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

Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir works with paper, thread and various water dissolvable materials. The artist creates 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 her materials. 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.

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. She received the Gudmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Art Fund grant in 2013. Today, she lives and works in Brussels, while still being active in the Icelandic art scene. 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. A large-scale retrospective exhibition of her work has been shown at the Reykjavik Art Museum in October 2021.
Her works are part international public collections such as the Frac Picardie of Amiens (FR), the Centre national des arts plastiques in Paris (FR), the Djurhuus Collection Copenhagen (DK), the National Gallery of Iceland (IS), the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE), the Ixelles Museum (BE) as well as the Galila Barzilai Foundation (BE), among others.




Press articles :

Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir | ARTIST IN FOCUS by Irène Laub Gallery


FRAC Picardie, Amiens (FR)
Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris (FR)
Collection Guerlain, 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)



Sigurhæðir house, Flóra menningarhús – culture house Sigurhæðir, Akureyri (IS)


Salted Peelings, with Esther Gatón, Irène Laub Gallery, Brussels (BE)

Dialogue de sourds, with Gauthier Hubert, Titanikas Art Center, Vilnius (LT)


Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir: opus – oups, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik (IS)


some things…, ISELP, Brussels (BE)


… ( 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)


comme ça louise ?, Brussels (BE)

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


?, 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)



L’art de rien, cur. by François de Coninck, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels (BE)

Racines, cur. by Yolande De Bontridder and Valentine Himpens, La Cambre, Brussels (BE)

Paysages synonymes, Huet-Repolt Artist Residency, Brussels (BE)

Les Marcel – Collection R.PATT, Botanique – Centre Culturel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Brussels (BE)

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


Rolling Snowball 15 & Turning Point, ARS LONGA samtímalistasafn, Djúpivogur (IS)

Stitches and Threads, Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavík (IS)

Inaspettatamente, Cloud Seven, Brussels (BE)


The intimate consciousness of time, Irène Laub Gallery, Brussels (BE)


Tomber en amour, La Maison des Arts, Schaerbeek (BE)


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)


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)


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, Ghent (BE)

Pop-up, 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 (US)


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)


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, Ghent (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, 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)


Dessins – Tekeningen, Archetype, Brussels (BE)

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

Corps, Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège (BE)