Eirún Sigurðardóttir og Jóní Jónsdóttir eru starfandi meðlimir Gjörningaklúbbsins sem var stofnaður af þeim ásamt Sigrúnu Hrólfsdóttur árið 1996. Sigrún starfaði með hópnum frá 1996-2016 og Dóra Ísleifsdóttir starfaði með þeim frá 1996-2001.
Eirún stundaði framhaldsnám við Listaháskólann í Berlín 1996 -1998 og útskrifaðist með masters diplómu í hagnýtri jafnréttisfræði frá Háskóla Íslands 2014. Jóní stundaði framhaldsnám við Konunglegu listaakademíuna í Kaupmannahöfn 1997-1998 og útskrifaðist með mastersgráðu í kennslufræðum frá Listaháskóla Íslands 2011.
Hugmyndir Gjörningaklúbbsins tengjast oft félagslegum málefnum með feminískum áherslum í bland við glettni og hressandi einlægni. Gjörningaklúbburinn vinnur í þá miðla sem þjóna hugmyndum hans hverju sinni, svo sem gjörninga, ljósmyndir og innsetningar og nýtir sér gjarnan verkfræði ömmunar, handverk og útsjónarsemi í bland við glæsileika og nútímatækni.
Gjörningaklúbburinn á að baki fjölda einka- og samsýninga í söfnum og galleríum um allan heim þar á meðal ARoS listasafnið í Danmörku, MoMA samtímalistasafninu í New York, Kunstahalle Vienna í Austurríki, Schirn Kunsthalle og samtímalistasafninu Hamburger Bahnhof í Þýskalandi, Amos Anderson listasafninu í Helsinki og Lilith Performance Studio í Svíþjóð.
Jóní Jónsdóttir and Eirún Sigurðardóttir are the current members of the art collective The Icelandic Love Corporation (ILC) an art group established in 1996 by Jóní, Eirún and Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir. Sigrún was a member from 1996-2016 and Dóra Ísleifsdóttir was a member from 1996-2001
Jóní and Eirún graduated from The Icelandic Collage of Arts and Crafts in 1996. Jóní studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 1997-1999 and graduated with MA.Ed. in Art Education from Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2011. Eirún studied at Berlin University of the Arts 1996-1998 and graduated in 2014 from the University of Iceland with a postgraduate Diploma in Applied Gender Studies.
The Icelandic Love Corporation has actively and successfully worked in the field of visual art, both at home and abroad, using nearly all possible media—including performance, video, photography, and installation—the ILC confronts the seriousness of the world with works that blend playfulness, humor and spectacle with refreshing genuineness and subtle social critique that often incorporates ideas of traditional femininity, with feministic approach.
ILC´s Interdisciplinary art led them to collaborate with Björk Guðmundsdóttir for her Volta album in 2007 and a wide range of other collaborations e.g. GusGus, Ensamble Adapter, Ragnar Kjartansson and Kiyoshi Yamamoto
They’re works have been exhibited internationally, e.g. at ARoS Kunstmuseum Denmark, Moma Museum of Modern Art New York, The Schirn Kunsthalle Germany, Kunsthalle Wien Vienna, Amos Anderson Art Museum Helsinki and Lilith Performance Studio Sweden.
