Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir


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Index

A Few Thoughts on Photography
MUSE
Light Measuring Error I, II, III, IV and V
dauðadjúpar sprungur
Nothing to write home about
Landslag
Hvassast úti við sjóinn
Untitled (2012)
light of day

Publications: 
Hvassast
Límkenndir dagar
YYY4

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Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir (f. 1984) er myndlistarkona og býr og starfar í Reykjavík. Hún er með MA frá Akademin Valand í Gautaborg, þaðan sem hún lauk námi 2019. Áður nam hún við myndlist með áherslu á ljósmyndun við Glasgow School of Art. Verk hennar hafa farið víða og verið sýnd meðal annars í The Photographer’s Gallery í London, Hasselblad Center í Gautaborg, í Listasafninu á Akureyri, Listasafni Færeyja, Listasafni Reykjavíkur, Listasafni Íslands og Fotografisk Center í Kaupmannahöfn.
Ljósmyndabók Hallgerðar Hvassast kom út 2016 og 2018 gaf Pastel ritröð út ljóð-myndabókina Límkennda daga.

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Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir was born 1984 in Reykjavik and is currently living and working in Reykjavik. She graduated as a Master of Fine Arts from Valand Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2019. Previously she studied her BA in Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art. In the past years Hallgerður has exhibited work in various places, such as The Photographer's Gallery in London, Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg, Reykjavik Art Museum, The National Gallery of Iceland and Fotografisk Center in Cophenhagen.
In 2016 she published her first photo book, Hvassast, portraying the eerie beauty of the Icelandic everyday and in 2018 the little book of poetry and pictures Límkenndir dagar was published by Pastel ritröð, Akureyri.


CV



Education 

2019 MFA in Photography from Valand Academy in Gothenburg.

2011 BFA in Fine Art Photography from Glasgow School of Art.

2007 BA in Fashion and Textile Design from Iceland University of the Arts. 


Solo exhibitions

2022 A Few Thoughts on Photography, Vol. III, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland.

2021 MUSE, Gallerí Port, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2020 dauðadjúpar sprungur, Ramskram Gallerí, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2018 dauðadjúpar sprungur, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2016 Morning, SÍM, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2014 Hvassast úti við sjóinn, Listasafn ASÍ, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2012 Landscape, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland.


Group exhibitions

2022 Staged Moments, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2022 Memories from Tomorrow, Reykjanes Art Museum, Keflavík, Iceland.

2022 Snowflakes and Other Surprises, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2021 Forever Changes, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, Scotland.

2020 Fjarski og nánd, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland.

2020 LAND, Sláturhúsið, Egilsstaðir, Iceland.

2020 Afrit at Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur, Iceland.

2019 Sequenza Sismica at Berlin Italian Culture Institute, Berlin.

2019 Less is North at The National Gallery of the Faroe Islands.

2019 The Great Elastic, WIP Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.

2019 This is not a departure hall, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2018 Rest Assured in Unknown Places, Galleri Format, Malmö, Sweden.

2018 YYY4, Finlandsinstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

2018 No Mans Land, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2018 This Island Earth, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland and Pingyao Photography festival, Pingyao, China.

2017 Seismic Sequence, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, Italy.

2017 This Island Earth, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark.

2016 Fólk, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland.

2015 Contemporary Photography from North-West Europe, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy. 2015 Rökkur, La Nuit Des Images at Musée de L'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.

2015 ÍSÓ, old prawn factory in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

2015 The Censored Exhibition, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Denmark.

2015 Traces of Life, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland.

2015 Young Icelandic Photography, Warsaw Art Photography Festival, Poland.

2014 Landsköp, Norðurljósahátíð, Stykkishólmur, Iceland.

2014 Frames, Glasgow International art festival, Glasgow, Scotland.

2014 From a Different Angle..., National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2013 The Contemporary Landscape, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland.

2013 New Nordic Photography 2013, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2013 European Borderlines: Visual Narratives, The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2012 European Borderlines: Visual Narratives, Bursa Foto Fest, Turkey and Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal.

2012 Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed, The Photographer's Gallery, London, England.

2012 Manifesto11: a comedy of errors, The Lighthouse. Part of Glasgow International festival, Scotland.

2011 Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Glasgow, Scotland.

2011 Will Nothing Be Understood By the Totems of Today? Studio 41, Glasgow, Scotland.


Publications

2018 YYY4, photography zine released at the Finlandsinstitutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

2018 Límkenndir dagar, photo and poetry book published by Pastel in Akureyri, Iceland.

2017 Seismic Sequence, book published in connection to exhibition by the same name by Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy.

2016 Hvassast, self-published photobook.

2015 Contemporary Photography from North-West Europe, book published in connection to exhibition by the same name by Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, Italy.

2014 From a Different Angle... - Photography by Icelandic Women 1872-2013, published by the National Museum of Iceland.

2013 ARCHIVO Year Book 2012, Published by ARCHIVOzine, Ana Catarina Pinho, Portugal. 2013 European Borderlines, book published on the project of same name.

2005 Please YoursELF. A short guide to having sex with elves in Iceland.


Collections

National Gallery of Iceland.

Múlaþing municipality in Iceland.

Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy.

Private collections in Iceland, Italy and Norway.


Awards and Grants

2021 Ministry of Culture, 6 month artist stipend.

2021 Icelandic Visual Arts fund, project grant.

2020 Ministry of Culture, 1 month artist stipend.

2019 Icelandic Visual Arts fund, project grant.

2019 Icelandic Visual Arts Copyright Association, project grant.

2019 Eric Ericsons Stiftelse, award to graduating artist, Sweden.

2019 Swedish Art Academy, young artist grant.

2018 Icelandic Visual Arts Copyright Association, travel grant.

2018 Muggur, travel grant.

2015 Muggur, residency grant.

2015 Ministry of Culture, 3 month artist stipend.  


Academia

2019-2022 Part-time lecturer at The School of Photography, Reykjavik.

2016-2020 Part-time lecturer at The Reykjavik School of Visual Arts.

2014-2017 Project manager for the Department of Design and Architecture at Iceland University of the Arts.

2011-2017 Part-time lecturer at Iceland University of the Arts.