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Kristján Gudmundsson

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1941 born in Snæfelsnes, Iceland
Lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland

Solo exhibitions (selection) 1968 Mokka, Reykjavik 1969 Galerie SÚM, Reykjavík 1970 Galleri SÚM, Reykjavík 1971 Galerie 854, Amsterdam 1971 Galerie Balderich, Mönchengladbach 1971 Galerie Fignal, Amsterdam 1972 Galleri SÚM, Reykjavík 1972 Galerie 854, Amsterdam 1973 In-Out-Center, Amsterdam 1973 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1974 In-Out-Center, Amsterdam 1975 Paleis voor Schone Kunst, Brussels 1975 Seriaal, Amsterdam 1975 Galleri SÚM, Reykjavik 1978 Bókasafn Isafjardar, Isafjördur 1978 Galleri SÚM, Reykjavik 1981 Safnahúsid, Húsavík, Iceland 1982 La Biennale di Venezia, Icelandic Pavilion, Venice, Italy 1982 Rauda Húsid, Akureyri 1983 Listasafn ASA, Reykjavík, Iceland 1985 Galleri Gudmundar Árnasonar, Reykjavik, Iceland 1986 Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 1986 Galerie A, Amsterdam 1986 Between Poetry and Measurement, American Scandinavian Foundation, New York 1987 Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavík, Iceland 1987 Kristján Gudmundsson, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 1987 Slunkariki, Isafjördur, Iceland 1988 Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden 1988 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland, with Donald Judd, Richard Long, cat. 1989 Teikningar/drawings 1972-88, Listasafn Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavík, cat. 1989 Galleri Riis, Oslo 1989 Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 1990 Galerie Dörrie Priess, Hamburg 1991 Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt, Germany 1991 Slunkaríki, Isafjördur, Iceland 1991 Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden, cat. 1992 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland 1992 Galerie Miller-Nordenhake, Stockholm, cat. 1992 Galleri II, Reykjavík, Iceland 1992 Galleri Gangur, Reykjavík, Iceland 1993 Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway 1993 Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam, cat. 1993 Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany, cat. 1993 Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 1993 Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany, cat. 1994 Kristján Gudmundsson, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden 1994 Albrecht Dürer Geselschaft & Institut für Moderne Kunst, Nuremberg, Germany 1994 Galleri F15, Moss, Norway, cat. 1995 Slunkaríki, Ísafjördur, Iceland 1996 Galleri Saevar Karl, Reykjavík 1996 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki 1996 Galleri Hulda Ágústdóttir, Reykjavík 1997 Galleri Ingolfsstraeti 8, Reykjaví­k, Iceland 1997 Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden 1997 Isländische Postitionen der Gegenwart, Galerie Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz, Germany, cat. 1998 Kristján Gudmundsson, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland 1999 Paintings, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway 1999 Galleri i8, Reykjavík, Iceland 1999 Slunkarí­ki, Ísafjördur, Iceland 2000 Árátta, Listasafn Kópavogs, Reykjavík, Iceland, cat. 2001 Kjarvalsstadir, Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland 2002 New works, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany 2002 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2003 Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany 2003 Slunkarí, Ísafirdur, Iceland 2003 Kompan, Akureyri, Iceland 2003 Etchings, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2004 Kristján Gudmundsson, i8 Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland 2004 Mutation in Silence, Galleri Skuggi, Reykjavík, Iceland 2004 Ny verk, Listasafn, Arnesinga, Hvergerdi, Iceland 2004 Drawings, Sleeper Gallery, Edinburgh, UK 2005 Kristján Gudmundsson, Galleri Anhava, Helsinki, Finland 2005 New works, Galleri Andersson, Umeå, Sweden 2006 Kristján Gudmundsson, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway 2007 Drawings I-XV & Other Works, Safni, Reykjavik, Iceland 2010 Paintings in Grey and White Frames, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, Carlifornia, U.S.A. 2010 Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden 2010 Paintings in Grey and White Frames, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland 2010 Paintings and Drawings, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway 2010 Kristján Gudmundsson, Drawings I-XV, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2011 i8 Gallery, Kristján Gudmundsson, Reykjavik, Iceland 2013 Dessins et Dessins Olympiques, Kristján Gudmundsson, Galerie Martine et Thibault de La Châtre, Paris, France 2015 Kristján Gudmundsson, Marc Straus, New York, USA 2015 Kristján Gudmundsson, Rappaz Museum, Basel, Switzerland 2016 Olympic Drawings, Kristján Gudmundsson,Galleri Anhava, Helsinki, Finland
