Hreinn Fridfinnsson

Biography

Born in Baer Dölum (Iceland) in 1943. Lives and works in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Gallerí Gangur / The Corridor, Reykjavik (Iceland)

2015

I collected personal secrets, Kunstverein, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Between what and what not, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Echoes and Reflections, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm (Sweden)

2014

Hreinn Fridfinnsson & Bruce McLean, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (Austria)

Time and time and again, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (Iceland)

A portrait of a Sculptor as a Sculpture, with a Sculpture by the Sculptor (with Kristinn E. Hrafnsson), i8 Gallery, Reykjavik (Iceland)

2013

Around and About, Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid (Spain)

Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (Germany)

2012

Hus (House), The Hafnarfjördur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjörður (Iceland)

2011

Galerei Anhava, Helsinki (Finland)

2010

Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris (France)

More or Less, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik (Iceland)

2009

Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid (Spain)

Untitled, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

The Fall, Meessen De Clercq (wunderkammer), Brussels (Belgium)

Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm (Sweden)

2008

Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (Germany)

Konsthalle, Malmö (Sweden)

Kunstmuseum, Bergen (Norway)

2007

Serpentine Gallery, London (U.K.)

Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik (Iceland)

2006

Sudsudvestur, Keflavik (Iceland)

Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris (France)

2005

Reykjavik Arts Festival, Gallery Slunkaríki, Ísafjördur (Iceland)

2004

Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (Germany)

2003

i8 Gallery, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Safn, Reykjavik (Iceland)

2002

Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Centre d'Art contemporain, Bignan (France)

Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto (Japan)

Galerie Papillon-Fiat, Paris (France)

2001

Something Black, Something White, Something Neither Black Nor White, Ljósaklif, Hafnarfjördur (Iceland)

Lightcliff Art, Ljósaklif, Hafnarfjördur (Iceland)

E541 Art House (Iceland)

2000

Ars Fennica. Waïnö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku & Hämeenlinna Art Museum (Finland)

Museum of Earth, Warsaw (Poland)

Galerie Papillon-Fiat, Paris (France)

1999

Edition Camomille, Brussels (Belgium)

Galerie Anhava, Helsinki (Finland)

i8 Gallery, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Galerie Alexandra Von Scholz, Berlin (Germany)

1998

Gallery 20m2, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Gallery Fiskurinn, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Collection, Another Place, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1997

Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris (France)

Gallery Corridor, Reykjavik (Iceland)

1996

Gallery Alexandra von Scholz, Berlin (Germany)

Gallery Solón Islandus, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm (Sweden)

1995

Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm (Sweden)

i8 Gallery, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Galleri Riis, Oslo (Norway)

1994

Galerie Camille von Scholz, Brussels (Belgium)

Galerie Anhava, Helsinki (Finland)

Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris (France)

Ultima Thule, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Galleri Riis, Oslo (Norway)

1993

Listasafn Islands, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Icelandic Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia (Italy)

National Gallery, Reykjavik (Iceland)

1992

Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm (Sweden)

Rhythms in Space, ICA, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1991

Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1990

Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris (France)

Reykjavik Arts Festival (Iceland)

Listahátíd in Reykjavik. Gallery 11, Reykjavik (Iceland)

1989

Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm (Sweden)

Gallery Slunkaríki, Isafjördur (Iceland)

1988

Nordic Arts Center, Sveaborg/ Galleria Augusta, Helsinki (Finland)

Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (Norway)

1987

Forum, Galerie Bama, Zürich (Switzeland)

Suzanne Biederberg Gallery, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Le Magasin / Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble (France)

1986

Galerie Bama, Paris (France)

1985

Suzanne Biederberg Gallery, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1984

Galerie Bama, Paris (France)

1979

Galerie Helen van der Meij, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Galerie Bama, Paris (France)

1977

Gallery Sudurgata 7, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Galerie Seriaal, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1976

Galerie Gaetan, Geneva (Switzerland)

Galerie Elsa von Honolulu, Ghent (Belgium)

1974

Gallery SÚM, Reykjavik (Iceland)

1973

In-Out Center, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Galerie Fignal, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1972

In-Out Center, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1971

Galerie Fignal, Haarlem (The Netherlands)

Galerie Balderich, Mönchengladbach (Germany)

Gallery 845, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Skulptur Projekte 2017, Münster (Germany)

Many. More. Most. - From the Museum Collection of the Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn (Sweden)

Happy People, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (Iceland)

2016

Expanding frontiers, Fondation Hippocrène, Paris (France)

Blancs d'hiver, Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris (France)

