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Heimir Björgúlfsson

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20140927181714-you_think
You think this is just a coincidence, 2014 Crystal Glass, Taxidermy Hummingbird 21/2" X 9 1/2" X 3 1/2"
20140927181909-all_ice_is_not_formed_equal
All ice is not formed equal, 2014 Artificial Melon, Taxidermy Finch 10" X 7 1/2" X 5 1/2"
20140927182041-a_healthy_doze_of_insults__half_would_be_enough
A healthy doze of insults, half would be enough, 2014 Acrylic And Spraypaint On Canvas 18" X 18"
20140927182145-expecting_a_different_result
Expecting a different result, 2014 Photograph And Spraypaint On Paper / Acrylic On Raw Linen 35 3/8" X 20"
20140927182522-might_as_well_go_the_whole_hog
Might as well go the whole hog, 2013 Photograph On Photograph Collage 16 13/16" X 12 5/8"
20140927182721-there_is_no_memory
There is no memory that does not fade, 2013 Taxidermy Fox, Crystal Rock, Mirrored Beer Bottle, Wood, Aluminum, Brick 38" X 31" X 18"
20140927183014-always_hovering
Always hovering on the edge of significance, 2013 Colour Pencil, Spraypaint And Photograph On Paper 30" X 23"
20140927183133-another_way_to_cause_a_boat_to_move
Another way to cause a boat to move, 2012 Colour Pencil And Photograph On Paper 33 1/2" X 26"
20140927183238-a_bull_without_horns
A bull without horns can still do some right sharp pushing, 2012 Photograph On Photograph Collage 19 3/4" X 15 3/4"
20140927183418-matters_of_profound_inconsequence
Matters of profound inconsequence, 2011 Colour Pencil, Spraypaint And Photograph On Paper 35" X 54"
20160310055127-aeterna_hb_poster
You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from
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'You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from', 2015 Taxidermy Fox, Wood Chair, Artificial Nectarines, Mineral Rocks 50" X 18" X 26" © Heimir Björgúlfsson
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Iceland
Birth year
1075
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
Sandberg Institute Amsterdam, 2003, MFA
Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, 2001, BFA
Representing galleries
Tveir Hrafnar, Reykjavik, Iceland; Barbara Seiler, Switzerland., Zürich
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Heimir Björgúlfsson
Born 1975 in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


Education:
2001-03 MFA, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1998-01 BA Fine Art, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1997-98 Sonology, Royal Conservatory, Den Haag, The Netherlands.


Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2016:
'You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from' Aeterna Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.
2014:
'Three tons of sand, in two parts' Kunstschlager, Reykjavík, Iceland.
'A healthy doze of insults, half would be enough' Týsgallerí, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2012:
'Two psycho ravens shy of unkindness' Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.
2011:
'The Classical' CTRL Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA.
2010:
'walrus knuckles ash trigger' Western Project, Los Angeles, California, USA.
'No end to it' Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
'Memorable Memories' Francois Ghebaly Gallery - Project Space, Los Angeles, California, USA.
'One & Only' Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.
2009:
'STORIES OF EVENTS or Arctic Tropic Trash Soundtracks' CTRL Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA.(cat.)
2008:
'Silfur er að tala / Silver is to speak' gallerí BOX, Akureyri, Iceland.
2007:
'allure gone buffalo' d.e.n. contemporary art, Culver City, California, USA.
'ARRAY; habits harmful of great' CTRL Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA.
2006:
'yst glitrar' Suðsuðvestur, Keflavík, Iceland.
'bird shark felt of feather' ZINGERpresents, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
'Rhythms Perfect & Peculiar Melodies' De Branderij, Antwerp, Belgium.
2005:
'Alca torda vs. rest' Kling & Bang Gallerí, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2004:
'Heimir Björgúlfsson/Jonas Ohlsson' Slunkaríki, Ísafjörður, Iceland.
'All birds shiver' (semi-permanent installation) W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'Disco Musical Stories' (in collaboration with Helgi Thorsson) Buro Leeuwarden - Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
'A Goose Story' Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2003:
'Gott er allt sem vel endar' The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland.
'West of Eden' Playstation, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'All is wonderful' Artis, Den Bosch, The Netherlands.
2002:
'All that glitters isn't evil' Gallerí Hlemmur, Reykjavík, Iceland.