Group exhibitions 1967 UM, Laugardalshöll, Reykjavik 1968 Nordisk ingdomsbiennal, Amos Andersson Art Museum, Helsinki 1969 Scultpture exhibition. Skólavörduholt, Reykjavik 1969 SÚM I and SÚM II, Galleri SÚM, Reykjavik 1970 Four generations of Icelandic Art, Norway and Sweden 1971 SÚM IV, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam 1972 In-Out-Center, Amsterdam 1972 Communications, Gallery Inhibodress, Sydney 1972 SÚM a Listahátid, Galleri SÚM, Reykjavik 1973 Omaha Flow System, Joslin Art Museum, Omaha, USA 1973 8e Biennale de Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris 1974 Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem 1974 H2O, Isländsk Kunst, St. Nikolajkirke, Copenhagen, Denmark 1974 Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Kristján Gudmundsson, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, 't Hoogt, Utrecht 1975 Galerie Waalkens, Finsterwolde, with Hreinn Fridfinnsson and Sigurdur Gudmundsson 1975 K. Gudmundsson, S. Gudmundsson, H. Fridfinnsson, Kunstmuseum, Luzern 1977 Ça va? Ça va, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, cat. 1978 Elva moderna Isländska kunstnärer, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden 1981 Malmö Konsthall, Sweden 1981 Rauda Húsid, Akureyri, Iceland 1982 November, Listmunahusid, Reykjavík, Iceland 1983 Nýlistasafnid, Reykjavík, Iceland 1984 Time -The 4th Dimension, Societé des Expositions du Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium 1984 Iceland: The Art Revealed, Franklin Furnace, New York, USA 1985 A Nordic Quintessence, ASF Gallery, New York, USA 1985 Konst í Norden 1945-1980, The Nordic Art Centre, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland 1986 Bone in a Cold Oven, The Nordic Art Centre, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland 1986 Dieter Roth, Jón Gunnar Árnason, Kristján Gudmundsson, Rúri, Björn Roth, Sólveig Magnúsdóttir, Nordiskt Konstcentrum, Strandkasernen Sveaborg, Helsinki, Finland 1987 Zomertentoonstelling, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, with Ange Leggia, Bjorn Norgaard, a.o. 1988 Both/And, The Nordic Art Centre, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland 1989 Resource Kunst, Akademie der Künste, West-Berlin; Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Germany 1989 SÚM 1965-72, Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavík, Iceland 1990 8th Sidney Biennale, Sidney, Australia 1990 Noli me tangere, Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Cion, Switzerland 1991 Kunst, Europa-Island ; 63 Kunstvereine zeigen Kunst aus 20 Ländern, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany 1991 We won't party alone, St. Gallen Kunstverein, St. Gallen, Switzerland 1992 Das Steinerne Licht, Ostsee-Biennale, Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany 1993 Juxtaposition, Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, Denmark 1994 Ludwig Gosewitz und seine isländische Freunde, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany 1995 La Hora del Norte, Centro Cultural del Conde Duque ; Pia Almoina, Barcelona, Madrid, Spain 1995 Galeria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy 1995 Aquelo, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria 1996 Aquelo, The Nordic Art Centre, Helsinki, Finland 1996 Antarctica Brahma, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria 1997 Isländische Positionen der Gegenwart, Galerie Dorothea Van der Koelen, Mainz, Germany 1997 Ground, Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney, Great Britain 1998 Losse werken, rake klappen, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 1998 Ground, Stadtpark Galerie, Krems, Austria; Listasafn Akureyrar, Akureyri, Iceland 1999 Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart 1999 Ainsi de Suite 3, Centre régional d´Art Contemporain, Sète 1999 NORD LB Galerie, Braunschweig (Hommage à Dieter Roth) 1999 Galerie Heinz Holtmann, Köln (Hommage à Dieter Roth) 1999 Galerie Anhava - Artek, Helsinki 1999 Tijdelijke Openbaringen van Ongevraagd Drukwerk, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, Netherlands, in co-operation with Tineke Reijnders 1999 HH 1, Xiamen, China, PRC 1999 Tijdelijke openbaringen van ongevraagd drukwerk, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam 1999 00, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2000 64°N. - 20°V, Galeri Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden 2000 Galleri i8, Reykjavik, Iceland, cat. 2001 Nothing, Rooseum Provisorium, Malmö, Sweden 2001 Nothing, CAC/Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania 2002 Carnegie Art Award, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England 2005 Winterkou / Winterly cold, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2005 Touché, Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany 2006 In Between - from the collection, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skarhamn, Norway 2006 Regarding facts, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2007 Drawing A Tiger, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany 2007 Colour First, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2007 Im Fluss, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany 2008 Ad Absurdum, MArtA / Möbel Art and architecture/ambience, Herford, Germany 2008 Dreams of the Sublime and Nowhere, Reykjaví­k Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavik, Iceland 2008 Icelandic Art featuring the work of Birgir Andrésson, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Kristján Gudmundsson and Thor Vigfusson, Quint Gallery, San Diego, USA 2008 Islands & Ghettos, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany 2008 No TV on Thursdays, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2009 Latte in Watte, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway 2009 In Deep Water, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjördur, Iceland 2009 Hrafnkell Sigurðsson and Kristján Guðmundsson, Listasafn Islands / National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik 2009 Islands & Ghettos - Über territoriale Segregation in Städten des 21. Jahrhundert, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 2009 Islands + Ghettos, NGBK / Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany 2009 Several Friends, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland 2009 Carnegie Art Award 2010, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark 2009 Central Periphery, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, curated by Alan Johnston 2009 Latte in Watte, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway 2010 