Gunnhildur Hauksdottir

Term: July – September 2019

Nordic-Leipzig stipend of the Goethe-Institut

    

www.gunnhildur.this.is

Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir is an Icelandic visual artist living in Reykjavik, Iceland and in Berlin, Germany. Hauksdottir combines elements of audio, video, performance, sculpture, drawing and text to create transient conceptual assemblies, exploring themes like cultural identity, nature, valor and fear.

Hauksdottir is currently participating in the LIA Leipzig International Art Program in the Spinnerei in Leipzig Germany, she is further more engaged in research collaboration with the Level2: Lichen Lab and UofL Art Gallery in Lethbridge, Canada and the BarretHenzi Lab in the University of Lethbridge for her work Borderline Human. She was allowed to accompany a team of animal behaviorists to a research site in the Samara on the Great Karoo in South Africa this year for research and to gather subject matter for her works. She holds a visiting artist position at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts holding intermissive workshops there and along with Doreen Kutzke has developed a workshop on yodeling, drawing and acustical explorations. The duo has traveled with the workshop in Europe.

Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir graduated from Sandberg Institute (MFA) in Amsterdam, Holland in 2006 and has been a member of the Dieter Roth Academy since 2000. She was the director of the Living Art Museum in Reykjavík from 2011 to 2014. She is involved in publications, lectures and research on artist initiatives and performance art and holds a visiting artist position at the Iceland Academy of the Arts.

Solos

2019 UofL Art Gallery, Borderline Human. Lethbridge, Canada.
2018 Terminal 01, Bordeline Human | Milk River Valley. Postwerk, Berlin, Germany.
2018 Hošek Contemporary, Pendulum Choir & Five Drawings, Berlin, Germany.
2017 Hošek Contemporary, Erklärung II installation, Berlin, Germany.
2015 The Icelandic Folk and Outsider Art Museum, Safnasafnið, Tvíeyrna (Binaural), Svalbarðaströnd, Iceland.
2014 Edinborg Cultural Center The Assembly of the Holy in collaboration with Bryndís Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Isafjord, Iceland.
2013 National Gallery of Iceland The Assembly of the Holy in collaboration with Bryndís Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Reykjavik, Iceland.
2011 ASI Art Museum, My gift, your Excellency in collaboration with Kristín Ómarsdóttir Reykjavik, Iceland.
2011 Context Gallery, Stars in collaboration with Kristín Ómarsdóttir. Derry, NIreland.
2008 Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhus, Dprojects, Cultus Beastiae, Reykjavik Iceland.
2008 Ace Art Gallery, Audition in collaboration with Kristín Ómarsdóttir. Winnipeg, Canada.
2005 Gallery Kling and Bang, Pacifiers, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2004 The Chapel. Sandberg Institute, Meditation Mama Preview, Amsterdam, Holland.
2002 Art on location, The Artist on the corner. Daughters of earth, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2001 Gallery Nema Hvad. Nature children, Reykjavik, Iceland.
1999 Gallery Nema Hvad. Conversations on Love, a collaboration with Ragnar Kjartansson, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Selected Projects, Performances and Happenings

2019
She Will Be Dying From Reality, In August Moon Surrender, Hoesek Contemporary. Berlin, Germany.
Borderline Human, with Saga Sigurðardottir, Non Human Animal, Upsala, Sweden.

2018
Borderline Human | Milk River Valley. Perfromance with Saga Sigurðardóttir, Postwerk. Berlin Germany.
Óróaplott Earth Homing, Seltjarnarnes, Iceland.
Pendulum Choir Hosek Contemporary. Berlin Germany.
Braid Choir Solidarity, ADash. Athens, Greece.
Seismic Choreography, Galt Museum, Lethbridge Canada.

2017
Die Wiesenburg Berlin, Pole Postitions, Abstand, installation and performance. in group show Pole Postitions in die Wiesenburg Berlin, Germany.
Hošek Contemporary, Braid, Skip, Hop, Drum. Performance, Gallery Weekend Berlin, Germany
Mengi, Beyond Human Impulses. Braid, Skip. Reykjavik, Iceland.
16th Performance Days. International Performance Festival, Reaction. Gallery Center of Varaždin, Croatia.
You are Here Art, discussion and complex social change. Level 2: Lichen Lab. University Lethbridge Art Gallery, Canada.