Selected group exhibitions:
2017:
'The Joshua Treenial 2017: Event Horizon' Boxo Projects, Joshua Tree, California, USA.
'Því myndin byrjar einhverstaðar' Arionbank Art Program, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2016:
'KINGDOM - Flora, Fauna, Fable' Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland. (cat.)
'Photopaint' National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2014:
'Uber-Bodies' Hydra School Projects, Hydra, Greece.(cat.)
2013:
'This is The House that Jack built' Barbara Seiler Galerie at Old Townhouse, Zurich, Switzerland.
'Folding Time Rhymes' Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California, USA.
2012:
'(de)Constructing Chinatown' Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA.(cat.)
'In Spite of Their Defeat' Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California, USA.
'Hangman's Rock - The Delirium of Vision' Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalstaðir, Reykjavík, Iceland.
'CTRL group two' Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA.
'Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage' Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA.(cat.)
'Carnegie Art Award 2012' The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden;
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland; Sophienholm, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark.(cat.)
2011:
'Carnegie Art Award 2012' Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway.(cat.)
'Vacation' Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA.
2010:
'New Acquisitions 2006 - 2010' Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalstaðir, Reykjavík, Iceland.
'Charnel House Scraps' Greene Park Gallery at Kunsthalle LA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
'Open Light in Private Spaces' Biennale for International Light Art, Ruhr, Germany.(cat.)
'Coloursynthesis' Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland.(cat.)
2009:
'You can tell a cowboy by the horse he rides' Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.
'The First Six Years' Western Project, Culver City, California, USA.
'Summertime 09' Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
2008:
'Collage, More or Less' Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA.
'Sculpture Part II' Western Project, Culver City, California, USA.
'Sculpture Part I' Western Project, Culver City, California, USA.
'Six from LA' Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.
2007:
'Bird Watching' De Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands.
'Those Quaint moments of Distress' Montanaberlin, Berlin, Germany.
'Range' d.e.n. contemporary art, Culver City, California, USA.
2006:
'Aus dem Norden' Lothringer 13, Munich, Germany.
'De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs' Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
'Urban Explorers' Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
2005:
'Doorloop' Walter Bos-Complex, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
'Nordlicht - Myth and Melancholy' Cologne Artspace Temporary, Cologne, Germany.
'Speakeasy' UPspace, Los Angeles, California, USA.
'The stars are so big, the earth is so small... stay as you are' Studio Manuela Klerkx, Milan, Italy.
2004:
'play pause' De Fabriek, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
'Rare Birds' STORE, London, UK.
'Present Tense' Playstation, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'The stars are so big, the earth is so small... stay as you are' Schipper & Krome, Berlin, Germany.
'Summer Pursuits' STORE, London, UK.
'ten strijde!' Glaspaleis, Heerlen, The Netherlands.
'A Temporary Monument for David McComb' STUK, Leuven, Belgium.
'Sons & Dottirs' TENT.Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
2003:
'Waddenkunstprijs' Museum Hannemahuis/Galerie de Vis, Harlingen, The Netherlands.(cat.)
'Absolut Empty' Buro Empty, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'Side Effect' Latch Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.
'Grachtenfestival' (in collaboration with Jonas Ohlsson) Hartenstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'go to check-out' Consortium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'Puur Natuur' Sint Nicolaas Kapel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'Avecom Real' Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
2002:
'videoweek' Galerie Sign, Groningen, The Netherlands.
'Gallerí Hlemmur' Gerdarsafn - Kópavogur Art Museum, Kópavogur, Iceland.
'disegno' Sandberg2, Hoorn, The Netherlands.
'de biennale van de een minuten' Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands.(cat.)
'pioneri con tutti' Art Manifestation, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.(cat.)
'Organism' De Branderij, Antwerp, Belgium.
'A Haunted House of Art' Stichting Outline, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'Viewfinder' Lokaal01, Antwerp, Belgium.
2001:
'videomachine' FAXX, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
'GARGO II' Bagagehal, Loods 6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'5th International Media Art Festival Friesland' Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
'Sustainable Development' The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland.
'TENT. Academy Awards' TENT.Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Travelling to: Gallery Care Of, Milan, Italy and CAS, Osaka, Japan.


Museum collections:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA.
Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland.