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Davíð Örn Halldórsson

Born in 1976 - Iceland

BIOGRAPHY

Davíð Örn Halldórsson (b. 1976) lives and works in Reykjavík. Halldórsson mainly works with painting as he has done since graduating from the Visual Arts department of The Icelandic Academy of the Arts in 2002. In this time, Halldórsson has explored unconventional methods of painting; painting and spraying with different paints on found objects. His earlier works are often composed of painted installations, painting on found furniture, floors, ceilings and walls.

Davíð Örn Halldórsson’s works are often based on events of the daily life; a personal processing of his surroundings, carried out in a visual language, which references cartoons, graffiti, Pop-Art and Western Art History. His background in printing is as well evident in his works; it is the material ground on which the artist builds his practice on.

Davíð Örn Halldórsson has held several solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Iceland and internationally. In the year 2013 he received the prestigious Carnegie Art Award grant to a younger artist.

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EXHIBITIONS

2015
Akkúrat hæ fæv! Hverfisgalleri, Reykjavik

2010
Rím/Rhyme í Listasafninu á Akureyri árið
Ljóslitlífun í Listasafni Reykjavíkur
Hvar er klukkan? í Hafnarborg í Hafnarfirði
The Saga Spirit Alive í Trygve Lie Gallery í New York
Hérna í Hangart-7 í Salzburg

2009
Væmin natúr og dreki í 101 Projects árið
Rím/Rhyme í Ásmundasafni árið

2008
Absalút gamall kastale í Gallerí Ágúst í Reykjavík árið

2007
QuadroPop í Safni árið 2007
Nói át - No Way Out í Nýlistasafninu í Reykjavík

2006
Pakkhús Postulanna í listasafni Reykjavíkur árið

2005
Grasrót í Nýlistasafninu
Sjáðu alla grænu flokkana í Banananas Gallerí árið

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