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Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir

Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir (b. 1976) lives and works in Iceland. Ingunn graduated with an MA degree in Fine Art from Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2017 and a BA degree in Fine Art from the same institution in 2007. She also holds BA degree in Art History from the University of Aarhus, recieved in 2002.

Ingunn works mainly in painting and installation. Using different materials arranged in unsuspecting ways that challenge the viewer’s aesthetic and visual perception of an exhibition space, she merges the preconceived information received by the eye with a conceptualism that speaks to the physicality of the body. The body of the viewer takes part in an abstract narrative created by a variety of surfaces and angles that involve all of the senses. The painted surfaces in her oeuvre play many roles – at times they are a partition wall or cat-walk and at other times a sign, stage, or screen. Ingunn’s work extends the field of painting into an open narrative system in which the work is animated by the viewer and the space. All is alive and teeming with infinite surfaces and possibilities of connection through color and form revealing a sensory experience not as preformed content, but as material to be conceptualized.

Ingunn’s work has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums in Iceland, including the National Gallery, Reykjavík Art Museum and Hafnarborg. Ingunn has exhibited internationally among others at the Prague Biennale 5, Check Republic; Cluj Museum, Rumenia and Kunstverein Springhornhof, Germany. Works in public collections include the National Gallery of Iceland.

Artist website: www.ingunnfjola.net

CV

Lives and works in Iceland

Education
2015-2017   Iceland Academy of the Arts, M.a. Fine Art
2016            Exchange studies at Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm 
2003-2007   Iceland Academy of the Arts, B.a. Fine Art

1999-2002   Århus Universitet, Danmark, B.a. Art History
1998-1999   Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts, Painting department
1998-2000   Icelandic College of Arts and Craft, Foundation year

Solo Exhibitions
2018  Í sjónmáli, Hof, Akureyri, Iceland
2018  As the play unfolds, 002 Gallerí, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

2014  (Ó)stöðugir hlutir / (Un)steady objects, Týsgallerí, Reykjavík, Iceland
2010  Painting Site, Gallerí Ágúst, Reykjavík, Iceland
2010  Ljósbrot/Prism, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
2008  Painting Site, Cuxhavener Kunstverein, Cuxhaven, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018  VIÐ HLIÐ, Verksmiðjan Hjalteyri, Iceland
2018  Light and reflection, Projektraum Künstlerinnenverband Bremen, Germany

2017  Bending, Berg Contemporary, Reykjavík, Iceland
2017  Painting – Not a Medium / Málverk – ekki miðill, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
2016  Lightpaint / Ljósmálun, Listasafn Íslands, Reykjavík (Hugsteypan)
2015  Fletir, Höfuðstöðvar Arionbanka, Reykjavík
2014  Píanó, Listasafn Íslands / National Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2014  Ég hef aldrei séð fígúratíft rafmagn, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
2013  6. bindið, Nýlistasafnið / The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland (Hugsteypan)    
2013  Pastís 11/11, Listasafn Íslands/ National Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland

2013  Lög unga fólksins, Listasafn Reykjanesbæjar, Keflavík, Iceland
2012  Art PARK(ing) Day, Óðinstorg / Artíma gallerí, Reykjavík, Iceland (Hugsteypan)
2012  Nautn og notagildi, Listasafn Árnesinga, Hveragerði, Iceland
2012  Rými málverksins, Listasafn Akureyrar, Akureyri, Iceland   
2011  Modern Talking, Cluj Museum, Cluj, Rumenia

