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Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir aka Shoplifter

Born in 1969 - Iceland

BIOGRAPHY

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Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir aka Shoplifter is an Icelandic artist living in New York. She attended the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts from 1989 until 1993, and in 1996, she earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Hrafnhildur’s oeuvre has merited several honors including the 2011 Nordic Textile Award and the 2011 Prince Eugen Medal for Artistic Achievement from the King and Royal Crown of Sweden. In 2008, Hrafnhildur Arnadóttir and a.v.a.f. were commissioned by MoMA to create a large window installation in New York. She also represented Iceland, alongside Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, at the Liverpool Biennial in the UK in September, 2010.

Arnadóttir makes sculptures, drawings and installations with various materials and found objects. Her works take on themes relating to vanity, self-image, fashion, beauty and popular myths, and often tackle notions that border on obsession or fetishism. Her body of work as a whole exists in the gray area between visual art, performance, and design and has been exhibited in numerous countries and featured in various publications.

Shoplifter has worked for several years exploring the use and symbolic nature of hair, and its visual and artistic potential. In her work, she addresses the history of our obsession with hair and how it is an ongoing manifestation of creativity in contemporary culture. Her synthetic and natural hair sculptures, site-specific instillations and wall murals can be decorative, horrific, or strictly abstract.

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EXHIBITIONS

Lives and works in New York, USA

EDUCATION

1994-1996 MFA, Listaháskólinn, NY, USA / MFA, School of Visual Arts, NY, USA
1989-1993 BFA, Myndlista- og handíðaskóli Íslands, Málaradeild / BFA, Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, Painting Department, Reykjavik, Iceland

SOLO SHOWS

2014 Tilfelli og ný Loðverk, Hverfisgallerí, Reykjavík / Nonsicles and New Fur-lings, Hverfisgallerí, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2012 Taugafold, Clocktower Gallery, NY, USA / Nervescape, The Clocktower Gallery, NY, USA
2012 Hégómaröskun, Charles Bank Gallery, NY, USA / Vanity Disorder, Charles Bank Gallery, NY, USA
2012 Listasafn Íslands, Reykjavík, Iceland / Art Museum Iceland, Reykajvik, Iceland
2011 Norrænu Vefnaðarverðlaunin, Boras Vefnaðarsafnið, Svíþjóð / The Nordic Textile Award, Boras Museum of Textile, Sweden
2011 Á gráu svæði, Hönnunarmars, Hönnunarsafn Íslands, Garðabæ / Gray Area, DesignMarch, Icelandic Museum of Design and Applied Arts, Garðabær, Iceland
2009 Brenna, Trolley Gallery, Lundúnum, Bretlandi / BURN, Trolley Gallery, London, UK
2009 Hégómaröskun, i8 Gallery, Reykjavík / Vanity Disorder, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
2005 Endurkoma loðna hugboðsins, Dandruff Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA / Return of the Hairy Hunch, Dandruff Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2003 Helgidómur hégóma míns II, ATM Gallery, NY, USA / Shrine of My Vanity, part II, ATM Gallery, NY, USA
2002 Helgidómur hégóma míns, Gallerí Hlemmur, Reykjavík / Shrine of My Vanity, Hlemmur Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITONS

2014 Sumarsýning, Hverfisgallerí, Reykjavík / Summer Show, Hverfisgallerí , Reykjavik, Iceland
2013 Shine, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, Noregi / Shine, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal Norway
2012 Hrekkjuvöku karnival, MoMA PS1, Long Island, NY, USA / Halloween Parade and Carnival, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY, USA
2012 Herferð, C24 Gallery, Chelsea, NY, USA / Campaign, C24 Gallery, Chelsea, NY, USA
2012 Inntak #4, VPL, NY, USA / Input #4, VPL, New York, USA
2012 Svipmyndir af kynslóð, The Hole Gallery, NY, USA / Portrait of a Generation, The Hole Gallery, NY, USA
2012 Nautn og notagildi, Listasafn Árnesinga, Hveragerði / Enjoyment and Utility, The Arnesinga Art Museum, Hveragerði, Iceland
2012 Afmælissýning Myndhöggvarafélagsins í Reykjavík, Reykjavík / The Reykjavik Association of Sculptors Anniversary Show, Reykjavik, Iceland
2011 Performa, Abrons Art Center, NY, USA (sam,starf við Ragnar Kjartansson) / Performa, NY, USA (collaboration with Ragnar Kjartansson for his performance Bliss), Abrons Art Center, NY, USA
2011 Looking Back to Find our Future, sýningarstjóri Norræni tískutvíæringsins 2011, Norræna húsið í Reykjavík & Norræna safnið í WA, USA / Looking Back to Find our Future, Curator of the Nordic Fashion Biennial, 2011, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland & Nordic Heritage Museum WA, USA
2011 Ósamhverf hárgreiðsla fyrir stiga, Chiles Matar Gallery, NY, USA / Asymmetrical Hairdo for a Staircase, Chiles Matar Gallery,NY, USA
2010 Safnorð, Faggionato Gallerí, Lundúnum, Bretlandi / Collective Noun, Faggionato Fine Art, London, UK
2010 Bowerystígur, Charles Bank Gallery, NY, USA / Bowery Lane, Charles Bank Gallery, NY, USA
2010 Postermat,The Hole Gallery, NY, USA / Postermat, The Hole Gallery, NY, USA
2010 Liverpool Tvíæringurinn, City States, Samtímamenningarmiðstöðin, Liverpool, Bretlandi / The Liverpool Biennial, City States, Contemporary Urban Center, Liverpool, UK
2010 Dulnefni,The Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA / Pseudonym Project,The Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2010 Kúlufleki, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL, USA / Bubble Raft, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
2010 Kerling, Gavin Brown Enterprise, NY, USA / Crone, Gavin Brown Enterprise, NY, USA
2010 Fléttað, Captial Listahátíðin, Vefnaðarsafnið, Washington D.C., USA / Interwoven, Captial Fringe Festival,The Textile Museum, Washington D.C., USA
2010 Brucennial 2010 : Mismenntun, NY, USA / The Brucennial 2010: Miseducation, NY, USA
2010 Annar hringur,Jen deNike Collaboration, Harlem, NY, USA/ Another Circle, Jen deNike Collaboration, Harlem, NY, USA
2010 Fagnaður, Alex Mylona Samtímalistasafnið, Aþenu, Grikklandi / Celebration,Museum Alex Mylona (Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art), Athens, Greece
2009 Í ólagi, Edlin Gallery, NY, USA / Out of Order, Edlin Gallery, NY, USA
2009 Teygð veröld, Rip Ions í Adjust Gallery, Miami, FL, USA / Squishy Universe, Rip Ions at Adjust Gallery, Miami, FL, USA.
2009 Yfir strikið,Listahátíð Alliance Francaise, Macys á 34. stræti, NY, USA / Crossing the line, Alliance Francaise Art Festival at Macy’s 34th street, NY, USA
2009 Evudætur, Listasafnið á Akureyri, Akureyri / Daughters of Eve,The Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland
2009 Hydra Stjarna, Artwalk-Hydra Skólaverkefni 10, Grikklandi / Hydra Star, Artwalk-Hydra School Project 10, Greece
2008 aimez vous avec ferveur, Nýlistasafnið, NY, USA (ásamt a.v.a.f.) / aimez vous avec ferveur, Museum of Modern Art, NY, USA (together with a.v.a.f.)
2008 Ekki þín sök, Luhring Augustine Gallery, NY, USA / It’s not your fault, Luhring Augustine Gallery, NY, USA
2008 Spleen: The Flowers of Evil Still Bloom, Cueto Projects, NY, USA / Spleen: The Flowers of Evil Still Bloom, Cueto Projects, NY, USA
2008 ME(N)TAL, Ileana Tounta Gallery, Aþenu, Grikklandi / ME(N)TAL, Ileana Tounta Gallery, Athens, Greece
2008 ID LAB, Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Reykjavík / ID LAB, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2008 Art Whatever, Hydra School Project 9, Hydra, Grikklandi / Art Whatever, Hydra School Project 9, Hydra, Greece
2008 Písland I, A. J. Listasjóðurinn, Opatow, Pólandi / PÍsland I, A. J. Art Foundation, Opatow, Poland
2008 Absolutely Venomous Accurately Fallacious (Naturally Delicious), Deitch Projects LIC, Long Island, USA (ásamt a.v.a.f.) / Absolutely Venomous Accurately Fallacious (Naturally Delicious), Deitch
Projects LIC, Long Island City, USA (together with a.v.a.f.)
2008 Manuf(r)actured, SafnSamtímahandíðalistar, Portland, OR, USA / Manuf(r)actured,Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR, USA
2008 ABC með ást, Art Metropole, Tórontó, Kanada / ABC with Love,Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
2008 Hár, húð og bein, The Kitchen, NY, USA (gjörningur og tónleikar ásamt Nico Muhly) / Hair, Skin and Bone, The Kitchen, NY, USA (music and art performance in collaboration with composer Nico Muhly)
2008 2008 Brucennial, NY, USA / The Brucennial 2008, NY, USA
2007 Lengsta flétta í heimi, gjörningur, Deitch Listaskrúðgangan, NY, USA / Siamese Rapunzels: The longest live human hair braid in the world, performance at the Deitch Art Parade, NY, USA
2007 Hamingjusamur, Tískutvíæringurinn í Arnhem, Hollandí / Happy, Mode Biennale Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands
2007 Verðum okkar Egill íslendingur, gjörningur, Cueto Projects, NY, USA / Become our Egill of Iceland, performance, Cueto Projects, NY, USA
2007 Hún fæddist til að vera einhyrningurinn minn, Amy Smith-Stewart Gallery, NY, USA / She was born to be my Unicorn, Amy Smith-Stewart Gallery, NY, USA
2007 Mér finnst gaman að horfa, The Canal Chapter, NY, USA / I Like to Watch, The Canal Chapter, NY, USA
2007 Hinn fullkomni maður, White Columns, NY, USA / The Perfect Man Show, White Columns, NY, USA
2006 Innrásarmenn, Kling og Bang Gallerí á Sequences hátíðinni, Reykjavík / Invasionistas, Kling & Bang Gallery in association with the Sequences Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland
2006 Pakkhús Postulanna, Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Reykjavík / Aposteles Clubhouse, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2006 Kamp K48, John Connelly Presents, NY, USA / Kamp K48, John Connelly Presents, NY, USA
2005 Volcana – Íslensk panorama, Plug In Samtímalistagallerí, Winnipeg, Kanada / Volcana – Icelandic Panorama, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada
2005 Kamp K48, Yerba Buena Menningarmiðstöð, San Francisco, CA, USA / Kamp K48, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
2005 Tívolí, Listasafn Árnesinga, Hveragerði / Amusement Park, Arnesinga Art Museum, Hveragerði, Iceland
2005 K-2005, Röda Sten, Gautaborg, Svíþjóð / K-2005, Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden
2004 K48 Dýr, Agnes B Homme, NY, USA / K48 Animal, Agnes B Homme, NY, USA
2004 Dagskrá, Public, París, Frakklandi / Programme, Public, Paris, France 2004
2004 Textíl List 2004, Listasafn Reykjavíkur – Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavík / Textile Art 2004, Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavik, Iceland
2004 Pappírsverk, Southfirst Gallery, NY, USA / Works on Paper, Southfirst Gallery, NY, USA
2003 Woollenmaiden and friends, The Project, Dublín, Írland / Woollenmaiden and friends, The Project, Dublin, Ireland
2003 Í spilun – K48, D’Amelio Terras, NY, USA / Now Playing – K48, D’Amelio Terras, NY, USA
2003 Nýir tímar í íslenskri ljósmyndun, Listasafn Reykjavíkur – Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavík / New Times in Icelandic Photography, Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavik, Iceland
2003 Konur 2003 Billboard Project, Kaupmannahöfn, Danmörku / Women 2003, Billboard Project, Copenhagen Denmark
2002 Shoplifter Presents The European Touch of the Ghost Theater and The Knitted Aura, Gavin Brown Enterprise Gallery, NY, USA (together with Mark Leckey)
2002 East of Hollywood – Reaction shot, 210two Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2001 The Sheer Frost Orchestra, Whitney safnið, NY, USA (gjörningur eftir Marinu Rosenfeld) / The Sheer Frost Orchestra, Whitney Museum, NY, USA (performance by Marina Rosenfeld)
2001 Þrír, Blank (space), NY, USA / Three, Blank (space), NY, USA
2001 Gather and Tell, Mexikóska Menningarhúsið, NY, USA / Gather and Tell, Mexican Cultural Institute, NY, USA
2000 Fullveldi, Gerðarsafn, Kópavogi / Independence, Kópavogur Museum (Gerðarsafn), Kópavogur, Iceland
2000 Posers, White Columns, NY, USA / Posers, White Columns, NY, USA
2000 Inventing Iceland, Articule Gallery, Montréal, Kanada / Inventing Iceland, Articule Gallery, Montréal, Canada

