Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson is a visual artist working in Reykjavík, Iceland. He works with painting, drawing, sculpture, installations, performance and has specialised in printmaking, multiples and artist books. Sigurður Atli teaches at the Iceland University of the Arts and runs the artist collaborative Print & Friends.

Photo by Leifur Wilberg Orrason

About

The work of Sigurður Atli draws up manifestations of the creative process in daily events and coincidental gestures.  He examines the connection of language, images and cultural context and its influence on meaning.  Sigurður Atli has adopted various printmaking techniques in his practice as well as working with drawing, painting, sculpture and photography along with installation and performance.

 

Sigurður Atli graduated from the fine arts department of Iceland University of the Arts in 2011.  He received a grant from the French Embassy in Iceland to pursue master studies in fine art at École Superieure d’Art et de Design Marseille-Méditerranée and graduated with an MFA degree cum laude in 2013.  He has participated in a number of exhibitions around Europe and had solo exhibitions in Prague, Milano, Hamburg, Leipzig, Reykjavík and Seyðisfjörður.  In 2015 Sigurður Atli founded the artist collaborative Print & Friends with Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson.  They have held a number of workshops and exhibitions in museums and galleries in Reykjavík, New York and Athens.  Print & Friends Verlag publishes artist books by visual artists.  Sigurður Atli has been teaching at Iceland University of the Arts since 2016.

CV

Education:

2011-13   École Supérieure dʼArt et de Design Marseille-Méditerrannée, France - Master of Art

2008-11   Iceland Academy of the Arts - Bachelor of Art

Solo exhibitions:

2019         Reliefs - Geysir Heima, Reykjavík

2017         Everyday Fortune - PRÁM Studio, Prague

2017         Salon - Gallerí Laugalækur, Reykjavík

2016         An Image of You - Skaftfell, Seyðisfjörður

2014         Bad Exhibitions - The Museum, Leipzig, Germany

                 Moseying - Elektrohaus, Hamburg, Germany

2013         The Stuff in Between Stuff - CAOS museum - Terni, Italy

2011         NOK No One Knows - Oʼ project room - Milano, Italy

2009         Calm and graffiti - Gallerí Crymo - Reykjavík

                 Handful of Earth - Gallerí Crymo – Reykjavík

 

Selected group exhibitions:

2019         We Service You - Print & Friends - Gallery Port, Reykjavík

2018         Formation - i8 Gallery, Reykjavík

2018         Ýmissa kvikinda líki - National Gallery of Iceland

2017         Other Hats - International Print Center New York

2016         Do Disturb – Palais de Tokyo, Paris

                 Port Opening Exhibition – Port project space, Reykjavík

                 Boekie Woekie 30 years, books - and more - by artists – Print &                         Friends at The Living Art Museum

2015         Print & Friends at The Reykjavík Sculptors Society

                 Print & Friends at The Icelandic Printmakers Association

                 The Silver Lining Finissage – The participation of Liechtenstein at                     the Venice Biennale

                 Wo das Gras grüner ist – Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

                 Toast – Galerie OU, Marseille, France

                 #KOMASVO – ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavík

2014         Feldstarke - Kyoto Art Center - Kyoto, Japan

                 Feldstarke - PACT Zollverein - Essen, Germany

                 Feldstarke - Montévideo - Marseille, France

                 Sleeper Horses - Gallerí Úthverfa, Ísafjörður, Iceland

                 Our House in the Middle of the Street - Galerie OU, ʻPrintemps de

                 lʼArt Contemporainʼ - Marseille, France

2013         /ti'tano/ Little Constellation - Teatro Titano and Ridotto - San Marino

                 Partition - Void Gallery - Derry, Northern-Ireland

                 Errors Allowed, Biennale de la Méditerranée - Ancona, Italy

                 Roaming - National Museum of Contemporary Art - Bucharest,                         Romania

                 Subjective Maps - The National Gallery of Iceland - Reykjavík

                 Le Dormeur - Pont in collaboration with The Contemporary                               Museum of Art in Marseille - Galerie OU, Marseille, France

2012         Mugshots for Italy - The Others Art Fair with Gallery Lost Horse -                       Torino, Italy

                 ti'tano - World Event Young Artists with Little Constellation -                               Nottingham, England

                 The Land Seen From the Sea - Villa Croce - Genoa, Italy

2011         Grassroot IX- The Living Art Museum - Reykjavík

2010         Haven - Gallerí Crymo - Reykjavík

                 Lʼhomme, lʼanimal de la ville - Publication - Útúrdúr - Reykjavík

                 Supermarket Art Fair - Kulturhuset - Stockholm, Sweden

                 Zipper and mirrors - Gallerí Slunkaríki – Ísafjörður

 

Residencies:

2017         PRÁM Studios - Prague, Czech Republic

2014         Fugitif - Leipzig, Germany

2013         CAOS museum - Terni, Italy

Publications:

2018         Ephemera - Catalogue in inkjet, Riso and silkscreen - 50 copies

2017         Everyday Fortune - Catalogue printed in Risograph by Kudlapress,

                 Prague, 100 copies

2016         An Image of You - Catalogue published by Skaftfell -50 copies

2014         Lulu - Childrens book in Japanese - Kyoto, Japan - 20 copies

2011         Places - Offset print - 3 issues - Reykjavík, Iceland - 2000 copies

2010         Lʼhomme, lʼanimal de la ville - Offset print - Marseille, France - 25                     copies

Lectures:

2013         Istituto dʼarte Orneore Metelli – Lecture about the exhibition The                       Stuff in between Stuff in collaboration with CAOS museum, Italy

2012         The Academy of Fine Arts Aldo Galli – Lecture on Aesthetics of                         travel with Alessandro Castiglioni, Como, Italy

Awards:

2012         Special mentions from Biennale de la Méditerranée for work                             exhibited The Others Art Fair 2012

2018         Nominated for the Queen Sonja Print Award

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