Ferilskrá / CV

FREYJA EILÍF
f. 26.10.1986

Reykjavík
Iceland

freyjaeilif@gmail.com
tel: +354 692 51 14

Freyja Eilíf is a visual artist living and working in Reykjavík. She graduated from the Icelandic Academy of Arts in 2014 and founded Ekkisens Art Space same year. She has published several artist books and also founded Listvísi, an art magazine in 2012, edited it’s first four issues and now sits on the Listvísi editorial team. Freyja has exhibited her work widely in Iceland as well as in Scandinavia, Germany, U.K. and Estonia. 


EDUCATION: 

2014 BA in Visual Arts, Iceland Art Academy 
2011 Diploma in Illustration, Reykjavík Art Collage (1 year)
2009 Preporatory studies in art & design, Reykjavík Art Collage

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2018 Virtual Space Outvert Art Space Ísafjörður, Iceland 

2017 Land of Abundance FRISE Art Centre Hamburg, Germany
2017 Family Dinner Keith Berlin, Germany

2016 Fart ass in face (Prumpurass í andlitið) Gallerí Gestur Reykjavík, Iceland 

2015 Play with me Fram & aftur Reykjavík, Iceland 
2015 What a load of mudpiss (Erðanú andskotans drullupiss) Kistan, Project Space 

2015 Colour and Learn about Icelandic Contemporary ArtReykjavík City Library 
2015 Hola / Hole Gallerí Hjarta Reykjavík, Iceland 

2014 Deathbed visions Better Weather Window Gallery Reykjavík, Iceland 
2014 Wax Works Ekkisens Art Space Reykjavík, Iceland 

2013 Gerðu meira með listinni, Hótel Kaffistofa
2013 Erðanú andskotans drullupiss, Klobbinn, Project Space 
2013 Listafræði fyrir listamenn, Kunstschlager

2012 Myndlistarsýning, Kaffistofan

2010 NUIAN, Crymo Gallerí


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2018 Computer spirit Ekkisens Art Space Reykjavík, Iceland (trio show)
2018 Computer spirit
Kurant Visningsrom Tromsö, Norway (trio show)

2017 Fædd í sláturhúsinu Sláturhúsið, menningarsetur Egilstaðir, Iceland
2017 Routes and roots RedBoard Hull, U.K. 
2017 It’s gonna hurt II DZIALDOV Berlin, Germany (trio show)
2017 Ceci n’est pas un meuble Ásmundarsalur Reykjavík
2017 Back to the body (Aftur í líkamann) Algera Studio Reykjavík

2016 It’s gonna hurt Two Queens Leicester, UK (trio show)
2016 Stream in a Puddle Metropol gallery Tallinn Art Week, Estonia 
2016 International Artists Space Agency Dzialdov gallery Berlin, Germany

2016 Young Arctic Artists Exhibition Gallery Napa Rovaniemi, Finland
2016 Plan B – Art Festival Borgarnes 

2016 101 questions to women The Living Art Museum Collection 

2015 HÁVAÐI II Ekkisens Art Space
2015 Gender Play / Kynleikar Ekkisens / RVK City Hall / Tjarnarbíó Cinema 

2015 Ekkisens kynnir: Hústaka II – Bergstaðastræti 25, Reykjavík  Ekkisens Art Squat II 
2015 Ekkisens kynnir: HÚSTAKA I – Fjarðarbraut 53, Stöðvarfjörður Ekkisens Art Squat I 
2015 Sequences off-venue Algera Studio 
2015 MARA SÍM gallery

2014 Hrekkjavaka Algera Studio 
2014 Opnunarsýning, Ekkisens Art Space 
2014 SKARKALI, Bergstaðastræti 25B (Ekkisens)
2014 Bókverkablót, Landsbókasafn Íslands
2014 Veldi, Skaftfell – Art Center 

2013 Klobbinn opnast, Opening exhibition of Klobbinn, project space 
2013 Undir berum himni, Street Art Exhibition in RVK curated by GERLA 
2013 List að læra, Artíma Gallerí
2013 HÁVAÐI, Hótel Kaffistofa
2012 Saga Listarinnar – Skrásetning, Kaffistofan Reykjavík, Iceland (w/ Katrína Mogensen & Nína Óskarsdóttir)

2011 Homies where my heart is, Laufásvegur 14
2010 Fjölllistahátíðin Æringur, Stöðvarfjörður

2010 List er snilld, Laufásvegur 14


PROJECTS:

Ekkisens Art Space | Founder & Director 
2014 – 2016

Listvísi – Málgagn um myndlist Art Journal | Co-Founder & Editor 1. – 4th edition. 
2012-2017

Gallerí Crymo, Membership
2009-2010


AWARDS & HONOURS: 

2016
DV Culture Prize Nomination 
Ekkisens Art Space nominated for the Annual DV Culture Prize in Iceland in the field of Visual Arts in Iceland.

2015
Tilberinn Award 
Freyja Eilíf awarded as Tilberinn for contribution to the arts

2012
2. sæti sýning ársins á Endemi.is fyrir sýninguna Saga listarinnar 
Skoðendakosningar veðmiðilsins Endemi
Second for the best exhibition of the year vote of Endemi Art Magazine for Saga listarinnar, an exhibition by Freyja Eilíf, Guðrún Heiður & Katrína Mogensen.



GRANTS:

2018 Artist’s Salaries for six months
2018 1 month Residency at Kysten + exhibition at Kurant in Tromsö, Norway, February
2018 KÍM mobility grant for Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm
2018 Muggur travel grant for Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm
2018 KÍM mobility grant for Ekkisens @ Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm
2017 1 month residency at FRISE Art centre, Hamburg, Germany, May
2017 Visual Arts fund for exhibition It’s gonna hurt in Dzialdov, Berlin
2016 1 month residency in Berlin funded by SÍM, March 2016

2016 Project Grant from Reykjavík Culture Council for Ekkisens Art Space
2016 Muggur travel grant for exhibition Stream in a Puddle, Tallinn
2016 KÍM mobility grant for exhibition Stream in a Puddle, Tallinn
2016 Muggur travel grant for residency in U.K. and exhibition in Berlin
2016 KÍM mobility grant for exhibitin IASA in Dzialdov, Berlin
2016 Muggur travel grant for exhibition in Two Queens Gallery, Leicester, U.K.
2016 Myndstef travel grant for exhibition in Two Queens Gallery, Leicester, U.K.
2016 Myndstef project grant fyrir Draumland, book release
2016 Visual Arts fund for Draumland, book release
2016 Visual Arts fund for Ekkisens Art Space



MEDIA & MAGAZINE COVERAGE:

2018 Tara Njála The Esoteric world of Freyja Eilíf & Ekkisens The Reykjavík Grapevine
2017 Kofi Smiles Hull 2017 City of Culture BBC Television, Hull, U.K.
2017 Amy Moffat Freyja Eilíf & Ekkisens Junko, London, U.K.
2016 John Rogers Space Exploration  The Reykjavík Grapevine
2016 STARA Art Magazine Freyja Eilíf, SÍM residency in Berlin

2015 SUPER #4 International emerging artist zine, On site/SUPER/ekkisens 
2015 Kolbrún Löve & Helga Kjerúlf Ekkisens Art Space Neptún Magazine
2015 Friðrik Indriðason Pönkið lifir í listinni Kjarninn
2015 Anton Helgi Jónsson Brundur og rofnar samfarir [um verkið PÍKA], Kvennablaðið
2015 Valur Grettisson Fleiri verk eyðilögð á Kynleikum DV
2015 Valur Grettisson Grunur leikur á að umdeildasta verkið hafi verið skemmt DV
2015 Kristján Guðjónsson Listamenn taka yfir hús í miðbænum DV
2015 Gunnþóra Gunnarsdóttir Þetta er nafnið sem mamma mín gaf mér Fréttablaðið
2015 Mannlegi þátturinn, RÚV [útvarpsviðtal]
2014 Guðrún Heiður Ísaksdóttir Sýnir á dánarbeði, Starafugl.is
2014 Adda Soffía Ingvarsdóttir Vinnur verk út frá mismunandi dauðasýnum, Fréttablaðið
2014 Kristján Guðjónsson, Nýr vettvangur fyrir nýútskrifaða myndlistarmenn, DV
2014 Ragnhildur Jóhanns, Freyja Eilíf Logadóttir og Gallerí Ekkisens, Pjatt.is
2014 Sigríður Nanna Gunnarsdóttir, Breytir íbúð langömmu sinnar í listagallerí, hugras.is
2014 Davíð Már Stefánsson, Grasrótin Ekkisens, Morgunblaðið, 4. október
2013 Hildur Jörundsdóttir, List að læra, Artíma [sýningarskrá]
2012 Valur Gunnarsson, Listasagan í 63 typpum, DV 25. október
2012 Víðsjá, Saga listarinnar, 23. október, RÚV [útvarpsviðtal]
2011 Crymo Gallerí, Treystið okkur! Við erum myndlistamenn Book about Crymo Gallery



ARTISTS BOOKS:

2016 Prumpurass í andlitið, myndasaga um menningu (100 copies)
2014 Litaðu og lærðu um íslenska nútímalist, teikningar af íslenskum myndlistarverkum (300 copies)
2013 Erðanú andskotans drullupiss, teiknimyndasaga um myndlist og menningu (100 copies)
2013 Listafræði fyrir listamenn, hvetjandi plaköt fyrir listamenn, innbundin sem dagatal (20 copies)
2013 Neó-Testament fyrir listsjúka og aðstandendur þeirra, bókverk (60 copies)

 

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