Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir is an Icelandic visual artist living in Reykjavik, Iceland and in Berlin, Germany. Hauksdottir combines elements of audio, video, performance, sculpture, drawing and text to create transient post conceptual assemblies, exploring themes like cultural identity, nature, valour and fear. 

Some of her recent displays include Erklärung [Declaration] II, a solo exhibition and performance in Hošek Contemporary, Berlin 2017. Five Drawings, an audio installation in Åkerstrøm Kunstsenter in Oslo in 2017 accompanied with a artist edition of 20/20 including a vinyl with a vocal composition, Five Drawing was also displayed in Nida Art Colony and Ars Communis Residency Centre YO-YO, both in Lithuania 2016, Der Abstand [The Distance] a performance in a collateral event called the Silver Lining at the 2015 Venice Bienale, Erklärung an installation and performance in Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein in Vaduz, Tvíeyrna [Binaural], a solo show in the Outsider and Folk Art Museum, Iceland in 2015, The Census, outdoor audio sculpture and performance in Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art 2014, Iceland, and a collaboration with artist Bryndís Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir, The Assembly of the Holy, installation- and performative work in the National Gallery of Iceland, Edenborg Culture House and Einar Jónsson Museum, Iceland in 2013-´14.  

Hauksdóttir graduated from Sandberg Institute (MFA) in Amsterdam, Holland in 2006 and has been a member of the Dieter Roth Academy since 2000. She was the director of the Living Art Museum in Reykjavík from 2011 to 2014. She is involved in publications, lectures and research on artist initiatives and performance art and holds a visiting artist position at the Iceland Academy of the Arts.

 
Solo shows

2017
- Hošek Contemporary, Erklärung II installation, Berlin, Germany

2015
- The Icelandic Folk and Outsider Art Museum, Safnasafnið, Tvíeyrna (Binaural), Svalbarðaströnd, Iceland

2014
- Edinborg Cultural Center The Assembly of the Holy in collaboration with Bryndís Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Isafjord, Iceland

2013
- National Gallery of Iceland The Assembly of the Holy in collaboration with Bryndís Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Reykjavik, Iceland

2011
- ASI Art Museum, My gift, your Excellency in collaboration with Kristín Ómarsdóttir. Reykjavik, Iceland
- Context Gallery, Stars in collaboration with Kristín Ómarsdóttir. Derry, N-Ireland

2008
- Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhus, D-projects, Cultus Beastiae, Reykjavik Iceland
- Ace Art Gallery, Audition in collaboration with Kristín Ómarsdóttir. Winnipeg, Canada

2005
- Gallery Kling and Bang, Pacifiers, Reykjavik, Iceland

2004
- The Chapel. Sandberg Institute, Meditation Mama Preview, Amsterdam, Holland

2002
- Art on location, The Artist on the corner. Daughters of earth, Reykjavik, Iceland

2001
- Gallery Nema Hvad. Nature children, Reykjavik, Iceland

1999
- Gallery Nema Hvad. Conversations on Love,  a collaboration with Ragnar Kjartansson, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
Selected projects, performances and happenings

2017
Mengi, Beyond Human Impulses. Reykjavik, Iceland
- 16th Performance Days. International Performance Festival, Gallery Center of Varaždin, Croatia
- You are Here - Art, discussion and complex social change. Level 2: Lichen Lab. University Lethbridge Art Gallery, Canada

2016
- Ars Communis Center YO-YO "Five Drawings" for Climbing Invisible Structures, installation and performance with vocalists Monta Norkuse, Roberta Linkutė and Agnija Dreimane in Zeimiai, Lithuania
- Port, project space, "Drawing Game" with Matthias Tryggvi Haraldsson. Reykjavik, Iceland

2015
- Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Der Abstand, at the Silver Lining, a Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Bienale curated by Kunstverein Schichtwechsel. Performance with; Berthile Brunhart, Silvia Gstöhl, Berthi Ritter and Nelly Stamm. Venice, Italy 
- Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, curated by Kunstverein Schichtwechsel, Declaration, Berthile Brunhart, Hedwig Frick, Silvia Gstöhl, Berthi Ritter, Nelly Stamm, Maria Vogt. Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2014
- Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art, Cencus performed during exhibtion RÓRÓ, Seyðisfjörd, Iceland
- Einar Jónsson Art Museum The Assembly of the Holy, a reading with actors Guðrún Gísladóttir, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Ragnar Ísleifur Bragason and Rúnar Guðbrandsson. In collaboration with Bryndís Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Reykjavik Iceland
- 21Haus, Der Abstand in collaboration with Marcellvs L. in exhibition See What Sees You with Franz Graf. Wienna, Austria

2010
- Reykjavik Art Museum and Venue Mirrorriff and Shedrone, Reykjavik, Iceland.
- Kunsthalle Krems Howl with Jóhann Eiríksson in collaboration with Bjarni Þórarinsson. Donau Festival, Krems, Austria

2008
- The Living Art Museum. The Day You dont Find in the Calender An emotional reading with Kristín Ómarsdóttir. Reykjavik, Iceland

2006
- NewYork-Rio-Tokyo, Flod Lid Wendyhouse, The Wall-Random Phone Conversations, Berlin, Germany
- Sequences, The Living Art Museum, Oriental Influence, Reykjavik, Iceland
- Glocal, Quartair. Contemporary Art Initiatives, Oriental Influence, Den Haag, Holland
- VI conference of the Dieter Roth Academy. Carpenter Ballet and Rockabilly Gal, Xiamen, China

2005
- Berline Liste, Goddess Exercises II Collaboration with Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir. Berlin, Germany
- Muntz Salon, Rockabilly Gal, Berlin, Germany and Club Rio, Guest appearance with FlotakonaKínakota. Berlin Germany

2004
- Het Glazenhuis, Dual collaboration with Irina Birger. Amsterdam, Holland
- KlinkoBank, The theatre of the Arts, All psyched up, Reykjavik, Iceland

2003
- Culture night. The Containers, Collaboration with the city of Reykjavik and Samskip Shipping Company. Reykjavik, Iceland

2002
- Art Festival, Footbath, collaboration with Kristin Ómarsdóttir. Reykjavik, Iceland

2000
- Reykjavik Art Museum, Festival of Light, Group Pile Dance, collaboration w. Ingibjorg Magndotir. Reykjavik, Iceland
- Living Art Museum, Nylo Performance week. A Dog Carrying Rocks, Reykjavik, Iceland

1999
- The Yellow House. Indian Dance and Bonfire, Reykjavik, Iceland
- The Yellow House, IETM European Conference of Art. A Ghost Wearing one Shoe, Reykjavik Iceland
- The Yellow House, Takeover, Reykjavik, Iceland

Residencies, Grants and Awards

2017
- Ministry of Education and Culture. Visual artist salary. Reykjavik, Iceland
- Lichen Lab Residency, University Lethbridge Art Gallery, Canada
- Peninsula artist Residency, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2016
- Icelandic Arts Council fund, project grant for Art OMI Reykjavik, Iceland
- Art OMI, artist residency at Omi International Arts Center, Gent, NY, United States 
- Spontaneous Support from the Centre for Icelandic Art for Secret Garden Artist Annex in Fort Kochin, Inida

2015
- Nida Art Colony, Climbing Invisible Structures, production grant and residency stay for two months. Nida, Lithuania
- Muggur travel grant for Der Abstand, for Declaration and for Induced Creativity. Reykjavík, Iceland
- Ministry of Education and Culture. Visual artist salary. Reykjavik, Iceland
- Icelandic Arts Council fund, project grant for Induced Creativity Reykjavik, Iceland

2014
- Muggur travel grant for Der Abstand. Reykjavík, Iceland
- Ministry of Education and Culture. Visual artist salary. Reykjavik, Iceland

2013
- Myndlistasjodur, Icelandic Arts Council fund, publication grant for Assembly of the Holy. Reykjavík, Iceland
- Ministry of Education and Culture. Visual artist salary. Reykjavik, Iceland

2012
- Cité internationale des arts, Artist Residency, two months, Kjarvalsstofa - supported by Reykjavík City. Paris, France
- Muggur Travel Grant for Kjarvalstofa in Paris, France. SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland
- Ministry of Education and Culture. Visual artist salary. Reykjavik, Iceland

2007
- Spontaneous Support from the Centre for Icelandic Art. Reykjavik, Iceland

2001                                                                
- Art and Culture. Ministry of Education and Culture. Reykjavik, Iceland
- Viewers award. “Icelandic drama”. roARTorio. The international Paris/Berlin conferences. Paris, France and Berlin, Germany
 
Published Work

2017
-The Silver Lining, collateral event at the 56. Venice Biennale featuring Abstand II. Kunstverein Schichtwechsel
-Five Drawings Artist edition 20/20 featuring Five Drawing including a vinyl with vocal composition, published and printed by the artist.

