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

 

CV HRAFNHILDUR HALLDÓRSDÓTTIR

Born 1973, Reykjavík, Iceland

Based in Glasgow, Scotland

hrafnhildur.halldorsdottir (at) gmail (dot) com

EDUCATION:

2005-2007

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

1998-2001  

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

1997-1998  

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

1996          

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

1989-1992  

Hamrahlid College, Reykjavík, Iceland

SOLO SHOWS AND COLLABORATIONS:

2016          

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

2015           

THE POSTER ARCHIVE The Lighthouse, Glasgow  

2014          

NATURAL HISTORY Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow

2013          

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

2012          

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

2011           

Cursed Rhythm, The Briggait, Glasgow (solo)     

2010          

FEVER, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow (solo)     

2008           

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

2007           

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

2006           

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

2004           

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

2003           

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

2002            

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)

1999              

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

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:

2018

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

2017

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

2015                

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

2014                

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

2013

Seven Inch, Monorail, Glasgow

Three Points of Contact final event, The Exchange, Penzance

2012

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

Record Store, Monorail, Glasgow

2011

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

2010

HALLelujah 2, 212 West Princes St, Glasgow

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

2009

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

Die Die Die (members show), Transmission, Glasgow

2008

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

2007

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

2006

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

2005

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

2004

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

2003

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

2002

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.

2001

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

Degree Show 2001, Glasgow School of Art

2000

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

Awards:

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

Collections:

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

Residencies:

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 / 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.

Publications:

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