2015 The Iceland Academy of the Arts. Teachers Diploma
2006 Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien. MFA
2002 The Iceland Academy of the Arts . BFA
1999 The college of Arts and Crafts.
1998 Technical College. Industrial design.
Darkness speaks to a bush of flowers ( W.Heinesen)- Bite Vilnius Open AiR symposium, Dziugai, Lithuania
Tuning- The story of the Windscreen wiper. Variation for three actors and one bass. ASFA BBQ, Athens
Tuning- The story of the Windscreen wiper. A composition for The Icelandic Sound Poetry Choir. Living Art Museum, Reykjavík
Rupture-performance. Mengi, Reykjavík
Knock knock clearing. Galleri Gegenüber, Reykjavik
Portals- Forget me not in collaboration with Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir. ASÍ Art museum, Reykjavík
Physique. Reykjavik Arts Festival. Týsgallerí, Reykjavík
Buoy. Woodstreet galleries, Pittsburg
Assembly of the Holy in collaboration with Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir. Edenborgarhúsið, Ísafjörður
Assembly of the Holy in collaboration with Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir. Einar Jónsson Museum, Reykjavík
Psychotronics. Nýlistasafnið, Reykjavík
Assembly of the Holy in collaboration with Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir. National Gallery, Reykjavík
Let´s see. Mánu Mánu í Kaffifélaginu Reykjavík
Rhythm is a dancer. Gallery Suðsuðvestur, Keflavík
Feeling Groovy. Kling&Bang Gallery, Reykjavík
Reverie captor I´m with him. Sequences, Reykjavík
A lot goes on Forever in collaboration with Geirþrúður Finnbogadóttir Hjörvar. Big Love,Gothenburg
Strange attractor. Akademie der bildenden Kunste, Wien
I love you my love. Skaftfell cultural center, Seydisfjörður
The Grinzing snail. Gallery Bananananas, Reykjavík
Casino 21. Worldvideo, Reykjavík
Nether neither, nore nore. Kælirinn, IAA, Reykjavík
Untitled. Reykjavík Tax office, Reykjavik
BiteVilnius AiR / August- exhibition at UMI Galera, Vilnius
Things are looking at outside looking in. Squatting II. Ekkisens, Reykjavík
SpicyTorso. Simply erotic. At Palli´s, Reykjavík
Rupture. Art and artifacts. Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri
Untitled. Final show. 002 Gallery, Hafnarfjörður
Near Building. Night transmissions. Icelandic national broadcasting service
Untitled (photo-location). Connecting the dots. http://www.connecting-the-dots.me
Your presence. Calculated Sustainability Without decisions. Hard-Core Reykjavík
Family of saints, Untitled, Near Building. Independent People. Reykjavik Art Museum
Near building. Long are the days short are the nights. Woodstreet Galleries, Pittsburgh
Family of saints, Untitled 2005, Near Building. Dorothea Schlueter Galerie, Hamburg
Open relationship. Was neues fur’s Wohnzimmer. Galerie Nord-Kunstverein, Berlin
Near Building. Donau festival. Kunsthalle Krems, Krems
Your name. imaginary graff class. Kiosk, Wien
Family of saints, Untitled, Near Building. No Soul For Sale. X-initiative, New York
Camouflage what is there to what where be. Gods chosen nation. Kling&Bang Gallery, Reykjavík
Strange attractor. Patricide and witch era, Nordic house, Reykjavík
Strange attractor. Klink´n Bank Invasion. Berliner liste, Berlín
Palpatin´s polysuit. Cutett. Lýsuhóll, Snæfellsnes
Camouflage what is there to what where be. Purgatory-The Son. Gallery Boreas, NewYork, Living Art Museum, Reykjavík.