2016
Ars Communis Center YOYO “Five Drawings” for Climbing Invisible Structures, installation and performance with vocalists Monta Norkuse, Roberta Linkutė and Agnija Dreimane in Zeimiai, Lithuania
Port, project space, “Drawing Game” with Matthias Tryggvi Haraldsson. Reykjavik, Iceland

2015
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Der Abstand, at the Silver Lining, a Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Bienale curated by Kunstverein Schichtwechsel. Performance with; Berthile Brunhart, Silvia Gstöhl, Berthi Ritter and Nelly Stamm. Venice, Italy.
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, curated by Kunstverein Schichtwechsel, Declaration, Berthile Brunhart, Hedwig Frick, Silvia Gstöhl, Berthi Ritter, Nelly Stamm, Maria Vogt. Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

2014
Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Cencus performed during exhibtion RÓRÓ, Seyðisfjörd, Iceland.
Einar Jónsson Art Museum The Assembly of the Holy, a reading with actors Guðrún Gísladóttir, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Ragnar Ísleifur Bragason and Rúnar Guðbrandsson. In collaboration with Bryndís Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Reykjavik Iceland.
21Haus, Der Abstand in collaboration with Marcellvs L. in exhibition See What Sees You with Franz Graf. Wienna, Austria.

2010
Reykjavik Art Museum and Venue Mirrorriff and Shedrone, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Kunsthalle Krems Howl with Jóhann Eiríksson in collaboration with Bjarni Þórarinsson. Donau Festival, Krems, Austria.

2008
The Living Art Museum. The Day You dont Find in the Calender An emotional reading with Kristín Ómarsdóttir. Reykjavik, Iceland.

2006
NewYorkRioTokyo, Flod Lid Wendyhouse, The WallRandom Phone Conversations, Berlin, Germany.
Sequences, The Living Art Museum, Oriental Influence, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Glocal, Quartair. Contemporary Art Initiatives, Oriental Influence, Den Haag, Holland.
VI conference of the Dieter Roth Academy. Carpenter Ballet and Rockabilly Gal, Xiamen, China.

2005
Berline Liste, Goddess Exercises II Collaboration with Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir. Berlin, Germany.
Muntz Salon, Rockabilly Gal, Berlin, Germany and Club Rio, Guest appearance with FlotakonaKínakota. Berlin Germany.

2004
Het Glazenhuis, Dual collaboration with Irina Birger. Amsterdam, Holland
KlinkoBank, The theatre of the Arts, All psyched up, Reykjavik, Iceland

2003

Culture night. The Containers, Collaboration with the city of Reykjavik and Samskip Shipping Company. Reykjavik, Iceland

2002
Art Festival, Footbath, collaboration with Kristin Ómarsdóttir. Reykjavik, Iceland

2000
Reykjavik Art Museum, Festival of Light, Group Pile Dance, collaboration w. Ingibjorg Magndotir. Reykjavik, Iceland.
Living Art Museum, Nylo Performance week. A Dog Carrying Rocks, Reykjavik, Iceland.

1999
The Yellow House. Indian Dance and Bonfire, Reykjavik, Iceland.
The Yellow House, IETM European Conference of Art. A Ghost Wearing one Shoe, Reykjavik Iceland.
The Yellow House, Takeover, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Residencies, Grants and Awards

2019
Circolo Scandinavo, with Muggur. Rome Italy
LIA Leipzig International Art Program, with Goethe Institute, Leipzig Germany.
Ministry of Education and Culture. Visual artist Salary. Reykjavik, Iceland.

2018
Level 2: Lichen Lab & Barret Henzi Lab. Samara Game Reserve, South Afrika.
Icelandic Arts Fund, project grant for Human Non Human. Reykjavik, Iceland.
Ministry of Education and Culture. Visual artist salary. Reykjavik, Iceland.
AiR NorIce Kunstnerhuset Lofoten, exchange program between SIM and NNBK, Svolvær, Norway.

2017
Ministry of Education and Culture. Visual artist salary. Reykjavik, Iceland.
Level 2: Lichen Lab Residency, University Lethbridge Art Gallery, Canada.

