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12.03.2019
Sigurður Guðjónsson chosen to represent Iceland at the Venice Biennale in 2021

Sigurður Guðjónsson has been appointed as Iceland’s representative at the 59th Venice Bienniale, to be held in 2021.

The selection for the Venice Biennale 2021 was made by Icelandic Art Center’s professional committee and announced earlier tonight.

Sigurður holds more than twenty solo exhibitions and dozens of group shows and festival screenings under his belt and was awarded the 2018 Icelandic Art Prize for his exhibition Inlight.

His newest work Enigma is currently scheduled for exhibitions at Kennedy Center DC, Adler Planetarium and Carnegie Hall, among other exhibition places in the upcoming months.

He exploits the potential of time-based media to produce pieces that rhythmically engage the viewer in a synaesthetic experience, linking vision and hearing in ways that seem to extend one’s perceptual field.

icelandicartcenter.is
11.12.2019
Enigma - Spektral Quartet (Denver, CO)

Enigma performed by the Spektral Quartet at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts in Denver, CO.

https://friendsofchambermusic.com/archives/concerts/spektral-quartet
12.06.2020
Enigma at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago

Enigma performed by the Spektral Quartet at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

Enigma
03.04.2019
Enigma - Spektral Quartet (San Diego)
www.artpower.ucsd.edu
14.09 – 22.09.2019
Veil - Message to Man IFF (St. Petersburg, Russia)
www.message2man.com/en/
29.10.2019
Enigma - World Premiere at Kennedy Center, DC

Enigma is commissioned by the Spektral Quartet.

www.washingtonperformingarts.org
03.04. 2019
Trajectories - Areté

Trajectories performed by Lucy Yao at Areté Venue and Gallery in Brooklyn. Trajectories is a collaborative work between Sigurdur Gudjonsson and Anna Thorvaldsdottir, consisting of video constructed by Sigurdur and music for piano & fixed electronics composed by Anna.

https://www.aretevenue.com
17.01. 2019
Trajectories - International Festival for Experimental Music, Hamburg

Trajectories - International Festival for Experimental Music, Hamburg Jan 17 - Trajectories performed by Ju-Ping Song at Klub Katarakt in Hamburg, as part of the 2019 International Festival for Experimental Music. Trajectories (2014) is a collaborative work between Sigurdur Gudjonsson and Anna Thorvaldsdottir, consisting of video constructed by Sigurdur and music for piano & fixed electronics composed by Anna.

https://www.klubkatarakt.net/49-1-Program-2019.html
12.01 - 10.03.2019
OH, SO QUIET! Music as we look at it: art and cinema

Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum

Doug Aitken, Charles de Meaux, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Ange Leccia, Romain Kronenbourg, Lorna Simpson, Steina Vasulka, Dodda Maggý, Sigurður Guðjónsson

Curated by Pascale Cassagnau

SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON WINS ICELANDIC ART PRIZE 2018

Sigurður earned the award for his 2017 exhibition Inlight, which was on show in the chapel and morgue of the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hafnarfjörður. The award committee said that the exhibition is a visual experience in which the viewer becomes conscious of his/her own existence and body. The works Fuser 2017, Scanner 2017, and Mirror Projector 2017 [which made up Inlight] are mysterious and powerful at the same time, and trigger subtle sensations that are, nonetheless, full of allusions to mechanical activity.”

www.icelandreview.com
30.11 - 3.3. 2018
HIGH AND LOW – contemporary art from Iceland


The exhibition is organized by The Embassy of Iceland in Copenhagen and The North Atlantic House on the occasion of the Centenary of Icelandic independence and sovereignty.

Curated by Heiðar Kári Rannversson

https://www.nordatlantens.dk/en/exhibitions/2018/high-low-contemporary-art-from-iceland/
20 - 22.11.2018
LOOP Barcelona 2018


BERG Contemporary

17.10 - 21.10. 2018
Cinéphémere 2018


Sigurður Guðjónsson’s Tape 2016 will be exhibited at the ninth edition of Cinéphémère, a short film programme presented by FIAC and Fondation d’entreprise Ricard in Paris, from October 17 – 21. The Cinéphémère will screen films presented by LOOP Barcelona curated by Carolina Ciuti on Saturday October 20th. The films are screened in open and free access, in a nomad 14-seat movie theatre entirely equipped for this purpose, located on Avenue Winston Churchill, between the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais.

www.fiac.com
14.10.2018
Trajectories - Manhattan School of Music

Trajectories performed by Edward Forstman at the Manhattan School of Music’s Ades Performance Space.

Trajectories (2014) is a collaborative work between Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Sigurdur Gudjonsson, consisting of three channel video constructed by Sigurdur and music for piano & fixed electronics composed by Anna.

