Katrín Elvarsdóttir

born 1964, Iceland

Education

1993 Art Institute of Boston, B.F.A.

1990 Brevard Community College, photography

1988 University of Iceland, B.A. in French

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Gerðarsafn, Double Happiness — Kópavogur, Iceland

2015 Schody Galeria, Equivocal — Warsaw, Poland

2014 Deborah Berke, Vanished Summer — New York, USA

2013 ASÍ Museum, Vanished Summer — Reykjavík, Iceland

2012 The Shed, Here You’ll Find No Roses Growing — Reykjavík, Iceland

2010 Gallerí Ágúst, Equivocal: The Sequel — Reykjavík, Iceland

2010 Reykjavík Art Museum, Nowhereland — Reykjavík, Iceland

2008 Gallerí Ágúst, Equivocal — Reykjavík, Iceland

2008 Reykjavík Museum of Photography, Home-Away — Reykjavík, Iceland

2007 National Museum of Iceland, Without a Trace — Reykjavík, Iceland

2007 ASÍ Museum, Of This World — Reykjavík, Iceland

2005 Ísafjörður Art Museum, Longing — Ísafjörður, Iceland

2005 SÍM House, The Savior — Reykjavík, Iceland

2004 Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Memory — Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

2003 Mokka, Breathless — Reykjavík, Iceland

2003 Seventh and Second Gallery, Revenants — New York, NY, USA

2002 Akureyri Art Museum, Revenants — Akureyri, Iceland

2002 Gallerí Skuggi, Revenants / Proximal Dimension — Reykjavík, Iceland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Martin Asbæk Gallery, Human;Nature — Copenhagen

2017 Martin Asbæk Gallery, Summer in the City — Copenhagen

2017 Mikligarður, FÍSL 2017, Höfn í Hornafirði, Iceland

2016 Titanik Gallery, Cyclone 3 — Turku, Finland

2016 Fotobook Festival, A Decade of Icelandic Photobooks — Youngstorget, Oslo

2016 National Gallery, Lightpaint — Reykjavík

2015 Musée de l’Elysée, Nuit des images, Rökkur — Lausanne, Sviss

2015 Hafnarborg, No Site — Hafnarfjörður

2015 The Factory, ÍSÓ 2015 — Ísafjörður

2015 University of Richmond Museum, Anti-Grand — Richmond, VA, USA

2014 Hillyer Art Space, Visible Iceland — Washington, DC, USA

2014 Reykjavík Museum of Photography, From a Different Angle — Reykjavík, Iceland

2014 LÁ Art Museum, Cyclone — Hveragerdi, Iceland

2014 Akureyri Art Museum, Icelandic Contemporary Portraits— Akureyri, Iceland

2013 Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Nordic Art Station — Eskilstuna,Sweden

2013 ASÍ Museum, Auglitis til auglitis — Reykjavík, Iceland

2013 Hippolyte Gallery, Frontiers of Another Nature — Helsinki, Finland

2012 Hafnarborg, Skia-Shadow — Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

2012 Voies-Off Festival, Family Business/Photography From the North — Arles, France

2012 LÁ Art Museum, Nautn og notagildi — Hveragerði, Iceland

2012 La Sala, Art of Darkness — Brooklyn, NY, USA

2012 Reykjavík Photography Festival, Icelandic Contemporary Photography 1990-2011 — Reykjavík, Iceland

2011 Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frontiers of Another Nature — Frankfurt, Germany

2011 Akureyri Art Museum, Awakening — Akureyri, Iceland

2010 Reykjanes Art Museum, Window Mirrors — Reykjanesbær, Iceland

2009 LÁ Art Museum, Flash at a Moment of Danger — Hveragerði, Iceland

2009 Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Camera Works 2009 — Ridgefield, CT, USA

2008 National Museum of Iceland, Reflection – Icelandic Contemporary Photography — Reykjavík, Iceland

2008 Eagle Art Gallery, Magic Silver — Murray, KY, USA

2007 Stay Gold Gallery, Blowup — Brooklyn, NY, USA

2005 C.A.T. Nordlicht, Myth & Melancholy — Cologne, Germany

2005 Living Art Museum, Morar-nærvidd, with M. Hemstock — Reykjavík, Iceland

2004 La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, SYN — Paris, France

2004 Klink og Bank Gallery, Sound & Vision — Reykjavík, Iceland

2003 Society for Contemporary Photography, Current Works 2003 — Kansas City, MO, USA

2003 Gallery Korea, Haunted — New York, NY, USA

2003 LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Photography and Digital Images — Loveladies, NJ, USA

2003 Rathaus, Nordisher Klang 2003, Contemporary Reykjavík — Greifswald, Germany

2003 Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir, New Times in Icelandic Photography — Reykjavík, Iceland