HONORS AND AWARDS

2012 Center for Icelandic Art, project grant
2011 Handhafi Prins Eugen Orðunnar frá Sænsku Krúnu og Konungi Svíþjóðar frá Konungi Svíþjóðar / Prince Eugen Medal, Award for artistic achievement from the Royal Crown and King of Sweden
2011 Nordic Textile Award, Stiftelsens Fokus, Boras, Sweden
2011 Menningarverðlaun Norræna húsins í NY, USA / Cultural Award from the American-Scandinavian Foundation in NY, USA
2010 Center for Icelandic Art, project grant
2010 Muggur Project grant
2009 Muggur Project grant
2008 Center for Icelandic Art, travel grant
2008 The Visual artists’ Stipend Fund of the Government of Iceland, Artist Salary Grant Award 2 years. Reykjavik, Iceland
2008 Swingspace 2 month Studio Program, LMCC, New York, USA
2007 The Visual artists’ Stipend Fund of the Government of Iceland, Artist Salary Grant Award 6 months Reykjavik, Iceland
2006 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC Studio Program, New York, USA. (sept06-may07)
2004 Muggur Travel and Project grant
2003 Icelandic Ministry of Culture and Education, Travel grant
2002 Icelandic Ministry of Culture and Education, Travel grant
2001 Menningarverðlaun Norræna húsins í NY, USA / Cultural Award from the American-Scandinavian Foundation in NY, USA
2000 Icelandic Ministry of Culture and Education, Travel grant

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