Guðrún Benónýsdóttir

 

gudrunben@gmail.com

 

Education

2009-2013  The Iceland Academy of the art. M.Art.Ed    
1995-2000  Academy of Fine Arts Oslo. Diploma in fine arts
1993-1995   E.S.A.T. Stage design,Paris
1990-1992   The University of Iceland – BA Literature and French language
 

Solo exhibitions

2017   The world must be romanticised  The Window Gallery. Reykjavik                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2012   Doing time  Pavillon social.  Cur: Paolo Antognilo Viti. Italy
2008  Emotionally yesterday Sair Projectroom, Denmark
2007  Fata Morgana,. Living art museum,  Reykjavík                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2003  Installation Galleri Hlemmur, Reykjavik
2002  Installation Björka, Oslo
2002  Installation Molitrix, Stavanger 


Group exhibitions

2019 Rúllandi snjóbolti. Groupshow at Bræðslan Djúpavogi 2018  Líkamleiki / Embody. 19 artists group show. Cur: Brynja Sveinsdóttir. Gerðarsafn                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2017 Romanticism without the end. Eight artists group show. Cur: Agne Kulbyte. Gallery Arka, Vilnius                                                                                                                                                                                      2016  Natural tendencies. Artists: Eygló Harðardóttir, Guðrún Benónýsdóttir, Katrín Agnes Klar, Lukas Kindermann. Cur: ´uns                                                                                                                              2015  Blue Yonder, sensitivity someplace else. At Birting Group show, Gerðarsafn. Cur. Kristín Dagmar Jóhannesdóttir. Reykjavik Art festival
2014  The art of not making. Cur: Ebba Bozorgnia, Jonas Kleerup, Roberto Ekholm.  Berzeljii park 1, Stockholm
2013  Verkfærið; Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri
2013  The art of not making. Cur: Michael Petry. Hå gamle prestegård. Norway
2013  Jonny #2
2013  6 Bindið. Living Art Museum. Reykjavik
2012  Retrait(e); Pavillon | Prêt à migrér at  Vetrina as guests, Pietrasanta.  Cur: Paolo Antognilo Viti. Italy
2011   Hlutfeldi; multiple exhibition by Útúrdúr. Kling and Bang, Reykjavik
2011   Heyr á endemi; exhibition and Magazine launch of Endemi Magazine. Kling and Bang, Reykjavík
2010  Talking to rocks; Cur: Nuans. Exhibition and book launch at Villa Romana Florenz
2007  Robert Smithson, 12 people annual spring exhibition, Fotogalleriet in Oslo
2006  Get Glocal,  Galleri Quartair, Festival Expo in Den Haag
2005  Atlantic inclusion Gallerí Kling and Bang, Reykjavík
2005  Opening-exhibition. Klink and Bank Reykjavík
2003  Sunray. Photoserie for Morgenbladet, Oslo
2003   ”Woman 2003” –Billboardproject, Cobenhagen
2002   MOI  (Museum of Installation), London

Publications/Articles

2015   Lawlessness of dreams. Fanzine/artbook. Torpedo press. Oslo
2013   Kiosk edition
2013   Featured in a critic of „The art of not making“ Stavanger aftenblad 25, Norway
2013   Artists Calender 2014. List í 365 daga. Reykjavík
2012   Contribution in MHR. Jubileum publication by Reykjavik Sculptur association
2012   Article in Artribune
2012   Article in Arte e critica Nr.70
2011    Contribution in the art Magazine Endemi. Reykjavík
2011    Contribution in the publication “Art of Not Making” Publisher: Thames & Hudson.
2010   Contribution in “Apogee” book publication by Nuans artspace, Publisher Revolver   
2007  “Cross my heart and hope to die” Artbook/Multible Cur: Guðrún Benónýsdóttir
2005   Contribution in the publication “Nesten” Publisher:Askehaug forlag, Oslo
 

´uns

2019 Athens artbookfair, Athens 2019. Miss Read artbookfair, Berlin 2018 TUNGLIÐ ER SPEGILL TÍMANS; Arild Tveito. Second show of ´uns. Harbinger, Reykjavik. 2018 Lignin; Adam Fearon. First exhibition of two in the project Print in media, a space to be walked. Cur: John Holten. Organiced by ´uns. Harbinger Reykjavik. 2017 Ground Motion Recordings: Lukas Kindermann, book launch and exhibition at BDP, Berlin. Cur:´uns/Guðrún Benónýsdóttir 2017 Sculpture; Eygló Harðardóttir. Artbook launch at Harbinger, Reykjavik Cur: ´uns/Guðrún Benónýsdóttir 2016 Sculpture, artbook launch at BDP Berlin. Cur: ´uns/Guðrún Benónýsdóttir 2016 Natural tendencies. Group show at Hotel Holt, Reykjavik. Cur: ´uns/Guðrún Benónýsdóttir

Other

2019 Curator at Maniére noire, Berlin 2015  Owner of  ´uns plural for one. Publication of artbooks and multiples 2015  Creator of the educational exhibition Stúdíó Gerðar at Gerðarsafn
2011   Twelve for the Future is a project driven co-production workshop for young Nordic documentary producers and directors.
2007  One of eight founder of Útúrdúr art bookstore and publication in Reykjavík
2004  Askepott Stage design and costumes. Torshov theatre Oslo
2003-´05  A  member of a group of 10 artists who founded Gallery Kling og Bang    
 

Grants

2018 Icelandic state stipend for visual artists                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2017 Myndlistasjóður grant for an Artbook project                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2015  Icelandic state stipend for visual artists
2012  Muggur grant for the exhibition at Pavillon, Italy
2010  KKN grant for “12for the future” workshop EDN
2009  Grant for residency, HKS í Bergen
2008  Icelandic state stipend for visual artists
2008  Grant for residency, Sair í Danmörku
2008  Grant for residency, Nes á Skagaströnd
2007  Grant from Kulturkontakt Nord. Project in cooperation with Torpedo press, Oslo     
2007  Stockholm Stan.  Travel and project grant for the installation at Fotogalleriet
2007  Glitnir, verkefnastyrkur fyrir sýninguna “Cross my heart and hope to die”
2007  Grant for residency , NKD Dalsåsen in Norway
2004  Nifca, Sleipnir-grant
2002  Utenrikesdepartementet Norway, Ad hoc-midler NOCA
2002  Norsk Kulturråd, Deputantstötte
2002  Statens Kunstnerstipend, Etableringsstipend

 

Residency

2011   Residency SIM in Berlin
2009  Residency at HKS Bergen
2008  Month residency in Sair in Danmark
2008  Month residency at Nes in Skagaströnd, Iceland
2007  3 month Art residency at NKD Dalsåsen in Norway  

Teaching

2016 As nature does - as we.   Workshops for kids. Cooperation between Gerðarsafn, Bókasafn Kópavogs og Náttúrminjasafn Kópavogs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2015  Workshops for kids in making artbooks at Gerðarsafn related to the exhibition Birting
2015  Instructions and workshops for school groups at Gerðarsafn at the exhibition Stúdíó Gerðar, Kópavogur
2014  Teaching at MÍR artschool. Artbooks. Reykjavik
2014  Teaching at LHÍ Icelandic Academy of art, in an Artbooks course with Jóhann Ludwig Torfason
2013  Teacher training at Kársnesskóli
2013  Teacher training at Tækniskólinn í Reykjavík
2011  Teaching at University of Iceland, Art teaching department in the master course „Theories in art and craft“