The Icelandic Love Corporation

The Icelandic Love Corporation è un gruppo di tre artiste : Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir (1973), Jóní Jónsdóttir (1972) e Eirún Sigurdardóttir (1971). Si sono laureate all’ Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts nel 1996. Da allora hanno vissuto e studiato a New York, Berlino e Copenhagen e attualmente vivono e lavorano a Reykjavik.

Mostre Personali
2015
Embody, pinksummer, Genova, Italy

2014
The Icelandic Love Corporation, The National Gallery of Iceland

2011
Think Less – Feel More, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo, Sweden

Origin, Pinksummer Gallery, Genova, Italy

2010
Tight, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður Art Museum, Iceland

Tight, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki

2009
Black Swans, Kling&Bang, Reykjavik

ILC, Platform Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

Hospitality III, CAST Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

Hospitality II, The Darling Foundry, Montreal, Canada

2008
Hospitality, Safnasafnid, Svalbardsströnd, Iceland

The Tent Lady’s Hospitality, ArdBia, Berlin

2007
ILC, Hafnarhusid, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

2006
Eruption – Corruption, ArdBia, Galway, Ireland

2005
Invasion – Expansion, Sudsudvestur, Keflavik, Iceland

2004
Cardiac Circus, i8 gallery, Reykjavik

Cardiac Circus, Art Statements, Basel Art Fair, Switzerland

The Icelandic Love Corporation, Jack the Pelican Presents, New York

2003
Behind the Eyes, Galerie Zink&Gegner, Munich, Germany

Behind the Eyes, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

Sympathy, Galleri Verkligheten, Umeå, Sweden

2002
Places of Worship, Leisure Club Mogadishni, Copenhagen

2001
The Icelandic Love Corporation, Galleri Hlemmur, Reykjavik

2000
Ongarden, i8 gallery, Reykjavik

1999
Hope, OneOOne Gallery, Reykjavik

Higher Beings, Gallery GUK, Garden, Udhus, Kitchen, Selfoss, Leijre, Hannover

1998
The Future is Beautiful, Gallery Sævar Karl, Reykjavik

1997
Freedom – Beauty – Freetime, Gerduberg Cultural Center, Reykjavik

1996
Laboratory L.O.V.E, Café Mokka, Reykjavik

Mostre Collettive :
2012
WildWomanVoodooGrannyDoilyCrochet, Nautn og notagildi, Listasafn Árnesinga, Iceland

Dynasty, The Great Outdoors, Pace Digital Gallery, New York

2011
Woman, Off the Beaten Path, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, USA

The Tent Lady’s Hospitality, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Chamarande, France

Portraet Nu, Det Nationalhistoriske Museum, Frederiksborg Slot, Denmark

2010
Dynasty and DejaVu (Creation – Corruption – Celebration Remix) – Nordens U-land?, Fargfabriken, Östersund, Sweden

Woman, Off the Beaten Path, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City

Dynasty, Following People and Drinking Milk, Hafnarborg, Listasafn Hafnarfjarðar, Iceland

2009
Thank You, Lífróður, Hafnarborg, Listasafn Hafnarfjarðar, Iceland

Woman, Off the Beaten Path, Stenersen Museum, Oslo

Indeed, of course!, Brennið þið vitar! Gardskagaviti Lighthouse, Iceland Arts Festival

Zeitgeist, Fashion Biennale, Arnheim

Dreams of the Sublime in contemporary Icelandic Art, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland

2008
From Another Shore: Recent Icelandic Art, Scandinavia House, New York

Dynasty, Australian Cinematheque, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

Dreams of Sublime and Nowhere, Reykjavik Art Museum, Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik

Photofestival, Toronto

As the Sun Rises, The Drake Hotel, Toronto

Dreams of Sublime and Nowhere, BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels

Envisioning Change, Ministry of Culture, Salle d’Expositon, Quai Antoine, Monaco

2007
Dynasty, Envisioning Change, NWM, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels

The Tent Lady, The Tent Show, Nikolaj Kunsthallen, Copenhagen

Dynasty, World Environment Day, The Natural World Museum, Nobel Peace Center, Oslo

