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Heimir Björgúlfsson

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HEIMIR BJÖRGÚLFSSON

  • Born 1975 in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Lives and works in Los Angeles

EDUCATION

  • 2003 MFA, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2001 BFA, Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1998 Sonology, Royal Conservatory, Den Haag, Netherlands

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2011
    The Classical, Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, TX
  • 2010
    walrus knuckles ash trigger, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA
    No End To It, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH
    Memorable Memories, Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    One & Only, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2009
    Stories of Events, or Arctic Tropic Trash Soundtracks, Bryan Miller Gallery (CTRL), Houston, TX
  • 2008
    Silfur er að tala / Silver is to speak, gallerí BOX, Akureyri, Iceland
  • 2007
    ARRAY; habits harmful of great, Bryan Miller Gallery (CTRL), Houston, TX
    Allure Gone Buffalo, d.e.n. contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2006
    yst glitrar, Sudsudvestur, Keflavík, Iceland
    bird shark felt of feather, ZINGERpresents, Tilburg, Netherlands
    Rhythms Perfect & Peculiar Melodies, De Branderij, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2005
    Alca torda vs. rest, Kling & Bang Gallerí, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 2004
    Heimir Björgúlfsson/Jonas Ohlsson, Slunkaríki, Isafjördur, Iceland
    All birds shiver, (semi-permanent installation) W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Disco Musical Stories, (in collaboration with Helgi Thorsson) Buro Leeuwarden - Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
    A Goose Story, Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2003
    Gott er all sem vel endar (sheep in disguise), The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
    West of Eden, Playstation, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    All is wonderful, Artis, Den Bosch, Netherlands
  • 2002
    Allt sem glitrar er ekki illt / All that glitters isn't evil, Gallerí Hlemmur, Reykjavík, Iceland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2010
    Charnel House Scraps, Green Park Gallery at Kunsthalle LA, Los Angeles, CA
    Open Light in Private Spaces: Biennale for International Light Art, Ruhr, Germany.(cat.)
    Ljóslitlifun (Coloursynthesis), Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland (cat.)
  • 2009
    The First Six Years, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA
    You can tell a cowboy by the horse he rides, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
    Summertime 09, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • 2008
    Sculpture Part II, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA
    SIX from LA, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
    Sculpture Part I, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA
    Collage, More or Less, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX
  • 2007
    Those Quaint moments of Distress, Montanaberlin, Berlin, Germany
    Range, d.e.n. contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
    Bird Watching, Vishal, Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 2006
    Aus dem Norden, Lothringer 13, Munchen, Germany
    De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs, Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, Netherlands
    Urban Explorers, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 2005
    Doorloop, Walter Bos-Complex, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
    Nordlicht - Myth and Melancholy, Cologne Artspace Temporary, Cologne, Germany
    Speakeasy, UPspace, Los Angeles, CA
    The stars are so big, the earth is so small... stay as you are, Studio Manuela Klerkx, Milan, Italy
  • 2004
    play pause, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Rare Birds, STORE, London, UK
    Present Tense, Playstation, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    The stars are so big, the earth is so small... stay as you are, Schipper & Krome, Berlin
    ten strijde!, Glaspaleis, Heerlen, Netherlands
    A Temporary Monument for David McComb, STUK, Leuven, Belgium
    Sons & Dottirs, TENT.Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2003
    Waddenkunstprijs, Museum Hannemahuis/Galerie de Vis, Harlingen, Netherlands (cat.)
    Absolut Empty, Buro Empty, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Side Effect, Latch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2002
    Gallerí Hlemmur, Gerdarsafn - Kópavogur Art Museum, Kópavogur, Iceland
    de biennale van de een minuten, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, ,Netherlands (cat.)
    pioneri con tutti, Art Manifestation, Hoofddorp, ,Netherlands (cat.)
    Organism, De Branderij, Antwerp, Belgium
    A Haunted House of Art, Stichting Outline, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Viewfinder, Lokaal01, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2001
    GARGO II, Bagagehal, Loods 6, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Sustainable Development, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
    TENT. Academy Awards, TENT.Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Traveled to: Gallery Care Of, Milan and CAS, Osaka, Japan

