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Kristinn Hrafnsson

Born in 1960 - Iceland

BIOGRAPHY

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Kristinn E. Hrafnsson was born in 1960 in Ólafsfjörður, Iceland. He studied at the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts and finished his graduate studies at Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Munich, Germany in 1990. Kristinn lives and works in Reykjavik.

In Kristinn Hrafnsson´s works one can detect a philosophical thread and a pondering of time, space, movement, relativity and language. His art deals with people, and man´s understanding of his surroundings and how nature influences his outlook and relationships.

The relationship between the artwork and its surroundings has always been an important aspect of his work, but throughout his career Kristinn has created numerous site specific works, outdoors and indoors, both in collaboration with architects and as solo projects. Kristinn´s works have been exhibited widely in Iceland and Europe, and his works belong to all of Iceland´s major museums, both private and public.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2014
Vendipunktur, Hverfisgallerí, Reykajvík / Turning Point, Hverfisgallerí, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012
Misvísun, Listasafnið á Akureyri, / Variation, The Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
2011
Gangurinn, Reykjavík / The Corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland
Vinnustofusýning, Grandagarður 27, Reykjavík / Studio Exhibition, Grandagarður 27, Reykjavik, Iceland
2008
Sjóndeildarhringir, Gerðarsafn, Kópavogi (ásamt Svövu Björnsdóttur og Bjarna Sigurbjörnssyni) / Horizons, Kopavogur Art Museum (Gerðarsafn), Kópavogur, Iceland (together with Svava Björnsdóttir And Bjarni Sigurbjörnsson)
2007
Norður, Listasafn Ísafjarðar, / North, Ísafjörður Art Museum, Iceland
Norður, Gallery i8, Reykjavík / North, Gallery i8, Reykjavik, Iceland
2005
Stöðug óvissa, Safn, Reykjavík / Incessant Doubt, Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2001
Síðasta stund og nokkur önnur verk, Gallery Slunkaríki, Ísafirði / Last Moment And Some Other Works, Gallery Slunkaríki, Ísafjörður, Iceland
1998
Héðan í frá, Listasafn ASÍ, Reykjavík / From Now On, ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
1997
20m2 Gallery, Reykjavík / 20m2 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
1996
Fjarvera viðfangsefnisins, Gallery i8, Reykjavík / Absence of the Matter, Gallery i8, Reykjavík, Iceland
Gallery Slunkaríki, Ísafirði (ásamt Þóri Vigfússyni) / Gallery Slunkariki, Ísafjörður, Iceland (together with Þór Vigfússon)
7 Vatnsborð, Borgarleikhúsið, Reykjavík / 7 Water Levels, Reykjavík City Theatre, Iceland
1994
Hér getur allt gerst, Listasafn Reykjavíkur, / Anything Can Happen Here, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
1992
Tilvitnanir, Gerðuberg, Reykjavík / Citations, Gerðuberg Cultural Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland
Motus Terrae, Otso Gallerí, Espoo, Finnlandi / Finland
1990
Staðir, Listasafn Reykjavíkur / Places, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland


