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.

 

SOLO SHOWS

2018

comme ça louise ?, Brussels (BE)

3rd Wandering Arts Biennal, Saskia Gevaert, Brussels (BE)

2017

?, Hverfisgalleri, Reykjavik (IS)

2015

Maison a vendre, aka events Brussels (BE)

2013

Teikningar, Hverfisgallerí, Reykjavík (IS)

2012

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

2010

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

2009

Koraalberg, Antwerp (BE)

2008

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

2007

Suðsuðvestur, Reykjanesbær (IS)

Scared by Stupidity, Koraalberg, Antwerp (BE)

2006

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

Raum2, Galerie Conrads, Dusseldorf (DE)

2005

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

2004

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

2003

Sint-Lukasgalerij, Brussels (BE)

2001

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

2000

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

1996

Mokka, Reykjavik (IS)

GROUP SHOWS

2018

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)

2017

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)

DALONAZ II , ROYAL, Brussels (BE)

Uppi-Nidri, Hverfisgalleri , Reykjavik (IS)

2016

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)

2015

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

2014

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)

2013

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)

2012

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

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

Chatelain32, Brussels (BE)

2011

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)

2010

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)

2009

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

2008

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)

2007

Gallery Hoffmann, Reykjavik (IS)

2006

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

Take Off, Koraalberg Gallery, Antwerpe (BE)

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

2005

Métissages, MIAT Museum, Gent (BE)

Ravenstein Galleries, Brussels (BE)

Fermeture pour le futur, Archetype, Brussels (BE)

2004

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)

2003

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)

2002

Dessins – Tekeningen, Archetype, Brussels (BE)

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

Corps, Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège (BE)

FAIRS

2018

Drawing Now, Paris (FR)

2015

Art on Paper, BOZAR, Brussels (BE)

2013

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

2009

Art Brussels, Brussels (BE)

2005

Project Rooms ARCO 05, Madrid, (SP)

2003

Art Brussels, Brussels (BE)

COLLECTIONS

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)