SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON
b. 1975, Reykjavik, Iceland
Lives and works in Iceland

Education
2003 – 2004 Akademie Der Bildenden Kunste Wien
2000 – 2003 Iceland Academy of the Arts. BA.
1998 – 1999 Billedskolen Kopenhagen

Honors
2022 Iceland’s representative at the 59th Venice Biennale
2018 Visual Artist of the Year by the Icelandic Art Prize

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024 Edda, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavík, Iceland
2023 Enigma, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland
2023 Conductive path, Verksmiðjan, Center for Contemporary Art, Hjalteyri, Iceland
2022 Perpetual Motion, 59th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. Curated by Mónica Bello
2022 Transits, Reykajvík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
2022 Perpetual Motion, BERG Contemporary, Reykjavík, Iceland
2022 Lightroom, Regelblau 411, Thyholm, Denmark
2021 Unseen Fields, BERG Contemporary, Reykjavík, Iceland
2018 Inlight, ASÍ Art Museum, Kleifar, Blönduós
2017 Inlight, ASÍ Art Museum, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
2016 Sigurður Guðjónsson, BERG Contemporary, Reykjavík, Iceland
2015 Connection, Hallgrímskirkja (Hallgrims church), Reykjavík, Iceland
2014 The National Gallery of Iceland, 700.is Artist of the Month, Reykjavík
2013 Prelude, Outvert Art Space, Ísafjörður, Iceland
2013 Næturvarp (Night Projection) Culture House, The Shed, , Reykjavík, Iceland
2012 Prelude, Hafnarborg, Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
2012 Distance, Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
2011 Sigurður Guðjónsson, Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway
2011 Sigurður Guðjónsson, Rostrum, Malmö
2010 Skruð, South by South West, Reykjanesbær, Iceland
2010 Sleep, Alessandromarenaproject, Turin, Italy
2008 Galerie Kunstagenten, Gallery Video Lounge, Berlin, Deutschland
2008 Deathbed, Galerie Adler New York, USA
2007 Bleak, Safn (Collection), Reykjavík
2007 Breed, The Reykjavík Art Museum, D gallery, Reykjavík
2006 Bleak, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen
2006 Deathbed, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt,D
2004 Host, Gallery Kling & Bang, Reykjavik
2002 Gallery Priestor, Bratislava, Slovakia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS
2023 Parallel Dimensions - Nordic Embassies, Berlin, Germany
2023 Composition in Five Movements, Skaftfell Art Center, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
2022 Perpetual, Aguélimuseet, Sala, Sweden
2022 Some New Works, The National Gallery of Iceland2022 Ars Longa – Contemporary Art Museum, Rolling Snowball, Djúpivogur, Iceland
2021 Eternal Recurrence,Reykjavík Art Museum Reykjavík Iceland2020 Kunsthalle Seinäjoki, Nice to (finally) meet you!, Seinäjoki, Finland
2019 Oh, So Quiet! Music as we look at it: art and cinema, Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur Art Museum
2018 NO MAN'S LAND: WHERE BEAUTY ALONE REIGNS? Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
2018 FIAC Cinéphémère Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
2018 Cable, Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art, Seydisfjördur, Iceland
2018 Media Art Festival, Roma
2018 OH, SO QUIET! Music as we look at it: art and cinema, Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri
2018 HIGH AND LOW – contemporary art from Iceland, Nordatlantens Brygge
2017 Hafnarborg, Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, Painting – Not a Medium
2017 Cycle music and art festival
2017 Rolling Snowball/9, Djúpivogur, Iceland
2017 Bout: Video Works from the Collection, Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland (group)
2016 Scandinavia House, Another North Landscape Reimagined, New York
2015 SKULPTUR Royal Society of British Sculptors
2015 New Release, Gerdarsafn, Kópavogur Art Museum, Iceland
2015 Nowhere else, Verksmidjan Hjalteyri, Iceland
2014 Ice ice baby Onsite-artprojects Vienna
2014 Pushing Reality, curated by Nina Grundemark, Mdf Berlin, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2014 700.is Artist of the Month, curated by Kristín Scheving, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
2014 Cadences of Line and Color , Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
2014 From the Hafnarborg Collection – New acquisitions, Hafnarborg, Iceland
2014 Your Compound View, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
2013 En Thulé froiduleuse, aspects de la scène artistique islandaise contemporaine, Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastique.
2013 Nordic outbreak, New York City
2012 Liverpool Bienale/City States
2012 Fatamorgana 1, Terlizzi, Bari. Italy
2012 Hangman’s Rock – The Delirium of Vision, Kjarvalsstaðir, Iceland
2012 Memento Mori, Arario Gallery Beijing
2012 EORUM SANAI, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, South Korea
2011 Perspectives – On the Borders of Art and Philosophy, The Reykjavik Art Museum
2011 Sound Fields, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
2011 Almost Tangible, Arario Gallery, Beijing
2010 Fotogalleriet Oslo (Nordic Art Express, Screening )
2010 New Acquisitions 2006 – 2010 The Reykjavik Art Museum, Kjarvalsstaðir, Iceland
2010 Palinsesti 2010, Palazzo Altan – San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy
2010 NO-WHERE/NOW-HERE, Casa Masaccio, centro per l’arte contemporanea,
San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy
2009 Standpoint London
2009 Event Nr.1 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Island
2009 Event NR.2 SEQUENCES realtime festval Reykjavík Iceland
2009 No Soul For Sale – A Festival Of Independents, presented by Kling & Bang, X Initiative, New York
2009 Dreams of the Sublime, Kunstsi museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland2
2008 Dreams of the Sublime and Nowhere, Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavík, Iceland
2008 Dreams of the Sublime and Nowhere, Centre for fine arts, Brussels
2008 Dalir og hólar, Island
2008 Black Mathematics, FIFI Projects, Miami, USA
2007 Rekord, Oslo, Norway
2007 100 days – 100 videos Kunstverein Heidelberg, Germany
2007 100 days – 100 videos GL Strand, Kopenhagen, Danemark
2006 Temporary cities, National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moskau, Russland
2006 The Un-homely, Galerie Adler, New York City, USA
2006 Sequences realtime festval Reykjavík
2006 Vienna Biennale Vienna Austria
2006 Bus Gallery,Melbourne, Australia
2006 Spielhaus Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2006 Kultur Buro, Barcelona
2004 Etoiles Polares, Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
2004 Berlin North, Hamburger Bahnhof , Berlin, Germany
2003 Bergen Kunsthalle Norway. Behind the eyes
2002 Converter Projekt Part 2, The Living Art Museum, Iceland
2001 Converter Projekt Part 1, Semper Depo, Vienna
2000 The Yellow House, Iceland