GROUP

2014
Sumarsýning, Hverfisgallerí, Reykjavík / Summer Show, Hverfisgallerí, Reykjavik, Iceland
A Portrait of a Sculptor as a Sculpture, with a Sculpture by the Sculptor (exhibition with Hreinn Fridfinnsson), i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
2013
Nordic Cool, Kenedy Center, Washington DC, USA
Nokkrar skákir í íslenskri myndlist, Arion Banki, Reykjavík /Chess in Icelandic Art, Arion Banki, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012
Nordic Identity, Louisiana, Humlebæk, Danmörku / Denmark
Út í bláinn, Gallerí Klúka, Norðurfirði á Ströndum (ásamt Árna Pál Jóhannssyni) / Into The Blue, Klúka Art Gallery, Norðurfjörður, Iceland (together with Árni Páll Jóhannsson)
Núningur, Listasafn ASÍ, Reykjavík / Friction, ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2011
Sjónarmið – Á mótum myndlistar og heimspeki, Listasafn Reykjavíkur / Perspectives – On the Borders of Art and Philosophy, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
Myndin af Þingvöllum, Listasafn Árnesinga, Hveragerði / The Image of Þingvellir, Arnesinga Art Museum, Hveragerði, Iceland
Eitthvað í þá áttina, Listasafn Reykjanesbæjar / Something in That Direction, Reykjanes Art Museum, Reykjanesbær, Iceland
Birgir Andrésson og vinir, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfirði / Birgir Andresson and Friends, The Hafnarfjörður Centre Of Culture And Fine Art (Hafnarborg), Iceland
Án Áfangastaðar, Listasafn Reykjavíkur / Without Destination, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
2010
Rek, Grandagarður 27, Reykjavík / Drift, Grandagarður 27, Reykjavik, Iceland
Lífróður, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfirði / In Deep Water, The Hafnarfjörður Centre Of Culture And Fine Art (Hafnarborg), Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
2009
Lauga-vegurinn, Start-Art, Reykjavík / Lauga-vegurinn, Start-Art Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
2007
Ó–Náttúra, Listasafn Íslands, Reykjavík / Alas Nature!, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik
2005
Ný Íslensk myndlist, Listasafn Íslands, Reykjavík / New Icelandic Art, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik
Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
Site–Ations Int. (Sence In Place), Cardiff, Wales
2004
Hagvirkni, Hönnunarsafn Íslands, Garðabæ / Hagvirkni, Museum of Design and Applied Art, Garðabær, Iceland
2004
Gestur á einkasýningu Birgis Andréssonar í Gallery i8, Reykjavík / Guest at Birgir Andrésson’s Solo Exhibition at Gallery i8, Reykjavik, Iceland
2002
Akureyri í myndlist, Listasafnið á Akureyri / Akureyri in Art, The Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
2001
Flogið yfir Heklu, Listasafn Reykjavíkur / Over the Volcano, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
2000
Mót – Hönnun á Íslandi, Listasafn Reykjavíkur / Mót – Icelandic Design, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
2000
Í skuggsjá rúms og tíma, Listasafn ASÍ, Reykjavík / In the Mirror of Space and Time, ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
1999
Grafík í mynd, Listasafn Reykjavíkur / Prints, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
1998
Sýning fyrir allt – Minningarsýning um Dieter Roth, Skaftfell Miðstöð Myndlistar á Austurlandi, Seyðisfirði / Exhibition For Everything – Homage To Dieter Roth, Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seyðisfjördur, Iceland
Líkt og vængjablak, Þingeyri, V–Húnavatnssýslu / Líkt og vængjablak, Þingeyri, V–Húnavatnssýsla County, Iceland
Strandlengjan, MHR á Listahátíð í Reykjavík / The Coastline, The Reykajvik Association of Sculptors in association with the Reykjavik Arts Festival, Iceland
1997
Crymogæa, Kultur Bahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf, Þýskalandi / Crymogæa, Kultur Bahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf, Germany
Myndhöggvarafélagið í Reykjavík (MHR) 25 ára, Nýlendugötu 14, Reykjavík / 25THAnniversary of the Reykjavik Association of Sculptors (MHR), Reykjavik, Iceland
Kristinitaka, útisýning Myndhöggvarafélagsins í Reykjavík, Skálholti / Christianization, outdoor exhibition of The Reykjavik Association of Sculptors, Skálholt, Iceland
Menn Með Mönnum (Sjálfsmyndir), Mokka Kaffi, Reykjavík / Self–Portraits, Café Mokka, Reykjavik, Iceland
1996
Íslensk Náttúrusýn, Listasafn Reykjavíkur / Nature’s Image, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
1995
Listasumar á Akureyri, útisýning Myndhöggvarafélagsins, Akureyri / Akureyri Summer Arts Festival, outdoor exhibition of The Reykjavik Assosiation of Sculptors, Akureyri, Iceland
Íslensk Samtímalist, Ernst safnið, Budapest, Ungverjalandi / Contemprary Icelandic Art, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary
17 Ár, Nýlistsafnið, Reykjavík / 17 Years, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
1994
Salon´94, Gallerí Greip, Reykjavík / Salon´94, Gallery Greip, Reykjavik, Iceland
Skúlptúr, skúlptúr, skúlptúr, Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Listahátíð í Reykjavík / Sculpture, Sculpture, Sculpture, Reykjavik Art Museum in association with the Reykjavik Arts Festival, Iceland
Jóni Gunnari til heiðurs, Nýlistasafnið, Reykjavík / Homage to Jón Gunnar, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
1993
777 Distance Communication, Toured to Amsterdam, Aarhus, Bratislava, Duisburg, Moskva, Portsmouth, Reykjavik
1993
Stofnsýning, Listasafnið á Akureyri / Inaugural Exhibition, The Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
Afmælissýning Myndhöggvarafélasins í Reykjavík, Hveragerði / The Reykjavik Association of Sculptors Anniversary Show, Hveragerði, Iceland
Stofnsýning, Listasafn Dalamanna, Búðardal / Inaugural Exhibition, Dalir Art Museum, Búðardalur, Iceland
1992
Minningarsýning um Ragnar Kjartansson, Nýlistasafnið, Reykjavík / Ragnar Kjartansson Memorial Exhibition, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
1992
Íslensk Nútíma Höggmyndalist, Kringlan, Listahátíð í Reykjavík / Modern Icelandic Sculpture, Kringlan Shopping Centre in assosiation with the Reykjavik Arts Festival, Iceland
Trójuhesturinn, Akureyri / The Trojan Horse, Akureyri, Iceland
1991
Big Scale, Malmö, Svíþjóð / Sweden
1990
Útisýning á Listahátíð, Reykjavík / Outdoor Exhibition, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Iceland


SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Listasafn Íslands / National Gallery Of Iceland
Listasafn Reykjavíkur / Reykjavik Art Museum
Listasafnið á Akureyri / Akureyri Art Museum
Nýlistasafnið / The Living Art Museum
Listasafn Dalamanna / Dalir Art Museum
Listasafn Flugleiða / Icelandair Art Collection
Reykjavíkurborg / City of Reykjavik
Garðabær / Garðabær Town
Ólafsfjarðarbær / Ólafsfjörður Town
Akureyrarbær / Akureyri Town
Háskólinn á Akureyri / The University Of Akureyri
Tryggingamiðstöðin / The TM Insurance Collection
Verslunarmiðstöðin Kringlan / Kringlan Shopping Centre
Orkuveita Reykjavíkur / Reykjavik Energy
Menntaskólinn í Kópavogi / Kópavogur Institute of Education
Háskólinn á Hólum / Hólar University College
Mosfellsbær / Mosfellsbær Town


STIPENDS AND COMMISSIONS

Starfslaun myndlistarmanna / Visual Artists’ Salary Fund, Ministry of Culture 2013, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1992, 1991
Starfslaun Reykjavíkurborgar / Artist Grant by the City of Reykjavik 1994-1996


AWARDS
1991
Menningarverðlaun DV / The DV Culture Awards for Visual Art

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