2016
Icelandic Arts Council fund, project grant for Art OMI Reykjavik, Iceland.
Art OMI, artist residency at Omi International Arts Center, Gent, NY, United States.
Spontaneous Support from the Centre for Icelandic Art for Secret Garden Artist Annex in Fort Kochin, India.

2015
Nida Art Colony, Climbing Invisible Structures, production grant and residency. Nida, Lithuania.
Muggur travel grant for Der Abstand, for Declaration and for Induced Creativity. Reykjavík, Iceland.
Ministry of Education and Culture. Visual artist salary. Reykjavik, Iceland.
Icelandic Arts Council fund, project grant for Induced Creativity Reykjavik, Iceland.

2014
Muggur travel grant for Der Abstand. Reykjavík, Iceland.
Ministry of Education and Culture. Visual artist salary. Reykjavik, Iceland.

2013

Myndlistasjodur, Icelandic Arts Council fund, publication grant for Assembly of the Holy. Reykjavík, Iceland.
Ministry of Education and Culture. Visual artist salary. Reykjavik, Iceland.

2012
Cité internationale des arts, Artist Residency, two months, Kjarvalsstofa supported by Reykjavík City. Paris, France.
Muggur Travel Grant for Kjarvalstofa in Paris, France. SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Ministry of Education and Culture. Visual artist salary. Reykjavik, Iceland.

2007
Spontaneous Support from the Centre for Icelandic Art. Reykjavik, Iceland

2001
Art and Culture. Ministry of Education and Culture. Reykjavik, Iceland.
Viewers award. “Icelandic drama”. roARTorio. The international Paris/Berlin conferences. Paris, France and Berlin, Germany.

Published Work

2019
Yggdrasil, Norse divination cards and book. In collaboration with Haukur Halldórsson. Llewellyn Worldwide. USA.

2017
The Silver Lining, collateral event at the 56. Venice Biennale featuring Abstand II. Kunstverein Schichtwechsel.
Five Drawings Artist edition 20/20 featuring Five Drawing including a vinyl with vocal composition, published and printed by the artist.

2014
Audition, My Gift, Your Excellency, Stars on the collaboration with author Kristín Ómarsdóttir, layout Arnar Freyr Guðmundsson. Language: Icelandic & English. Údúrdúr publishing, Reykjavik Iceland.
The Assembly of the Holy five volumes, book works in collaboration Bryndís Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir, layout Arna Fríða Ingvarsdóttir. Language, Icelandic, English and French. Published by authors, Reykjavik Iceland.
S7 Suðurgata >> Árbær (not in service) Editorial board, layout Arnar Freyr Guðmundsson. .Language Icelandic and English. The Living Art Museum and Árbaer Museum, Reykjavik Iceland

2013
Archive on the Run The Living Art Museum’s history of empowerment. Author and editor. Layout Ármann Agnarsson. Language English. The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik Iceland.
6th Volume artist book Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir Hirt. Part of 6th Volume exhibition, editor and curator. Layout Stephanie Bokenfohr. Language Icelandic and English. Published by author in collaboration with The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2009
Sehr gut Cocktail, CD Guest singer as Foxy Princess with Dj Musician, White Label, Reykjavik, Iceland

2008
Corresponding, collaboration with Andri Snær Magnason. Stína; Literary and Art Journal. Publisher; Drapuhlid. Reykjvavík, Iceland.
A letter from Berlin. Sjonauki, Art Magazine. Publisher; Fridrika ehf. Reykjavik, Iceland.

2007
The Icelandic Love Corporation. A publication of the Icelandic Art Museum. Reykjavik, Iceland.
Drunken boys series. Stína; Literary and Art Journal. Drapuhlid. Reykjavik, Iceland.

2006
Interview with artist Eirún Sigurdardottir, A publication for the exhibition Blood hole. Reykjavik, Iceland.
Alien, Recurection, Stína; Literary and Art Journal. Drapuhlid publications. Reykjavik Iceland.

