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Hreinn Fridfinnsson

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Born 1943, Baer Dölum, Iceland 
Lives and works in Amsterdam

Selection solo exhibitions 1971 Galerie Fignal, Haarlem, Netherlands 1971 Galerie 845, Amsterdam 1971 Galerie Balderich, Moenchen-Gladbach, Germany 1972 In-Out Center, Amsterdam 1973 Galerie Fignal, Amsterdam 1973 In-Out Center, Amsterdam 1974 Galleri Sum, Reykjavik, Iceland 1976 Galerie Gaëtan, Geneva, Switzerland 1976 Galerie Elsa von Honolulu, Ghent, Belgium 1977 Seriaal, Amsterdam 1977 Galleri Sudurgata 7, Reykjavik, Iceland 1979 Galerie Helen van der Meij, Amsterdam 1979 Galerie Bama, Paris, France 1984 Galerie Bama, Paris, France 1985 Suzanne Biederberg Gallery, Amsterdam 1986 Galerie Bama, Paris, France 1987 Le Magasin/Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France, cat. 1987 Suzanne Biederberg Gallery, Amsterdam 1988 Nordic Art Centre, Helsinki, Finland 1988 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 1989 Galleri Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden 1989 Galleri Slunkariki, Isafurdur, Iceland 1990 Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris, France 1991 Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 1992 Galleri Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden 1992 Rhythms in space, ICA, Amsterdam, cat. 1993 Listasafn Islands National Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland, cat. 1993 Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy, cat. 1994 Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris, France 1994 Galerie Camille von Scholz, Brussels, Belgium 1994 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland 1994 Ultima Thule, Amsterdam, cat. 1995 Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway 1995 Galerie Ingólfsstreaeti 8, Reykjavik, Iceland 1996 Galerie A. von Scholz, Berlin, Germany 1996 Galeri Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden 1997 Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris, France 1997 Galerie Corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland 1998 Collection, Galerie van Gelder/Another Place, Amsterdam 1999 Recent works by Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Galleri Anhava, Helsinki, Finland 1999 Galerie i8, Reykjavik, Iceland 1999 Touches and Catches, Galerie A.von Scholz, Berlin, Germany 2000 Carnegie Art Award 2000, Helsinki, Oslo, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Reykjavik, cat. 2000 Galerie Papillon-Fiat, Paris, France 2002 Domaine de Kerguéhennec, France, cat. 2003 Galerie Papillon, Paris, France 2003 Safn Collection, Reykjavik, Iceland 2003 Galleri i8, Reykjavik, Iceland 2004 Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany 2006 Galerie Papillon, Paris, France 2007 Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom, cat.* 2007 Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland, cat.* 2008 Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden 2008 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany 2008 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway 2009 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden 2009 The Fall, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Galerie Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium 2009 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Galeria Elva Ebinez, Madrid, Spain 2010 More or Less, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland 2010 To spin and swing you need a beat, Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris, France 2010 Galeria Elba Bénitez, Madrid, Spain 2011 Recent Works, Galleri Anhava, Helsinki, Finland 2012 House, Hreinn Friđfinnsson, Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjörđur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Iceland 2013 Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany 2013 Around and About, Galeria Elba Bénitez, Madrid, Spain 2014 A Portrait of a Sculptor as a Sculpture, with a Sculpture by the Sculptor, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland 2014 Æ ofaní ć / Time and time again, Hreinn Friđfinnsson, Nýlistasafnid / The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Selection group exhibitions 1965 SUM 1, Asmundarsalur, Reykjavik 1973 Biënnale de Paris, Paris 1975 Kunstmuseum, Luzern 1977 Ça va?, Ça va?, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, cat. 1978 Malmö Konsthall, Malmö 1978 Personal Worlds, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, cat. 1982 Personal Worlds, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, curator Gijs van Tuyl, sheet A4 1982 Sleeping Beauty-Art Now, Scandinavia Today, Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, cat.* 1983 Sleeping Beauty-Art Now, Scandinavia Today, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, cat.