SCREENING/ PERFORMACE
2024 Enigma at CERN Art and Science Summit, part of a season commemorating CERN’s 70th anniversary. Performed by Ensemble Phoenix Basel 
2023 Fuser, Winter Lights Festival, Reykjavík, Iceland
2022 Enigma performed by The Rhythm Method at Lucerne Festival 2022
2022 Enigma performed by the Spektral Quartet at Reykjavík Arts Festival, Reykjavík, Iceland
2022 Enigma performed by the Spektral Quartet at Adler planetarium, Chicago, Illinois
2019 Enigma performed by the Spektral Quartet at Kennedy Center,Washington, DC (World Premiere)2019 Trajectories performed by Lucy Yao at Areté Venue and Gallery, New York,
2019 Trajectories, Blind Whino Art Gallery, Washington, DC, performed by Lucy Yao
2019 Trajectories, International Festival for Experimental Music in Hamburg
2018 Trajectories, National Sawdust, New York
2018 Trajectories, Njord Biennale, København, Trajectories 2014
2017 Trajectories performed by Tinna Thorsteinsdottir at the Spring Workshop, Hong Kong,
2017 Trajectories, Corcoran Arts Gallery in George Washington University, performed by Ning Yu
2017 Mykonos Multimedia Festival. Veil (2012) and Recorder (2010)
2016 Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. Relief (2015) Balance (2013) Veil (2012) and Recorder (2010)
2016 Scape performed by Nordic Affect at Mengi, Reykjavík, Iceland
2016 Scape performed by Nordic Affect at Nordic Music Days, Harpa, Reykjavík, Iceland. 
2016 Trajectories – performance at Sonic Festival in Copenhagen
2016 Trajectories – performance at Abrons Arts Center by International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) September 18, 2016
2015 Videoartchannel, Contemporary video art, online & site specific screening
2015 Malmö Konsthall’s bookstore. Nordisk Panorama – Nordic Short and Doc Film Festival Remembering – a glimpse of a memory Art film from Iceland
2015 Cycle Music and Art Festival, Dyptich, performance at Kópavogshæli, Iceland
2014 Trajectories – performance at Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Augarten, Vienna
2014 Ulima hits New York, Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, New York (performance)
2014 Reykjavik Center for Visual Music festival at Harpa Reykjavik (performance)
2014 Oslo Screen Festival, selection curated by Kristín Scheving, Cinemateket (Film&Video Festival)
2014 Nordic Outbreak (selection), Umeå, Sweden (group)
2013 Nordic Outbreak, Katuaq the Cultural Centre of Greenland in Nuuk (group)
2013 Nordic Outbreak (selection) at Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland (group)
2013 Nordic Outbreak (selection) at Screen City Festival, Stavanger, Norway (group)
2013 Nordic Outbreak, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, USA (screening)
2013 Nordic Outbreak, produced by Streaming Museum curated by Nina Colosi and Tanya Toft, Icelandic selection by Birta Gudjonsdottir, Scandinavia House, New York, USA (group)
2011 Frankfurter Kunstverein, (Video screeningprogram)
2011 The Confected Video Archive of Kling & Bang, Dorothea Schlueter Gallery Hamburg
2011 24th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille, France
2011 Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Schottish Borders
2011 Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen ( Nordic Art Express Screening )2009 “Northwave” video screening at the Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum in Rome
2010 Whirlpool (Screening ) presented by Kling & Bang
2009 FISHEYE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL ROME
2009 Northwave, book and video screening project during the opening of the Biennale di Venezia (curated by Lorella Scacco)
2008 The building, e-flux video rental, Platz Der Vereinten Nationen 14a, Berlin, Germany
2008 Á jadrinum, Film Archive, Wellington, New Zealand (curated by Dr. Leonhard Emmerling)
2007 Crossing Border Festival, Den Haag, NL
2007 Prater Art Sessions, Vienna2007 Film Archive, Auckland, New Zealand (curated by Dr. Leonhard Emmerling)
2006 Dark places, Motorenhalle, Dresden, Germany
2006 Contemporary Video Art from Iceland, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin,Germany
2002 Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden.
2002 Museums Quartier 21, Vienna. Soundperformance
2001 Polyfonia, Living Art Museum, Iceland.