2003 Korean Cultural Center, Cultural Narratives — Los Angeles, CA, USA

2003 Soho Photo Gallery, Krappy Kamera — New York, NY, USA

2003 Reykjavík Museum of Photography, Light-Speed — Reykjavík, Iceland

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

Books

2016 Double Happiness. Crymogea, Reykjavík, Iceland

2013 Vanished Summer. Crymogea, Reykjavík, Iceland

2013 Nordic Now. Aalto, Helsinki, Finland

2012 Equivocal. Crymogea, Reykjavík, Iceland

2011 Frontiers of Another Nature. Crymogea, Reykjavík, and Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg/Berlin

2008 Reflection: Icelandic Contemporary Photography. National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavík

2005 Mórar-nærvídd. 12 Tónar, Reykjavík, Iceland

Curatorial Work

2017 Galleri Image, This Island Earth, Aarhus, Denmark

2016 Fotobook Festival, A decade of Icelandic Photobooks — Youngstorget, Oslo

2016 National Museum of Iceland, Andvari / Breeze — Reykjavík, Iceland

2015 Musée de L’Elysée, Rökkur — La Nuit Des Images, Lausanne, Switzerland

2014 National Museum of Iceland, From a Different Angle — Reykjavík, Iceland

2014 Reykjavík Museum of Photography, From a Different Angle — Reykjavík, Iceland

2014 Norwegian House, Landform — Stykkisholmur, Iceland

2010 Nordic House, Núna–The Present is Now — Reykjavik, Iceland

Boards & Committees

2015-         Co-Director, Co-Founder, The Icelandic Photography Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland

2012-2015 Co-Founder, Board Member, Photography Days Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland

2011-2015 Board Member, Icelandic Art Center, Reykjavik

2012-2015 Professional Committee, Icelandic Art Center, Reykjavik

2009-2012 Board Member, SÍM – Visual Artist Association, Reykjavik, Iceland

2007-2013 Co-Founder, Board Member, The Icelandic Contemporary Photographers’ Association

Awards & Grants

2017 Icelandic Art Center, project grant — Reykjavík, Iceland

2017 Ministry of Culture, 6-month artist stipend — Iceland

2016 Danish Arts Foundation, travel grant — Denmark

2016 Icelandic Art Center, project grant — Reykjavík, Iceland

2016 Kulturkontakt Nord, mobility grant — Helsinki, Finland

2016 Muggur, residency grant — Reykjavík, Iceland

2016 Icelandic Art Center, travel grant — Reykjavík, Iceland

2015 The Northern Lights Confucius Institute, publishing grant — Reykjavik, Iceland

2014 Ministry of Culture, 12 month artist stipend — Iceland

2013 The Visual Arts Fund, Project Grant — Iceland

2013 Icelandic Visual Arts Copyright Association, travel grant — Iceland

2013 Ministry of Culture, 3-month artist stipend — Iceland

2013 City of Reykjavík, project grant — Iceland

2012 Ministry of Culture, 6-month artist stipend — Iceland

2012 Icelandic Visual Arts Copyright Association, project grant — Iceland

2011 Ministry of Culture, 3-month artist stipend — Iceland

2010 City of Reykjavík, project grant — Iceland

2009 Künstlerhaus Lukas, 1-month scholarship — Ahrenshoop, Germany

2009 Ministry of Culture, 6-month artist stipend — Iceland

2009 Ridgefield Guild of Artists, First Prize in Camera Works 2009 — Ridgefield, CT, USA

2008 Icelandic Visual Arts Copyright Association, project grant — Iceland

2008 Icelandic Art Center, project grant — Iceland

2007 Icelandic Visual Arts Copyright Association, Honorary Award nomination — Iceland

2007 Icelandic Visual Arts Copyright Association, travel grant — Iceland

2007 Muggur, Residency Grant — Reykjavík, Iceland

2007 Stockholm Cultural Fund, travel grant — Stockholm, Sweden

2004 Bank of Iceland, Cultural Fund Grant — Iceland

2003 Ministry of Education, travel grant — Iceland

2003 Society for Contemporary Photography, Merit Award — Kansas City, MO, USA

2003 Soho Photo Gallery, First Prize in Krappy Kamera — New York, USA

2002 Icelandic Visual Arts Copyright Association, project grant — Iceland

2002 Ministry of Education, Arts & Culture Fund grant — Iceland

2002 South Shore Art Center, Third Prize in White, Black and Shades of Gray — Cohasset, MA

Lectures & Teaching

2016-2017 The School of Photography, Reykjavik, Iceland — Annual Review Committee Member

2016 The School of Photography, Reykjavik, Iceland — workshop teacher

2016 Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland — guest lecturer

2015-2016 The Reykjavik School of Visual Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland — part-time teacher

2015 Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland — guest lecturer, M.A. studies program

2013 Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland — guest lecturer, M.A. studies program

2006-2009 Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland — Photography As an Artistic Medium

2005 Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland — guest lecturer