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • 2009
    Ventur, Conrad. Heimir Björgúlfsson, USELESS Magazine 9 "Evolve", page 36.
    Thoroddsen, Arnar Eggert. Persónulegar sögur, Morgunblaðið, June 22, page 32.
    Heimir Björgúlfsson, STORIES OF EVENTS or Arctic Tropic Trash Soundtracks, catalog and CD. Text interview with Ólafur Guðsteinn Kristjánsson, 40 colour pages. Signed and numbered ed. of 111, published in Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX
  • 2008
    Dambrot, Shana Nys, Sculpture Part Two, Artweek, vol. 39, Is. 8, p. 16.
    Thoroddsen, Arnar Eggert, Heimir úr helju, Morgunblaoio, Sept. 19, p. 36.
    Pagel, David, Rambunctious Group Energy, LA Times, August 29, p. E17.
  • 2007
    Lamson, Brandon, Array, Arts Houston, Sept. 2007.
    Rhodes, Dusti, Array, Houston Press, Sept. 6, 2007.
    John O'Brien, Range, ArtScene, Vol 26. No 5 January, p23-24.
    You, Zhengyu. Heimir Björgúlfsson, Computer Arts Nr.8, page 58.
    Present, Percentage for Art in The Netherlands 2004-2006.
    Atelier Rikjsbouwmeester, episode publishers, Rotterdam. Page 408.
  • 2006
    Heimir Björgúlfsson "Charisma catcher" Artnet.com.
    Marina de Vries "Raadselachtige fantasielandschappen", De Volkskrant, July 14, page 13.
    "Peculiar Melodies" Mister Motley nr.10, back cover.
    Hjálmar S. Brynjólfsson "Sérviskan er sjaldgaef", Morgunbladid, June 23, backcover, page 26.
    "Met Stip 2006", book. Text by Roel Arkesteijn, Lex ter Braak, Wim van Krimpen, Wim van Sinderen. Stichting Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam.
    "What are you doing? Teksten over videokunst" book. Text by Karel Boullart. Rob Vanderbeeken, Gent. Page 34-39.
  • 2005
    Aggi Egga "An Icelandic resident of The Netherlands visits Los Angeles", Coagula Art Journal #76, page 24, 25, 36.
    Eva Heisler "Svörður atkvaedanna, setningar úr pappa", Lesbók Morgunbladid, Feb 5, page 4-5.
    Ragna Sigurdardóttir "Midlungstór svartfugl", Morgunbladid, Jan 14, page 49.
  • 2004
    "Rare Birds", The Guardian, Oct 30, page 36.
    Sue Hubbard "Rare birds@STORE", The Independent, Nov 9, page 14.
    "a goose story" TEMA CELESTE, October issue, page 24.
    Heimir Björgúlfsson "A Goose Story" book. 24 colour pages. Signed edition of 20 + 3 AP's. Published in Amsterdam.
    "SPUR04 The cheap champagne issue" book. Material Verlag, Hamburg/Revolver, Frankfurt. Page 180-181.
  • 2003
    Ragna Sigurdardóttir "Samvinna, samspil og samruni", Morgunbladid, August 21, page 24.
    "Kunst", Vlucht, Summer issue, page 20.
    Súsanna Svavarsdóttir "Gódmennskan getur verið afstaed" Lesbók Morgunbladid, August 9, page 16-17.
    "Waddenkunstprijs" catalog. Text by Paul Groot. Waddenvereniging, Harlingen. Page 10-11.
  • 2002
    'De biennale van de een minuten' DVD catalog. Centraal Museum, Utrecht/Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam.
    Jón B.K. Ransú "Gullgerdarlist nútímans", Morgunbladid, June 16, page 37.
    "Pioneri con tutti" catalog. Text by Rob Perrée. Stichting Haarlemmermeer, Hoofddorp. Page 16-17.
    "Organism - Met een roze bivakmuts de straat op", Zone 03, March 20, page 14.
    Merlijn Schoonenboom "Couleur locale", De Volkskrant, March 13, page 10.
    Anne van Driel "Onderwaterleger valt badeend aan", De Volkskrant, Jan 10, page 17.
    "Thermochromic Island - Heimir Björgúlfsson/Olafur Eliasson" The WIRE Magazine, January issue.