Mother Earth, The Natural World Museum, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco

The Believers, MassMoca, Massachusetts, USA

2006
Sympathy and Thank You, MIACA, Tokyo

Thank You and Sympathy, The Singing Swinging North, ParisPhoto, Carousel de Louvre, Paris

Sequences, in collaboration with Nepco, Reykjavik

Icelandic Video Art, Kunst-Werke, Berlin

Cold Climates, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2005
Tivoli, Arnesinga Art Museum, Hveragerdi, Iceland

2004
New Icelandic Art, Icelandic National Museum, Iceland

Nordic Art, Museum Kuppersmuhle, Duisburg

IJs/Ice, Museum Dhondt – Dhaenens, Ghent, Belgium

Where Do We Go From Here, Gallery Tanya Bonakdar, New York

Sons and Dottirs, Tent, Rotterdam

Brooklyn EUphoria, Volume, Brooklyn, New York

Cold Climates, A.P.T. Gallery, London

Boys and Girls, Zacheta Gallery, Warzaw

Berlin North, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Where Do We Go From Here? Comment rester Zen, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund

2003
Behind the Eyes, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway

Thank You, video screening, Culture Night, National Gallery, Reykjavik

LA International, LAtch Gallery, Los Angeles

Seasons of Icelandic Photography, Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik Art Museum

Praguebiennale1, National Gallery, Prague

Comment Rester Zen, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris

Greyscale/CMYK, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

Billboardprojekt – www.women2003.dk, Copenhagen

Multiples x 7“ – Project, Dublin

2002
Seasons of Icelandic Photography, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow

Greyscale/CMYK, Tramway, Glasgow

Madness, Artcite, Windsor, Canada

Peepshow, The Lusty Lady, Seattle, San Francisco

Women Good Enough to Eat, Roebling Hall, New York

2001
Disklo and Hotel Paradise, Anteprima Bovisa, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan

Melody, Multikulturiimaja on wheels, Sanatorium, Narva-Joesuu, Estonia

Face-Painting, Summer camp, PushFirmaBeige, Helsinki

2000
White, Black, Grey, Independence Day, Gerdarsafn, Kopavogur, Iceland

Hope, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Sete, France

@, Icelandic National Art Museum, Reykjavik

Women Good Enough to Eat, Viva Scanland, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, N-Ireland

Ongarden, LKW, Kunst in der Stadt, Kunstverein Bregenz, Austria

1999
Women good enough to eat, Get Together, Kunst als Teamwork, Kunsthalle Vienna

Higher Beings, An Icelandic Bone in a Swedish Sock, Gallery 54, Gothenburg

Higher Beings, Midnight Walkers and City Sleepers, Red Light District, Amsterdam

1998
Hotel Paradise, -30/60+, Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik Art Museum

A Fresh Start II, Momentum Biennial, Moss, Norway

A Fresh Start, In The Flesh, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

1997
Women good enough to eat, Myndlist 97, Hafnarhusid, Reykjavik Art Museum

Performance (Selezione):
2011
Think Less – Feel More, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö, Sweden

2010
DejaVu (Creation – Corruption – Celebration Remix) – Nordens U-land?, Fargfabriken, Östersund, Sweden

Power, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2009
Eruption – Corruption, Live Action New York, The Scandinavia House, New York

VIP, Rethink, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark

VIP, The Darling Foundry, Montreal, Canada

Kleinur, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada

2008
Intimacy Circus, Sirkus, a Kling&Bang project, Frieze Art Fair, London

VIP, ID Lab, Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhusid,, Reykjavik

Poodle Circus – recitation, BIL 80 years anniversary, Reykjavik Art Museum,Hafnarhusid, Reykjavik

Intimacy Circus – recitation, on Karl Holmquist’s stage, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