* 1983 Ars '83, Athenaeum Taidemuseo, Helsinki, cat. 1986 Nordanad, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, cat. 1988 Listasafan Islands, Reykjavik 1989 Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik 1989 Borealis 4, Nordisk Kunstcentrum, Sveaborg, Helsinki; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, cat. 1989 Utopies 89 - l'Europe des Créateurs, Grand Palais, Paris, cat. 1989 Vele parels voor een lijn, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 1989 Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris 1990 Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, cat. 1990 New Nordic Art, The Central House of Artists, Moscow, cat. 1991 Six logos around a carpet, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 1991 Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris 1991 Europäische Werkstatt Ruhrgebiet '91, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, cat. 1991 Kunst, Europa 1991, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, cat. 1992 Il Passagio Culturale Festival Nordica, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy, cat. 1992 Artscape Nordland, Arctic Circle, cat. 1993 Edities & unica, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 1994 Wanäs, Sweden 1995 Tekeningen & tekeningen, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 1995 Pas pour la galerie, Galerie Camille von Scholz, Brussels, flyer 1995 Maisons-Cerveaux, FRAC, Reims, cat.* 1996 Maisons Cerveaux, Noisel, cat.* 1996 Sirva, Musée de la Charité, Marseille 1998 Look me in the Eyes, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, cat. 1999 00, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 1999 Natures Mortes, Galerie Papillon Fiat, Paris 1999 Museum of Foreign Art, Riga 1999 Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavík 2000 Carnegie Art Award 2000, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg, cat.* 2000 Carnegie Art Award 2000, Taidehalli - Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, cat.* 2000 Carnegie Art Award 2000, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Hřvikodden, Norway, cat.* 2000 Taking over - an art project by Andreas Gedin, Bildmuseet, Umeĺ, Sweden 2000 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland 2000 64°N. - 20°V, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden 2000 Árátta, Listasafn Kópavogs, Reykjavík, Iceland, cat. 2000 Norden, Kunsthalle, Wien, Austria, cat. 2000 Amateur. variable research initiative 1900 - 2000, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg, cat. 2000 In the mirror of time and space, Ásmundur Salur I., Reykjavik, Iceland 2000 Interplay, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway 2001 Biënnale Leuven, curator Herman Labro; De Keeshond hapt, curator Kees van Gelder, Louvain, Belgium, cat. 2001 Mélanges, Kerguéhennec, France 2001 Taking over, Bildmuseet, Umeĺ, Sweden 2001 Erfarenhet Upplösning, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2001, Gotenburg, cat. 2001 Carnegie Art Award 2000, Kópavogur Art Museum/Gerđarsafn, Kópavogur, Iceland, cat.* 2002 Somewhere over the rainbow, FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lčs-Rouen, France 2002 Freude am Dialog, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein 2004 Ars Fennica. 1991-2003, The State Russian Museum, Marble Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia 2004 Out Of Place, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany 2004 Where Do We Go From Here, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York City,U.S.A. 2005 Winterkou / Winterly cold, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2005 Oů sommes-nous? - Paysages avec (ou sans) personnage(s), FRAC Limousin, Limoges, France 2007 Drawing A Tiger, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany 2007 O-Nattura Alas Nature, National Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland 2007 Le Bruissement des Images, CPIF/Centre Photographique d'Ile de France, Pontault Combault, France 2008 Experiment Marathon Reykjavik, Reykjavík Art Museum/Kjarvalsstađir, Reykjavik, Iceland 2008 Dreams of the Sublime and Nowhere in Contemporary Icelandic Art, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium 2008 Icelandic Art featuring the work of Birgir Andrésson, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Kristján Gudmundsson and Thor Vigfusson, Quint Gallery, San Diego, USA 2008 Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland 2008 Project for Domaine de Kerguéhennec, France 2008 Beograd '80, Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, Serbia, cat. 2009 Several Friends, Listasafn Islands/National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland 2009 Quiet Revolution: A Hayward Touring Exhibition, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, England, curator Chris Fite-Wassilak 2009 Espellos / Mirrors, MARCO / Museo de Arte Contemporánea, Vigo, Spain 2009 Volcano Lovers – from Iceland and Japan, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, U.S.A. 2010 The Ephemeral, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, cat. 2010 In the face of spatial grandeur, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland 2011 In Between, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2011 Perspectives - On the Borders of Art and Philosophy, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland 2011 A for artists, E for exhibitions, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, brochure 2012 Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, MOCA / The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, USA 2012 Explorateurs, Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix des Sables d'Olonne. Les Sable d'Olonne, France, cat. 2012 Săo Paulo Biennual - The Imminence of Poetics, Săo Paulo, Brazil, cat. 2013 Mon íle de Montmajour, Abbaye de Montmajour, Arles, France 2013 Works on Paper, i8 Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland 2013 Only To Melt, Trustingly, Without Reproach, Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana, Slovania 2014 Do it Moscow, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture / GCCC, Moscow, Russia 2014 Saint Jerome, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium 2014 Hreinn Fridfinnsson & Bruce McLean, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria 2014 Solides Fragiles, MUDAM / Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg city, Luxembourg