2014
- Audition, My Gift, Your Excellency, Stars - on the collaboration with author Kristín Ómarsdóttir, layout Arnar Freyr Guðmundsson. Language: Icelandic & English. Údúrdúr publishing, Reykjavik Iceland
- The Assembly of the Holy five volumes, book works in collaboration Bryndís Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir, layout Arna Fríða Ingvarsdóttir. Language, Icelandic, English and French. Published by authors, Reykjavik Iceland
- S7 Suðurgata >> Árbær (not in service) Editorial board, layout Arnar Freyr Guðmundsson. Language Icelandic and English. The Living Art Museum and Árbaer Museum, Reykjavik Iceland

2013
- Archive on the Run - The Living Art Museum’s history of empowerment. Author and editor. Layout Ármann Agnarsson. Language English. The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik Iceland
- 6th Volume artist book - Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir Hirt. Part of 6th Volume exhibition, editor and curator. Layout Stephanie Bokenfohr. Language Icelandic and English. Published by author in collaboration with The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2009
- Sehr gut Cocktail, CD Guest singer as Foxy Princess with Dj Musician, White Label, Reykjavik, Iceland

2008
- Corresponding, collaboration with Andri Snær Magnason. Stína; Literary and Art Journal. Publisher; Drapuhlid. Reykjvavík, Iceland
- A letter from Berlin. Sjonauki, Art Magazine. Publisher; Fridrika ehf. Reykjavik, Iceland

2007
- The Icelandic Love Corporation. A publication of the Icelandic Art Museum. Reykjavik, Iceland
- Drunken boys series. Stína; Literary and Art Journal. Drapuhlid. Reykjavik, Iceland

2006
- Interview with artist Eirún Sigurdardottir, A publication for the exhibition Blood hole. Reykjavik, Iceland
- Alien, Recurection, Stína; Literary and Art Journal. Drapuhlid publications. Reykjavik Iceland  

2004
- Visual Power, Images, BIS Publishers, Amsterdam, Holland
- My Friend is a Record Player, CD Guest singer as Foxy Princess with Dj Musician, White Label, Reykjavik, Iceland

2003
- King Glitch, CD Guest singer with Jonas Ohlsson and Heimir Björgulffson. Crónica, Porto. (crónica 018) Matéria Prima, Portugal, Recorded in Amsterdam, Holland

2002
- The Blue Book, The Living Art Museum and Skaftfell, Images and text. Reykjavik, Iceland

2001
- Skaftfell on Range, The Dieter Roth Academy. Images and text. Reykjavik, Iceland
 
Selected group exhibitions

2017
- Åkerhus Kunslerhus, "Five Drawings" with an artist edtion for Climbing Invisible Structures, Oslo, Norway

2016
- Ars Communis Center YO-YO "Five Drawings" audio installation for Climbing Invisible Structures, Zeimiai, Lithuania

2015
- Nectar Galleri, "Induced Creativity" in the Glass Pavilion, Tbilisi, Georgia
- Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, curated by Kunstverein Schichtwechsel, "Declaration" Vaduz, Liechtenstein
- Studio Algera, Cencus, Reykjavík Iceland
- Kunstschlagerstofa, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík Iceland

2014
- 21Haus performance and installation as part of See What Sees You with Franz Graf, Vienna Austria 
- Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art “Cencus” performacne and outdoor sculpture part of RÓRÓ, Seyðisfjörd, Iceland

2012
- Østrøm at Skálatrøð,“Hvad er Natúrligt? – Diversety of the North” Thorshaven, Faroe Islands

2011
- Kling & Bang gallery, “Hlutfeldi” Reykjavik, Iceland 

- The Living Art Museum and the Aliace house, “Koddu” Reykjavik, Iceand

2010
- The Smelter “Mirrorriff”, The Dieter Roth academy, Hjalteyri, Iceland
- Kunsthalle Krems “Howl” with Jóhann Eiríksson, Donau Festival, Krems, Austria

2009
- Fabrikken for Kunst og Design “Rockabilly Gal”, Alt_Cph, Copenhagen Alternative Airfare, with Kling and Bang. Copenhagen, Denmark 
- X Initiative “Rockabilly Gal”, No Soul For Sale, with Kling and Bang, New York, USA 

2007
- The Dieter Roth academy, Riijksacademy, Amsterdam, Holland

2006
- NewYorkRioTokyo, Flood Lit Wendy House. “The Wall” Berlin, Germany
- The Living Art Museum, Sequences. “Oriental Influence”. Reykjavik, Iceland
- Glocal, Quartair. Contemporary Art Initiatives, “Taichi” Den Haag, Holland
- VI conference of the Dieter Roth Academy, “Rockabillie Gal”. Xiamen, China

2005
- PROJEKT 0047, Stilleben, Berlin, Germany
- Berline Liste, Invasion. KlinKoBanK “Rockabilly Gal” Berlin, Germany 

2004
- Nordic House, Dystopya II, "Come to me" Reykjavik, Iceland
- Amstelpark, Negen Lekkere Wijven in een Glazen Huis, "Duel" and "The Adorers" Amsterdam, Holland
- CCA, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Noonday Demons, "The Adorers" Glasgow, Scotland
- KlinkoBank, Dystopya, “The Adorer and The Adored” Reykjavik, Iceland
- Petrikirchhof, IV Conference of the Dieter Roth Academy, “Meditation Mama”. Luebeck, Germany
- Westegasfabrick, Kunstflaai #5. “Meditation Mama”. Amsterdam, Holland

