Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir

Jóna Hlíf (f. 1980) útskrifaðist frá Listaháskólanum á Akureyri 2005, lauk MFA -prófi frá Glasgow School of Art í Skotlandi 2007 og MA í listmenntun frá Academy of Fine Arts árið 2013.

Jóna Hlíf hefur mikla reynslu á sviði myndlistar og stjórnun þeirra. Hún hefur starfað sem sjálfstæður myndlistarmaður síðan 2006, gegnt formennsku í myndhöggvarafélaginu í Reykjavík (2011-2013), formaður Félags íslenskra myndlistarmanna (2014-2018) og forstöðumaður Gerðarsafns (2019-2021). Hún hefur einnig setið í stjórnum Skaftfells, Félags íslenskra listamanna og Listahátíð í Reykjavík. Jóna Hlíf var hluti af ritstjórn tímaritsins STARA sem miðaði að því að efla umræðu og þekkingu á listum.

Jóna Hlíf (b. 1980) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Akureyri in 2005, completed an MFA degree from Glasgow School of Art in Scotland in 2007 and an MA in art education from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2013.

Jóna Hlíf has extensive experience in the fields of the visual arts and their management. She has worked as an independent visual artist since 2006, served as chairman of the Sculptors Association in Reykjavík (2011-2013), chairman of the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (2014-2018) and director of Gerðarsafn (2019-2021). She has also served on the boards of Skaftfell, the Association of Icelandic Artists and the Reykjavík Art Festival. Jóna Hlíf was part of the editorial board of the magazine STARA, which aimed to promote discussion and knowledge of art.

CV

Art Education

2011—2013 Iceland Academy of the arts, MA.Art.Ed.
2005—2007 Glasgow School of Art, MFA
2002—2005 Akureyri School of Visual Art, Diploma

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022 BERG Contemporary, Reykjavík, Iceland 2020 MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS, Art Museum of Akureyri, Iceland.
2018 QUIET, Basement Gallery, Geysir Home, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2016 UNCLEAR DESIRES, The Icelandic Printmakers Association Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2014 ISOLATION / Einangrun, Kunstschlager Kunstschlager, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012 ESSENTIAL, Gallerí ÞOKA, Reykjavík, Iceland
2010 ACCIDENTALLY, Big Wheel Project, Vordingborg, Denmark
2008 PLENTY OF NOTHING, D-space, Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland
2008 ADJUST, 101 Gallery, Hverfisgötu 18a, Reykjavík, Iceland
2008 INFECTED, Populus Tremula, Kaupvangstræti, Akureyri, Iceland
2006 HOME IS THE BEST PLACE TO BE, VeggVerk, Glerárgötu, Akureyri, Iceland
2006 THROUGH, Kunstraum Wohnraum, Akureyri, Iceland
2005 Gallery Jónas Viðar, Akureyri, Iceland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 NEW INPUTS, The Living Art museum, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2019 PERSPECTIVE – Icelandic Artistis promoting the Culture of Human Rihgts, The United nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
2019 THE ONE WHO GIVES HAS TAKEN, Vestfold Kunstesenter, Tønsbergand Veierland, Norway. 2017 MOMENT, Gallery Vest, Reykjavík, Iceland  (Cooperating with Habby Osk)
2016 ART DIAGONALE TRAUNKUNST, Museum Angerlehner, Wels, Austria.
2016 LIGHTPAINT, The photo and the painting in our times, National Museum of Iceland.
2015 MÖRK / THRESHOLD, LÁ Art Museum, Hveragerði, Curator Inga Jónsdóttir
2015 HAUST, Art Museum of Akureyri, Iceland
2015 Selected Museum Portaits, National Museum of Iceland, Curator Birta Guðjónsdóttir
2015 REYKJAVIK ART FESTIVAL, Frakkastíg 9, Reykjavík, Iceland, Curator Rakel Steinarsdóttir
2015 MYNDBREYTING / MORPHING, Nordic house, Reykjavík, Curator Kristín Scheving
2014 ÞRAS(T)ASTAÐIR I, Mjólkurbúðin, Akureyri, Iceland
2013 HALLE50, Munich, Germany
2013 TAPESTRY, Kling & Bang, Hverfisgata, 101 Reykjavík.
2012 Global – Local, Art Museum of Akureyri, Iceland
2012 KERFI / SYSTEM, part of (I)ndependent people, Reykjavík Art Festival, Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland, Curator Jonatan Habib Engqvist.
2012 ENDEMI OFFORS, Reykjavík Sculpture Associantion, Reykjavík Iceland
2011 TEXT, Kuckei+Kuckei, Mitte, Berlin, Germany, Curator Hlynur Hallsson
2011 KODDU, The Living Art museum and Alliance Warhouse, Reykjavík Iceland
2010 ON WITH THE MARGARINE! — Three Exhibitions (Cooperating with Hlynur Hallsson) 12.06.10  EMPTY SLOGANS, Art museum ASÍ, Reykjavík, Iceland
17.07.10  ,,…AND WORSHIPS ITS GOD WHO DIES.”,Factory in Djúpavík, Iceland
03.09.10  THE REVOLUTION IS JUST GETTING STARTED, Berlin, Germany
2010 DESERT ISLAND, Pith gallery, Calgary, Canada
2008 GRASSROOTS 2008, Factory in Hjalteyri, Iceland
2008 GLORIA, DaLí Gallery, Akureyri, Iceland (Cooperating with Huginn Þór Arason)
2008 A CABINE DO AMADOR Lisbon , Portugal
2007 RHYTHM/DECAY, Art Museum of Akureyri, Iceland
2007 FURTHER MORE Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
2006 WAIST UP WAIST DOWN, Loft 63, Berlin, Germany (Cooperating with Anna Katarina Mields)
2006 ÚTI/OUT/UDE Gallery Plus, Akureyri, Iceland (Cooperating with Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir and Stina Wirfelt)
2004 ALDREI NIE NEVER The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
2003 Bögglageymslan, Akureyri, Iceland (Cooperating with Baldvin Ringsted)

Curatorship

2015 HOLA Í VINNSLU, Art Museum of Akureyri, Iceland
2012 A N I M U S, 002 gallerí, Þúfubarði 17, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
2011 NÚ Á ÉG HVERGI HEIMA, Populus Tremula, Akureyri, Iceland
2010 REIMLEIKAR, Factory in Hjalteyri, Iceland
2009 BRÁÐUM, GalleriBOX, Akureyri, Iceland
2008 – present various exhibitions in The Factory in Hjalteyri, Iceland (in collaboration with other artists) 
2008 L O A D, Háls í Öxnadal, Iceland
2007—2009 various exhibitions in Gallery VeggVerk in Akureyri, Iceland
2007—2009 various exhibitions in Gallery Ráðhús in Akureyri, Iceland
2005—2008 various exhibitions in galleryBOX in Akureyri, Iceland (with other female artists and designer) 
2004 Lahti– Akureyri, Ketilhús, Akureyri, Iceland

Work in public collections

2018 Art Museum of Akureyri, Iceland
2016 Arion bank
2015 National Gallery of Iceland
2013 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012 Reykjavík Art Museum-Hafnarhús, Iceland

Grants

2019 Icelandic Arts Council Project Fund
2019 Muggur, Travel grant
2018 Artist stipend, Ministry of Culture and Education, Iceland
2016 The Icelandic Visual Art Copyright Association, project grant
2015 The Icelandic Visual Art Copyright Association, project grant
2015 Travel grant, Ministry of Culture and Education, Iceland
2015 The Icelandic visual arts fund
2014 Artist stipend, Ministry of Culture and Education, Iceland
2013 Reykjavík Cultural Fund
2013 Muggur, Residence Grant
2012 Artist stipend, Ministry of Culture and Education, Iceland
2010 Artist stipend, Ministry of Culture and Education, Iceland
2010 Center Iceland Art, Travel Grant
2009 Eyþing Cultural Fund
2009 Nordisk Kulturfond, Travel grant
2008 Residence Sopro Gallery, Lisbon Portugal
2007 KEA Cultural Fund
2007 Muggur, Travel Grant
2007 Minningarsjóður Margrétar Björgólfsdóttur, Travel Grant
2005 Sleipnir, Travel Grant