The Butterfly Effect, For Unifem, The Free Masons House, Reykjavik

2007
Nordic performance, with Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson, Norraena Félagid, Hafnarhusid, Reykjavik

2006
Eruption – Corruption, ArdBia, Galway, Ireland

Tree Destruction Activity, HAETTA, Laugardalsholl, Reykjavik

2005
Eruption – Corruption, Se!Next, Tromsoe, Norway

Eruption – Corruption, Break the Ice, Nordscen, City Hall, Reykjavik

Eruption – Corruption, Artistic Strategies, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Creation – Corruption – Celebration, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt

2004
Eruption – Corruption, Dosensos, The Empire, London

Eruption – Corruption, Icelandic Embassy, Berlin

Intimacy Circus, Nordic Excellence, Stockholm, Sweden

Intimacy Circus, IJs/Ice, Museum Dhont-Dhanens, Ghent, Belgium

Intimacy Circus, Motel Mozaique Festival, Rotterdam

Intimacy Circus, Jack the Pelican Presents, New York

Crystal Rain, with Ragnar Kjartansson, Klink&Bank, Reykjavik

Crystal Rain, with Ragnar Kjartansson, Boys and Girls, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw

Crystal Rain, with Ragnar Kjartansson, Berlin North, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

2003
Crystal Rain, with Ragnar Kjartansson, opening of Nordatlantisk Brygge, Copenhagen

Crystal Rain, with Ragnar Kjartansson, Behind the Eyes, Bergen Kunsthall

Ceremony Harmony, Feast/Hospitality, Rum 46, Aarhus, Denmark

Requiem, with The Reykjavik Fire Department, Reykjavik

Lottery, V-day, City Theatre, Reykjavik

2002
Sympathy, Greyscale/CMYK, Tramway, Glasgow

Ceremony Harmony, Converter project ll, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

Thank You, Mosaik, RUV National Television, Reykjavik

Rendez-vous, ILC and The Reykjavik Fire Department, Open air, Reykjavik

Show girls, Strompleikurinn, National Theatre, Reykjavik

2001
Higher Beings Love Champagne, The Cargo Club, London Art Week, Lotta Hammer Gallery, London

Higher Beings Love Fireworks, Hoxton Square, London Art Week, Lotta Hammer Gallery, London

Pancakes for Everybody, Airstreams, Kunsthall Basel

Homemade World, Konfekt, cultural program, TV Skjar 1, Iceland

Poem, Y2K, Caen, France

2000
Higher Beings, We are the world, we are the children” and “Blow Job” – Batofar, Paris

Global Bath and ILC promo video, Shoot Film Festival, Malmo, Sweden

Heart Attack, in collaboration with musician Megas, The Kitchen Motors, Hotel Borg, Reykjavik

Blow Job, LKW, Kunst in der Stadt, Kunstverein Bregenz, Austria

1999
Higher Beings, Odense Performance Festival, Denmark

Higher Beings, Wish moment, Kjarvalsstadir, Cultural Night, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik

Art on the Run, Montevideo, Amsterdam

Stand by your man, Gallery Asbæk, Copenhagen

1998
Speech, -30/60+, Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik

Wish Kit on the Beach, Axis Mundi, performance/rock festival, Kristiansand, Norway

Blow Job II, Gekko, Munchenbryggeriet, Stockholm

Global Love and Teaset, Double Pleasure Gallery, New York

Revival II, Brooklyn Bridge, New York

1997
Ice – Fire – Desire, Oslo Band Stand, Gallery Struts, Oslo

Interactive Tenderness, Aircondition, Copenhagen

A Bookstore Captured in Love, Mál og Menning Bookstore, Cultural Night, Reykjavik

Blow Job, On Iceland, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

Love Kit, BSI bus depot and the domestic airport, Reykjavik

The rescue of a tea set, Tacheles, Berlin

Global Love, Roter Salon, Berlin

Good evening, Iceland Today, TV Stöd 2, Iceland

1996
Angel Performance, Performance Night, National Theatre Basement, Reykjavik

Kiss Performance, Dagsljós, RUV National Television, Reykjavik

Commissioni Pubbliche:
2005
Mother Nature, for Landsvirkjun The National Power Company, Vatnsfellsvirkjun