2003
- Alaska, Times are changing, “Carrie and meat in curry” and “Hunter” Reykjavik, Iceland
- Gallery 21, “A Swedish Show”, The Tiger and the Polar bear, Malmö, Sweden

2002
- The Living Art Museum, Roots. “Education” Reykjavik, Iceland
- Bakenhoff, Atelier 4. bingur-haufen-pile. “Inside out” Worpswede, Germany
- City Hall. The Artist on the Corner. “Daughters of earth” Reykjavik, Iceland
- Gallery Saevars Karls. “The Bebop kid”. The Tiger and the Polar bear. Reykjavik, Iceland
- The Living Art Museum, All to the Boats. “Goddess of Justice”. Reykjavik, Iceland

2001
- Skaftfell. On Skaftfell, "Chats Morts" and "Watching the bridges of Madison County" Seydisfjord, Iceland
- Slunkaríki. “Battle of Good and Evil”, The Tiger and the Polar bear, Isafjord, Iceland
- Skaftfell. Skaftfell in Range. "Wall". Seydisfjord, Iceland
- Yellow house. "Mink Bouquet in Lamb", Bitch. Reykjavik, Iceland
- roARTorio. International Paris/Berlin Meetings. "Icelandic Drama" Paris, France and Berlin, Germany

2000
- The Reykjavik Light Festival. ”Light Flight" and “Solariums” Collaboration with The Reykjavik Energy company and Reykjavik Cultural City, 2000, Reykjavik, Iceland
- Pump pumps on, collaboration with Esso. On location, gasoline pumps in Reykjavik, Iceland

1999
- Yellow House. “Emotion, Influence, Excitement, Attention”. Reykjavik, Iceland
- Yellow House. "Take over" Reykjavik, Iceland 

Work related to art

2011-2015
- Roundtable Artist books, Silver Lining, Collateral Event at the 2015 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. 
- Visiting Artist at the Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik, Iceland
- Alternate board member of the Living Art Museum since March 2014 until 2015. Reykjavik, Iceland
- Director and Chairman of the Board of the Living Art Museum in Reykjavik Iceland until March 2011 - 2014
- Lectures in Museumology at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
- Development and overseeing of a series of lectures by various artist On Performance at The Sequences festival, Reykjavik, Iceland
- Lecture and podium Between Miracles – Nordic Art, 2013 Tbilisi, Georgia
- Lecure, podium and later publication about Artist Initiatives Den Frie 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Lecture and podium about performance art in Iceland, Samtalskökkene, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010
- Development of the Performance Archive in collaboration with The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service and The Living Art Museum along with Birta Guðjónsdóttir and Huginn Arason. Reykjavik, Iceland
- Coordination of a series of three lectures by Marcus Steinweg at The Living Art Museum, The Icelandic Academy of the Arts and the University of Iceland Reykjavik, Iceland
- Development and overseeing of The Archive of Artist run Spaces for The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik Iceland
- Teaching and lecturing at The Icelandic Academy of the Arts in relation to The Archive of Artist run Spaces. Reykjavik, Iceland
- A lecture and podium at the Anti Festival, Art festival and participation in a podium on performance art, Kuopio, Finnland
- Committee work for the Icelandic Art Academy, Reykjavik Iceland
- Artistic board of The Sequences festival. Reykjavik, Iceland
- Vice chairman in the board of The Living Art Museum. Reykjavik, Iceland

2007
- Venice Bienniale, Overseeing of the Icelandic Pavilion. Venice, Italy

2006
- Committee work for developing art education for “The Reykjavik Work-school” Reykjavik, Iceland
- A guide at the Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús. Reykjavik, Iceland

2005
- Icelandic Embassy in Berlin, Podium with Einar Ásgeir Thorsteinsson and Herr Dr. Wagner about the exhibition “Fang” Berlin Germany
- Martein Luther Strabe, Podium with Wolfgang Muller about Icelandic art. Berlin, Germany

2004
- Moderator, Nederland’s Institute for Media Art, Amsterdam, Holland

2002
- A guide in the Reykjavik Art Museum – Ásmundarsafn. Reykjavik, Iceland

2001
- Living Art Museum. Assistant in making of the exhibition “Puerile 69” with Gillian Wearing, Sarah Lucas, Michael Landy and Angus Fairhurst. Reykjavik, Iceland

2000
On Seydi, East fjords Art festival. LungA. Supervision and teaching a workshop for visual arts with Sara Maria Skúladottir. Seydisfjord, Iceland

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