Tryggvagata 16, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

  Tel.(354)5527064 - 8441747

   halldor.asgeirsson@gmail.com

 www.4elements.is

 

CV, summary

Born in Reykjavik 1956.

Education : 1977-80 and 1983-86 L´Université de Paris 8 Vincennes-St.Denis (dept.Arts Plastiques).

Residencies and study travels : 1976-77 Far East, 1982-83 Mexico, 1988 Nordic Art Center Sveaborg Finland, 1989 -90 Rome, Sevilla, Marocco, 1994 Cité des Arts Paris, 1999 Qaqortoq Greenland, 2000 London, 2003-07 Kyoto Japan, 2010 OCAT International Art Residency Program, Shenzhen, China, 2012 SIM Residency, Berlin, Germany.

SOLO EXHIBITION, selected.

2014 " A Journey on the road " LÁ Art Museum, Hveragerdi, Iceland

2014 " Connection - second journey " Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland

2012 " The Journey " 1.part - the Westfjords, Edinborgarhusid, Isafjordur, Iceland

2011 " Fraternité " The Sculpture Garden, Reykjavík Iceland

2009 "44 flags" for Dalai Lama, Reykjavik, Iceland, outdoor exhibition

2009 Turpentine Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

2008 Labour Art Museum, Reykjavik Art Festival, Iceland, with P.A. Gette

2006 "Sequences" Gallerí Dvergur, Reykjavik, Iceland

2006 "44 flags-bishops" Skálholt, Iceland, outdoor exhibition

2005 "Volcanic activity under railways" Atelier 2001, Kobe, Japan

2005 Turpentine Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

2003 "Multinational poetry" Slunkaríki, Isafjordur, Iceland

2002 "Earth kitchen" Kyoto Art Center, Japan

2002 Folk Art Museum, Svalbardsstrond, Iceland

2000 Lightcliff, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

2000 Acute Angle Gallery, London

1999 Buchsenhausen Ausstellungsraum, Innsbruck, Austria, with P.A.Gette

1998 "Music-images" Reykjavik Art Museum, with composer Snorri Sigfus Birgisson

1997 Gallery I8, Reykjavik, Iceland

1996 Seydisfjordur Art Festival, Iceland

1996 Galerie "L´Art du Temps" DRAC Auvergne Clermont Ferrand, France

1994 Gallerí Birgir Andréssson, Reykjavik, Iceland

1993 "Lava-transformations" Labour Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1992 Slunkaríki, Isafjordur, Iceland

1992 Hotel Budir, Snaefellsnes, Iceland, outdoor exhibition

1991 "Seamen of the forests" Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1991 "Smokedrawings" Gallerí 11, Reykjavik, Iceland

1989 Slunkaríki, Isafjordur, Iceland

1989 Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

1987 Theatre Arcane, Paris, France

1987 Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark

1987 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1986 Slunkaríki, Isafjordur, Iceland

1985 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1983 Oey´s Etalage, Amsterdam, Holland

1983 Úlfarsfell, Reykjavik, Iceland, outdoor exhibition

1982 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1982 Rauda Husid, Akureyri, Iceland

1981 Gallerí Sudurgata 7, Reykjavik, Iceland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS, selected.

2013 “ Under open sky “ Reykjavik Art Festival, Iceland

2012 " tvífari - doppelganger ", Galerie plan.d. , Dusseldorf, Germany

2012 " From Gálgaklettur - The Delerium of vision ", Reykjavik Art Mueum, Iceland

2011 " At the Convergence of Art and Philosophy ", Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

2010 " Big Tree Foot " OCAT, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2010 " Nordisk Akvarell " The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

2010 Windfestival, Samsö island, Denmark

2010 Dieter Roth Academy The Factory, Hjalteyri, Iceland

2010 " Watery Hues " Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

2009 "Dreams of Sublime.." Kuntsi Modern Art Museum, Vaasa, Finland

2008 "On the edge" Tungenes lighthouse, Stavanger, Norway

2008 "Dreams of Sublime and Nowhere in Icel.Contemp.Art" Bozar, Brussel, Belgium

2008 "Buddha is in Akureyri" Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland

2007 Art United, Vienna, Austria

2006 "The painting after 1980" National Art Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

2006 Hafnarborg Art Center, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, outdoor project

2002 "30th an. exhib. of the association of Reykjavik sculptures" Reykjavik Art Museum,

2002 Gerduberg Art Center, Reykjavik, Iceland

2002 "Icelandic Art 1980-2000" National Art Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

2001 "Iceland Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition" O Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2001 "Nordisk rörelse-14 nordiske kunstnere" Arhus Kunstbygning, Denmark

2001 "Milano Europe 2000" Triennale of Milan, Italy

2000 "The House of the 9 cities" European Parliament, Brussel, Belgium

2000 Stekkjargja, Thingvellir, Iceland, outdoor exhibition

2000 Knud Rasmussen Höjskole, Sisimuit, Greenland

1999 "Grafík í mynd" Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

1998 Den Gyldne Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

1997 Raum/Praxis Cult, Vienna, Austria

1997 "Adopting Christianity" Skálholt, Iceland, outdoor exhibition

1996 "Seven ups" Ormeau Bath Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1996 "Views of Icelandic Nature" Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

1995 "Nordic Wells" The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

1995 "Icelandic Contemporary Art" Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary

1995 "Botngróður" The forest of Hallormsstadur, Iceland, outdoor exhibition

1994 "Skúlptúr Skúlptúr Skúlptúr" Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

1993 The association of Reykjavik sculptures Hotel Örk, Hveragerdi, Iceland

1993 Ujazdowski Castle - Centre for Contemporary Art, Varsawa, Poland

1993 Gallery Wyspa, Gdansk, Poland

1992 Reykjavik Art Festival Kringlan Commercial Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland

1992 Nordisk Skulptur i Parken, Gothenburg, Sweden, outdoor exhibition

1992 Kiasama - Museum for Contemporay Art, Helsinki, Finland

1989 The association of Reykjavik sculptures Korpulfsstadir, Reykjavik, Iceland

1988 Gallerie Pelin, Helsinki, Finland

1987 Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

1986 Maire de Trouville Sur Mer, Trouville, France

1986 Galleri Lövenadler, Stockholm, Sweden

1985 "Aurora" Nordic Art Centre Sveaborg, Helsinki, Finland

1985 Centre Nationale des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France

1985 Biennale des Friedens, Hamburg, Germany

1984 Icelandic Artists in Palazzo, Liestal, Switserland

1981 Mob Shop Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavik, Iceland

1981 " Fem samtidige kunsnere fra Island" Trondhjems Kunstforening, Norway

1981 "Gallerí Sudurgata 7" Bergens Kunstforening, Norway

1980 Gallerí Sudurgata 7, Reykjavik, Iceland

1980 Gallerí Kanal 2, Copenhagen, Denmark

1979 "Iceland" Galleria Zona, Florence, Italy

PERFORMANCES - INSTALLATIONS, selected

2013 “ Entre Ciel et Terre – Islande “ Documentary Tv France 5, Dir. Laurent Frapant

2011 The Sculpture Garden, Reykjavik, Iceland

2010 Windfestival, Samsö island, Denmark

2010 Dieter Roth Academy The Factory, Hjalteyri, Iceland

2010 " Watery Hues " Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland 6 hours

2009 Festivalen Sommermusik pa Fuglsang, Nyköbing Falster, Denmark

2009 Nordiksk Aquarelle Seminar, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland 15min.

2006 Skálholtshátíð, Skálholt, Iceland

2006 Hafnarborg Art Center, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

2006 Dark Musicdays Salurinn, Kopavogur, Iceland, with CAPUT ensemble 70min.

2005 EXPO Dome, Aichi, Japan, with CAPUT ensemble 70min.

2005 "Volcanic activity under railways" Atelier 2001, Kobe, Japan 120min.

2005 "Wise Water" music by Misato Moschizuki National Art Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland,

With CAPUT ensemble 16min.

2004 "Mouvement" Hyogo Canal, Kobe, Japan, july 25min.

2004 "Smokeghost" Hyogo Canal, Kobe, Japan, mars 30min.

2002 "..when the arrow flies.." Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland, 30min.

2001 "The meeting of the volcanos Mt.Hekla and Mt.Fuji" Hikawa Shrine, Omiya, Japan

2001 "The meeting of Mt.Hekla and Mt.Vesuvio" Triennale of Milan, Italy, 2x60min.

2000 Acute Angle Gallery, London, Great-Britain, 120min.

2000 "The European ghost" The House of the 9 cities, European Parlament, Brussel,

1999 "Women and Democracy" The City Theatre, Reykjavik, Iceland, installation

1999 Gvendarbrunnar Reykjavik Waterworks, Iceland, 15min.

1999 Buchsenhausen Ausstellungsraum, Innsbruck, Austria, 45min.

1998 "Music-images" with composer Snorri Sigfus Birgisson Reykjavik Art Museum, Icel.

1997 "On Iceland" The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1997 Gothenburg University, Sweden, installation

1996 "Á seyði" Seydisfjordur Art Festival, Iceland, 45min.

1996 Galerie L´Art du Temps DRAC Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand, France

1996 Nordic musicdays Hafnarhúsið, Reykjavik, Iceland 2x40min.

1995 "The cooler" The Icelandic Art Academy, Reykjavik, installation-performance

1993 Zamek Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Varsawa, Poland, 30min.

1993 Galerie Wyspa, Gdansk, Poland, 60min.

1993 "Smokeghost" The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland, 40min.

1992 MÍR, Reykjavik, Iceland, 20min.

1987 Brandts Klædefabrik Kunsthallen, Odense, Denmark, 30min.

1986 Maire de Trouville Sur Mer, Trouville, France, 30min.

1985 Nordic Art Centre Sveaborg, Helsinki, Finland, 30min.

1984 "A dream" The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1982 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2x30min.

1981 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland, 30min.

1981 Trondhjems Kunstforening, Trondheim, Norway, 45min.

1981 Bergens Kunstforening, Bergen, Norway, 2x30min.

1981 Heine-Onstad Kunstcenter, Oslo, Norway, 30min.

1979 "Un masque noir" - Paris-Reykjavik super 8 movie

1978 Installation- Performance with the punkmusicband "Hello and the brainsplashers", Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland.

AWARDS

2011 Myndstef, Reykjavik Iceland

2010 Arne Isaksen prisen, Nordisk Akvarell, Sweden

2008 Center For Icelandic Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland

2002 Sjóvá Art Foundation, Reykjavik, Iceland

2002 Japan Sasakawa Foundation

2000 The Serra Foundation Award, National Art Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

1993 Penninn Art Foundation, Reykjavik, Iceland

Halldór Ásgeirsson has from the beginning worked mainly with the four elements earth, water, air and fire which he express through different media such as paintings, films, poetry, performances, installations, environmental works etc.

The theme of his works is often based on the natural characteristics of his country like the volcanic activities but in 1992 Halldór began to weld lava stones. When the lava is heated it become red and fluid in few seconds and melts before finally transform into a black glass.

From the lava glass he began to experiment with clear glass, water and light. He featured bottles or vases full of colored water, through which halogen lights projected shadows shape were reminscent of molten lava. He began working with muscians like the CAPUT Ensemble, one of Europe´s leading new music ensemble. At EXPO in Aichi, Japan on 15th of july 2005 during the musical performance he "draw" ever changing water color "paintings" by using overhead projector, a glass box filled with water, ink colors and a dropper. The aim was an intense dialogue between the visual and audible.