Full name

Arna Óttarsdóttir

Biography

Born in Iceland, 1986
Lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland

EDUCATION
2006-2009 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík
2004-2006 – Fine art studies, Fjölbrautaskólinn í Breiðholti, Reykjavík
2002-2004 – Natural science studies, Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð, Reykjavík

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 – Solo exhibition at i8 Gallery – i8 Gallery, Reykjavík
2014 – Heimasæta / Sweet Life – Harbinger, Reykjavík
2013 – Gangi þér vel – Kunstschlager, Reykjavík
2012 – Veflausnir (w. Loji Höskuldsson) – Artíma gallerí, Reykjavík
2009 – Velkomin í Crymoville! – Gallerí Crymo, Reykjavík
2008 – Leynifélagið, eða: “stelpur komast upp með allt” – Gallerí Sykur, Kópavogur

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (2009-)
2015 – Kyrralíf, Gallery Kunstschlager, Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhús, Reykjavík
2014 – Mucho Grandi (collaboration between Festisvall, Regla hins öfuga pýramída, Skiltamálun Reykjavíkur and Járnbraut) – Hólmaslóð, Reykjavík
2014 – S7 – Suðurgata >> Árbær (ekki á leið) (organized by Nýlistasafnið and Minjasafn Reykjavíkur, part of Reykjavík Arts Festival 2014) – Árbæjarsafn, Reykjavík
2013 – Festisvall – King Size, Leipzig
2013 – Taverna (w. FUMF) – Hemliga Trädgården, Stockholm
2013 – Love – The Willows, New York
2012 – Festisvall 3.5 – Artíma gallerí, Reykjavík
2012 – Funtitled (w. FUMF), Sound of Mu, Oslo, Norway
2012 – Ekki eru allir firðir eins (w. FUMF), Gallerí Klósett, Reykjavík, Iceland
2012 – Rými málverksins (group exhibition), Listasafnið á Akureyri, Iceland
2011 – Heyr á Endemi (group exhibition alongside the publication of the art magazine Endemi), Kling & Bang, Reykjavík, Iceland
2010 – G+A+M+A (w. Guðmundur Thoroddsen), Gallerí Crymo, Reykjavík, Iceland
2010 – Savage Island (group exhibition), Galleri 69, Oslo, Norway
2010 – Supermarket Art Fair 2010 (group exhibition/art fair), Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 – Dogville: Can’t Hear My Eyes (open studio and exhibition w. Erla Silfá Hordvik Þorgrímsdóttir), Gallerí Sykur, Kópavogur, Iceland
2009 – Inbox/Outpost (group exhibition), the herring factory in Djúpavík, Iceland and Galerie Sign, Groningen, Netherlands

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014 – S7 – Suðurgata >> Árbær (ekki á leið). Published in connection to an exhibition with the same title. Editors: Bergsveinn Þórsson, Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Heiðar Kári Rannversson and Unnar Örn Jónasson Auðarson. Reykjavík
2013 – Salon Bimba. Gamli sfinxinn. Reykjavík
2011 – Treystið okkur! Við erum myndlistarmenn. Editors: Arna Óttarsdóttir, Kolbrún Ýr Einarsdóttir, Kristín Rúnarsdóttir and Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir. Crymogea. Reykjavík.
2011 – After 8 with The Reykjavík Pencil Heads (bookwork), NSEW Press.
2011 – “New Work/New York”. Endemi 1st issue. Reykjavík.
2008 – RiT 3rd issue. Reykjavík.

GRANTS, AWARDS
2016 – Artist Salary, 3 months, Government of Iceland
2015 – Myndstef, project grant
2015 – Icelandic Art Fund / Myndlistarsjóður, project grant
2013 – Svensk-isländska Samarbetsfonden, travel grant
2013 – Muggur, residence grant
2012 – Artist Salary, 3 months, Government of Iceland
2011- – The art collective FUMF has received grants from Nordisk Kulturfond, Youth in Action, Clara Lachmanns Fond and Myndstef
2008 – Award and grant for Excellence in Art, from the town of Kópavogur

OTHER
2012 – Residency at Galtarviti (Westfjords, Iceland) w. FUMF
2011 – One of the founders of FUMF with Kolbrún Ýr Einarsdóttir, Kristín Rúnarsdóttir and Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir. FUMF is a non-profit art association run by artists, which focuses on presenting works by young icelandic artists outside of Iceland. FUMF received a grant from Youth In Action and Kultur Kontakt Nord in 2012.
2011 – One of the editors and designers of the book Treystið okkur! Við erum myndlistarmenn, about the artist-run gallery Crymo, published by Crymogea.
2009-2011 – Member of gallerí Crymo, Laugavegi 41a, Reykjavík

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