Sigga Björg Sigurdardottir
* 1977 Reykjavik, Iceland
Lives and works in Glasgow and Reykjavik

2002-2004: MFA, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
1997-2001: BA Fine Art, Icelandic Academy of Art and Design, Iceland

 
Foto: Helge Landmann  

Solo Exhibitions
2010 BEAST, Galerie ADLER, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (with Latefa Wiersch)
        SMOKE, Junge Kunst e.V., Wolfsburg, Germany
          
Yancey Richardson Gallery, Project Gallery, New York, USA
2009 CHEESE, Vélsmiđjan factory, Eistnaflug, Neskaupsstađur, Iceland
2008 Sigga Björg Sigurdardottir, 101 gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
        Kunstverein Uelzen, Uelzen, Germany (with Michael Nitsche)
2007 Paradox Parade, Galerie Adler, New York, USA
2006 Wrong House, Washington Garcia Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
        Slurpophobia, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
        Paracide Park, Centre d´Art et de diffusion Clark, Montreal, Canada
        Sigga Björg Sigurdardottir, subzone1 Galerie Adler, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2005 BOX Gallery, Akureyri, Iceland
        Dwarf Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
2004 Gallery Vesturveggur, Skaftfell, Seydisfjordur, Iceland
2000 The window, Gallery Saevar Karl, Reykjavik, Iceland
        Ten Disappointments, Gallery Nema Hvad, Reykjavik, Iceland


Group Exhibitions
2011 From Eternity to Here, Galleri Larm, Kopenhagen, Denmark
2010 Winter 2010, Galleri Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark
        Acquisitions 2006 - 2008, The Reykjavik Art Museum, Kjarvalsstađir, Iceland
        BIAB10 The Fourth Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China
        Sumar á Havarí, Gallerí Havarí, Reykjavik, Iceland
        I FIZZ ART, Fizz gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
        Fröhliche Gesellschaft, Parrotta Contemporary, Stuttgart, Germany
        Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow, United Kingdom
        Coloursynthesis Forum, Listasafn Reykjavikur - Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
        Buy what you love, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, USA
        (curated by The Rema Hort Mann Foundation)
2009 Running Time: Artist Films in Scotland 1960 to Now, National Galleries of Scotland,
        Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
        FishFocus Festival: Dark Star. Iceland Videoart between performance, music and animation,
        Rome, Italy (curated by Ilari Valbonesi)
        X, No Soul for Sale – A Festival of Independents, X Initiative, New York, USA
        Bad Moon Rising 4, galerie sans titre, Brussels, Belgium (curated by Jan van Woensel)
        Last Day of Magic, 53rd Venice Biennial's satellite project "Détournement, Venice 2009"
        (curated by Jan van Woensel)
        List Án Landamćra art festival, Mosfellsbćr art space, Reykjavik, Iceland
2008 PHANTAKALIFRAGILISTIGEXPIALIGETISCH, Galerie ADLER, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
        Candybar, Galería 13, Mexico City, Mexico
        START, Verksmidjan, Hjalteyri, Iceland
        Á jađrinum, Film Archive, Wellington, New Zealand (curated by Dr. Leonhard Emmerling)
        Salem, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK
        Edinburgh this summer, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
        Tomorrow Always Belongs To Us, Götheborg Konsthall, Götheborg, Sweden
2007 The teardrop explodes, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Schwaz, A
        Winter 07, Galleri Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark
        A jadrinum, Film Archive, Auckland, New Zealand (curated by Dr. Leonhard Emmerling)
        An Archaeology, Zabludowicz Collection: Project Space 176, London, UK
        Into the woods, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
        Into the woods, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Germany (curated by Birgit Kulmer,
        Martina Kupiac, Kerstin Schmidt)
        Three Part Harmony: Definition, Delicacy, and Detail in Drawing, Curator's Office, Washington,
        USA (curated by Andrea Pollan and Dr. Fred Ognibene)
        Je suis une bombe, Von der Heyd Museum, Wuppertal / Kunsthalle Barmen, Germany
        Stills, Edinburgh, UK
        DCA Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK
        Reduce to max, Roemerapotheke, Zurich, Switzerland (with Jenny Brillhart, Eva Grün, Jana
        Gunstheimer,  Rubén Méndez,  Nathan Ritteerpusch a. o.)
2006
SEQUENCES real time festival, Reykjavík, Iceland
        Video killed the Painting Star, CCA Glasgow, Scotland
        The Magic Lantern, CCA Glasgow, Scotland
        The Icelandic Painting since 1980, Icelandic Art Museum, Reykavik, Iceland
        The square root of drawing, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
        The Un-Homely, Galerie Adler, New York, USA
        Icelandic Art in the 3rd Millenium, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
        Contemporary Video Art From Iceland, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
        Artist Film Screening, The Open Eye Club, Glasgow, Scotland
        Eine Szene, in der Kunst entsteht: Iceland, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, Germany
        Linie, Dina4 Projekte, Munich, Germany
2005 The trap and the Rope, The Jail Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
        The ZOO ART FAIR, The Great Unsigned, London Zoo, UK
        Interruption with Sigga Björg and Laurence Elliot, The Brick Factory, Stockholm, Sweden
        Craving your indulgence, The Great unsigned, London, UK
        Berlinvasion with Klink and Bank, Berliner Liste, Berlin, Germany
        Lys over Lolland, SEnglandkerfabrikken, Lolland, Denmark
        TIVOLI Group Show, Listasafn Arnesinga, Hveragerdi, Iceland
        Krutt art festival: Lysuholl, Snaefellsnes, Iceland
        The living art museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
        By Proxy, Broadway Gallery. New York, USA
        Where the Wild Things Are, UTS Gallery, Sidney, Australia
        BLOC, The County Hall Gallery, London, UK
2004 Noonday Demons, CCA - Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland
        The Secret Show, Gulbenkian Galleries, RCA, London, UK
        The Winter Mass, The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
        The Other People Show, Three Colts Gallery, London, UK
        The Dreams of Dystopia, Klink and Bank, Reykjavik, Iceland
        MFA Glasgow, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
        Glasgow Art Fair, George Square, Glasgow, Scotland
2003 International Drawing Research Institute Show, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, Xiang,
        China
        Interim show, Machintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
2002 The Open Gallery, co founder of a travelling gallery in collaboration with Vidhofn, Reykjavik,
        Iceland
2001 Around the country, Recidency ended with a show, The old post office, Vik i Myrdal, Iceland
        Flying over Hekla, Kjarvalstadir, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
        Group exhibition, Laugarvegur 25, Reykjavik, Iceland
2000 Painting exhibition, The Yellow House, Reykjavik, Iceland
        Drawing exhibition, Kaelirinn, Laugarnes, Reykjavik, Iceland
1998 Futurama, Gallery Geysir, Hitt Husid, Reykjavik, Iceland
1997 The teenager in the forest, Gallery Nema Hvad, Reykjavik, Iceland
1992 Human Relationship, Nordic travelling exhibition

 

Performance
2005 Disko Trance from Beyond, Dance-Music-Video-performance in collaboration with Asdis Sif
        Gunnarsdottir at Klink and Bank, Reykjavik, Iceland and Berliner Liste, Berlin
2002 Malfur Skinnytoe, a puppet show in collaboration with Kira Kira and the Icelandic Kitchen Motors
        at: ICA, London, England; Tjarnarbio, Reykjavik, Iceland; The Blanc Canvas, Leeds, England



Grants and Awards
2008 Professional Artists Salaries, The Icelandic Government, Ministry of Culture
        Grant towards a show at Gothenburg Art Museum, CIA, Iceland
2007 Creative Development Grant, The Scottish Arts Council
        Grant towards a solo show in New York, Myndstef, Iceland
2006 The Woollen Glove, Artist Award, The Icelandic Art Academy
        Muggur, Traveling Grant for a solo show in Galerie Clark, Montreal
2005 Svavar Gudnason and Asta Eiriksdottir, Painting Grant, The Icelandic Art Museum
        Muggur, Traveling Grant for Berliner Liste
        Minningarsjodur Margretar, Artist Grant



Collections
JoMo Art Collection, Belgium
The Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, IS
Vicky Hughes and John Smith, London
Sammlung Reydan Weiss, Essen, Germany
Zabludowicz Art Trust
Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland