Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir
Born in 1969 in Reykjavik (IS)
Lives and works in Brussels (BE)


Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir was born in 1969 in Reykjavik, Iceland. She studied at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts in Reykjavik, in the early `90s and then at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre in Brussels, from 1994 to 1997. She finished her education at the HISK – Hoger Institute of Fine Arts in Flanders, from 2001 to 2004. Today, she lives and works in Brussels, while still being active in the Icelandic art scene.

Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir’s artworks have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Iceland and in Europe. In 2008, she had a solo show at the National Gallery of Iceland. In 2013, she received the Gudmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Art Fund grant. Founded by the artist Erró in 1997, the fund’s goal is to acknowledge and encourage female artists by annually awarding one female artist with a grant. The selection committee is composed of the directors of the Reykjavik Art Museum, the Akureyri Art Museum and the National Gallery of Iceland. She was also included in the collection of the FRAC Picardie of Amiens in France.


Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdóttir produces drawings and paintings with many layers, which she cuts, peels and carves – during or after its making, aiming to get closer to the essence. Every work has its own geometric structure and system, and flirts with the borders of abstraction.

At first sight one can often not situate the work within figuration or abstraction. The work builds itself slowly – some works can take up to 20 years in their making – each line traced or erased (removed or not) has equal value – the things that stay are equal to the things gone.
In her art Rosa is showing a macro and micro version of the world, which stands for inner and outer sentiments. Pain, marvellment of the simplest things, acceptance and mechanism are some key words to describe feelings that lead her to creation. She is inspired by personal experiences and feelings, while at the same time she is showing universal emotions such as vulnerability and doubt.




?, Hverfisgalleri, Reykjavik (IS)


Maison a vendre, aka events Brussels (BE)


Teikningar, Hverfisgallerí, Reykjavík (IS)


Surviving Pessimism, apartment W007, We project, Brussels (BE)


Access et Paradox, for National Gallery of Iceland, Paris (FR)


Koraalberg, Antwerp (BE)


La Durée, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)


Suðsuðvestur, Reykjanesbær (IS)

Scared by Stupidity, Koraalberg, Antwerp (BE)


Adam Wasn‘t Long in Paradise, Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður (IS)

Raum2, Galerie Conrads, Dusseldorf (DE)


Monographies d’artistes Arts 00+5, La Médiatine Centre Culturelle, Brussels (BE)


The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (IS)
Porte 11, Brussels (BE)


Sint-Lukasgalerij, Brussels (BE)


Tognuð tunga, Gallerí Hlemmur, Reykjavík (IS)
Panic2, Les témoins oculistes, Brussels (BE)


Carte Blanche, Musée de la Tapisserie, Tournai (BE)


Mokka, Reykjavik (IS)



Fact of the Matter – Draft of Contemporary Art History in Iceland, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík (IS)

Mémoire, Musée Boucher de Perthes, Abbeville (FR)

Politics of Discontent, cur. Jonathan Sullam, Irène Laub Gallery, Brussels (BE)


Private Choices, Centrale For Contemporary Art, Brussels (BE)

La Leçon d’Anatomie, 500 ans d’histoire de la médecine, le Musée de la Boverie, Liège (BE)


Uppi-Nidri, Hverfisgalleri , Reykjavik (IS)


Notre Ami Yves, Rue Dartois, Brussels (BE)

La Vie Intense, Rue Dartois, Brussels (BE)

Inland Voyages in an inland voyage, cur. Mira Sanders, Argos, Brussels (BE)

Everybody is crazy, but me, Maison Particulière, Brussels (BE)

Kingdom – flora, fana, fabula, Reykjavík Art Museum,Reykjavík (IS)


Silence, cur. Filip Luyxcks , VUL ( Law faculty), Leuven (BE)


Summer Show, Hverfisgallerí , Reykjavik (IS)

Your Compound View – Selection from the collection from 1970-2010, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík (IS)