Bibliography
2022 Sigurður Guðjónsson Perpetual Motion, 59th Venice Biennale, Distanz
2021 Ragna Sigurðardóttir, On the Art of Sigurður Guðjónsson, Skírnir
2016 Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir, Magnetic Memories, Stara
2015 Jón Proppé, SKULPTUR, The Royal British Society of Sculptors, Hatje Cantz
2012 Ólafur Gíslason, An Attempt on the Veil of Aesthetics, Skírnir,2012
2011 Perspectives – On the Borders of Art and Philosophy, by Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir,
2011The Reykjavik Art Museum,
2010 Sequences, Art Review, by Neil Mulholland, jan – feb issue 2010, page 117
2009 Mise en abyme, Icelandic Art Today, by Shauna Laurel Jones, Hatje Cantz
2009 Northwave, by Lorella Scacco, Silvana Editoriale
2008 Catalogue: Dreams of the Sublime and Nowhere, published by Reykjavik Art Museum
2008 Catalogue: Dreams of the Sublime and Nowhere, published by BozarExpo, Brussel
2008 Catalogue: Young Icelandic artist in D:gallery januar 2007 to April 2008, published by Reykjavik Art Museum
2006 Sigurdur Gudjonsson: Dark Places, LIST Icelandic Art News Nr. 9, von Dr. Christian Schön
2004 Catalogue: Berlin North, ed. Gabriele Knapstein, published by Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.

Collections
The National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
The Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
Hafnarborg, Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Gerðarsafn – Kópavogur Art Museum, Kópavogur, Iceland
Arario collection, South Korea
Reydan Weiss, Essen, Germany
Private collections in Iceland, Germany