Carnegie Art Award, Listasafn Islands / National Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland 2010 Carnegie Art Award, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden 2010 Carnegie Art Award, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2010 Carnegie Art Award, 798 Art Space, Beijing, China 2010 Carnegie Art Award, Royal College of Art, London, England 2010 Carnegie Art Award, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland 2010 Carnegie Art Award, Centre International d´Art Contemporain, Carros / Nice, France 2010 Abstract, almost abstract II, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2010 Starter Works from the Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Arter - space for art, Istanbul, Turkey 2010 Carnegie Art Award, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland 2010 Carnegie Art Award, CIAC / Centre International d’Art Contemporain, Carros/Nice, France 2010 Winter Show, i8 Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland 2010 Straumur / Burdarás, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland 2011 Arbeiten aus dem Bleistiftgebiet, Galerie Van Horn, Düsseldorf, Germany, curator Gregor Hildebrandt 2011 Perspectives - On the Borders of Art and Philosophy, Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland 2011 A for Artists - E for Exhibitions, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, cat. 2011 Text, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin, Germany 2011 Faster and Slower Lines - From the Collection of Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland 2011 Kind Of Nice, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland 2011 The Erling Neby Collection, Henie Onstad Art Centre, HØvikodden, Norway 2011 Rolling Snowball, CEAC / Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, P.R. of China 2012 Explorateurs, Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix des Sables d'Olonne. Les Sable d'Olonne, France, cat. 2012 To Make a Show It Takes A Thought and More than One Word, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2012 Hangman's Rock - The Delirium of Vision, Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavík, Iceland 2012 Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, MOCA Los Angeles, USA; Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany 2012 Minning um Myndlist, ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland 2012 Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway 2013 Dessins & Dessins Olympiques, Galerie Martine Thibault de la Châtre, Paris, France 2013 Works on Paper, i8 Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland 2013 Embracing Impermanence, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland 2013 Elemental, Boden Arts Center, Boden, Sweden 2013 B.A.B.E. / The Best Artist Books and Editions, Immanence - Espace d´art Contemporain, Paris, France 2014 Exhibition Seconds, Skúrinn, Reykjavík, Iceland 2014 Faster and Slower and Cause and Consequence, duo exhibition by Donald Judd and Kristjan Gudmundsson, Safn, Berlin, Germany 2014 Rolling Snowball 5, Djúpivogur, Iceland 2014 Franz Graf: See What Sees You, The Belevedere, Vienna, Austria 2014 Drawn, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany 2015 Postcards are to be looked at, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2015 Rolling Snowball 6, Djúpivogur, Iceland 2015 Gray Would Be The Color, If I Had A Heart, Marc Straus, New York, USA 2016 De Loop der Dingen / The Way Things Go, Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort, Netherlands, cat. 2016 When Friendship becomes Art, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2016 Prove di fotografia #1, Spazio Labo, Bologna, Italy 2016 Big Art, Diamantbeurs, Amsterdam, initiator / curator Anne van der Zwaag 2017 The multiple versus series versus a unique work, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2017 Between I & Thou, HVCCA / Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, USA 2018 .From the Collection/Against the Wall, SMAK / Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Personal catalogues 1973 Circles, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1989 Kristján Gudmundsson,Teikningar/drawings 1972-88, Listasafn Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavík 1992 Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm 1993 Kristján Gudmundsson, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Kunsthalle Rostock, Nuremburg 2001 Kristján Gudmundsson, Mál og Menning/Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Reykjavík
Catalogues 1988 Both/And, Nordic Art Centre, Helsinki 1988 Donald Judd, Richard Long, Kristjan Gudmundsson, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík 1991 Borealis V, Nordic Art Centre and Pori Art Museum, Helsinki. 1992 Info, The Nordic Arts Centre, bulletin no. 1 1995 The Hour of the North, Pia Almoina, Barcelona 1997 Isländische Postitionen der Gegenwart, Galerie Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz 2000 Árátta, Listasafn Kópavogs, Reykjavík 2012 Explorateurs, Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix des Sables d'Olonne, France 2012 De Loop der Dingen, Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort
Articles 1991 Inbuilt Ideal, Maareeta Jaukkuri, Siksi - the Nordic Art Review, no. 2 1991 Simple reflections on Kristján Gudmundsson´s art, H.B. Runólfsson, Borealis V, Nordic Art Centre and Pori Art Museum, Helsinki 1999 En SÚMið er orðið sígilt..., Fréttabréf, Listafns ͍slands, with photo 'Environmental Sculpture, (1969)' 2011 Kristján Gudmundsson - winnaar Carnegie Art Award 2010, Anna van Leeuwen, Kunstbeeld, nr 4, p. 15 2016 Kristján Gudmundsson, Circles, Jantine Kremer, cat. De Loop der Dingen, pp. 76-81 2016 Tussen oorzaak en gevolg, Laure-Anne Tillieux, Tubelight # 98, jg. 2016, p. 7