White Noises, Projectroom, La Chambre, Brussels (BE)
L’artiste à la classe, Secteur Arts Plastiques, Province de Hainaut (BE)


Treasures- from the Museum Collection, The National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík (IS)

Partager le sensible, Magasin de Papier, Mons (BE)

Voyages intérieurs, Maison Particulière, Brussels (BE)


Bolero, Manifesta 9 parallel events, TVL Café & Bibliotheek, Geng (BE)

Pop-up, Museum van Elsene/Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels (BE)

Chatelain32, Brussels (BE)


Anonymously Yours, Maison Gregoire, Brussels (BE)

Féminin Pluriel (Feminine Plural), FRAC Picardie d’Amiens (FR)

Then and Now, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)

Text, Kuckei & Kuckei, Berlin (DE)


Watery Hues – A Survey of Icelandic Watercolours, Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavik (IS)

En Quelques Traits, ISELP, Brussels (BE)

Finding Chéri Samba, Brussels (BE)

Peripheral Vision, Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavik (IS)

Okolje Consulting Art Collection, Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, Celje (SI)


Volcano Lovers, Ise Foundation, Soho, New York, (USA)


Nordic Drawings 2008, Skelleftea Museum, Skelleftea and Rackstad Museum, Arvika (SE)

From Another Shore : Recent Icelandic Art, Scandinavian House – The Nordic Center in America, New York (USA)

The Drawing, Hoffmannsgallerí, Reykjavik (IS)

Tapta – Affinités, Ancien atelier de TAPTA, Brussels (BE)


Gallery Hoffmann, Reykjavik (IS)


Leere X Visions – Connexion, MARTa Herford, Herford (BE)

Take Off, Koraalberg Gallery, Antwerpe (BE)

Beteken II, De Doos Cultural Center, Hasselt (BE)


Métissages, MIAT Museum, Gent (BE)

Ravenstein Galleries, Brussels (BE)

Fermeture pour le futur, Archetype, Brussels (BE)


After Hours, HISK, Antwerp (BE)

L’expo de vos reves, Musée Ianchelevicin and La Médiatine, La Louvière and Brussels (BE)

Love is in the Air, Marie-Puck Broothaers & Matrix Art Project, Brussels (BE)

Eclips (Eclipse), Willebroek & Bornem cultural Center (BE)

De Vierkantswortel Van Het Geheugen, The Belgian Cultural Center, Dendermonde (BE)

IJS / ICE, Dhont-Dhaenens Museum, Deurle (BE)

New Icelandic Art, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)


Par-delà le paysage, Gallery Les témoins oculistes, Brussels (BE)

Rambelta, The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art (Hafnarborg) (IS)

Papiers d’identités’ (Identification Papers), Galerie Porte 11, Brussels (BE)

HISK on tour, Tour & Taxis, Brussel, Belgíu / HISK on tour, Tour & Taxis, Brussels (BE)

Incarnés de textes 1963 – 2003, Galery Aline Vidal, París (FR)

GO, Liquidación Total, Madríd (SP)


Dessins – Tekeningen, Archetype, Brussels (BE)

Collectif (Collective), Gallery Marie-Puck Broodthaers, Brussels (BE)

Corps, Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège (BE)



Drawing Now, Paris (FR)


Art on Paper, BOZAR, Brussels (BE)


Access et Paradox (National Gallery of Iceland), Paris (FR)


Art Brussels, Brussels (BE)


Project Rooms ARCO 05, Madrid, (SP)


Art Brussels, Brussels (BE)


Hauser & Wirth Collection (US)

Collection Hainaut Province (BE)

La Communauté Francaise de Belgique (The French Community of Belgium) (BE)

Penninn Art Foundation (IS)

Listasafn Reykjanesbæjar (IS)

National Gallery of Iceland (IS)

Reykjavík Art Museum (IS)

FRAC Picardie d’Amiens (FR)

Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris (FR)

Okolje Consulting art collection, Lubliana (SI)