28.07 – 09.09.2018
OH, SO QUIET! Music as we look at it: art and cinema

Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri Hjalteyri, Iceland

Doug Aitken, Charles de Meaux, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Ange Leccia, Romain Kronenbourg, Lorna Simpson, Steina Vasulka, Dodda Maggý, Sigurður Guðjónsson

Curated by Pascale Cassagnau


http://www.verksmidjanhjalteyri.com/verksmi%C3%B0jan.html
07.07 – 22.07.2018
INLIGHT

Sigurður Guðjónsson opens his exhibition INLIGHT at Kleifar this coming Saturday, July 7th. INLIGHT was originally shown in the fall of 2017 in the chapel and morgue of St. Josephs Chapel, Hafnarfjörður and earned Sigurður the Icelandic Art Prize. The exhibition consists of three video works from 2017, FuserScanner and Mirror Projector which will be installed in the outbuildings of Kleifar, a farm near Blönduós. In addition Sigurður will also be exhibiting an installation in the sheep shed of Kleifar consisting of his 2018 video work Lightroom. The exhibition is curated by the ASÍ Art Museum and organized in collaboration with the residents at Kleifar, Áslaug Thorlacius and Finnur Arnar.

For more information see the exhibition’s Facebook event.

www.listasafnasi.is
16.06 – 02.09.2018
KAPALL

Skaftfell, Center for Visual Art

Sigurður Guðjónsson, Tumi Magnússon, Unnar Örn Auðarson, Þórdís Aðalsteinsdóttir, Þórdís Jóhannesdóttir. 

Curated by Aðalheiður Valgeirsdóttir and Aldís Arnardóttir

WWW.skaftfell.is
02.06 - 30.09.2018
NO MAN'S LAND: WHERE BEAUTY ALONE REIGNS?

Reykjavik Art Museum

Including works by: Þórarinn B. Þorláksson, Ásgrímur Jónsson, Jóhannes S. Kjarval, Jón Stefánsson, Kristín Jónsdóttir, Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir, Anna Líndal, Ólafur Elíasson, Einar Falur Ingólfsson, Rúrí, Georg Guðni, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Sigurður Guðjónsson

www.listahatid.is
05.27.2018
Trajectories at National Sawdust

Trajectories (2014) is a collaborative work between Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Sigurdur Gudjonsson, consisting of three channel HD video and stereo sound. The piece was commissioned by The Reykjavik Center for Visual Music and premiered at the festival of RCVM in January 2014.

https://nationalsawdust.org/event/ice-presents-the-music-of-anna-thorvaldsdottir-with-cory-smythe-and-the-international-contemporary-ensemble/
17.5-19.5.2018
Media Art Festival, Roma
http://www.mediaartfestival.org/artisti/
25.01 - 28.01.2018
NJORD | NORDIC NOIR NEW MUSIC BIENNALE


SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON will be participating in the upcoming edition of NJORD 2018, taking place in Copenhagen in January 2018.

For NJORD 2018, SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON will present his work Trajectories (2014), a collaborative work between the artist and NJORD’s composer-in-residence, Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, consisting of three channel HD video and stereo sound. The piece was commissioned by The Reykjavik Center for Visual Music and premiered at the festival of RCVM in January 2014. Trajectories will have its Danish premiere at NJORD Biennale 2018.

www.njordbiennale.com
24.12 - 03.01.2018
2nd Addis Video Art Festival

Various places, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

www.2nd Addis Video Art Festival
21.09 – 16.10. 2017
Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Inlight, ASI Art Museum, Iceland
www.listasafnasi.is
25.09 – 22.10. 2017
Painting – Not a Medium

The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art

www.hafnarborg.is
01.09.2017 -
Chart Art Fair Film
www.chartartfair.com
1.09 – 23.09. 2017
Cycle Music and Art Festival
www.cycle.is
15.08 – 20.08. 2017
Rolling Snowball/9, Djúpivogur

Curators: Þór Vigfússon and Sigurður Guðmundsson

www.djupivogur.is
15.04.2017 -
Trajectories

Trajectories will be performed by Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir at the SpringWorkshop Hong Kong.

www.springworkshop.org
10.04 – 20.4. 2017
Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Artist residency

Artist residency with Hong Kong New Music Ensemble in collaboration with Cycle Music and Art Festival in Iceland.

www.cycle.is
12.01 – 07.05. 2017
Bout

Reykjavik Art Museum: Video Works from the Collection.

www.artmuseum.is
18.11. 2016
Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Scape

S C A P E is a piece of video art with live performance of music with pre-recorded sounds created by Sigurður Guðjónsson (video/pre-recorded sounds/concept), Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir (concept/work score) and ensemble Nordic Affect (performers).