2011  Island, 22 artists on Iceland, CAVE, Detroit (Hugsteypan)
2011  Four Rooms, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
2011  Í bili / In Between, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland (Hugsteypan)
2011  Painting Overall, Prague Biennale, Prague, Check Republic
2011  Heyr á Endemi, Kling & Bang Gallerí, Reykjavík, Iceland (Hugsteypan)
2010  Flushed, Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland
2010  Að þekkjast þekkinguna / Acknowledging knowledge, Listasafn Árnesinga, Hveragerði, Iceland (Hugsteypan)
2010  Flown In, UALR Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA (Hugsteypan)
2009  Lífsmörk-Útmörk, Siglufjörður Town Hall, Iceland (Hugsteypan)
2009  Lífsmörk, Bókabúðin- Verkefnarými Skaftfells, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland (Hugsteypan)
2009  ARTVILNIUS´09, Contemporary International Art Fair, Vilnius, Litháen (Hugsteypan)
2009  MINJAR, náttúra í myndlist // myndlist í náttúru, Natural History Museum of Kópavogur, Iceland (Hugsteypan)
2008  Flökt/Flutter, Start Art, Reykjavík, Iceland (Hugsteypan)
2008  Aurora Borealis, Magnetism and Light, Spedition, Bremen, Germany
2008  Í grænni lautu, The Icelandic Printmakers´ Association, Reykjavík, Iceland
2008  Hafnfirskir myndlistarmenn 2008, Hátíðarsýning í Hafnarborg,  Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
2006  Hotspo(r)t, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany

Grants / Awards
2019 Icelandic Visual Arts Fund, Project grant
2019 Icelandic Visual Artists´ Salary Fund, nine months stipend
2018   Icelandic Visual Artists´ Salary Fund, three months stipend,

2018   Muggur, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artist, travel grant
2014   Icelandic Visual Artists´ Salary Fund, three months stipend
2013   Icelandic Visual Artists´ Salary Fund, three months stipend
2012   Icelandic Visual Artists´ Salary Fund, six months stipend
2012   Styrktarsjóður Svavars Guðnasonar og Ástu Eiríksdóttur, Young Artist Award
2011   Muggur, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artist, travel grant

2011   Myndstef, project grant
2011   Icelandic Visual Arts Fund, Project grant
2011   Muggur, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artist, travel grant
2010   Myndstef, travel grant
2010   Hafnarfjörður municipality, project grant
2009   Young Artist Award, Hafnarfjörður municipality
2009   The town of Kópavogur, project grant
2008   Myndstef, project grant
2008   The town of Hafnarfjörður, project grant
2008   Muggur, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artist, travel grant
2008   Icelandic Art Center, travel grant

Works in public collections
Listasafn Íslands / National Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland

Hafnarborg, Center of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

Collaborations
Hugsteypan
Memberships
The Living Art Museum

The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists

Year: 2019
Acrylic paint, cotton, wood, paper
49.5 x 49.5 x 5 cm
Edition of 5

Mín hönd, þín hönd er þrívítt málverk framleitt í einungis fimm eintökum. Með hverju verki leggur Ingunn Fjóla til handmálaðan viðarramma ásamt fyrirmælum sem eigendur verkanna fylgja og fullgera þannig verkin sjálfir. Eins og í mörgum fyrri verkum notar Ingunn Fjóla akrýlmálningu, bómullarþráð og tré sem efnivið til að brjóta upp flatan, tvívíðan heim málverksins. Gulur ferningur, sem eigandinn málar sjálfur, þjónar hlutverki bakgrunns og teygir þannig verkið inn í rýmið sem það er sett upp í. Með hverju eintaki fylgir örk af gagnsæjum pappír ásamt leiðbeiningum um hvernig brjóta eigi pappírinn. Með fyrirmælunum reiðir Ingunn Fjóla sig á samvinnu við eigendur verkanna, en skilur jafnframt eftir rými fyrir persónulega túlkun og ákvarðanatöku þeirra, sem gerir hvert eintak fjölfeldisins einstakt.

My hand, your hand is a three-dimensional painting made in a limited edition of five. For each piece, Ingunn Fjóla provides a hand painted wooden frame along with instructions that the owner follows, and thus completes the work at home. Ingunn Fjóla’s practice often employs acrylic paint, threads and wood in a way that breaks up and challenges the flat, two-dimensional surface of painting. A yellow square, painted by the owner of the work, serves as a background which stretches the artwork into the space of its future placement. With each edition comes a sheet of transparent paper accompanied by directions to fold it. By leaving some variables to the owner, Ingunn Fjóla allows space for personal interpretation, decision-making and collaboration, making each piece of the edition unique.

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Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir

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Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir

Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir

b. 1976

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Karlotta Blöndal

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