The Icelandic Love Corporation

The Icelandic Love Corporation is a group of three artists: Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir (1973), Jóní Jónsdóttir (1972) and Eirún Sigurdardóttir (1971). They graduated from the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts in 1996. Since then they have lived and studied in New York, Berlin and Copenhagen and are currently based in Reykjavik.
Solo exhibitions
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
Group exhibitions:
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
Selected performances:
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
Public commissions:
2005

Mother Nature, for Landsvirkjun The National Power Company, Vatnsfellsvirkjun
2002

Treasure, for Reykjavik Tech Collage Borgarholtsskoli
Public museums and collections:

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
Publications
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
Projects for magazines:
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
Awards:
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
Grants:
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
Residencies:
2008-2009

The Darling Foundry, Montreal, Canada
2008

ArdBia Berlin, Prenzlauerberg, Berlin
2002

Network North/NIFCA studios, Glasgow, Scotland
2001

NIFCA studios, Sveaborg, Finland