The Icelandic Love Corporation - Gjörningaklúbburinn

P.O. box 311, 121 Reykjavik, Iceland



The Icelandic Love Corporation is a group of three artists: Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir (1973), Jóní Jónsdóttir (1972) and Eirún Sigurdardóttir (1971). (Dora Isleifsdottir (1970) joined the ILC in 1996 and left in 2001.)

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:


2014  “Think Less - Feel More” - 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

“Nest” (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

2005Artists Salary, The Icelandic Government

2004Artists Salary, The Icelandic Government

Reykjavik Culture Committee

Islandsbanki

2003Artists Salary, The Icelandic Government

Travel grant (x3), Myndstef

2002Sleipnir, travel grant

2001Sleipnir, travel grant

Icelandic Ministry of Culture, travel grant

2000Reykjavik 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

2008ArdBia Berlin, Prenzlauerberg, Berlin

2002Network North/NIFCA studios, Glasgow, Scotland

2001NIFCA studios, Sveaborg, Finland