Margrét H. Blöndal, 1970


1994-1997 MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
1989-1993 BFA The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts
1986-1989 The Reykjavik School of Visual Arts, Iceland

Selected One-Person Exhibitions:

2009 Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, USA, curator Gavin Morrisson
2008 Nicolas Krupp Galleri, Basil with Daniel Hunziker
2008 Project Room, Warehouse, Contemporary Art, Teramo, Italy
2007 Touching the Membrane The Municipal Museum of Reykjavik
2007 Gallery Box, Akureyri, Iceland
2007 Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome
2007 Solvent Space, Richmond, Virginia
2007 Sieves Mother´s Tankstation, Dublin, Ireland
2005 Nicolas Krupp Galerie, Basil
2005 Dandruff Space and Shroud, (with Roni Horn), NY
2005 Material time work time life time, Reykjavík Art Festival, curated by Jessica Morgan
2004 Filiale Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2004 Safn, Reykjavík Iceland
2003 Kunstraum/Wohnraum, Akureyri
2002 The Living Art Museum, Iceland
2000 Institute of Visual Arts INOVA, Milwaukee, USA
1999 Galerie im Alcatraz, Hallein, Austria
1998 Villa Minimo, Hannover, Germany
1998 Gallery Sævar Karl, Reykjavík, Iceland
1996 Center Square Art Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick N.J.
1994 Livingston Gallery, Rutgers University, Piscataway, N.J.
1994 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2009 Quiet Revolution, organized by Hayward Touring,  Milton Keynes Gallery curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak
2009 Quiet Revolution, organized by Hayward Touring, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak
2009 Quiet Revolution, organized by Hayward Touring, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak
2009 Possibilities The Reykjavik Art Museum
2008 The Icelandic Visual Arts Awards, Museum of Akureyri
2008 Manifesta 7, Trentino, Alto, Italy, curated by Adam Budak
2008 Loftnet, Co-Lab, Copenhagen
2008 Elefante Negro, Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum, Mexico City
2007 Skyldi ég vera _etta sjálfur, Ketilhusid, Akureyri, Iceland
2006 Icelandic Visual Arts Awards, Museum of Akureyri
2006 Ruin – A dangerous obsession and the culture of excess, Mother´s Tankstation, Dublin
2006 Strip – images in line, Kunstverein Baselland / Muttenz-Switzerland, curated by Rolf Bier
2005 Buenos Dias Santiage – an exhibition as expedition, MAC-Museum of Contemporary Art Chile, curated by
Jean-Paul Felleyand Olivier Kaeser
2005 Volcana, Icelandic Panorama, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Manitoba, Canada, curated by Kevin Kelly
2005 FABRYKA FANTASMAGORII. Site-Ations, Lodz, Poland
2005 Tivolí The Museum of Árnes, Iceland, curated by Markús Örn Andrésson and Thurídur Sigurdardóttir
2005 New Icelandic Art. The National Gallery of Iceland
2004 Aldrei-nie-never, Galerie Kuckei-Kuckei Berlin, Germany
2003 Handlungsanweisungen / instructions a permanent public art installation, Kunsthalle Wien project space.
2003 DeVishal, Exhibition Space for Contempory Art, Haarlem, Holland
2003 Wollenmaiden – HÚS Project, Dublin Ireland
2003 Jimmie Durham´s workshop, Eikaas Galerie, Jölster, Norway
2003 The Nordic Biennal, Röda Sten Galleriet, Göteborg, Sweden
2002 Don, The Locker Plant, Marfa, Texas
2002 MYND, The Municipal Galerie of Reykjavík, Reykjavík Art Festival
2002 My Body is Over the Ocean, Alma Löv Museum, Sweden
2001 CAMP, Lejre, Danmark
2001 MYND, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway
2001 I would like to see... selected by Sjón, Gerduberg, Iceland
2000 Non Stop Beautiful Ladies, Marfa, Texas
2000 This Earth is a Flower, Construction in Process, Poland
2000 Norden, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
2000 From here to there, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany, curated by Sabine Russ and Gregory Volk
2000 Tölöö-bay garden, Helsinki Cultural City 2000, Finland
2000 Eisernes Haus 7/6 Österreich/Island, Graz, Austria
2000 Gallery Articule, Montréal, Canada
1999 Kultur Bahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf, Germany
1999 7/6 Austria-Iceland, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
1999 Summit, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria
1999 Etwas, Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany
1998 Vacation - a collaborative installation with Steingrímur Eyfjörd and Gudlaugur K. Óttarsson,
Gallery Sævar Karl, Reykjavík, Iceland
1998 Station to Station, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
1998 -30/+60, The Municipal Gallery of Reykjavík, Iceland
1998 Gallery North, Copenhagen, Danmark
1998 Lundur, Lunds Konsthall, Sweden
1997 Visual Arts´97 , Hafnarhúsid, Reykjavík, Iceland
1997 A4 Hlynur Hallsson, Otto Plank Galleri, Bergen, Norway
1996 MFA , 420 West Broadway, N.Y. , N.Y.
1995 17 Years, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
1994 Gallery Greip, Reykjavík, Iceland

Works in Public Collections:

The Reykjavik Art Museum
The National Museum of Iceland
Die Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria
The Artists´ Museum, Lodz, Poland

Selected Bibliography:

- Die Zeit July 24th Luca Di Blasi Beiläufig, berührend
- LIST #19 Icelandic Artists at the Roving European Biennial: Manifesta 7
- LIST #18 Icelandic Art News Simple Enigmas: The Art of Margrét Blöndal
- Blackbird an online journal of literature and the arts, Fall 2007 vol. 6 No. 2
- ArtForum September 2007, Massimo Carboni: Margrét H. Blöndal, Galleria Alessandra Bonomo
- NY Art Magasine January/February 2005 vol.N¾1/2. Halldór BjörnRunólfsson: Hreinn Fridfinnsson and his legacy.
- Skírnir, May 2002. Eva Heisler: Out of Place and Underfoot-On the Art of Margrét H. Blöndal
- NU: The Nordic Art Review, vol. III NO. 1/01 Brigitte Kölle: The Geology of the Domestic. On the works of Margrét H. Blöndal
- Art in America September 2001 Art on Ice. Gregory Volk: In a “remote” country growing rapidly more urban and cosmpolitan, Icelandic artists readily adopt-and meet
- global art-world standards
- Flash Art. Vol XXXII n¾ 204 January-Februari 1999. Halldór Björn Runólfsson: Aperto Reykjavik

Selected writings:

- Once in a inward bay…, contribution to James Carl, Plot, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, March 2003
- Does she have to disappear, Atopia, edited by Gavin Morrisson, Houston, Edinborg maí 2003
- Boil, simmer seethe and stew, We are all Normal (and we want our freedom) a collection of contemporary Nordic artists writings edited by Katya Sander & Simon Sheikh. 2001 Black Dog Publishing Limited
- ...Apaflasa (Monkeydandruff) - Reykjavík spring 2000

Teaching and Lecturing:

2000 - present, The Icelandic Academy of Art
1998 - present, The Reykjavík School of Visual Art
2008 Det Kongelige Kunst Akademie, Copenhagen, Danmark
2007 The National College of Art and Design, Dublin 2007 VCU, Richmond, Virginia
2005 University of Manitoba, School of Art 1998 ­ 2008 The Reykjavík School of Arts

Awards and Residencies:

2009-2010 Stiftung Laurenz Haus, Basel, CH
2009 Gudmunda Kristinsdóttir Art Prize
2008 Nominated for The Icelandic Visual Arts Awards
2006 Nominated for The Icelandic Visual Arts Awards
2006 Two Years Stipendium from The Icelandic Artist´s Fund
2006 NKD Nordic Artists´ Centre Dale, Norway
2005 Art Omi, International Artists´Residency Ny USA
2005 One Year Stipendium from The Icelandic Visual Artist´s Fund
2003 Half Year Stipendium from the Icelandic Artist´s Fund
2002 The Richard Serra Prize, Iceland
2000 Artist in Residence, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
2000 One Year Stipendium from The Icelandic Visual Artist´s Fund
1994-1996 Fulbright Scholarship
1995-1996 Teaching Assistantship, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University