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
2019 Residence of the Ambassador of Iceland, Space-Time Continuum — Berlin, Germany
2018 Berg Contemporary, The Search for Truth— Reykjavik, Iceland
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
2020 Hafnarborg, Silent Spring — Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
2020 Gerðarsafn Art Museum, Imprint— Kópavogur, Iceland
2019 HiB, The Shed Culture House— Reykjavík
2019 Benaki Museum, Athens Photo Festival — Athens, Greece
2019 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Exposures — Reykjavik
2019 Listasafn Reykjanesbæjar, Ljós og tími — Reykjanesbæ
2018 Forum Box, Dinner party with Cyclone — Helsinki, Finland
2018 The Museum of Photography, Nature as Playground — Seoul, Korea
2018 Kunstlerhaus 1050, EIKON Award — Vienna, Austria
2018 FLUSS, Ultima Thule — Schloss Wolkersdorf, Austria
2018 Gerðarsafn Art Museum, Embody— Kópavogur, Iceland
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
2020 Silent Spring. Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
2019 The Shed. Hið íslenska bókmenntafélag, Reykjavík, Iceland
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

Awards & Grants
2020 Ministry of Culture, 3-month artist stipend — Iceland
2019 Ministry of Culture, 6-month artist stipend — Iceland
2019 Icelandic Visual Arts Copyright Association, project grant — Iceland
2019 The Visual Arts Fund, Project Grant — Iceland
2018 The Icelandic Finnish Cultural Foundation — Finland
2017 EIKON Award (+ 45) — Vienna, Austria
2017 Icelandic Art Center, travel 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

Curatorial Work
2019 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Afjúpanir/Exposures — Reykjavik
2018 Pingyao Photography Festival, This Island Earth, Pingyao, China
2018 Photographic Center North, This Island Earth, Oulu, Finland
2018 Reykjavík Museum of Photography, Þessi eyja jörðin, Reykjavik
2017 Galleri Image, This Island Earth, Aarhus, Denmark
2017 Photobook Week Aarhus, A decade of Icelandic Photobooks, 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
2015-2022 Co-Director, Co-Founder, The Icelandic Photography Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland
2019-2022 Chairman of The Professional Committee, The Photography School, Reykjavik
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

Lectures & Teaching
2020 Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland — workshop manager
2018 Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland — photography workshop teacher
2016-2020 The School of Photography, Reykjavik, Iceland — part-time teacher
2016 The School of Photography, Reykjavik, Iceland — Annual Review Committee Member
2016-2018 The School of Photography, Reykjavik, Iceland — workshop teacher
2016 Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland — guest lecturer
2015-2018 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

Collections
The Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
The National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
The Reykjanes Art Museum, Reykjanesbær, Iceland
The National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum, Iceland
Reykjavík Museum of Photography, Reykjavík, Iceland
Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland
Private collections in Iceland, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Sweden and the United States