24.10 –29.10. 2016
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

Sigurður Guðjónsson takes part in Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival with four video works, Relief (2015) Balance (2013) Veil (2012) and Recorder (2010)

www.dokument-festival.com
01.10. 2016
Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Nordic Music Days 2016

Premiere of a new collaboration piece S C A P E (2016) by artist Sigurður Guðjónsson, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir and Nordic Affect.

www.nordicmusicdays.org
8.09. 2016
Trajectories will be performed by Tinna Thorsteinsdottir at the Sonic Festival in Copenhagen
02.09 – 22.10. 2016
Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Berg Contemporary
www.bergcontemporary
05.06 – 6.08. 2016
Scandinavia House

Another North: Landscape Reimagined features the work of contemporary Nordic artists that use landscape to limn the boundary between the known and the unknown, reimagining it as a multivalent space at once familiar and otherworldly, visible and invisible. Comprising photographic and video works, the exhibition explores landscape as a place of complication, rather than revelation, and investigates channels into new ways of seeing.

The exhibition includes works by artists Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Ole Brodersen, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Simen Johan, Susanna Majuri, and Pentti Sammallahti.

Another North: Landscape Reimagined is organized and presented by the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

www.scandinaviahouse.org
18,09 - 23,09 2015
NORDISK PANORAMA, Malmö Konsthall bookstore
www.konsthall.malmo.se
13.08 – 27.09. 2015
New Release, Gerðarsafn - Kópavogur Art Museum
www.gerdarsafn.is
03.07 – 26.07.2015
Nowhere else
www.verksmidjanhjalteyri.com
4,02 - 15,5 2015
SKULPTUR, Royal Society of British Sculptors
www.rbs.org.uk
18,1 - 15,3 2015
Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Hallgrimskirkja Church
www.listvinafelag.is
7,11-30,11.2014
National Gallery of Iceland

700IS Artist of the Month, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.Curated by Kristín Scheving

www.listasafn.is
24,11 - 24,12.2014
Onsite-artprojects Vienna
www.onsite-artprojects.com
29,11.2014
Trajectories – performance at Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Augarten, Vienna

Saturday, November 29 at 2:00pm – 3:00pmTBA21–Augarten, Scherzergasse 1A, A-1020 Wien

17,10-15,11.2014
Pushing Reality, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery
www.grundemarknilsson.se
3,10 - 4,12. 2014
Arario Museum, By Destiny
www.arariomuseum.org
23,04 - 26,04.2014
Trajectories, Issue Project Room
www.ultima-festival
21,6-24,8.2014
From the Hafnarborg Collection – New aquisitions
www.hafnarborg.is
24,05-07.09.2014
Your Compound View, Reykjavík Art Museum
www.artmuseum.is
01,02-13,04.2014
Cadences of Line and Color, Reykjavik Art Museum
www.artmuseum.is
30,01.2014
Trajectories, Reykjavik Center for Visual Music festival at Harpa in Reykjavik

Trajectories | January 30th Trajectories, a new piece for video, piano & electronics will be premiered at the opening concert of Reykjavik Center for Visual Music festival at Harpa in Reykjavik. Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir will be performing on the piano and the work is a collaboration between visual artist Sigurður Guðjónsson and composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir who makes the music part of the work. The concert starts at 10PM. You can find further information about the festival as well as the entire program here.

01,31-02,02.2014
Nordic Outbreak, Umeå, Sweden
www.nordicoutbreak
10,12-22,12.2013
Nordic Outbreak, Katuaq the Cultural Centre of Greenland, Nuuk
www.nordicoutbreak
7,11-22,12.2013
Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques
www.maba.fnagp.fr/actualite
25,10-27,10.2013
Nordic Outbreak, Reykjavik Art Museum
www.nordicoutbreak
10,10-10,22.2014
Nordic Outbreak, Danish Architecture Center, Copenhagen
www.nordicoutbreak
04,04-25,04.2013
Nordic Outbreak, New York
www.nordicoutbreak
10,11-09,12.2012
Sigurdur Gudjónsson, Distance, Kling&Bang Gallery
this.is/klingogbang
05,09-25,11.2012
Liverpool Biennial 2012, City States
www.biennial.com
16.02 – 10.04 2012
Sigurdur Gudjónsson, Prelude, Hafnarborg, Iceland
www.hafnarborg
10.07.2011
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Sigurdur Gudjónsson: Video Screening

The Icelandic artist Sigurdur Gudjonsson (*1975 in Reykjavík, Iceland) works mainly with video and photography. He studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, an influence that also appears in his works which link the mythic landscapes of his homeland Iceland with the dark atmosphere of Viennese Actionism. Sigurdur Gudjonsson’s films are captivating in their unsettled ambiguity and eeriness. While his films avoid a linear narrative structure, sound, image, and editing are used as compositional means. The conjunction of concrete elements and grotesque images produces a interaction that evokes in the viewer a feeling of alienation, meaninglessness, and absurdity, and also generates a powerful physical and emotional depth.

Screeningprogram:“Insight” (2011), “Bleak” (2006), “Glasshouse” (2010), “Sleep” (2010) among others.