Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir is an artist, dj and graphic designer living and working in Glasgow, Scotland.



Born 1973, Reykjavík, Iceland

Based in Glasgow, Scotland

hrafnhildur.halldorsdottir (at) gmail (dot) com



Master of Fine Art (MFA), Glasgow School of Art


BA (Hons) Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art (1st class)


Fine Art Photography course/full-time, K.U.B.A., Copenhagen, Denmark


Fine Art course/full-time, Kunsthøjskolen, Holbæk, Denmark


Hamrahlid College, Reykjavík, Iceland



TITLE TBC, two-person show with Rina Charlott Lindgren, Buskerud Art Centre, Norway


POLYPHONY, solo show, Officinet, Copenhagen


WITH YOU – WITHOUT YOU, Collaborative show with Helen Clara Hemsley, Glasgow Project Room


THE POSTER ARCHIVE The Lighthouse, Glasgow  


NATURAL HISTORY Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow


Riff (part of Ten Days of Summer) Queens Park Railway Club  


I put a spell on you, Infernoesque project space, Berlin (solo) 


Cursed Rhythm, The Briggait, Glasgow (solo)     


FEVER, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow (solo)     


‘cos I love and I live primitive’, Galleri Box, Gothenburg, Sweden (solo)  


Hljódleikur (Soundgame), Skaftfell Cultural Centre (Vesturveggurinn),    Seydisfjördur, Iceland


Zig-Zag Wanderer, Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen


Look out for my Love, it’s in your neighbourhood, Intermedia, Glasgow


Look out for my Love, it’s in your neighbourhood, Gallerí Hlemmur, Reykjavík, Iceland


No, it’s not a case of being lonely we have here, I’ve been working on this palmtree for eighty-seven years, NIFCA project space, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland. Part of the Network North Introductions series.          

I’ll think if you do the same part two, collaboration with Helen Hemsley, Glasgow Project Room (collaboration)


Decisions Travel, with Signe Høirup Wille-Jørgensen, Personal Art Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark. (collaboration)



Nordic Hands, Symposium, Godsbanen, Århus, organised by HINT Project

Artists who do Music/Musicians who do Art, curated by Ross Sinclair, Queens Park Railway Club, Glasgow


Ritualer for fællesskaber, Roskilde Festival, Klub Rå, costumes for series         of performances by Jomi Massage

Record Store at Seventeen/Aberdeen, curated by Obstacle Soup.

CONNECTED (part 3), The Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art

CONNECTED (part 2), The Friday Gallery, Munich

CONNECTED, (part 1), The Most Secret Gallery, Copenhagen


Bowled Over, Willowbank Bowling Club, Glasgow, part of Glasgow Open House Art Festival 2015


HALLelujah 3, 212 West Princes St, Glasgow, part of Glasgow Open House Art Festival

I’ve never seen figurative electricity’, Ásmundarsafn (part of Reykjavík Art Museum), Reykjavík, Iceland


Seven Inch, Monorail, Glasgow

Three Points of Contact final event, The Exchange, Penzance


BLATT/BLAD 60, magazine curated by Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir and Hlynur Hallson

Record Store, Monorail, Glasgow


Platform P at The Duke, The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth


HALLelujah 2, 212 West Princes St, Glasgow

Kiss of Life, Finn Collective at Glue Factory, part of Glasgow International, Glasgow


The Raw and The Cooked (two person show with Baldvin Ringsted), Intermedia, Glasgow

Die Die Die (members show), Transmission, Glasgow


Laplandscape, Atrium Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

You can’t hide your love forever, Galerie LHK, Paris

The State, A. Vermin at The State Bar, (part of Glasgow International 2008), Glasgow


Further More, Artnews Projects and Galerie Metro, Berlin

And The He Likes The Me (members show), Transmission, Glasgow

MFA Degree Show, Tramway, Glasgow

Today your Love Tomorrow the World, Lowsalt, Glasgow

Six artists from Glasgow, Galleri Egelund, Copenhagen


Cashbox, Galleri BOX, Gothenburg, Sweden

Úti, Galleri+, Akureyri, Iceland

Interim Show, Mackintosh and Newbery Galleries, Glasgow School of Art

Kunstvlaai.6, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

Glasgow Art Fair, with Lapland


Multiplus, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Kalender 2005 (with Jim Colquhoun and Una Hrafnhildardóttir Colquhoun), BellmanLarssonLindströmNord, Gothenburg