The Me in Me, Unttld Contemporary, Vienna (Austria) curator Krist Gruijthuijsen

Lightpaint. The Photo and the Painting in our Times, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Once we were next-door neighbors, ASÍ Listasafn / ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavík (Iceland)

Frequent Long Walks, Hannah Barry Gallery, London (United Kingdom)

After Gerolama Cardano's suspense, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

198920072016, Galerie Papillon, Paris (France)

Gerdarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum, CYCLE Musical and Art Festival, Reykjavik (Iceland)

2015

25 años, Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid (Spain)

A.N.T.H.R.O.P.O.C.E.N.E, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

My first summer in the Sierra – Works from the Centre national des arts plastiques, Frac île-de-france - Château de Rentilly, Paris (France)

Real Life, Skaftfell Art Center, Seydisfjördur (Iceland)

Notions of Time, SAFN Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

Le verre vivant II, MUDAC, Lausanne (Switzerland)

Gathered Fates, Curated by Ignasi Aballí, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (Germany)

2014

Solides fragiles, Mudam, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Saint Jerome, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Do it Moscow, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture / GCCC, Moscow (Russia)

Pushing Reality, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

DRAWN, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (Germany)

2013

Mon íle de Montmajour, Abbaye de Montmajour, Arles (France) 

Works on Paper, i8 Gallery, Reykjavík (Iceland)

Only To Melt, Trustingly, Without Reproach, Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana (Slovania)

Otremare, Gallery Vistamare, Pescara (Italy)

2012

Hangman's Rock - The Delirium of Vision, Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavík (Iceland)

The Imminence of Poetics, 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Défier l'éphémère, Centre de Création contemporain, Tours (France)

Performances da Abstraçao / Performing Abstraction, Luciana Brito Galeria, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Particles, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Ends of the Earth – Land Art to 1974, MOCA Los Angeles (USA); Haus der Kunst, Munich (Germany)

Disserting Nature, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla (USA)

2011

La Vie Mode d'Emploi (Life A User's Manual), Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Perspectives – On the Borders of Art and Philosophy, Hafnarhus, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Is History Gallery Story?, Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris (France)

In Between, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Limites multiples, L'Orangerie, Bastogne (Belgium)

Be Nice To Me, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (Germany)

Faster and Slower Lines, Reykjavik Art Museum (Iceland)

2010

Exhibition, exhibition, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino (Italy)

Objects are like they appear, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Cornered Rooms: Facing In - Facing Out, Waterside project space, London (UK)

In the face of spatial grandeur, Circuit, Lausanne (Switzerland)

2009

Volcano Lovers, Ise Cultural Foundation, Soho, New York (USA)

Quiet Revolution: A Hayward Touring Exhibition, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes (UK)

ArtBasel 40, Galerie Anhava (Helsinki), Basel (Switzerland)

ArtBasel 40, Galerie Nordenhake (Berlin/Stockholm), Basel (Switzerland)

Zweimal hat ihn niemand gesehen, Künstlerhaus, Bremen (Germany)

La Boucle et la spirale, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon (France)

Mirrors, MARCO Vigo, Vigo (Spain)

Several Friends, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik (Iceland)

2008

Reykjavik Experiment Marathon, (cur. Olafur Eliasson and Hans Ulrich Obrist), Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Icelandic Art, Quint Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA

Absens, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Dreams of the Sublime and Nowhere, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (Belgium)

Pleinairism, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Le bruissement des images, Centre Photographique d’Ile de France, Pontault Combault (France)

2007

Drawing A Tiger, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (Germany)

O-Nattura Alas Nature, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Ao Mynda oro, Hoffmannsgallery, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Marseille Artistes Associés 1997-2007, Chapelle de Vieille Charité (CIRVA), Marseille (France)

2006

In Between, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet - The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn (Sweden)

Chers amis, Domaine de Kerguéhennec - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan (France)

Winter cold, Galerie Van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

EMMA (opening exhibition), Espoo (Finland)

Northern images, Hoffmannsgallery, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Out of Place, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (Germany)

2005 

Material Time/Work Time/Life Time, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Polyfoni, Suomenlinna, Helsinki (Finland)

Tivoli, Hveragerdi (Iceland)

Horizontal Memories (Water Event), Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo (Norway)

2004

Éblouissement, Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris (France)

Les mêmes et même quelques autres, Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris (France)

Handlungsanweisung, Kunsthalle, Wien (Austria)

Where do we go from here, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (USA)

Ars Fennica, Russian State Museum, St-Petersburg (Russia)

Ars Fennica, Aboa Vetus Ars Nova, Turku (Finland)

Out of Place, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (Germany)

Do it, e flux

2002

Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto (Japan)

2001

Ljósaklif, Hafnarfjördur (Iceland)

