CV

Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir

Born in Reykjavik, Iceland (1977)
Lives and works in Reykjavík.
siggabjorg@gmail.com/ tel: 00354 6959303
www.siggabjorg.net

Education
2002-2004: MFA, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
1997-2001: BA Fine Art-Painting, Icelandic Academy of Art and Design, Reykjavík, Iceland

Selected solo exhibitions

2018 STAIN, Neskirkja church, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2017 500 Album Covers. Drawing Performance. Nordur og Nidur festival. Harpa concerthall, Reykjavík
         RÓSA, Hafnarborg Art Museum, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland.
   Portrait, cigarette, record player and a Frisör, Alþýðuhúsið, Siglufjörður, Iceland.
2016 Katja vs. Sigga. (with Katja Tukiainen) The Museum of Drawing, Teckningsmuseet, Laholm, Sweden
   Óvera, Hverfisgallerí, Reykjavík, Íceland.
2014 SNIFFER, with Erica Eyres, ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland and Glasgow International, Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow Scotland
   A Story Of Creation, /Videoartist of the month, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
   Alex, Wind and Weather Gallery, Reykjvík, Iceland
2013 ROOM nr. 9, ÞOKA Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
   9 FINGERS, book launch, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, Scotland
2012 33, Kling and Bang gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2011 Guests of Prey, Kunstverein Baden, Baden, Austria
2010 SMOKE, Junge Kunst e.V.Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany
         Yancey Richardson Gallery, Project Gallery, New York, USA
   BEAST, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, Germany
2009 CHEESE, Enter the Mayhemisphere Festival, Neskaupsstaður, Iceland
2008 Zeðrik, 101 gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
        Demon Darling,(with Michael Nitsche) Kunstverein Uelzen, Germany 
       2007 Paradox Parade, Galerie Adler, New York, USA
       2006 Wrong House, Washington Garcia Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
  Slurpophobia, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
      Paracide Park, Galerie Clark, Montreal, Canada
      Sigga Björg Sigurdardottir, subzone1 Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, Germany
2005 Stop Singing My Victim is Trying to Drool on my Favourite Soulmate, BOX Gallery, Akureyri, Iceland
         Legs, Linedcing and a Victim in Yellow Jumper, Dwarf Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings 
2018 Fusion, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skarhamn, Sweden.
   Tales of the Unseen, Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland.
   Lovísa, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland.
2017 The Fine Art of Drawing, Galerie Römerapotheke, Zurich, Sviss. (also at Drawing Now, Paris w.Galerie Römerapotheke)
2016 RÍKI fauna flora fable, Reykjavík Art Museum/Hafnarhús, Reykjavík, Iceland.
   I borealeFestival, Nordic female experimental cinema focus, Milan, Italy.
2015 Urkraft/Primary Force, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden.
   Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015, York, Uk.
   Morphing, The Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland
   Visions; Really? Really?, International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2014 Pop Up, Galerie Dina Renninger, Munich, Germany
   VisionXsound,203.3040.AT, Graf+Zyx Tank,Naulangebach, Austria
   700.is Reindeerland, Sláturhúsið, Egilsstaðir, Iceland
   McLaren 2014, Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland
   Icelandic Portraits, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceand
2013 Junge Kunst Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany
   Look At Me, ASÍ Art Museum,Reykjavík, Iceland 
2012 Fox With Issues, SPECTA gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
   Emotional Blackmail, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada
   Hauser XII, The Loft, Raum fur Kunst und Gegenwart, Ansbach, Germany
2011 Emotional Blackmail, SAAG Gallery, Lethbridge Alberta, Canada
         From eternity to here, Galerie LARM, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 Coloursynthesis, Reykjavík Art Museum/Hafnarhús, Reykjavik, Iceland
   Bejing International Art Biennale 2010, Bejing, China.
   I FIZZ ART, Fizz gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
         Fröhliche Gesellschaft, Parrotta Contemporary, Stuttgart, Germany
        700.is Reindeerland, The Slaughterhouse, Egilsstaðir, Iceland.
   Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
        The Glue Factory at The Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland
2009 Running Time: Artist Films in Scotland 1960 to Now, National Galleries of Scotland, 
         Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
        FishFocus Festival: Dark Star. Iceland Videoart, Rome Film Festival, Italy
        X, No Soul for Sale,  A Festival of Independents, X Initiative, New York, USA
        Bad Moon Rising 4, Galerie sans titre, Brussels, Belgium 
        Last Day of Magic, 53rd Venice Biennial's satellite, Venice, Italy
2008 PHANTAKALIFRAGILISTIGEXPIALIGETISCH, Galerie ADLER, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
         Candybar, Galería 13, Mexico City, Mexico
         START, Verksmidjan, Hjalteyri, Iceland 
         Á jaðrinum, Film Archive, Wellington, New Zealand
        Salem, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK
        Tomorrow Always Belongs To Us, Gothenburgh Art Museum, Gothenburgh, Sweden
2007 The teardrop explodes, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Schwaz, Austria
        Winter 07, Galleri Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark
       Volta Show, with Galerie Adler, Basel, Switzerland
   An Archaeology, Zabludowicz Collection: Project Space 176, London, UK
       Into the Woods, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany
       Three Part Harmony: Definition, Delicacy, and Detail in Drawing, Curator's Office, Washington, USA
        Je suis une bombe, Von der Heyd Museum, Wuppertal / Kunsthalle Barmen, Germany
        Reduce to max, Roemerapotheke, Zurich, Switzerland
2006 The Icelandic Painting since 1980, Icelandic Art Museum, Reykavik, Iceland
       The square root of drawing, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
       The Un-Homely, Galerie Adler, New York, USA
       The Apostles Clubhouse, Reykjavik Art Museum/Hafnarhús, Iceland
       Contemporary Video Art From Iceland, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
       The Open Eye Club, The Project Rooms, Glasgow, Scotland
        Eine Szene, in der Kunst entsteht: Iceland, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, Germany
        Linie Plastik, Dina4 Projekte, Munich, Germany
2005 The trap and the Rope, The Jail, Glasgow, Scotland 
         The Zoo Art fair with The Great Unsigned, London Zoo, UK
         Craving your indulgence, The Great unsigned, London, UK
         Berlinvasion with Klink and Bank, Berliner Liste, Berlin, Germany
         Lys over Lolland, Sukkkerfabrikken, Lolland, Denmark
         TIVOLI, Árnesinga Art Museum, Hveragerdi, Iceland
         Where the Wild Things Are, UTS Gallery, Sidney, Australia
         BLOC, The County Hall Gallery, London, UK
         2004 Noonday Demons, CCA - Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland
         The Winter Mass, The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
         The Other People Show, Three Colts Gallery, London, UK
         Dreams of Dystopia, Klink and Bank, Reykjavik, Iceland