2002
Treasure, for Reykjavik Tech Collage Borgarholtsskoli

Musei Pubblici E Commissoni:
Hotel Paradise (installation) – Icelandic National Museum

The Tent Lady’s Hospitality (video) – Reykjavik Art Museum

The Tent Lady (sculpture) – Reykjavik Art Museum

The Eggs (c-print) -The Buhl Collection, New York

A Family of Weapons (c-print) – Kaupthing bank

Nestn (sculpture) – Icelandic National Museum

Ether (c-print) – Icelandic National Museum

Duel in the desert (c-print) – Islandsbanki Art Collection, Iceland

The Eggs (c-print) – Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Sweden

Where Do We Go From Here? (11 c-prints) – Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Collection

We are Now (c-print) – Icelandair art collection

Women good enough to eat (4 photographs) – Reykjavik Art Museum

Women good enough to eat (video installation) – Reykjavik Art Museum

Magic (sculpture) – Reykjavik Art Museum

Madness (video) – Reykjavik Art Museum

Without you (sculpture) – Reykjavik Art Museum

Pubblicazioni:
2010
Tight, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki

2007
The Icelandic Love Corporation, The Reykjavik Art Museum

2004
Cardiac Circus, cat. i8 gallery, for the Art Statements, Basel Art Fair, published in Reykjavik

2003
Corporate Mentality, Aleksandra Mir, published by Lukas and Sternberg, ISBN 0-9711193-1-7

The Icelandic Love Corporation, interview and short stories by Francis McKee, published by Nifca and Diamond Hearts Projects, ISBN 951-8955-69-7, Glasgow

Progetti Per Riviste:
2003
Sympathy, Soda (Carte blanche), nr. 20, Switzerland

My Little Planet, Étapes:95, April, ISSN 1254-7298, Paris

Bravo, Mini International, Germany

2002
Fugu, Nifca info, 1 02, Finland

The Invisible Bond, Everything, ISSN 1361 7699, London

2001
Where Do We Go From Here?, Morgenbladet, 6-12 July, Norway

Where Do We Go From Here?, Big magazine, nr. 35, New York

Hopefully this is all possible in reality, Make, the magazine of women’s art, Issue 91, London

Blow Job, N-Paradoxa, international feminist art journal, vol. 7, London

Premi:
2011
Portraet Nu!

2008
DV Cultural Prize, nomination

2007
Dynasty, The Green Leaf Award, The Natural World Museum

2006
DV Cultural Prize, nomination

2001
Disclo, visitors choice top ten, Anteprima Bovisa, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan

1997
Women good enough to eat“ – Best work according to visitors, Art ´97 Hafnarhusid, Reykjavik

Finanziamenti:
2011
Artists Salary, The Icelandic Government

2009
Muggur

Myndstef

2008
Canadian Arts Council

Muggur

2007
Artists Salary, The Icelandic Government

2005
Artists Salary, The Icelandic Government

2004
Artists Salary, The Icelandic Government

Reykjavik Culture Committee Islandsbanki

2003
Artists Salary, The Icelandic Government

Travel grant (x3), Myndstef

2002
Sleipnir, travel grant

2001
Sleipnir, travel grant

Icelandic Ministry of Culture, travel grant

2000
Reykjavik Art Fund

Sleipnir, travel grant

Icelandic Government Art Fund, travel grants

Icelandic Film Fund, production grant

1999
Reykjavik, Art Fund

2xSleipnir, travel grant

1998
2XSleipnir, travel grant

Sleipnir, travel grant

Residenze:
2008-2009
The Darling Foundry, Montreal, Canada

2008
ArdBia Berlin, Prenzlauerberg, Berlin

2002
Network North/NIFCA studios, Glasgow, Scotland

2001
NIFCA studios, Sveaborg, Finland