Family of saints. Too early for the rainbow. Signal in the heavens, Blumen, Berlin
Jellyfish. I came so far for beauty. Signal in the heavens,Tor 111, Berlin
Emotional rescue. Distopian dreams. Nordic house, Reykjavík
Untitled. Art &other services, Wien
Untitled. Lo-FI. Klink´n Bank, Reykjavík
Untitled. Fact and Fiction. Kunsthalle Projectspace, Wien
This is okay. Thisplay. IG Bildende Kunst, Wien
Untitled. Grassroots. Living Art Museum, Reykjavík
Perigee. Zong. Semper Depot, Wien
Untitled. Ode to the body. Reykjavík Academy, Reykjavík
Untitled. Converter project. Living Art Museum, Reykjavík
Untitled. Byeoo, each road away from is the road back home. Ketilhús, Akureyri
Untitled. Bitch. The yellow house, Reykjavík
Untitled. Ready Mades in the house. The yellow house, Reykjavik
Beyond human impulses. Co-curator of monthly performance series, Mengi, Reykjavík
Performance-programe. Co-curator, DottirDottir Pop-up. Berlin fashion week, Berlín
Art against architecture. Co-curator, National Gallery, Reykjavík
Co-founder of Sequences art festival
Director of The Living Art Museum
Purgatory. The Father- The Son- The Holy Ghost. Curated by Signal in the heavens, Gallery Boreas. New York
Board member of The Living Art Museum
I came so far for beuty- Too early for the rainbow- It´s light enough to let it go. Curated by Signal in the heavens. Tor 111, Blumen, Neue Dokumente, Berlín
The Circle. Co-curator, series of workshops and exhibitions in twelve municipalities, Iceland
Álagablettir. Hugarflug, Conference on Art research The Iceland Academy of the Arts
Assembly of the holy. Hugarflug, Conference on Art research The Iceland Academy of the Arts
Signal in the heavens, The Iceland Academy of the Arts
Visiting artist at The Iceland Academy of the Arts
A lot goes on forever, Big Love , Gothenburg
Purgatory, Gallery Boreas, New York
Beyond human impulses- 76 performances in 2016/2017- TBA
Assembly of the Holy- I,II,III, IV, V
The End 1, The End 2, Art magazine. Published by the Living Art Museum http://www.bryndis.this.is/theend
Reaching for the stars just to surrender. Signal in the heavens, Reykjavík
It was half my fault and half the Atmosphere. Signal in the heavens, Berlín
Muggur residency grant
ICA travel grant
Icelandic Board of culture. Artist stipend 3 months
Board of culture. Artist stipend 6 months
Myndstef, travel grant
Myndstef, project grant
Board of culture. Artist stipend 6 months
Art fund, publication of the Assembly of the Holy scripts.
Muggur travel and residence grant for cite des arts in Paris
Board of culture. Artist stipend 3 months
Muggur travel and residence grant for cite des arts in Paris
Cite des arts paris, 2 months residency in Kjarvalsstofa.
Myndstef project grant for Purgatory in New York
Nordisk fund, for Signal in the heavens
Meisterklasse Graf preize
Grasroots prize of the Living Art Museum.
Reykjavík cultural city for Golden circle
Travel grant for or Golden circle
Ministry of education for Golden circle
Nifca travel grant
2016-2018 Board of The Sculpturer´s society of Reykjavik
2011- Co-Founder and member of Hrynjandi, women´s choir
2007- 2009 Reader of Audio books recorded at the library for the blind and visually impaired
2006- 2017 Technician in various galleries and museums
2006- Acted in various performances of fellow artists
1989- Against Apartheid
Hælspyrna er nýtt fjölfeldi eftir Gjörningaklúbbinn í sjö eintaka upplagi auk sýningareintaks A/P. Hælspyrna er svartur hælaskór með mjórri tá og háum hæl sem er hengdur upp á vegg. Úr hælnum hanga tveir svartir nælonsokkar með hnefastórum steini í hvorri tá. Innleggið er handskorið úr ljósu leðri og skórinn handmerktur á il.
Hælaskórinn hefur fylgt Gjörningaklúbbnum frá fyrstu tíð. Hann er lokkandi og hækkandi en einnig særandi og beittur. Hann er framakonunnar helsti félagi þrátt fyrir að reynast henni oft fjötur um fót þegar vikivaki framþróunarinnar er stiginn.
Heel Kick is a new multiple by The Icelandic Love Corporation made of stiletto shoes in edition of seven plus one A/P. The stilettos are black with slim and spike toe. From under the heals there are pairs of nylon stocking hanging with stones in each toe. The insole is hand cutted light leather and the shoe is signed by the artists under the sole.
The stiletto shoe with its seductive, sharp and sometimes bleeding effect has been with The Icelandic Love Corporation since they started the collective in 1996. The multiple is an object where ILC investigates the culture, feminism, pain, and beauty of what woman have had to endure through centuries of patriarchy in life, style and identity.
Nafn / Title: Hælspyrna / Heel Kick
Ár / Year: 2020
Efni / Material: Hælaskór, nælonsokkar, leður og steinar / Stiletto, tights, leather and stones
Stærð / Size: 115 x 17 x 10 cm
Upplag / Edition: 7 og / and 1 A/P
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