Re-Escape (with Transmission Gallery), Hamburg

Celebrating Confusion (members show)Transmission, Glasgow

Smile, Glasgow Art Fair/EXTENSION with LAPLAND

The Spring Animal Show /where the buffalo roam, RCCA@Park Circus, Glasgow

Post Notes, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis

Post Notes, ICA, London


Winter Solace, CCA bookshop, Glasgow

Kalender, BellmanLarssonLindströmNord, Gothenburg, Sweden

Instal.04, the Arches, Glasgow

Members Show, Transmission, Glasgow.

Stillives Glasgow Art Fair/EXTENSION with LAPLAND

Recent Work by Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir and Neill Sheasby, Saltburn Artists Projects


X-Mas 2003, Artnode Denmark, www.artnode.org

Hubbub, Globe Gallery, Newcastle

Post-it, floating ip, Manchester   

women men children, (members show) Transmission, Glasgow      

Knittingclub Fantasies, “say, would you fancy a game of tennis”-project space, Copenhagen

Multiples x 7, Project, Dublin

Greyscale/CMYK, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin


Greyscale/CMYK, Tramway, Glasgow

Screening of video (Single/2000) on viva/DR2 (Danish Broadcasting Corporation/channel 2), February 2002.

Peace, Love and Understanding, The Photographic Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, with Helen Hemsley.


plot, New Victoria Gardens, Pollokshields, Glasgow,  with Lapland

Degree Show 2001, Glasgow School of Art


Sum of Parts, artist’s books and multiples, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.               


Glasgow Life Visual Art Award, 2018

Hope Scott Trust bursary, 2018

Open Project Funding, Creative Scotland 2018

Nomination for Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award, 2016

Artist’s Bursary, Creative Scotland, 2013

Creative Development Grant, Scottish Arts Council, 2010

Creative Development Grant, Scottish Arts Council, 2008

Glasgow City Council Visual Arts Grant, 2008

Minningarsjódur Margrétar Björgólfsdóttur (the MB Memorial Fund) 2007

Beck’s Futures Student Scholarship 2006-07 (one of three awarded to postgraduate students in U.K)

The British Council Travel Grant, 2005

The Glasgow and West of Scotland Scholarship 2005-2007

Creative Development Grant, Scottish Arts Council, 2004

Glasgow City Council Visual Arts Grant,  2004

Creative Development Grant, Scottish Arts Council, 2003.

The British Council Travel Grant, 2003.

Glasgow City Council Visual Arts Grant, 2002.

Extended Essay distinction, dept. of Historical and Critical Studies, Glasgow School of Art, 2001


‘cos I love and I live primitive’ part II (The Weave of Us), Private collection, 2008


Cove Park Summer Residency, September 2019

Obvia Cultural Association Residency, Setúbal, Portugal, February 2018

Norwegian Textile Artists Residency at Søndre Green, August 2016

NKD Dale (Nordic Artists Centre, Dale, Norway), two month residency march-april 2015

Make Works Tour Residency, September, 2013 www.makeworks.co.uk

Three Points of Contact, Collaborative residency, Glasgow School of Art, Macintosh Museum, December 2012.

Skaftfell Art Center Residency, Seydisfjördur, Iceland, August 2010 (2 weeks)

Network North/NIFCA (Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art) residency, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland, April-May 2002

Publications and presentations:

Artist talk with Grier Edmundson at Transmission, june 2008

Review of ÚTI, Gallerí +, Akureyri, Ragna Sigurdardóttir, Morgunbladid, 12/09/06

‘Myndlistarmadur med brennandi áhuga á Tónlist’, Inga Rún Sigurdardóttir, Tímarit Morgunbladsins, 13/08/06 (Feature/Interview in The Sunday magazine of the icelandic newspaper Morgunbladid).

