GUÐRÚN VERA HJARTARDÓTTIR 

Born: 06. 12. 1966 in Reykjavík, Iceland

Telephone: +354 863 3763

e.mail: gudvera@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

2009-11   Art Academy of Iceland – Art-teacher (MA)

2004-05   Waldorf/ Rudolf Steiner Pedagogical Studies, Teacher training  

1991-94   AKI-Akademie voor beeldend Kunst, Enschede, Holland. (BA)

1987-91   The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts. 

1986-87   The Reykjavík Art School.

 

 

GRANTS/STIPENDS

1994     The annual Penninn prize for young artists in Iceland.

2001     Official Grant from the Icelandic government, art fund for six months.

2004     Official Grant from the Icelandic government, art fund for six months.

2005     Official Grant from the Icelandic government, art fund for six months.

             The grant from the fund in memory of Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir/Erro, appointed to young female artist.

             Reykjavik culture grant

             Visual Artists Fund

2007     Kópavogur culture grant

2015     Official Grant from the Icelandic government, art fund, travel grant

2017     Icelandic Visual Arts Fund.

2018     Official Grant from the Icelandic government, art fund for six months. 

2020      Official Grant from the Icelandic government, art fund for six months.

              Icelandic Visual Arts Fund.

 

SELECTED PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS 

1994     Gallery Made in Heaven, Utrecht, Holland.

1995     De Molen, Hengelo, Holland.

1996     Gallery 20fm, Reykjavík.

1997     Gallery+, Akureyri

1998     Living Art Museum, Reykjavík

2000     “Mother earth”, Nælon and jarðaber-fashion store, Reykjavík

             “Wall-tattoos”, Ten homes in Reykjavík

              The Corridor, Reykjavík

2001     “Roots”, Gallery Hlemmur, Reykjavík

2004     “Waiting for a masterpiece”, Gerðarsafn -Art Museum Kópavogur

2005     “Growth”, Slunkaríki, Ísafjörður

              “On the edge” The Icelandic folk art museum, Svalbarðsströnd

              “Welcome to the world of mankind”, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík

2007      “Happy days” Gallery Turpentine, Reykjavik.

              “Happy days II; Experiences of the double”, Broadway Gallery, New York, USA

2008      Spectator, Deiglan Akureyri.

2013      One upon a now…, Akureyri art museum.

2015      Inter-Esse, with Sigrúnu Gunnarsdóttur, The Kitchen Auf der Höhe, Dornach, Swiss.

2017      Backroom, Showroom Skothús, Reykjavík.

2018      Dear future, SÍM showroom, Reykjavík.

2019       Umhverfing, In Snæfellsnes, Iceland.

 

 

 

SELECTED JOINT EXHIBITIONS

1991     “Lost...age”, Reykjavík

1992     “Sex”, Villa Lobos, Enschede, Holland

1993     “ Noordelijke Verbeelding”, Iceland Gallery, Den Haag, Holland

             “The Garden”, De Barak, Enchede, Holland

1994      Cultureel Centrum,Enschede, Holland.

              “Suspicious Garden”, Living Art Museum, Reykjavík

              “Outlawed”, Shad Thames galleries, London

1995      “NOTK”, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, Holland

              Gallery Greip, Reykjavík

1996      “13 artists”, Cultural Center, Grindavík

              Municipal Museum, Reykjavík

1998      “UM´98", Hveragerði

              “In the flesh”, Living Art Museum, Reykjavík

1999      “Suspicious Garden II”, ASÍ Museum, Reykjavík

2000      “Land-Art”, Reykjavík

2001      “Ferðafura”, Slúnkaríki, Ísafirði

2002      “My body is over the ocean”, Alma löv Museum, Svíðþjóð

               “Ferðafuða”, Vestmanneyjar

               “Gallerí Hlemmur”, Gerðarsafni, Kópavogiur

2003       “Ferðafuða” Skaftfell, Seyðisfjörður.

               “Gallery Hlemmur”, Kosningarskrifstofa Samfylkingarnar, Lækjargötu, Reykjavík

               “Fellingar”, Þjóðarbókhlaða og Kvennasögusafn, Reykjavík

               “Ferðafuða”, Listasafni Reykjavíkur - Kjarvalstaðir, Reykjavík

               “Over the bridge of optimism”, Listasafn Reykjavíkur - Hafnarhúsið, Reykjavík.

2004       “Fruit of Darkness”, Skaftfell, Seyðisförður.

               “Sacredness”, Art Museum ASÍ, Reykjavík.

               “New Icelandic art”, The National Gallery, Reykjavík.

2005       “But the exciting aspect is to organize matter“, Gallery Area 53, Vienna, Austria.

               “Beijing Biennale“, Beijing, China.

2006       “Apple”, Broadway Gallery, New York City, USA

               “Something beautiful” Gallery Turpentine, Reykjavík.

2008       Ekvilenjica,  Art radionicalazarete,  Dubrovnik, Króatía.

2009       "Possibilities", Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhúsid. 

               „Looking at others“, Umjetnicki paviljon u  Zagreb,  Króatía. 

               „A Journey to the center“, Broadway Gallery, New York, USA.  

               „Rhyme“,   Listasafn Reykjavíkur  Ásmundarsafn.

2012      Safnasafnið, Svalbarðarströnd.

2013      Under the naked sky, performance with Sigrun Úa Gunnardottir Listahátíd Reykjavíkur, 

2014      Contemporary portrait, Listasafnid á Akureyri.

2015      Inter-Esse, ásamt Sigrúnu Gunnarsdóttur, The Kitchen auf der Höhe, Dornach,

              Sviss.

2018      The society of the common good, GGG-studios Basel, Sviss.

2019      Lots of tiny people, Art Museum Kópavogur - Gerðarsafn 

 

 

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 

Art Museum Reykjavík 

Art Museum Kópavogur - Gerðarsafn 

The Icelandic folk art museum 

Iceland air collection

National Gallery of Iceland