Hreinn Friðfinnsson (b. 1943, d. 2024) born in Bær Dölum, Iceland, lived and worked in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 1971. He graduated from the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts in Reykjavik in 1958 and co-founded the influential Icelandic artist group SÚM in 1969. Friðfinnsson has exhibited widely internationally, including major solo shows at the Malmö Konsthall in Malmö, Sweden (1978 and 2008); Le Magasin-Centre national d’art contemporain in Grenoble, France (1987); the National Gallery in Reykjavik, Iceland (1993); the Kyoto Art Center, Japan (2002); the Domaine de Kerguéhennec in Bignan, France (2002); the Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2007); the Centre d’art Contemporain in Geneva, Switzerland (2010); the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany (2019); and the Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida, United States (2021-2022). In 1993, Friðfinnsson represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale, and in 2000, he received the prestigious Ars Fennica Prize.
Public Exhibitions

b. 1943, d. 2024

Born in Dalasýsla, West Iceland

Lived and worked in Amsterdam





Co-founder of Gallerí SÚM, Reykjavik, Iceland



Icelandic Academy of Arts and Crafts, Reykjavik, Iceland





Klettur, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavík, Iceland



About the Day and the Ray, Meessen-De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium

Conduct 10, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik

To Light, Shadow and Dust, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

By the Waterfall, EENWERK, Amsterdam, The Netherlands



For the Time Being, Museum of Modern Art and Design, Miami, USA

One Thing and Another, and Then Some More, Galería Elba Benitez, Madrid, Spain



MIDNIGHT JUMPRozenstraat - a rose is a rose is a rose, Amsterdam, Netherland

A Group of Pieces, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden
Dark, Light and Green, The Icelandic Folk and Outsider Art Museum, Svalbarðsströnd, Iceland



To Catch a Fish with a Song: 1964–Today, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneve, Switzerland; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

Moving Image Department #11 IMAGE (ofSILENCE, National Gallery Prague, Prague, Czech Republic 


By the Ocean, Eenwerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Hulduklettur, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany



Gallerí Gangur / The Corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland



I Collected Personal Secrets, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Between what and what not, Meessen-De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium

Echoes and Reflections, Gallerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden



A Portrait of a Sculptor of a Sculpture, with a Sculpture by the Sculptor, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik

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



Around and About, Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid, Spain

Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

Hreinn Fridfinnsson: Untitled, Meessen de Clercq, Brussels, Belgium



House, Hafnarborg – Center of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnafjörður, Iceland





 Kaleidoscope: Ielandic 21st Century Art, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland



Nr 4 Umhverfing / No 4 Around, Academy of the sense, Westfjords, Iceland

A Family Story, MAC Lyon, Lyon, France



Abrakadabra, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland


Fortieth Anniversary Exhibition of The Corridor, Gallerí Gangur / The Corridor,

Reykjavík, Iceland
For Eyes That Listen, Arter, Instanbul, Turkey

Dark, Light and Green, The Icelandic Folk and Outsider Art Museum, Svalbarðsströnd, Iceland



30 ans pile!, Galerie Papillon, Paris, France

Outline, Gerðarsafn - Kopavogur Art Museum, Kopavogur, Iceland



Speak of Money and Love, Galerie Papillon, Paris, France

Honey, I Rearranged the CollectionHamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
The Unending Gift, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium
Una fornace a Marsiglia / A furnace in Mareille, Cirva, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy
After Finitude, a selection by Elena Damiani, Galerie Nordenhake, Mexico City, Mexico



The Unique versus Series versus the Multiple, Galerie Van Gelder, Amsterdam,

The Netherlands

Salon Hang bi-annual, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Happy People, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Skulptur Projekte Münster, Münster, Germany

Many. More. Most.,  Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden

Rolling Snowball /9, Djúpivogur, Iceland



TEXT, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

Cycle Music and Art Festival, Gerdarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum, Kópavogur, Iceland

Lightpaint, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

Once we were next-door neighbours with John Zurier, ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Blancs d'hiver, Galerie Papillon, Paris, France

Expanding Frontiers, Fundaccion Hippocren, Paris, France

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



25 años, Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid, Spain

My first summer in the Sierra, Frac île-de-france - Château de Rentilly, Paris, France

Real Life, Skaftfell Art Center, Seydisfjördur, Iceland

Notions of Time, with Roman Signer, Safn, Berlin, Germany

Narrativas monumentales. Figuras, paisajes y rituales, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenosa (MAC), A Coruña, Spain

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



Pushing Reality, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Solides Fragiles, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Your Compound View, Listasafn Reykjavikur/Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Hreinn Fridfinsson & Bruce McLean, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria

Saint Jerome, Meessen de Clercq, Brussels, Belgium

DRAWN, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

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



Works on Paper, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik

Otremare, Gallery Vistamare, Pescara, Italy

Mon Íle de Montmajour, Abbaye de Montmajour, Arles, France

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



The Imminence of Poetics, 30th São Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Performing Abstraction, Galeria Luciana Brito, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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

Explorateurs, Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix des Sables d'Olonne, Les Sables d'Olonne, France





Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Sculpture Park, France



Isafjordur Collage, Ísafjörður, Iceland



Reykjavik Energy, Reykjavík, Iceland



Artscape Nordland, Hattfjelldal, Norway



Amsterdam City Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands




FNAC (Fonds national d´art contemporain), Puteaux, France

FRAC (Fonds régional d´art contemporain), Dijon, France

FRAC Limousin, Limoges, France

FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France

Liechtensteinische Staatliche Kunstsammlung, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

ASI Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland

Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland

The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland

Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Musée national d´art moderne - Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

Netherlands Government Collections, The Hague, The Netherlands

Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey