holland
  • 1995 Icelandic Art 1900-1995, Reykjavik Municipal Museum
  • 1995 Contemporary Icelandic Art, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1994 HAUL, St. Katherines Docks, London
  • 1995 17 years, Living Art Museum
  • 1994 Sculpture/Sculpture/Sculpture, Reykjavik Art Festival
  • 1993 New Acquisitions, National Gallery, Iceland
  • 1993 Situation ´93, Reykjavík-Cologne, Living Art Museum, with Roberto Ohrt, Dietrich Dietrichsen, Paschutan Buzari and Steingrímur Eyfjörð
  • 1992 ISLAND-IJSLAND, DA Goes, Vlissingen, Middelburg, Holland
  • 1992 AURORA 5, Joensuu, Finland
  • 1991 EUROPE UNKNOWN, Cracau, Poland
  • 1990 Spielmühle, Salzburg, Austria
  • 1989 Staattheater, Remscheid, Germany

Publications

  • S C A L E S, Pastel, Flóra, Akureyri , 2019 Spectrum, Reykjavík Art Museum, 2018 
  • H O L D, útúrdúr Publishing and Hafnarborg Art Museum, 2014 
  • TSOYL, útúrdúr Publishing, 2010 
  • NOT, a love story, Bjartur Publishing 2001 
  • Ectoplasms, monologues, Bjartur Publishing 1998 
  • sometimes always, prose, Bjartur Publishing 1995

Collections

  • Reykjavik Municipal Museum, Iceland National Gallery, Iceland
  • National Museum of Iceland
  • Art Museum of the University of Iceland Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur, 
  • Iceland Icelandair Art collection
  • Grendahuset, Rivedal, Norway
  • Private Collections in Iceland, Germany, Holland, Spain, England and USA