Collections
Nordiska Akvarellmuseet/The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden
Zabludowicz Art Trust , London,UK
The Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
Halmstad Municipality Art Collection
Hafnarborg Art Museum, Iceland
Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
JoMo Art Collection, Belgium
Vicky Hughes and John Smith, London,UK
Sammlung Reydan Weiss, Essen, Germany

Selected publications

2016 Katja VS. Sigga, The Drawing Museum, Laholm, Sweden.
2014 SNIFFER, with Erica Eyres, Glasgow, Scotland
2013 9 FINGERS, Self published and launched at The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow/ and published by ÞOKA Gallery, Reykjavík
2012 - 33 - , Kling and Bang Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2011 Íslensk Listasaga/Icelandic Art History, Icelandic Art Museum, Forlagið, Reykjavík,Iceland
2010 The Sourcebook of Contemporary Illustration, Harper Collins, UK
2009 Icelandic Art Today, Hatje Cantz, Germany

Grants and Awards
2017 Professional Artist Salaries, 3 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland.
2016 The Drawing Museum, 3 weeks residency and exhibition, Laholm, Sweden
Grant towards Rósa, a solo exhibition at Hafnarborg Museum, Fine Art-fund of Iceland.
2015 Professional Artist Salaries, 6 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland
2014 Creative Scotland, Grant towards the exhibition Sniffer at the Glasgow International and ASÍ Art Museum.
Icelandic Art Center, Grant towards the exhibition Sniffer at the Glasgow International and ASÍ Art Museum.
Professional Artist Salaries, 6 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland
2013 Professional Artist Salaries, 3 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland
2012 Icelandic Art Centre,Traveling grant towards the exhibition Emotional Blackmail, KWAG, Kitchener-Waterloo,Canada
Kunsthalle Krems, Artist grant and 3 months residency at AIR Krems, Austria
2011 Professional Artists Salaries, 6 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland
Icelandic Art Centre, Traveling grant towards the exhibition Emotional Blackmail, SAA Gallery, Alberta, Canada.
2010 Myndstef,Traveling grant towards a solo exhibition at Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
2009 SIM, Traveling grant towards a screening at the Rome film festival 
SIM, Traveling grant towards a screening at the Venice Biannale´s satellite program
2008 Professional Artists Salaries, 12 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland.
Icelandic Art Centre , Grant towards a show at Gothenburg Art Museum
2007 Creative Development Grant, The Scottish Arts Council
Myndstef, Grant towards a solo show in New York, Iceland
2006 The Woolen Glove, Artist Award, The Icelandic Art Academy
SIM, Traveling Grant for a solo show in Galerie Clark, Montreal
2005 Svavar Gudnason and Asta Eiriksdottir, Painting Grant, The Icelandic Art Museum
SIM, Traveling Grant for Berliner Liste
Minningarsjodur Margretar, Artist Grant