Biography

Born 1956 in Reykjavik, Iceland
Lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland

2000-2007
Professor at Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland

1992-1997
Co-founder and co-director of “Second Floor” exhibition space, Reykjavik, Iceland (with Pétur Arason)

1983-1993
Director of Mixed Media Department of the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts

1979-1981
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands

1976-1979
Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, Reykjavik, Iceland
Co-founder and co-director of Gallerí Sudurgata 7, Reykjavik, Iceland

1974-1978
Reykjavík School of Art, Iceland

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Skúrinn, Reykjavik, Iceland
Sleeper, Edinburgh, Scotland
Stöpullinn, ASÍ Art Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
Ingólfur Arnarsson and Sachiko M, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

2013
Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

2012
1.h.v., Reykjavik, Iceland

2009
Sudsudvestur, Reykjanesbaer, Iceland (with music by Ben Frost)

2007
Kubburinn, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland (with music by Stilluppsteypa)

2006
Sleeper, Edinburgh, Scotland

2005
Safn, Reykjavik, Iceland

1999
CCNOA, Bruxelles, Belgium

1998
i8 Gallery 8, Reykjavik, Iceland

1996
Kjarvalsstadir, The Reykjavík Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1995
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Slunkariki, Isafjordur, Iceland

1993
Museum Moderner Kunst, Landkreis Cuxhaven, studio a, Otterndorf, Germany

1992
The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, USA (permanent installation)

1989
Galleri Krokur, Reykjavik, Iceland
Galleri Birgir Andrésson, Reykjavik, Iceland

1988
The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1985
Slunkariki, Isafjordur, Iceland
The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1983
Gangurinn, Corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland

1982
The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Rauda húsid, Akureyri, Iceland

1980
Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavík, Iceland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
OPNUN, Kling and Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland

2016
Eggert Pétursson & Ingólfur Arnarsson, Gallerí Gesti, Reykjavik, Iceland

2015
Thurídur Rós Sigurthórsdóttir / Ingólfur Arnarsson, Skaftfell, Seydisfjördur, Iceland

2014
Andreas Karl Schulze / Ingólfur Arnarsson, Galerie Kim Behm, Frankfurt, Germany
Nasasýn, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Scotland

2011
Faster and Slower Lines – From the Collection of Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhus, Reykjavik, Iceland
Nasasynir, Olschewski & Behm, Frankfurt, Germany

2010
Iceland Hits Donube, Kunsthalle Krems, Donau festival, Germany
Straumur Burdarás, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland

2009
Fokhelt, Breidakur 17-19, Gardabær, Iceland

2008
Open, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2007
Levity, Drawing Center, New York, USA

2006
Zeigen. Eine Audiotour von Karin Sander, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt, Germany

2004
IS/NZ, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany

2003
Woolenmaiden Hus, project by Ólöf Björnsdóttir, Dublin, Ireland
Telling a work of art (project by Karin Sander), Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

2002
Converter Project 2, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2001
CAMP, Lejre, Belgium
Drawing Iceland, Galeri 54, Gothenburg, Sweden
Naumhyggja, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

2000
Árátta, Kópavogur Art Museum, Kopavogur, Icelns
Solitude im Museum/Solitude au musée, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany; Musée d´art moderne de Saint-Etienne, France
vis-á-vis, Galerie Januar e.V., Bochum, Germany
hvít, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1996
(Antarctica) Brahma, Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria

1995
Donald Judd and Artist Friends, Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
Icelandic abstract art-under review, Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik, Iceland
Papierarbeiten, Köstring/Maier, Munich, Germany

1994
Ludwig Gosewitz and his Icelandic friends, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany

1993
Raeume für neue Kunst, Rolf Hengesbach, Wuppertal, Germany

1991
Kunstverein St. Gallen in Katharinen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Kunst, Europa-Island, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
Nordiska teckningar, Nordiskt Konstcentrum, Sveaborg, Helsinki, Finland (travelling exhibition)

1990
Norraena Húsid, Reykjavik, Iceland

1987
Galerie Leger, Malmö, Sweden
Kex, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden; UKS, Oslo, Norway

1985
Aurora 1, Nordiskt Konstcentrum, Sveaborg, Helsinki, Finland

1984
Filiale, Basel, Switzerland
Iceland: The Art Revealed, Franklin Furnance, New York, USA

1983
Reykjavík-Amsterdam, Ter Weerszijden van de Meridiaan Museum, Fodor, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1981
St. Petri, Lund, Sweden

1979
Zona, Firenze, Italy

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2010
Chinati, Yale University Press, Chinati Foundation, edited by Marianne Stockebrand
Straumur/burðarás, Akureyi Art Museum, text by Hanna Gudlaug Gudmundsdóttir
Iceland hits you, Krems, edited by Franz Graf, Franz Pomassl, and Anna Ceeh

2009
Icelandic art today, Hatje Cantz, Center for Icelandic Art, National Gallery of Iceland, edited by Christian Schoen and Halldór Björn Runólfsson, text by Gregory Volk

2007
Drawing papers 67, Drawing Center, New York, text by Gavin Morrison

2006
Drawings, Sleeper, Edinburgh, Scotland, text by Eva Heisler

2005
IS/NZ, Kunstrverein Kreis Ludwigsburg, edited by Leonard Emmerling / interview by Susanne Kaeppele
Teikningar/Drawings, Safn, Reykjavík, text by Halldór Björn Runólfsson
11 ár/ 11 years, Háskólaútgafan and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, edited by Audur Jorundsdóttir

2002
Z International Art No 6, Melbourne, edited and published by John Nixon

2001
Drawing Iceland, Harpa Árnadóttir and Galleri 54, Gothenburg, Sweden

2000
hvít, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1996
Ingólfur Arnarsson, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchgladbach, text by Hannelore Kersting
Ingólfur Arnarsson, Kjarvalsstadir - The Reykjavík Municipal Art Museum, text by Marianne Stockebrand
(Antarctica) Brahma, Franz Graf and Elisabeth Plank, Vienna, Austria

1995
Íslensk abstraktlist - endurskoðun / Icelandic Abstract art - under review, Kjarvalsstadir - The Reykjavík Municipal Art Museum, text by Gunnar B. Kvaran

1994
Ludwig Gosewitz und seine isländischen Freunde / and his Icelandic Friends, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin

1993
Ingólfur Arnarsson, Museum Moderner Kunst , Landkreis Cuxhaven, text by Ulrike Schuck

1991
Kunst, Europa-Island, Kölnischer Kunstverein, texts by Marianne Stockebrand, Einar Gudmundsson, and Sabine Müller
Ingólfur Arnarsson, Kunstverein St. Gallen, text by Roland Wäspe

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Iceland
Art Museum of Isafjordur, Iceland
Museum Moderner Kunst, Landkreis Cuxhaven, Germany
Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, USA
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Michigan, USA
Safn, Reykjavík, Iceland