Publications and interviews

2020 Hillbylli for Stundin, interview.
2014 – 2018 Editor for STARA no 1 – 10, art magazines, publish by The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists.
2013 In Dependence – Collaborations and Artists’ Initiatives, Editor Jonatan Habib Engqvist and Torpedo Press, edition of 500, Design Birna Geirfinnsdóttir, Dóra Ísleifsdóttir & Lóa Auðunsdóttir
2012 LÆKNABLAÐIÐ, Curator Markús Þór Andrésson
2012 ENDEMI, Icelandic contemporary art magazine focusing on the art of icelandic women
2012 Reykjavik Sculpture Association 1972-2012, Editor Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir and Karlotta Blöndal
2010 Work in PLATONIQUE no 2 publised by Sophie Roube & Benot Blein
2012 BLATT BLAÐ NO 60, cooperating with Hlynur Hallsson, publised by Reykjavík Art Museum
2010 ON WITH THE MARGARINE, catalogue with Hlynur Hallsson, edition of 500
2009 HERE, limited edition book, self-published
2008 ADJUST, catalogue
2008 I N F E C T I O N, limited edition book, published by Populus Tremula
2007 GOD VOMIT FIRE limited edition book, self-published
2007 RHYTHM/DECAY, catalogue published by Art Museum of Akureyri
2007 I wonder if that’s me, catalogue published by Akureyri town

Art teaching and lecturing

2015 – 2019 Platform Nord, Showcase, workshops and masterclasses. Program board and workshops leaders Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir, Henrik Vibskov and Nils Petter Morland.
2015 Art lecture in Art Museum of Akureyri
2016— present Teaching at Reykjavik School of Visual Arts
2010— present Teaching at Akureyri school of visual art
2013— present Examiner at Akureyri school of visual art
2014— present Teaching at Iceland Academy of the Arts
2009 Art lecture in BgK Kunst, Kunstnere in Vordingborg

Memberships

The Associaton of Icelandic Visual Artists (SÍM)      
2014— 2018 Chairman of the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists
Reykjavík Sculpture Associaton
2011— 2013 Chairman of Reykjavík Sculpture Associaton  
The Living Art Museum

Blindþrykk / textaverk á pappír
Blueprint / text work on paper
Melgresi, (Leymus arenarius), 24 karat gull
Lyme grass (Leymus arenarius), 24 carat gold
60 x 80 cm
6 +2 AP
Published by MULTIS

Um verkið

Það er eitthvað við hversdaginn sem virðist varanlegt, við erum alltaf stödd í einhverri líðandi. En aðeins breytingin er eilíf, endalaus, ódauðleg – sagði Schopenhauer. Melgresi er stórvaxið, grænleitt eða bláleitt gras með löngu, grófu axi sem er algengt í kringum landið og má einkum finna meðfram sjó eða upp á hálendi, í foksöndum, sand-orpnum hraunum, vikrum og fjörum. Jóna Hlíf hefur áður fjallað um tímann og skynjun mannsins af honum í eldri verkum sínum. Á sama hátt fjallar hún einnig um það kvenlega (d. weibliche) í náttúrunni og hvaðan mannverur sækja orku til að upplifa fegurð í hversdagslífi.

About the work

Something about ordinary life seems permanent, we are always present in a form of passing. But change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal – Schopenhauer said. Lyme grass is coarse, tall, bluish or green and common around Iceland. It can especially be found along the sea or in the highlands, in sands, lava and at beaches. Jóna Hlíf has in previous works dealt with time and people‘s perception of it. In the same way also works with the feminine (g. weibliche) in nature and wherefrom humans harness energy in order to carry through beauty every day.

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