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Heimir Björgúlfsson
Born 1975 in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Education:

2001-03 MFA, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1998-01 BA Fine Art, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1997-98 Sonology, Royal Conservatory, Den Haag, The Netherlands.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2012:

'Two psycho ravens shy of unkindness' Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.

2011:

'The Classical' CTRL Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA.

2010:

'walrus knuckles ash trigger' Western Project, Los Angeles, California, USA.
'No end to it' Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
'Memorable Memories' Francois Ghebaly Gallery - Project Space, Los Angeles, California, USA.
'One & Only' Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.

2009:

'STORIES OF EVENTS or Arctic Tropic Trash Soundtracks' CTRL Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA.(cat.)

2008:

'Silfur er að tala / Silver is to speak' gallerí BOX, Akureyri, Iceland.

2007:

'allure gone buffalo' d.e.n. contemporary art, Culver City, California, USA.
'ARRAY; habits harmful of great' CTRL Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA.

2006:

'yst glitrar' Suðsuðvestur, Keflavík, Iceland.
'bird shark felt of feather' ZINGERpresents, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
'Rhythms Perfect & Peculiar Melodies' De Branderij, Antwerp, Belgium.

2005:

'Alca torda vs. rest' Kling & Bang Gallerí, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2004:

'Heimir Björgúlfsson/Jonas Ohlsson' Slunkaríki, Ísafjörður, Iceland.
'All birds shiver' (semi-permanent installation) W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'Disco Musical Stories' (in collaboration with Helgi Thorsson) Buro Leeuwarden - Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
'A Goose Story' Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2003:

'Gott er allt sem vel endar' The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland.
'West of Eden' Playstation, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'All is wonderful' Artis, Den Bosch, The Netherlands.

2002:

'Allt sem glitrar er ekki illt / All that glitters isn't evil' Gallerí Hlemmur, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Selected group exhibitions:

2013:

'This is The House that Jack built' Barbara Seiler Galerie at Old Townhouse, Zurich, Switzerland.
'Folding Time Rhymes' Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California, USA.

2012:

'(de)Constructing Chinatown' Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA.(cat.)
'In Spite of Their Defeat' Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California, USA.
'Hangman's Rock - The Delirium of Vision' Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalstaðir, Reykjavík, Iceland.
'CTRL group two' Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA.
'Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage' Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA.(cat.)
'Carnegie Art Award 2012' The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden;
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland; Sophienholm, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark.(cat.)

2011:

'Carnegie Art Award 2012' Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway.(cat.)
'Vacation' Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA.

2010:

'New Acquisitions 2006 - 2010' Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalstaðir, Reykjavík, Iceland.
'Charnel House Scraps' Greene Park Gallery at Kunsthalle LA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
'Open Light in Private Spaces' Biennale for International Light Art, Ruhr, Germany.(cat.)
'Coloursynthesis' Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland.(cat.)

2009:

'You can tell a cowboy by the horse he rides' Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.
'The First Six Years' Western Project, Culver City, California, USA.
'Summertime 09' Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

2008:

'Collage, More or Less' Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA.
'Sculpture Part II' Western Project, Culver City, California, USA.
'Sculpture Part I' Western Project, Culver City, California, USA.
'Six from LA' Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.

2007:

'Bird Watching' De Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands.
'Those Quaint moments of Distress' Montanaberlin, Berlin, Germany.
'Range' d.e.n. contemporary art, Culver City, California, USA.

2006:

'Aus dem Norden' Lothringer 13, Munich, Germany.
'De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs' Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
'Urban Explorers' Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

2005:

'Doorloop' Walter Bos-Complex, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
'Nordlicht - Myth and Melancholy' Cologne Artspace Temporary, Cologne, Germany.
'Speakeasy' UPspace, Los Angeles, California, USA.
'The stars are so big, the earth is so small... stay as you are' Studio Manuela Klerkx, Milan, Italy.

2004:

'play pause' De Fabriek, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
'Rare Birds' STORE, London, UK.
'Present Tense' Playstation, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'The stars are so big, the earth is so small... stay as you are' Schipper & Krome, Berlin, Germany.
'Summer Pursuits' STORE, London, UK.
'ten strijde!' Glaspaleis, Heerlen, The Netherlands.
'A Temporary Monument for David McComb' STUK, Leuven, Belgium.
'Sons & Dottirs' TENT.Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

2003:

'Waddenkunstprijs' Museum Hannemahuis/Galerie de Vis, Harlingen, The Netherlands.(cat.)
'Absolut Empty' Buro Empty, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'Side Effect' Latch Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.
'Grachtenfestival' (in collaboration with Jonas Ohlsson) Hartenstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'go to check-out' Consortium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'Puur Natuur' Sint Nicolaas Kapel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'Avecom Real' Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

2002:

'videoweek' Galerie Sign, Groningen, The Netherlands.
'Gallerí Hlemmur' Gerdarsafn - Kópavogur Art Museum, Kópavogur, Iceland.
'disegno' Sandberg2, Hoorn, The Netherlands.
'de biennale van de een minuten' Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands.(cat.)
'pioneri con tutti' Art Manifestation, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.(cat.)
'Organism' De Branderij, Antwerp, Belgium.
'A Haunted House of Art' Stichting Outline, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'Viewfinder' Lokaal01, Antwerp, Belgium.

2001:

'videomachine' FAXX, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
'GARGO II' Bagagehal, Loods 6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'5th International Media Art Festival Friesland' Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
'Sustainable Development' The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland.
'TENT. Academy Awards' TENT.Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Travelling to: Gallery Care Of, Milan, Italy and CAS, Osaka, Japan.

Selected collections:

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA.
Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland.


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