‘All Sewn Up’, IdeasFactory feature, Sharon McHendry, http://scotland.ideasfactory.com/art_design/features/feature53.htm

‘Hver óhreinkar hendur sínar?’, Ragna Sigurdardóttir, Morgunbladid, July 19th 2003 (Review of show in Galleri Hlemmur, July 2003)

Moving Dust, Glasgow 2003, editors: R J Warwick and K Hilton

Art Monthly, October 2002, Review of Greyscale/CMYK by Craig Richardson

Greyscale/CMYK catalogue, published by NIFCA, 2002. Text on HH by Sanne Kofod Olsen.

Decisions Travel, limited edition cd, with Signe Høirup Wille-Jørgensen.

Art & Design commissions     http://apophenia-rafla.blogspot.com

CDs & LPs:

Speaker Bite Me / Future Plans, LP and CD, PONY REC, 2018

Speaker Bite Me / If love is missing it must be imposed (re-release), LP, PONY REC, 2015

Jomi Massage / Primitives, LP, The Being Music, 2013

The Felt Tips, Symbolic Violence, LP, FireStation Records, 2013

Dråbers Logik, Jomi Massage & Anne-Lise Marstrand Jørgensen, LP & CD,  Geiger, 2011 & 2013

Jacob Yates & The Pearly Gate Lock Pickers / LUCK, CD & LP RE:PEATER RECORDS, 2011

She’s Hit / Pleasure, CD & LP, RE:PEATER RECORDS, 2011

Standard 7" sleeve for RE:PEATER RECORDS, 2010

Our Broken Garden / Golden Sea, CD/Vinyl, Bella Union (UK), Tigerspring (DK), 2010

The Zephyrs / Fool of Regrets, CD, 2010

The Felt Tips / Bought and Sold, 3” CD-single, 2008

Our Broken Garden / When Your Blackening Shows, CD, Bella Union, 2008

Speaker Bite Me / Live Recordings 2001-2002, download album, 2008

The Felt Tips / Lifeskills, 7” single, Cloudberry, 2008

Larsen & Furious Jane / Zen Sucker CD, LP & digital download, Morningside Records and Playground, 2008

Jomi Massage / From where no one belongs, I will sing…2007 & 2005, 3 x LP and download, Morningside Records, 2008

Under Byen and The Danish Radio Sinfonietta / Siamesisk, CD & LP, Morningside Records, DVP and Under Byen, 2008

Julie Maria / På Kanten af Virkeligheden, CD, Playground, 2007

Speaker Bite Me / Action Painting, CD, Morningside Records and Playground, 2007

Speaker Bite Me / Action Painting, LP, DVP, 2007

Bela/Hole and Corner, CD, Say Dirty Records, 2006

Under Byen / Samme Stof som Stof, CD, Morningside Records and Playground, 2006

Under Byen/Samme Stof som Stof, LP, DVP, 2006

Our Lunar Activities: She Cried/Diamond, 7” single, Hatch Records, 2006

Jomi Massage / From where no one belongs, I will sing…CD, Morningside Records and Playground 2005

JOMI MASSAGE / ALOUD CD, Morningside Records (DK), teléscopic (France), Loveless Records (Japan) and Bad Taste Records (Russia), 2004

JOMI MASSAGE / ALOUD 10” vinyl, DVP, 2004

jomi massage/visible songs, 7” EP and jomi massage/more visible songs, 7” EP Helicopter records, 2002

Promotional design (posters and logos):

The Being Music, artistic umbrella and label, Copenhagen, promotional Limited Edition poster.

In-house Graphic designerincl. Posters, promo and website design for Nice’n’Sleazy, from 11/2010 – 09/2012

T-Shirt and tote-bag design for Nice’n’Sleazy, 2009

 Logo for Nordic Music Week, Stavanger, Norway, November 2008 (www.nordicmusicweek.com)

Poster design for The Hot Club since 08/2007 (in collaboration with Andy Wake)

Logo and promotional design for Nice’n Sleazy/Live music venue, bar and restaurant, Glasgow, 2007

Poster and merchandise design for Speaker Bite Me for tours in 2006.


Design of The State / A Vermin publication for Glasgow International 2008

Variant, front cover, spring 2008.

Layout design for Under Byen/Mesterværket var en bog lavet af sne 23 gange 27centimeter, Book, 2006

Limited Edition catalogue and songbook for Jomi Massage / Visible Songs, Teater Styhr og Kjær, Copenhagen, September 2000