Curriculum vitae

GUDRUN BENEDIKTA ELIASDOTTIR

Born in Hornafjordur, Iceland  09.06.1963

r.benedikta@gmail.com

Atelier:

Smiðjuvegur 74, 200 Kópavogur, Iceland

Education:

Icelandic School of Art and Crafts 1983-1987, graduated with. B.Ed 1987
Seminar for art teachers in painting in Norway 1994
Seminar on Art, University of Iceland and Icel. School of Art and Crafts 1997

Work experience:

R.Benedikta worked as an Art teacher from autumn 1987 to spring 2006. October 1995 till September 1998 she owned and worked in Art Gallery  and atelier Skruggusteinn with three other artists. Moved to the South of France in 1999. Was living and painting in Sophia Antipolis. Went back to Iceland summer 2000, back to painting and teaching. Apart from that she has worked as a designer for showrooms at international fairs in Iceland for various firms and organisations such as Ministry of tourism, Tourist information in Iceland, City of Reykjavik, Ministry of transport, Corporation of Technical researchers of Industry, etc. She made window displays for the National Bank of Iceland 1988-1997. R.Benedikta has also designed and drawn book covers, posters and illustrated stories in magazines and a report for Corporation of Technical researches of Industry.

December 2005 and January 2006 she stayed as Artist in Residence in Vallauris (South of France). Moved to Luxembourg where she worked solely on her art from 2006 to 2012 when she moved back to Iceland and continues there. Stayed in Artist Residency in Akureyri Iceland 2015. Now she works on her art and is also teaching Art in the College Menntaskólinn við Sund in Reykjavík.

Associations:

SIM, Association of professional artists in Iceland from 1997
FIMK, Association for Art teachers in Iceland from 1987 – member of the board 1993 and 1994.
NS, Scandinavian committee for Art teachers 1993-1994
iaa aiap, International association for professional artists since 1997.

Private exhibitions:

2017- Waiting for Bárðarbunga -EFLA Reykjavík. Iceland

2017- Effect, Art AK, Akureyri. Iceland

2016-Recycling nature- Gallery ART67 , Reykjavík Iceland

2014- Internal forces- External forces, Gallery Populus tremula, Akureyri, Iceland
2014 – The nature of nature, Fríða – Hafnarfjörður Iceland
2014-2016 Náttúrufar, Gallerý Veggur, Forréttabarnum Reykjavík Iceland
2014 – Heimahöfn, Svavarssafn, Art Museum, Hornafjörður Iceland
2013 – UppHafið, Slunkaríki, Edinborgarhúsinu/Cultural Center, Ísafjörður, Iceland
2013 – Frost og Funi, Funi Kópavogur, Iceland
2012 – KEXhostel, Reykjavík, Iceland
2012 – Café Loki, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012 – Gallery Bertrand Kass, Innsbruck, Austria
2011 – Transitions, Gallerie Konschthaus Beim Engel, Luxembourg
2010 – Border Crossing,Kultursommer Rheinland/Pfalz, Prum, Germany
2010 – Galerie d’Esch, Esch Alzette, Luxembourg
2008 – “Vin” Maison Viticole Schmit-Fohl Ahn/Moselle, Luxembourg
2008 – “Emotional Landscapes” Gallerie Konschthaus Beim Engel, Luxembourg
2007 – “Decoding Iceland?” Fortis Banque, Espace Royal Monterey, Luxembourg
2007 – “Natural Resources” Parc Beaux Arts, Luxembourg Ville
2006 – “Human Nature”, Lux Tech Center, Contern Luxembourg
2006 – Artist of the month at Galleri Lind, Kópavogur, Iceland
2006 – “New Territory”, Vallauris, France
2005 – “Stoned”, Thorvaldsen Bar, Reykjavík, Iceland
2005 – “Underlying”, Iðuhúsinu, Reykjavík, Iceland
2005 – “Off the beaten track”, Berlin, Germany
2003 – “Genesis” Culture centre in Hornafjordur, Iceland
2000 – “How to get there” Theseus Institute, Sophia Antipolis, France
1998 –  National Bank of Iceland
1997 – “Naturally” on the 100 anniversary of Hornafjordur, Iceland
1997 – “Life in the street” Listhùs 39 (House of arts 39) Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

Group exhibitions:

2017 – My Neighbour the Glacier- Svavar Gudnason Art Museum, Hornafjordur, Iceland

2015 – Kanill, SIM house Reykjavik Iceland
2015 – To save the world /Að bjarga heiminum, Verksmiðjan Hjalteyri, Iceland
2014 – Kanill, SIM house Reykjavík Iceland
2014 – Gullkistan Landslag-Landscape, Laugarvatn, Iceland
2014 – Myndlistarfélag Kópavogs, Auðbrekku Kópavogur, Iceland
2014 – Myndlistafélag Kópavogs, Sandgerði, Iceland
2013 – Advent exhibition, SIM house Reykjavik, Iceland
2012 – Smámyndasýning, SIM house Reykjavik, Iceland
2011 – Salon de CAL, Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg
2011 – 54th EVBK Prum, Germany
2010 – Salon de CAL, Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg
2010 – Gallery Art of Good Taste, Luxembourg Ville
2010 – Gallery Croissant, Brussels, Belgium
2010 – 1ier Salon d’Art Contemporain, Dexia/Esch Alzette Luxembourg
2010 – Summer exhibition, Galerie d’Esch, Esch Alzette, Luxembourg
2010 – “art-metz 2010” Grand Region Art Fair, Metz, France
2009 – “Art Metz 2009” Grand Region Art Fair, Metz, France
2009 – “Behind the forms” International Art Exhibition, Chelsea Gallery, London,England
2009 – Navigating by the Stars: Art Inspired by the Night Sky, True North Gallery, South Hamilton, MA,USA
2007 – “KiC Nord-Art” International art Exhibition, Rendsburg, Germany
2005 – “Forces de la terre, forces de l’éspirit “, Strasbourg, France
2003 – “Creation” Theseus Institute, Sophia Antipolis, France
2002 – “Creation” Gerdarsafn, Municipal museum of Kopavogur, Iceland
1997  – Longing out, Toyota Kopavogur, Iceland
1996 – “Lura undir jökli” Hornafjordur, Iceland
1996 – City Centre House in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
1996 – Skruggusteinn Art Gallery, Kopavogur, Iceland
1996 – Art against drugs, Geyser house, Reykjavik, Iceland
1996 – Gallery Fold, Reykjavik, Iceland
1996 – Gallery Smidar og Skart, Reykjavik, Iceland
1995 – Vid Hamarinn Gallery, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
1994 – in Lillehammer, Norway
1985 – SALI in Gerduberg culture centre, Reykjavik, Iceland

Awards and grants:

2008 – Ministry of Culture, Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Subsidy
2005 – “Muggur” grant – (distributed by ‘The Cultural Committee of Reykjavík’, ‘The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists’ and “Myndstef” – ‘Visual Art Copyright Association’).
1997 – Ministry of education
1996 – City artist of Kopavogur, Iceland

Works in public belongings:

– The city of Kopavogur, Iceland
– Hornafjordur municipality, Iceland
– Menntaskólinn við Sund, College in Reykjavik

Works in company belongings:

– The National Bank of Iceland, Trygging hf, Enex, Goeres Group, J.M.Schockweiler-N.Lentz assurances, Reviva Capital.etc …..

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