GUÐNÝ RÓSA INGIMARSDÓTTIR

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

Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir 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 works with paper, thread and various water dissolvable materials. The artist produces drawings and paintings made up of several layers, which she cuts, peels or carves, before or after assembling them, aiming to get closer to the essence of creation. Each of these unique pieces has its own geometric structure and exists on the border between abstract and figurative. The work builds itself slowly, sometimes taking years; each line traced or erased has equal value, the remaining elements have the same strength as those removed. Her compositions convey rhythm and silence. Her methodical and meditative work process that takes place inside her studio extends into the exhibition areas, transforming them into breathing spaces.

The artist has been invited by numerous institutions in Iceland and in Europe, including solo shows at the National Gallery of Iceland in 2008, the Hafnarborg Art Center (IS) in 2019 and at Iselp in Brussels (BE) in 2020. She received the Gudmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Art Fund grant in 2013.
Her works are part of the collection of the Frac Picardie of Amiens, as well as in the Centre national des arts plastiques, in Paris (FR). Other international public collections include the Djurhuus Collection Copenhagen (DK), the National Gallery of Iceland (IS), the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE), as well as the Galila Barzilai Foundation (BE).

 


 

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COLLECTIONS

FRAC Picardie, Amiens (FR)
Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris (FR)
Hauser & Wirth Collection, Zürich (CH)
Penninn Art Foundation (IS)
Listasafn Reykjanesbæjar, Keflavík (IS)
National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík (IS)
Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík (IS)
Okolje Consulting art collection, Lubliana (SI)
Collection de la province du Hainaut (BE)
Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE)
Frédéric de Goldschmidt collection, Brussels (BE)
Galila Barzilaï Foundation, Brussels (BE)

SOLO SHOWS

2020

some things…, ISELP, Brussels (BE)

2019

… ( inner sunrise ), Irène Laub Gallery, Brussels (BE)

LUCKY TO HAVE…, Appart_323, Paris (FR)

comme ça louise?, Hafnarborg – The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjörður (IS)

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

2019

Ceci n’est pas une conte, cur. Filipe Luyckx, Irène Laub Gallery, Brussels (BE)

Histoires de dessin – à dimensions variables, FRAC Picardie, Amiens (FR)

Achrome, Irène Laub Gallery, Bruxelles (BE)

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)

Nothing like a little levity – MOLIÈRE PROJECT, Brussels (BE)

ByProducts, Hverfisgalleri, Reykjavík (IS)

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, Ghent (BE)

Pop-up, 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 (US)

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 (US)

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, Ghent (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, Hafnarborg – The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjörður (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 (ES)

2002

Dessins – Tekeningen, Archetype, Brussels (BE)

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

Corps, Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège (BE)

FAIRS

2015

Art on Paper, BOZAR (BE)

2013

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

2009

Art Brussels (BE)

2005

Project Rooms ARCO 05, Madrid, (ES)

2003

Art Brussels (BE)