Kristján Guðmundsson, Biography

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

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2020
Mostly Drawings, i8 Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland

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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