Ars Fennica candidates 2000
Bård Breivik Erik Dietmanprize winner Hreinn Fridfinnsson Georg Gudni
Harry Kivijärvi Arne MalmedalBalder Olrik Kirsten Ortwed
Jaakko Sievänen


HREINN FRIDFINNSSON

Curriculum vitae

Born 1943 in Baer Dölum, Iceland. Lives and works in Amsterdam from 1971.

 
Art Studies
1958-60 The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts, Reykjavík
 
Solo Exhibitions
2000 Ars Fennica, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku & Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Finland (cat.)
Galerie Papillon Fiat, Paris
Museum of Earth, Warsaw
1999 Edition Camomille, Brussels (book presentation)
Galerie Anhava, Helsinki (cat.)
i8 galleri, Reykjavik
Galerie A. von Scholz, Berlin
1998 20m2, Vesturgata 10a kjallari, Reykjavik
Galerie Fiskurinn, Reykjavik (with Egill Sæbjörnsson)
Collection, Another Place, Amsterdam
1997 Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris
Galerie Corridor, Reykjavik
1996 Galerie A. von Scholz, Berlin
Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm
Galerie Solón Islandus, Reykjavik
1995 Galleri Riis, Oslo
Galerie Ingólfsstræti 8, Reykjavik
1994 Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris
Galerie Camille von Scholz, Brussels
Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
Ultima Thule, Amsterdam
The Living Art Musuem, Reykjavik
1993 National Gallery, Reykjavik (cat.)
Biennale di Venezia, Venice (cat.)
Reykjavik Arts Festival (cat.)
1992 Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm
Rhythms in Space, ICA/Institute of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam
1991 Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
1990 Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris
Reykjavik Arts Festival (cat.)
Galleri II, Reykjavik
1989 Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm
Galleri Slunkaríki, Ísafjördur
1988 Nordic Art Center/Galleria Augusta, Helsinki (cat.)
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
1987 Forum, Galerie Bama/Paris, Zürich
Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam
Le Magasin/Centre National d´Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble (cat.)
Galerie Bama, Paris
1986 Galerie Bama, Paris
1985 Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam
1984 Galerie Bama, Paris
1979 Galerie Helen van der Meij, Amsterdam
Galerie Bama, Paris
1977 Gallerí Sudurgata 7, Reykjavik
Seriaal, Amsterdam
1976 Galerie Elsa von Honolulu, Gent
Galerie Gaetan, Genf
1974 Gallerí SÚM, Reykjavík
1973 In-Out Center, Amsterdam
Galerie Fignal, Amsterdam
1972 In-Out Center, Amsterdam
1971 Galerie 845, Amsterdam
Galerie Fignal, Haarlem
Galerie Balderich, Mönchen-Gladbach
   
Group Exhibitions (selected)
2000 Carnegie Art Award 2000 (Helsinki, Oslo, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Reykjavik), (cat.)
Norden, Kunsthalle Vienna (cat.)
Amateur/Eldsjäl, Gothenburg Art Museum (cat.)
Interplay, Contemporary Art Museum, Oslo (cat.)
In the Mirror of Space & Time, Ásmundarsalur (ASÍ), Reykjavik (cat.)
64° N.-20° V., Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm
1999 Natures Mortes, Galerie Papillon Fiat, Paris
Museum of Foreign Art, Riga
Dularfullig gardurinn, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavik
00, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (cat.)
1998-99 Look me in the eyes, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
1998 Losse werken, rake klappen, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
1997-98 Tekeningen, Galerie Maria Chailloux, Amsterdam
1997 De verbouwing de verhuizin & de verandering, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
1996 Maisons-Cerveaux, Noisel, France
Sirva, Musée de la Charité, Marseille
1995-96 Maisons-Cerveaux, FRAC, Reims, France (cat.)
1995 Tekeningen & tekeningen, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
Pas pour la galerie, Galerie Camille von Scholz, Brussels
1994 Wanås, Sweden (with Per Kirkeby, Marianna Uutinen and Georg Herold)
1993 Edities & unica, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
Reconsidered images, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
1992 Il Paesaggio Culturale, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
Artscape Nordland, Arctic Circle, Norway (cat.)
Ijsland - Ísland, Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg &
Galerie van den Berge, Goes, Holland
1991 Six logos around the carpet, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
They see the light, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris
Ruhrfestspiele, European Workshop, Recklinghausen, Germany (cat.)
Kunst, Europa 1991, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
1990 Ruhrfestspiele, European Workshop, Recklinghausen, Germany
Achilles de kwetsbare plek, Kasteel Groenevald, Baarn, Holland (cat.)
New Nordic Art, The Central House of Artists, Moscow (cat.)
The End of the Century, The Museum for Crafts, Moscow
The Nordic ´60s, Upheaval and Confrontation, National Gallery, Reykjavik
1989 SÚM 1965-1972, Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik
Borealis 4, Nordic Arts Center, Helsinki & Louisiana, Humlebæk, Denmark (cat.)
Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam
Utopies 89 - l´Europe des Créateurs, Grand Palais, Paris
Many Pearls for a Line, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris
1988 National Gallery, Reykjavik
1986 Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles
Nordanad, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
1984 10 gestir Listahatidar ´84 á Kjarvalsstödum, Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik
1983 ARS ´83, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki
1982-83 Sleeping Beauty - Art Now, Scandinavia Today, Guggenheim Museum,
New York; The Port of History Museum, Philadelphia;
Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles
1982 Einkaheimar - Personal Worlds, Nýlistasafnid, Reykjavik
1981 Aspects de l'art d''aujourdhui 1970-80, Musée d'art et d'histoire photographie, Genf
1978 Elva moderna isländska konstnärer, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
Personal Worlds, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1977 Ça va? Ça va?, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1975 Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern
Galerie Waalkens, Finsterwolde, Holland
1974 H2O, St Nikolaj Kirke, Kaupmannahöfn
Driemans-tentoonstelling, t'Hoogt, Utrecht
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
1973 8éme Biennale de Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris
1972 SÚM á Listahátid í Reykjavik 1972, Galleri SÚM, Reykjavik
Communications, Galerie Inhibodress, Sydney
1971 SÚM IV, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam
1969 SÚM III, Galleri SÚM, Reykjavik
1967 UM '67, Laugardalshöll, Reykjavik
1966 Den Nordiske Ungdomsbiennale for Bildende Kunst, Louisiana, Humlebæk
1965 SÚM 1, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavik
 
Other activities
In the 70s Hreinn Fridfinnsson run a 'house-gallery'; Galerie Fignal, in his apartment in Holland. Several young artists had exhibitions and performances there.
 
Works in Collections
National Gallery, Reykjavik
Listasafn ASÍ, Reykjavik
Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik
The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
Malmö konstmuseum, Malmö
Malmö konsthall, Malmö
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Musée National d´Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Fonds National d´Art Contemporain (FNAC), Paris
Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain (FRAC), Limoges
Fonds Régional d´Art Contemporain (FRAC), Bourgogne
Fonds Régional dÁrt Contemporain des Pays (FRAC), Clisson, France
Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma, Helsinki
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN), Amsterdam
Netherlands Government Collections, Haag
Liechtensteinische Staatliche Kunstsammlung, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

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