Somewhere over the rainbow, FRAC Haute-Normandie (France)

2000

64 N. - 20 V, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm (Sweden)

Carnegie Art Award 2000, Helsinki, Oslo, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Reykjavik

Amateur / Eldsjäl, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg (Sweden)

Norden - Zeitgenössisches Kunst aus Nordeuropa, Kunsthalle, Vienna (Austria)

Interplay, Contemporary Art Museum, Oslo (Norway)

Museum of Earth, Warsaw (Poland)

Árátta, Listasafn Kópavogs (Iceland)

In the Mirror of Space and Time, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Azerty, un abécédaire autour de collections de FRAC Limousin, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France)

1999
 

Natures Mortes, Galerie Papillon - Fiat, Paris (France)

Museum of Foreign Art, Riga (Lettony) 

00, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Tekeningen, Galerie Maria Chailloux, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Dularfulli garourinn, Asmundarsalur, Reykjavik (Iceland)

1998

Losse werken, rake klappen, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Look me in the eyes, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1997

De Verbouwing, de Verhuizing & de Verandering, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Tekeningen, Gallery Maria Chailloux, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1996

Maisons-Cerveaux, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel (France)

Dix ans de création à Marseille, CIRVA, Musée de la Charité, Marseille (France)

Landscape, Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik (Iceland)

1995

Pas pour la galerie, Galerie Camille von Scholz, Brussels (Belgium)

Maisons-Cerveaux, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (France)

Collection, FRAC Limousin, Limoges (France)

Tekeningen & tekeningen, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1994

Wanås Exhibition 1994, Knislinge (Sweden)

1993

Edities & unica, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Reconsidered images, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1992

Gallery Van der Berge, Goes (The Netherlands)

Ijsland - Island. Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg (The Netherlands)

Artscape Nordland, Arctic Circle (Norway)

Il Paesaggio Culturale. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma (Italy)

1991

Kunst Europa 1991, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln (Germany)

Six Logos around the Karpet, Galerie Van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

They see the Light, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris (France)

Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen (Germany)

1990

Ruhrfestspiele, European Workshop, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen (Germany)

The End of the Century, The Arts and Crafts Museum, Moscow (Russia)

New Nordic Art, The Artists' Center, Moscow (Russia)

The Nordic '60s, Upheaval and Confrontation, National Gallery, Listasafn Islands, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Utopies, Grand Palais, Paris (France)

Achilles de kwetsbare piek, Kasteel Groenevald, Baarn (The Netherlands)

1989

SUM 1965-1972. Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Borealis 4, Nordiskt Konstcentrum, Helsinki and Louisiana, Humlebaek (Denmark)

Galerie Claude Papillion, Paris (France)

Suzanne Biederberg Gallery, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Utopia 89, L'Europe des Createurs, Grand Palais, Paris (France)

Many Pearls for a Line, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1988

Aldarspegill, Islensk myndlist í eigu safnsins 1900-1987, Listasafn Island, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Nylistasafnid 10 ára, Listasafn Island, Reykjavik (Iceland)

1986

Nordanad, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (France)

Nordanad, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (Sweden)

1984

10 gestir Listahátídar '84 á Kjarvalsstödum, Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik (Iceland)

1983

ARS 83, Ateneumin Taidemuseo, Helsinki (Finland)

Sleeping Beauty - Art Now, Scandinavia Today, Guggenheim Museum, New York (USA)

The Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

1982

Einkaheimar - Personal Worlds, Nylistasafnid, Reykjavik (Iceland)

1981

Aspects de l'art d'aujourdhui 1970-80, Musée d'art et d'histoire photographie, Geneva (Switzerland)

Elva moderna isländska konstnärer, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (Sweden)

1978

Personal Worlds - Reality as Metaphor, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1977

Ca va? Ca va, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France)

1975

Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern (Switzerland)

Galerie Waalkens, Finsterwolde (The Netherlands)

1974

H2O. St. Nikolaj Kirke, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Driemans-tentoonstelling, t'Hoogt, Utrecht (The Netherlands)

Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (The Netherlands)

1973

8ème Biennale de Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris (France)

1972

SÚM á Listahátíd í Reykjavík 1972, Gallery SÚM, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Communications, Galerie Inhibodress, Sydney (Australia)

1971

SUM IV, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1969

SUM III, Gallery SÚM, Reykjavik (Iceland)

1967

UM'67, (Ungir myndlistarmenn), Laugardalshöll, Reykjavik (Iceland)

1967-66

Den Nordiske Ungdomsbiennale for Bildende Kunst, Louisiana, Humlebaek (Denmark)

1965

SUM I, Asmundarsalur, Reykjavik (Iceland)