* = exhibition on tour
Selected bibliography 1978 Personal Worlds, Amsterdam 1982 Sleeping Beauty - Art Now, Scandinavia Today, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 1986 Iceland, Adelstein Ingólfsson, Northern Poles, Blřndal 1986 Nordanad, 15 Samtida, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö 1987 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble 1988 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Nordiskt Konstcentrum, Helsinki 1988 Nylisasafnid 10 are, Listasafn Islands og Nylisasafnid, Reykjavik 1988 Aldarspegill, Islenskmyndlist i eigu safnsins 1900-1987, Listafan Islands, Reykjavik 1989 Borealis 4, Nordisk Kunstcentrum, Sveaborg, Helsinki; Louisiana Mus. of Modern Art, Humlebaek 1989 SÚM 1965-1972, Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik 1990 The Nordic '60´s, Nordiskt Konstmuseum, Helsinki 1991 Europäische Werkstatt Ruhrgebiet '91, Kunsthalle, Recklinghausen 1993 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Listafasn Íslands, Reykjavík 1995 Maisons-Cerveaux, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims; La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel 2000 Amateur/Eldsjäl, Göteborgs Kontmuseum, Göteborg 2000 Árátta, Listasafn Kópavogs, Reykjavík 2001 Erfarenhet Upplösning, Göteborgs internationella konstbiennal, Göteborg 2002 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Kerguéhennec 2007 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Serpentine Gallery, London 2012 Explorateurs, Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix des Sables d'Olonne, France
Selected articles 1974 Syning Hreins Fridfinnssonar, Braga Asgeirsson, Morgunbladid, July 9 1974 Bárujárniđ innst betrekkiđ yst, NN, Alţyđu Blađiđ, July 9 1977 Melancholiek werk van Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Philip Peters, november 1984 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Gaëlle Dupont-Viau, Art Press, no. 81, May 1988 Laufey Helgadottir in Conversation with Hreinn Fridfinnsson in Amsterdam, Laufey Helgadottir, Siksi, no. 2 1989 Sacred and enchanted places, Gertrud Sandquist, in cat. Borealis 4/Installations in space, Nordiskt Konstcentrum, Helsinki; Louisiana MoMA, Humlebaek 1990 L'essence des choses, Maiden Bouissed, Beaux-Arts, no. 80, June 1991 Hreinn Fridfinnsson. Galerie Claudine Papillon, Miriam Rosen, Artforum International, February, no. 5 1991 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Hervé Legros, Art Press, no.154, January 1991 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Miriam Rosen, Art Forum International, no. 6, volume 29, Febr. 1991 Kunst Island 1991, Sabine Moll, in Kunst, Europa, Island, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne 1992 Oeroude aardse band met het melancholieke landschap van IJsland, W. Ellenbroek, De Volkskrant, December 1 1993 Rhythms in Space, Laufey Helgadóttir, Siksi, the Nordic Art Review, no. 1 1993 Siksi, the Nordic Art Review, no. 3 2000 Amateur. variable research initiative 1900 - 2000, Exhibition newsletter # 2, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg 2007 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Fiona Macdonald, Art Review, July 13 2007 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Adrian Searle, Arts Guardian, July 17 pp. 23-24 2007 Hreinn Friđfinnsson haegir á tímanum í Serpentine Gallery, Gauta Sigţórsson, Morgunblađiđ, July 17, p. 22 2007 If I were an artwork, I'd like to be one of these, Marcus Field, The Independent on Sunday, July 29 2007 Let's do the twist again, Laura Cumming, The Observer, July 29, p. 21 2007 Hreinn Fridfinnsson - Fact and Fantasy, Martin Coomer, The Big Issue London, July 30 2007 Piece of mind, Ossian Ward, Time Out London, August 15-21, p. 40 2007 Something for us all to reflect on, Philip Hensher, The Mail On Sunday, August 19, p. 40
Selected secondary articles 1977 Beaubourg met Duchamp als inspirator, Lily van Ginneken, De Volkskrant 12 februari, p. 37 2007 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, The Independent, Peter Chapman, July 28, p. 15 2007 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Kulture Flash, author not mentioned, July 25 2007 An artist with a real concept, The Independent, Philip Hensher, August 2
Interviews 1987 Interview between Jean-Hubert Martin and Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Jean-Hubert Martin, in cat. Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble 1988 ...still thinking in Icelandic, Carolus Enckell, interview, Taide, no. 5, voume 28
* = exhibition on tour