2004
Visual Power, Images, BIS Publishers, Amsterdam, Holland.
My Friend is a Record Player, CD Guest singer as Foxy Princess with Dj Musician, White Label, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2003
King Glitch, CD Guest singer with Jonas Ohlsson and Heimir Björgulffson. Crónica, Porto. (crónica 018) Matéria Prima, Portugal, Recorded in Amsterdam, Holland

2002
The Blue Book, The Living Art Museum and Skaftfell, Images and text. Reykjavik, Iceland

2001
Skaftfell on Range, The Dieter Roth Academy. Images and text. Reykjavik, Iceland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Uppsala Konstmuseum, Non Human Animal, Uppsala, Sweden.
Hoesek Contemporary, In August Moon Surrender. Berlin Germany.

2018
Earth Homing, Reinventing Turfhouses “Óróaplott”. Seltjarnarnes, Iceland.

2017
Åkerhus Kunslerhus, “Five Drawings” with an artist edtion for Climbing Invisible Structures, Oslo, Norway.

2016
Ars Communis Center YOYO “Five Drawings” audio installation for Climbing Invisible Structures, Zeimiai, Lithuania.

2015
Nectar Galleri, “Induced Creativity” in the Glass Pavilion, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, curated by Kunstverein Schichtwechsel, “Declaration” Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
Studio Algera, Cencus, Reykjavík Iceland.
Kunstschlagerstofa, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík Iceland.

2014
21Haus performance and installation as part of See What Sees You with Franz Graf, Vienna Austria.
Skaftfell Center for Visual Art “Cencus” performacne and outdoor sculpture part of RÓRÓ, Seyðisfjörd, Iceland.

2012
Østrøm at Skálatrøð,“Hvad er Natúrligt? – Diversety of the North” Thorshaven, Faroe Islands

2011
Kling & Bang gallery, “Hlutfeldi” Reykjavik, Iceland.
The Living Art Museum and the Aliace house, “Koddu” Reykjavik, Iceand.

2010
The Smelter “Mirrorriff”, The Dieter Roth academy, Hjalteyri, Iceland.
Kunsthalle Krems “Howl” with Jóhann Eiríksson, Donau Festival, Krems, Austria.

2009
Fabrikken for Kunst og Design “Rockabilly Gal”, Alt_Cph, Copenhagen Alternative Airfare, with Kling and Bang. Copenhagen, Denmark.
X Initiative “Rockabilly Gal”, No Soul For Sale, with Kling and Bang, New York, USA.

2007

The Dieter Roth academy, Riijksacademy, Amsterdam, Holland

2006
NewYorkRioTokyo, Flood Lit Wendy House. “The Wall” Berlin, Germany
The Living Art Museum, Sequences. “Oriental Influence”. Reykjavik, Iceland
Glocal, Quartair. Contemporary Art Initiatives, “Taichi” Den Haag, Holland
VI conference of the Dieter Roth Academy, “Rockabillie Gal”. Xiamen, China.

2005
PROJEKT 0047, Stilleben, Berlin, Germany.
Berline Liste, Invasion. KlinKoBanK “Rockabilly Gal” Berlin, Germany.

2004
Nordic House, Dystopya II, “Come to me” Reykjavik, Iceland.
Amstelpark, Negen Lekkere Wijven in een Glazen Huis, “Duel” and “The Adorers” Amsterdam, Holland.
CCA, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Noonday Demons, “The Adorers” Glasgow, Scotland.
KlinkoBank, Dystopya, “The Adorer and The Adored” Reykjavik, Iceland.
Petrikirchhof, IV Conference of the Dieter Roth Academy, “Meditation Mama”. Luebeck, Germany.
Westegasfabrick, Kunstflaai #5. “Meditation Mama”. Amsterdam, Holland.

2003
Alaska, Times are changing, “Carrie and meat in curry” and “Hunter” Reykjavik, Iceland.
Gallery 21, “A Swedish Show”, The Tiger and the Polar bear, Malmö, Sweden.

2002
The Living Art Museum, Roots. “Education” Reykjavik, Iceland.
Bakenhoff, Atelier 4. bingurhaufenpile. “Inside out” Worpswede, Germany.
City Hall. The Artist on the Corner. “Daughters of earth” Reykjavik, Iceland.
Gallery Saevars Karls. “The Bebop kid”. The Tiger and the Polar bear. Reykjavik, Iceland.
The Living Art Museum, All to the Boats. “Goddess of Justice”. Reykjavik, Iceland.

2001

Skaftfell. On Skaftfell, “Chats Morts” and “Watching the bridges of Madison County” Seydisfjord, Iceland.
Slunkaríki. “Battle of Good and Evil”, The Tiger and the Polar bear, Isafjord, Iceland.
Skaftfell. Skaftfell in Range. “Wall”. Seydisfjord, Iceland.
Yellow house. “Mink Bouquet in Lamb”, Bitch. Reykjavik, Iceland.
roARTorio. International Paris/Berlin Meetings. “Icelandic Drama” Paris, France and Berlin, Germany.

2000
The Reykjavik Light Festival. ”Light Flight” and “Solariums” Collaboration with The Reykjavik Energy company and Reykjavik Cultural City, 2000, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Pump pumps on, collaboration with Esso. On location, gasoline pumps in Reykjavik, Iceland.

1999
Yellow House. “Emotion, Influence, Excitement, Attention”. Reykjavik, Iceland
Yellow House. “Take over” Reykjavik, Iceland

Work related to art and education

2018
Artist talk at Nordland Kunst og filmfagskole and the Lofoten Kunstnerhus, Svolvær, Lofoten, Norway.
Workshop working with visualization of seismic data to create the performance of Seismic Choreography at the University of Lethbridge with students from the fine arts department, visual arts, drama and dance.
Artist talk with Art Now, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
Artist talk with NNSK, Kunstnerhuset Lofoten, Svolvær, Norway

2017
Yodel, Drawing and Acoustical Exploration Workshop for students of the Lunga School, Seyðisfjörd, Iceland

2015
Workshop for MFA students of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Roundtable Artist books, Silver Lining, Collateral Event at the 2015 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.
Visiting Artist at the Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Alternate board member of the Living Art Museum since March 2014 until 2015. Reykjavik, Iceland.

2014
Director and Chairman of the Board of the Living Art Museum in Reykjavik Iceland until March 2011 2014.
Lectures in Museumology at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Development and overseeing of a series of lectures by various artist On Performance at The Sequences festival, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2013
Lecture and podium Between Miracles – Nordic Art, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Lecture, podium and later publication about Artist Initiatives Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Lecture and podium about performance art in Iceland, Samtalskökkene, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2010
Development of the Performance Archive in collaboration with The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service and The Living Art Museum along with Birta Guðjónsdóttir and Huginn Arason. Reykjavik, Iceland.
Coordination of a series of three lectures by Marcus Steinweg at The Living Art Museum, The Icelandic Academy of the Arts and the University of Iceland Reykjavik, Iceland.
Development and overseeing of The Archive of Artist run Spaces for The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik Iceland.
Teaching and lecturing at The Icelandic Academy of the Arts in relation to The Archive of Artist run Spaces. Reykjavik, Iceland.
A lecture and podium at the Anti Festival, Art festival and participation in a podium on performance art, Kuopio, Finnland.
Committee work for the Icelandic Art Academy, Reykjavik Iceland.
Artistic board of The Sequences festival. Reykjavik, Iceland.
Vice chairman in the board of The Living Art Museum. Reykjavik, Iceland.

2007
Venice Bienniale, Overseeing of the Icelandic Pavilion. Venice, Italy

2006
Committee work for developing art education for “The Reykjavik Workschool” Reykjavik, Iceland
A guide at the Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús. Reykjavik, Iceland

2005
Icelandic Embassy in Berlin, Podium with Einar Ásgeir Thorsteinsson and Herr Dr. Wagner about the exhibition “Fang” Berlin Germany
Martein Luther Strabe, Podium with Wolfgang Muller about Icelandic art. Berlin, Germany

2004
Moderator, Nederland’s Institute for Media Art, Amsterdam, Holland

2002
A guide in the Reykjavik Art Museum – Ásmundarsafn. Reykjavik, Iceland

2001
Living Art Museum. Assistant in making of the exhibition “Puerile 69” with Gillian Wearing, Sarah Lucas, Michael Landy and Angus Fairhurst. Reykjavik, Iceland

2000
On Seydi, East fjords Art festival. LungA. Supervision and teaching a workshop for visual arts with Sara Maria Skúladottir. Seydisfjord, Iceland