HREINN FRIÐFINNSSON

b. 1943

 

1965

Co-founder of Gallerí SÚM, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1958-1960

Icelandic Academy of Arts and Crafts, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2018
Hreinn Fridfinnsson: By the Ocean, Eenwerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

 

2014

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

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

 

2013   

Around and About, Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid, Spain

Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

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

 

2012

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

 

2011        

Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland

 

2010        

More or Less, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

To spin and swing You need a Beat, Claudine Papillon, Paris, France

 

2009   

Galería Elba Benitez, Madrid, Spain

Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium

 

2008   

Malmö Konsthall, Sweden

Bergen Konsthall, Norway

Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

 

2007   

Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhus, Reykjavik, Iceland

           

2006   

Sudsudvestur, Keflavik, Iceland

Claudine Papillon, Paris, France

 

2005   

Reykjavik Arts Festival, Gallery Slunkariki, Ísafjordur, Iceland

 

2004   

Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

 

2003   

Safn Collection, Reykjavik, Iceland

i8 Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

2002   

Galerie Papillon-Fiat, Paris, France

Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Centre d´art contemporain, Bignan, France

Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto

 

2001   

E 541 Art House, Iceland

Something Black, Something White, Something Neither Black Nor White”, Ljósaklif, Hafnarfjördur, Iceland

 

2000   

Galerie Papillon-Fiat, Paris, France

Ars Fennica, Waïnö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku; Hämeenlinnan Art Museum, Finland

 

1999   

Galerie Alexandra Von Scholz, Berlin, Germany

i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

Gallery Anhava, Helsinski, Finland

Edition Camomille, Bruxelles, Belgium

 

1998   

Another Place, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Gallery Fiskurinn, Reykjavik, Iceland

Gallery 20m2, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1997   

Gallery Corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland

Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris, France

 

1996   

Galerie Nordenhake, Stockolm, Sweden

Gallery Sólon Islandus, Reykjavik, Iceland

Gallery Alexandra von Scholz, Berlin, Germany

 

1995   

Gallery Riis, Oslo, Norway

i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1994   

Ultima Thule, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Gallery Riis, Oslo, Norway

Gallery Anhava, Helsinki, Finland

Galerie Camille von Scholz, Bruxelles, Belgium

Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris, France

 

1993   

National Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

Biennale di Venezia, Icelandic Pavillon, Venice, Italy (with Johann Eyfells)

 

1992   

Rhythms in Space, ICA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

 

1991   

Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1990   

Reykjavik Arts Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland

Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris, France

 

1989   

Gallery Slunkaríki, Isafjördur, Iceland

Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

 

1988   

Kunstnerens Hus, Oslo, Norway

Nordic Arts Center, Gallery Augusta, Helsinki, Finland

 

1987   

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

Gallery Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Forum, Galerie Bama, Zürich, Switzerland

 

1986   

Galerie Bama, Paris, France

 

1985   

Gallery Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1984   

Galerie Bama, Paris, France

 

1979   

Galerie Bama, Paris, France

Gallery Helen Van der Meij, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1977   

Seriaal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Galleri Sudurgata 7, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1976   

Galerie Elsa Von Honolulu, Gent, Belgium

Galerie Gaëtan, Geneve, Switzerland

 

1974   

Gallery SÚM, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1973   

In-Out Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Gallery Fignal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1972   

In-Out Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1971   

Gallery Balderich, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Gallery Fignal, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Gallery 845, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

          

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

Happy People, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Skulptur Projekte Münster, Münster, Germany

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

Rolling Snowball /9, Djúpivogur, Iceland

 

2016

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

 

2015

25 años, Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid

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, with Roman Signer, Safn, Berlin.

 

2014

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

 

2013

Works on Paper, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

Otremare, Gallery Vistamare, Pescara, Italy

 

2012   

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, CA, USA

 

2011

Perspectives - On the Borders of Art and Philosophy, Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhus, Iceland

Be Nice To Me, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

Faster and Slower Lines, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

Installation at the summer exhibition of The Icelandic Folk and Outsider Museum,

I like to watch, curated by Hlynur Hallsson. Kuckei+Kuckei, Berlin, Germany

 

2010        

Exhibition, Exhibition, Castello di Rivoli - Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy

Cornered Rooms – Facing In – Facing Out, Waterside Project Space, London, UK

In the Face of Spatial Grandeur, Circuit, Lausanne, France

Konstruktioner, Västerås Konstmuseum, Sweden

Objects are like they appear, Meessen de Clercq, Brussels

 

2009

Volcano Lovers – From Iceland and Japan, Ise Cultural Foundation, New York, USA

Quiet Revolution, Hayward Touring Curatorial Open 2009, Southbank Center, London, UK

Mirrors, MARCO Vigo, Vigo, Spain

Several Friends, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2008

Icelandic Art, Quint Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA

Dreams of the Sublime and Nowhere in Contemporary Icelandic Art, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

Pleinairism, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

Experiment Marathon Reykjavik, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

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

 

2007

Ad mynda ord, Hoffmannsgallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

Drawing A Tiger, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

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

 

2006   

Northern Images, Hoffmannsgallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

EMMA, Espoo, Finland

Chers Amis, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France

Wintery Cold, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

In Between, The Nordic Watercolor Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden

 

2005   

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

Polyfoni, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland

Tivoli, Hveragerdi, Iceland

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

 

2004   

Out of Place, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

Ars Fennica, Aboa Vetus Ars Nova, Turku, Finland; Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

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

Handlungsanweisung, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

Les mémes et méme quelques autres, Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris, France

Éblouissement, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

 

2002

Kyoto Arts Center, Kyoto, Japan

 

2001   

Somewhere of the rainbow, FRAC Haute Normandie, France

Ljósaklif, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

 

2000

Azerty, un avécédaire autour des collections du FRAC Limousin, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Museum of Earth, Warsaw, Poland

64°N - 20°V, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

In the Mirror of Space & Time, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavik, Iceland

Árátta, Gerðarsafn - Kopavogur Art Museum, Iceland

Interplay, Contemporary Art Museum, Oslo, Norway

Amateur / Eldsjäl, Goteburg Art Museum, Goteborg, Sweden

Norden – Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Nordeuropa, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria

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

 

1999   

Natures Mortes, Galerie Papillon-Fiat, Paris, France

Museum of Foreign Art, Riga, Latvia

Dularfulli gardurinn, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavik, Iceland

00, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1998   

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

Losse werken, rake klappen, Gallery van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1997   

Tekeningen, Gallery Maria Chailloux, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

De Verbouwing, de Verhuizing & de Verandering, Gallery Van Gelder, 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 Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1995   

Pas pour la galerie, Galerie Camille Von Scholz, Bruxelles, Belgium

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

Collection, FRAC Limousin, Limoges, France

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

 

1994   

Wanås 94, Knislinge, Sweden

 

1993   

Reconsidered images, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

 

1992   

Artscape Nordland, Hattfjelldal, Norway

Il paesaggio Culturale, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy

Ijsland - Island, Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, The Netherlands

Gallery Van der Berge, Goes, The Netherlands

 

1991   

They see the light, Gallery van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris, France

Kunst Europa 1991 - Island, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

Six logos around the carpet, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1990   

Nordic Art Center, Helsinki

The Nordic '60s, Upheaval and Confrontation, National Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

The End of the Century, The Museum for Crafts, Moscow, Russia

Achilles de kwetsbare plek, Kasteel Groenevald, Baarn, The Netherlands

New Nordic Art, The Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

Ruhrfestspiele, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany

Utopies, Grand Palais, Paris, France

 

1989   

Many Pearls for a Line, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Utopies 89 – L'Europe des Créateurs, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Gallery Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Borealis 4, Nordic Art Center, Helsinki, Finland; Louisiana, Humlebaek, Denmark

SÚM 1965-1972, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris, France

 

1988   

Nýlistasafnid 10 ára, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Aldarspegill, National Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1986   

Nordanad, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden; Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris, France

 

1984   

10 gestir á Listahátíd, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1983   

ARS ’83, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

 

1982   

Sleeping Beauty - Art Now, Scandinavia Today, The Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, USA; Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA;  The Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Einkaheimar – Personal Worlds, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1981   

Aspects de l'art déaujourd'hui 1970-80, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Genève, Switzerland

 

1978   

Personal Worlds – Reality as Metaphor, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Elva moderna isländska konstnärer, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

 

1977   

Ça va? Ça va, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

 

1975   

Galerie Waalkens, Finsterwolde, The Netherlands

Kunstmuseum Lucerne, Switzerland

 

1974   

Driemans-tentoonstelling, Gallerie t'Hoogt, Utrecht, The Netherlands

H20, St. Nicolaj Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark

Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands

 

1973   

8th Biennale de Paris, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

 

1972   

Communications, Gallery Inhibodress, Sydney, Australia

SÚM á Listahátid í Reykjavik 1972, Gallery SÚM, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1971   

SÚM IV, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1969   

SÚM III, Gallery SUM, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1967   

UM '67, Laugardalshöll, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1966   

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

 

1965   

SÚM I, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

 

PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS

 

2007   

Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Sculpture Park, France

 

2006

Isafjordur Collage, Iceland

 

2004   

Reykjavik Energy, Iceland

 

1993   

Artscape Nordland, Hattfjelldal, Norway

 

1982   

Amsterdam City Hall, The Netherlands

 

 

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

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

FRAC (Fonds régional d´art contemporain), Bourgogne, 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, 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, Reykjavík, Iceland

Netherlands Government Collections, The Hague, The Netherlands

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

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands