EGILL SÆBJÖRNSSON

 

EDUCATION

 

Born 1973 in Reykjavik, Iceland

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

 

1993 - 1997

The Icelandic College of Arts and Craft, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1995 - 1996

Université Paris 8. St. Denis, France

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

When The Trolls Go Rolling In, with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, Soluna Arts Festival, Dallas, USA

 

2018

The Stairs, National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

 

2017

Ugh & Boogar – Jewelry, Gallery Anhava. Helsinki
Ugh & Boogar - Jewelery, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik

Out of Controll in Venice, Icelandic Pavillion, 57th Venice Biennale - Viva Arte Viva - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

 

2016

The Building as a Being & the City as a Stage, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

Prince of Wales, Prince of Wales, Munich, Germany

Samlung Dahlmann, Time Bridge, Berlin, Germany

 

2015

Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark

Pop Up, with Marcia Moraes, aOi Futuro Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

P.L.A.Y. with things, YoungGalleryProjects, Los Angeles, USA

 

2014

In the Fantasy of Music, Hopstreet Gallery Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Balls, Anhava, Helsinki, Finland

 

2013

The Bakery, Courtyard at Torstrasse 111, Berlin-Mitte, Germany   

Sticks, Hopstreet Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

 

2012   

i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2011   

Double World - One World, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Stonegarden, Studio of Willem de Kooning, Long Island NY, USA

The Egg or the Hen, Us or Them, Kuenstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany

What got you here won´t get you there, with Marcia Moraes, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Hamberg, Germany and Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

Egill Sæbjörnsson, Hopstreet Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Pyramidion, with Geirthrudur Hjörvar, Kunstverein Ingolstadt, Germany

 

2010   

Projections, Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

Animating Ideas, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

41st Basel Art Fair, with Ragnar Kjartansson, i8 Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

Die Gondolilies, Sassa Trulzsch, Berlin, Germany

Räumliche Echos, with Hrafnkell Sigurdsson, Steierischer Herbst 2011, Pavel Haus, Austria (curated by Walter Seidl)

 

2009   

Art Basel Miami Beach, Positions, solo presentation, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

The Spirit of a Place & Narration, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

 

2008   

Original Handbags, Projektraum 4, Mannheim, Germany

Kugeln, Olschewski & Behm, Frankfurt, Germany

Wall to Wall, in collaboration with Karolin Tampere, HISK, Ghent, Belgium

Egill Sæbjörnsson, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

Blowing in the Wind, Cueto Project, New York, USA; Brussels Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

 

2007   

UKS, Young Artist's Association, Oslo, Norway

Egill Sæbjörnsson, Lada-project, Berlin, Germany

Garden Theater, Das Erste Haus am Platz, Torstrasse 111, Berlin, Germany

Three Daily Exercises, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

egillegillegill, Cueto Projects, 21st Street New York, USA (curated by Gyonata Bonvicini)

5 Bottles, Falkecharlotte, Ellen deBruijn Project, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

2006   

Ping Pong Dance, Safn / Museum for Contemporary Art, Reykjavik, Iceland

Songs For the Houses, Anna-Catharina Gebbers Bibliothekswohnung, Berlin, Germany

Mori, Gallerie Loyal, Kassel, Germany

Our Hands Are Like Leaves, Installation and performance, General Public, Berlin, Germany

 

2005   

An Idear for Thwoo feet, 2 hands and 4 corners, Büro DC, Cologne, Germany

Mr. Piano and Mrs. Pile, Gallery 101, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2004   

Mr. Piano and Mrs. Pile, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

The Sofa, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2003   

In the garden, Galleri Hlemmur, Reykjavik, Iceland

Hola Mora III, Slunkariki, Isafjordur, Iceland

You Take all My Time, Cooper Art Galleries, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK

 

2002   

The Happy Science, The bar at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK

Unnar & Egill New Works, Kopavogur Art Museum, Iceland; Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany

Island Hoch Festival, Frisör BEIGE, Animation, Berlin, Germany

 

2000   

Homebuddah, Galleri hlemmur, The wall, Reykjavik, Iceland

New Works, 101 galleri, Reykjavik, Iceland

Egill Sæbjörnsson, DFKU, Odense, Denmark

 

1999   

Catgarden, Gallery Urban Issue, Berlin, Germany

Gallerie Schallschutz, with Ingirafn Steinarsson & Maggi Logi, Hanover, Germany

 

1998   

Dangerous Liaisons, with Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Gallery Fish, Reykjavik, Iceland

Gulp-song, Gallery Gulp, Reykjavik, Iceland

Stone, Cafe Mokka, Reykjavik, Iceland

Clay-horses, Gallery 20 m, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1997   

Black Thousand Krona Bill, Gallery Geysir, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1996   

Up & Down, Gallery Kælir, Reykjavik, Iceland

Burn Baby Burn, Gallery Gulp, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

Ég er Grýla, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

Restless Matter. Cur: Xander Karskens, Cobra Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Art of Simulation - Cur:Frank Motz. ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany

Artefact 2018 - This Rare Earth - Stories from Below. Artefact Expo, Leuven, Belgium

 

2017

Video Portraits, Cur: Johann Nowak, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

The Sun and the Rainfall. Galleria Zero. Milano, Italy

The Picture Draws Us. Cur: Jutta Meyer zu Riemsloh, Kunstverein Münsterland, Münster, Germany

No Bleating - Art Exhibition in the sheep stable. Kleifar, Blönduós, Iceland

OPNUN, Kling og Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland

Bout, Video Works from the Collection, Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

 

2016

On the Shoulders of Giants, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Music on Music. With Áki Ásgeirsson and Magnús Jensson in collaboration with Mundi and Ívar Emilsson, as part of the Cycles Art Festival, Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur, Iceland

 

2015

Rocks, Stones, and Dust, Justine M Narnicke Gallery, University, Toronto, Canada

IRONY - Subversive Interventions, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabruck, Germany 

Prototypes, Duplicates and Cast-offs. Assembly Line Projects. Chronus Art Center. M50, Shanghai, China

homecomings: PROJECTIVE SPACE. Kurfürstenstrasse 13. Berlin, Germany
One Hectare. Gleisdreick Park. Berlin, Germany

Sensible Nature, Culturescapes Art Festival, Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland

 

2014

Iceland: Artists Respond to Place, The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, USA

Iceland: Artists Respond to Place, Scandinavia House, New York, NY, USA

Duck Soup, Gallerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

Does Humor Belong in Art?, Halle 14, Liepzig, Germany

Does Humor Belong in Art? - ACC Galerie Weimar, Weimar 

Outside at Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden

Time Pieces, Nordstern Videokunstzentrum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Imaginäre Reisen – von hier ab ins Abenteuer!, Galerie im Marstall Ahrensburg, Ahrensburg, Germany 

 

2013

Hangman's Rock — The Delerium of Vision - Listasafn Reykjavikur - Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Manoeuvers, Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium

8 Ways to Overcome Space and Time, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia        

GOYS and BIRLS, Kuntsakademie Münster, Münster, Germany (curated by Clara Napp and Carola Uehlken)

Herberge Wüste Heimat, Herberge Grauer Hof. Aschersleben, Germany (curated by Peter Lang)

 

2012   

Imaginäre Reisen, Zeitgenössische Kunst Gans besonders für Kinder, Amerikahaus, Berlin, Germany (curated by Laurie de Chiara and Rebecca Raue)

Tadeusz Kantor Museum, Poland (curated by Maaike Gouwenberg and Joanna Zielinska)

30 Künstler/30 Räume, Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft Nürnberger Kunstverein, Nürnberg, Germany

EMAF – European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany

Exotic, Tallin Art Hall, Tallin, Finland (curated by Kirke Kangro)

Berlin.Status (1), Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Hangman's Rock, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland (curated by Ólafur Gíslason)

KAAP – Exhibition for Children, Fort Ruigenhoek, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Into the Rabbit Hole, DAK´ART biennial, Nordic Pavilion, Dakar, Senegal

Recreating the World at the Speechdesk, Nürnberg Kunstverein – Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft, Nuremberg, Germany

 

2011   

Emerging, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland

Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (curated by Matthias Mayer)

Jahresgaben, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Halleluhwah! Hommage á CAN, ABTart GmbH, Stuttgart; Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Birgir Andrésson and Friends, Hafnarborg Art Museum, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

Carnegie Art Award, CIAC, Centre International d´Art Contemporain, Carros/Nice, France

Selected Artists 2010, Berlin Senate Work Scholarship, NGBK / Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany

Long Are The Days, Short Are The Nights (recent Icelandic Art), Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburg, USA

 

2010

Spatial Reverberations, Pavel House, Austria

Winter Show, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

Project – Illusion, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany

The Sophisticated Eye (Trompe l'oeil), Gallery Opdahl Berlin, Germany

Constructing a Place, Neuer Sächsischer Kunstverein, Hellerau, Germany

Das Wesen im Ding, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany

Gestures - Performance and Sound Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark

FischGrätenMelkStand, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Germany

Coup de Ville, Chambres des amis de 21st century, Sink Niklaas, Belgium

Fames/Family Vaudeville, Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt (curated by Power Ekroth & Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena)

Disasters of Peace, Umspannwerk Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany

Cornered Rooms, Waterside Projects London, UK (curated by Annabelle von Girsenwald)

Following people and drinking milk, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

Wenn die Nacht am tiefsten, Kunstsalon Bel Etage, Berli, Germany

Rites without myths, Impronte Contemporary Art, Milano, Italy (curated by Ilari Valbonesi)

The First International Light Biennial, Ruhr Gebiet, Germany (curated by Matthias Wegner)

Face B, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France (curated by Daniela Franco)

Radical Adults, The Forgotten Bar, Berlin, Germany (curated by Lotte Moller and Sebastiaan Schlicher)

 

2009   

The Box, The Elizabeth Foundation, New York, USA (curated by Trong Nguyen)

Zeigen, An Audio Tour through Berlin by Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Germany

Time Machine - Jahresgaben 2009, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany

Lightworks, Kunstverein Rosa Luxemburgplatz, Berlin, Germany

Scorpios Garten, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany (curated by Kristine Roepsdorf)

Roubaix, OHNO productions & NEED company, France

Le Sang de Poete, Bienale de Nantes, Hangar du FRAC Nantes, France (curated by Adam Budak and Laurence Gateau)

Never Better Than Late, The Elizabeth Foundation, New York, USA (curated by Trong Nguyen)

Instituto Divorcidado – Wir verbessern ihre arbeit, Gallery Sandra Bürgel, Berlin, Germany

Down to Earth, Strombeek Culture Center, Brussel, Belgium (curated by Luk Lambrecht)

List&Ást&List, The Nordic House in Reykjavik, Iceland

Sequences Performance Art Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2008   

Kling & Bang at Frieze, with Ingo Frolich, London, UK

Kling og Bang vs 111, Kling and Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland

You gave me a mountain and I asked for the sky, Peter Lav gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Reykjavik Art Festival, Concert and collaboration with Percusemble Berlin, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2007   

Berwick Film Festival, Scotland

Tim – Der Eimar, Erste Haus am Platz, Torstrasse 111, Berlin, Germany; Kling & Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland  (in collaboration with Ingo Froelich)

Contemporary Scandinavian Art, SMoCA, Scottsdale Museum For Contemporary Art, Arizona, USA

Gegen den Strich, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Zeitgeist, Cueto Project, New York City, NY 

 

2006   

Paris Photo, Caroussel de Louvre, Paris, France

The Endless Summer, West London Project Galeries, London, UK (curated by Gyonata Bonvicini)

Momentum 06, The 4th Nordic Festival Of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway

Critics taste better, Korridor, Berlin, Germany

The Peninsula, Singapore History Museum, Singapore

Our House Is A House That Moves, Nýlistasafnið - The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (curated by Natasa Petresin)

Cold Climate, Nýlistasafnið - The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland (curated by George Doneo and Peter Lamb)

Guðs útvalda þjóð, Kling & Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland

Rio, Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany

Gegen den Strich, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Steiler Konter - Die Ausstellung - Magazin4, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria

 

2005   

Situations, Museum of Modern Art, Sydney, Australia

Beck’s Future Award, The soundtrack for Close Up Gallery by Daria Martin, ICA, London, UK

 

2004   

New Tendencies, The National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

Not in Heaven and Not on Earth, Museum of Modern Art, Skopje, Macedonia

Our House is A House That Moves, Scuc gallery, Ljubliana (curated by Natasa Petresin)

Sons and dottirs, TENT - Center for Visual Arts Rotterdam, Witte de Withstraat, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Cold Climate, Finnish, British and Icelandic artists, APT Gallery, 6 Creek Side, Deptford, London, UK

Frishespores und molekules, Sparwasser - Offensive for contemporary art and communication, Berlin, Germany

Berlin-North, Contemporary Artists from the Nordic Countries in Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

Instructions, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

 

2003   

Behind the eyes, Bergen Kunsthalle, Norway

Hreinn Fridfinnsson – overview, Collaboration piece Fish, Safn Reykjavik; Museum for Contemporary Art, Reykjavik, Iceland

Rotko, St.Petersburg, Russia

Electric Currents, Video art program, St-Petersburg, Russia

DISSONANZE 2003, Roma, Italy

Smekkleysa / BadTaste, the musiclabel, Municipal Art Museum of Reykjavik, Iceland

Multiplex, Language gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Daria Martin – soloshow, Close-up Gallery’s film soundtrack, Gallery Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland

Inside Outliners, a probable anthology, Kunsthalle Lophem Belgium (curated by Roland Patteeuw)

A – clip, A micro invention in cinema space, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, USA

Sex and politics, videoprogram organised by Gallery G.U.N for Gallery F15, Oslo, Norway

Southbound – Berlin based artists from the Nordic countries, in collaboration with Hamburger Bahnhof and Nifca, Berlin, Germany

 

2002   

14 Icelandic Artists, Ljosarvirkjun, Iceland

instructions for actions, Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria

Blick, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan

Blick, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark

Blick, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany

Blick, Kajaanin taidemuseo - Kajaani Art Museum, Kajaani, Finland

Blick, The Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Canada 

Blick, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

BLICK, Sparwasser H Q - Forum for contemporary art, Berlin, Germany 

Blick, Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Blick, ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj, Denmark

Blick, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand 

Blick, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland 

Blick,Pori Taidemuseo / Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland

Beyond Paradise - Nordic Artists Travel East, 7th Floor, Center of Academic Resources (Central L, Bangkok, Thailand

Beyond Paradise - Nordic Artists Travel East, vwfa Valentine Willie Fine Art, National Art Gallery Malaysia and Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Here and now, Buro Friedrich, Berlin, Germany

5 Kuenstler aus Skandinavien, Galerie Georg Nothelfer, Berlin, Germany

My body is over the ocean, Alma Löv Art Museum, Sweden

Right about now, Screening program in Beyond Paradise, Museum of Modern Art Stockholm, Sweden

Art for Young Men, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

 

2001   

Sound in Art, Gallery Priestor, Bratislava, Slovakia

Blick, a travelling video program, NIFCA and the National Gallery of Sweden

Ars01, Kiasma, The National Gallery of Finland

Polyphony, musicart festival, The Living Art museum in Reykjavik, Iceland

Pestcontrol, Gaertnerei Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany (curated by Hartmut Andryczuk)

Call me Sarajevo, Videoexhibition, Sarajevo, Bosnia

Fullveldi, young artists in Iceland, Kopavogur Art Museum, Iceland

Shoppin & Fuckin, Groupwork of 7 Icelandic artists and the theatergroup Egg-leikhusid at Nýlistasafnið - The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Eine deutsche Einkaufspassage, Project by Hlynur Hallsson, Carsten Greife and Daniel Schurer Kunstraum-Podbi Park-Lister, Hanover, Germany

 

2000   

www.orb.is, Icelandic web art, The Icelandic Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland (curated by Bragi Halldorsson)

Nordic, Contemporary art from the Nordic countries, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

Der Hybride Garten, Kreuzberg Gaertnerei, Berlin, Germany (curated by Hartmut Andryczuk)

Flakk or that extraordinary sensation of being abroad even when at home, Part of European Cultural City 2000, The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

It could be obsession, Rotor – association for contemporary art, Graz, Austria

Orgasm2000, The Art Museum of Akureyri, Akureyri Iceland

 

1999   

20 Icelandic artists, The Museum House, Egilsstadir, Iceland

Trace: an environmental sound installation, The Banff Center, Alberta, Canada

 

1998   

Cosmopolitan Bonsai 2, Gallery Hotel. Zurich, Switzerland

Station to Station, Hungarian and Icelandic artists, Nýlistasafnið - The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland (curated by Halldor Bjorn Runolfsson)

-30/60+, Icelandic artists younger than 30 and older than 60, The Municipal Art Museum of Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland

Nordic Poles, Lucky Thirteen project, Ms.Stubniz, Stockholm, Sweden

In the Flesh, Exhibition on the body, Nýlistasafnið - The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

The 20th Anniversary of the L.A.M., Nýlistasafnið - The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1997   

Art '97, Icelandic artists – saloon show, Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús, Reykjavik, Iceland

Flax, Artists from the group Lucky Thirteen, Gallery Thomas Angell, Trondheim, Norway

Self-portraits of Icelandic Male Artists, Cafe Mokka, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1996   

Final exhibition of Gallery Greip, Gallery Greip, Reykjavik, Iceland

Icelandic Cartoons, with Kristjan Oddur Sæbjörnsson, Gallery Greip, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1995   

The Department of Mixed Media ICAC, Nýlistasafnið - The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1993   

The Independent Art Festival in Reykjavik, Laugavegur 22, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1992   

Young Art, Hitt Husid, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

 PERMINANT PUBLIC WORKS

 

2017

KASKADE, Kunstmuseum AHLEN, Ahlen, Germany

 

SELECTED PROJECTS AND PERFORMANCES

 

2016

Bakarí, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

 

2015

Public Installation, Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

 

2013

Manifesto, performance with Megaphone and installation by Thomas Klippert, Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin, Germany

 

2012   

On the Beach, collaboration with Robert Wilson and Marcia Moraes, Baryshnikov Center, New York, USA

Recreating the world at the speechdesk III, performance as part of the exhibition 30 Räume / 30 Künstler, Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft - Nürnberger Kunstverein, Nuremberg, Germany

 

2011   

Talk with a Stone, performance at Museum Night Bamberg, Naturkundemuseum Bamberg, Germany

Talk with a Stone, performance and artist talk with Stefanie Böttcher, director of Künstlerhaus Bremen, and Holger Kube Ventura, director of Frankfurter Kunstverein, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany

Recreating the world at the speech desk, performance with Karolin Tampere, Landmark, Kunsthalle Bergen, Norway

The Passion According to G.H., sound and video work, as part of the theater festival Escritas de Paysagem Evora, Teatro de Moura, Portugal

She Was a Fighter, performance, Clocktower Galleries, New York, USA

She Was a Fighter, presentation of musical project at The Watermill Center, New York, USA

What Got You Here, Won't Get You There, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Banhof, Berlin, Germany

 

2010

Recreating the world at the speech desk, performance-lecture-series #4, Johann König Galerie, Berlin, Germany

The Crying Ladies, with Marcia Moraes, Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

 

2009   

The Mind – episode III, collaboration with Marcia Moraes, performance and installation in the exhibition The Tragedy of the applause, organized by OHNO corporation at Condition Publique, Roubaix, France

The Mind – episode II, collaboration with Marcia Moraes, Sequences Festival, Reykjavik, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

The Mind – episode II, collaboration with Marcia Moraes, Scorpio’s Garten, Temporaere Kunsthalle Berlin, Germany

Icelandic Airwaves Music Festival, concert with band, Idnó, Reykjavik, Iceland

The Mind – episode I, collaboration with Marcia Moraes, commissioned performance by Neuer Berliner Kunstverein at it’s 40th birthday, Berlin, Germany

Summerconcert, Fete de al Musique, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Germany

Video screening and book release of Northwave, Overview of Nordic Video Art, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Time Table, final introduction with Magnús Jensson, List&Ást&List, The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

Time Table, primary introduction with Magnús Jensson, List&Ást&List, The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

Concert at The Montagsbar, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Germany

Singing, Bojan Sarcevic’s afterparty, Kleiner Krug, Mauerpark, Berlin, Germany

 

2008   

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Marcia Moraes Warm up Festival, P.S.1 MoMA, New York, USA

She Was a Fighter, concert and book launch at Admiralspalast, Kuenstlerhaeuser Worspwede and Argobooks, Germany

 

2007   

Three Daily Exercises, commissioned by Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

In the bag, performance, Gallery Ellen de Bruijn, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Concert with Sam Amidon, The Bowery Poetry Club, New York, USA

 

2006   

Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, concert with music label Bedroom Community, Concert at Idnó, Reykjavik, Iceland

Performance at Loge, Berlin, Germany

Idea for two feet & two hands & 4 corners, Momentum 4th Nordic Festival for Contemporary Art. Moss, Norway; DeApple, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Safn, Reykjavik, Iceland; Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

 

2005   

Eine Band Aufgelöst, Gallery Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany

Idea for two feet & two hands & 4 corners, performance, Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany

Skinn & Lak, performance, collaboration with Rooseum and Critical studies department, Malmö, Sweden

Listening Out, conference on Klangkunst, Transmediale 2005, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

 

2004   

Acting and singing for A Triumph of a Heart music video by Björk

Support act for Peaches at Klink & Bank, Reykjavik, Iceland

Fuck you Mitte, Berlin based singer/songwriters, King Kong club, Berlin, Germany

Piano performance at the opening of Not in Heaven and Not on Earth, Museum of Modern Art, Skopje, Macedonia

Concert on the opening of Our House Is a House That Moves, Gallery Skuc, Ljubliana, Slovenia

Music performance, Maertz music festival, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

 

2003   

Four Variations of Sorrow, performance with Ragnar Kjartansson, Municipal Art Museum of Reykjavik, Iceland

Four Variations of Sorrow, performance with Ragnar Kjartansson, Gallery Kling & Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland

Egill S, concert, Innipukinn music festival, Reykjavik, Municipal Art Museum of Reykjavik, Iceland

Radio show at Raum3. Berlin, Goldmund club, Berlin, Germany

Rotterdam VHS-festival, Het Wilde Weten. Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Egill S & The Mammoths, concert at Signal gallery, Malmo, Sweden and The Golden Gate Club, Berlin, Germany

You Take all My Time, performance in The Cooper Galleries at The Art college of Duncan and Jordanstone, Dundee, Scotland

Artist’s talk at the Art cCollege of Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee, Scotland

You Are My Loving Insane, VHS-Festival, Off-Corso, Rotterdam Film Festival and CBK Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Skinn og lak, performance at the opening of the Nordic Film Festival, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland

You Take all My Time, performance at the opening of Unnar & Egill, Ny verk, Kopavogur Art Museum, Iceland

 

2002   

You Take all My Time, performance in Lisa Lounge on the Stardust deluxe evening with artists working in sound and music, Berlin, Germany

Music performance in Westwerk in connection with Unnar & Egill, Ny verk, Hamburg, Germany

Music performance in NBI, Neue Berliner Initiative, Berlin, Germany

Music performance at Converter 2, Music and art festival, collaboration with Franz Graf and Stromstrasse music label, Nýlistasafnið - The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Music performance at Buro Friedrich, Berlin, Germany

You Are My Loving Insane, Arcipelago Film Festival, Rome, Italy

Lisa Lounge, concert with Popchor Berlin, Germany

Music performance, Berliner Festspiele, as part of Island Festival, Berlin, Germany

Roter Salon, concert with Popchor Berlin, Berlin, Germany

 

2001

Music performance in Buryzone, Bratislava, Slovakia and Armani Studio, Vienna, Austria

Converter 1, music performance, music and art festival, in collaboration with Franz Graf and Stromstrasse music label, Art academy Vienna, Austria

Music performance at Nifcastudios Suomenlinna, Finland

Concert in NBI club Berlin, Germany

Video for The Cultural night in Reykjavik, Iceland

Skinn og lak, Polyphony festival at Nýlistasafnið - The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Eaglebeagle, concert at The Living Art museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Tonk – paperconcert, with Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Asdis Sif Gunnarsdottir and Bjarni Grimsson, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2000   

Batofar, Artists from Nordic countries, Paris, France

Les boreals de Normandie, Dans I, II, III & IV, Installation and performance, France

Video-festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Death Disco Club, Radiosendung am Park, Live radio performance from a car, Berlin, Germany

Offenes Atelier, Barkenhoff, Worpswede, Germany

Dans III, Festival for film, Liepaja, Lettland; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria; Rotor, Graz, Austria

Death On Two Legs, The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1999   

Rolling Snowball, concert at Maria am Ostbahnhof with Andreas Berthling, Berlin, Germany

Dans III, performance, Maria am Ostbahnhof, Berlin; Kunstverein Hanover, Germany; Soirée Revue NeufNeuf, Le Frigo, Paris, France

 

1997   

Fire/Desire, performance at Café Solon Islands, Reykjavik, Iceland

Princess Blut, performance, dance, video, Gallery Undir Pari, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1996   

Burning down the gallery, performance, Gallery Gulp, Hveragerdi, Iceland

Singing from my diary, performance, Candid Art Gallery, London, UK

 

1995   

Confrontations, performance, The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, performance – singing the Beatles song, Nýlistasafnið - The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

PRIZES

 

2013

Public artwork with light for Kunstmuseum Ahlene

 

2012

Closed competition for a Light artwork for Robert Koch Institute Berlin

 

 

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

 

2016

Project Grant from the Icelandic State

 

2011   

Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg, Germany

Watermill Center and New York Theater Workshop, USA

Artist’s grant of the Icelandic State

 

2010   

Kunstlerstipendium des Berliner Senats, Berlin, Germany

 

2009   

Artist´s grant of the Icelandic State

 

2008   

Kunstlerbund Bonn, Germany (for book project with Argobooks Berlin)

 

2007   

Artist´s grant of the Icelandic State

 

2006   

Artist´s grant of the Icelandic State

 

2004   

International artist studio programme at Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Artist´s grant of the Icelandic State

 

2003   

Artist’s working stipendium of Reykjavik’s City Council, Iceland

Myndstef, Artist’s grant, Iceland

The Visual Arts Stipend Fund. Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland

Sleipnir, travel grant, Iceland

 

2002   

Sleipnir, travel grant, Iceland

Nordic Residencies Program, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland

 

2000   

The Visual Arts Stipend Fond. Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland

Sleipnir, travel-grant, Iceland

Barkenhoff Stiftung, Kunstlerhauser Worpswede, Germany

Nifca Residencies 2000, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

1997   

NKKK, Travel grant for the project "Lucky Thirteen"

 

1995   

DAAD Erasmus scholarship, exchange program

 

DISCOGRAPHY

 

2010   

Egill S., Best of & Unreleased, Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany

 

2009   

Egill S., Released by Borgin Records in Iceland

 

2007   

Egill S. 5 songs, Limited edition of 50 CDs

Colette Nº8, compilation of music by Collette, Paris, France

 

2006   

The Ridel, Single in a limited edition

La Chanson Longue, limited edition

 

2005   

Crazy Diamond, containing the soundtrack for Daria Martin’s film “Closeup Gallery”

 

2002   

Reproduced & Deper, Egill S, 50 numbered copies, Reykjavik, Iceland

Best Off cd, Smekkleysa/BadTaste, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2001   

You Are My Loving Insane, single from Tonk of the lawn, SomeBizarre, UK

Death Disco Club- compilation, Klaus Weber, Berlin, Germany

I´d rather shout back at..., compilation CD, SomeBizarre, London, UK

Tonk of the lawn, UK and USA release, SomeBizarre records

 

2000   

Tonk of the lawn, Released on Bad Taste Records in Iceland

Rolling Snowball, From the exhibition Orgasm 2000 at The Art museum of Akureyri, Iceland

The International Rock’n’roll Summer of Egill Sæbjörnsson, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

1999   

The International Rock’n’roll Summer of Egill Sæbjörnsson, Iceland release

 

1997   

DJ Egill, Collection of re-mixes from 1986 – 1988