Margrét H. Blöndal
(Iceland, born in 1970, live in Reykjavik)


 
sans titre, 2005
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Margrét H. Blöndal makes sculptures and light, fragile installations that respond to one another and " inhabit " the exhibition space in a subtle poetic balance, like visual music. She uses everyday material, often found on the spot where she works ; she transforms and combines it to create a dislocation of meaning and an emotional jolt. She also writes short and sensitive texts, similar to Expressionist poems, that reveal, like her sculptures, the fragmentary vision of a world whose dynamics and organisation are left to the free interpretation of each.


solo shows (sélection)
2006 Mother's Tank, Dublin / 2005 Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel / Dandruff Space and Shroud (avec Roni Horn), Brooklyn / Reykjavík Art Festival / 2004 Filiale, Basel / Safn, Reykjavík / 2003 Kunstraum / Wohnraum, Akureyri / 2002 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík / 2000 Institute of Visual Arts INOVA, Milwaukee / 1999 Galerie im Alcatraz, Hallein / 1998 Villa Minimo, Hannover / Gallery Sćvar Karl, Reykjavík

group shows (sélection)
2005
Buenos días Santiago - una exposición como expedición (curateur attitudes), Museo de arte contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile / Phantasmagoria, La Celda Contemporanea of the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City / Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Manitoba, Canada / Site-Ations, Lodz / The Museum of Árnes, Iceland / The National Gallery of Iceland / 2003 Kunsthalle Wien project space / De Vlieshal, Haarlem / Project Gallerie, Dublin / Galerie Sřlvberget, Norway / The Nordic Biennal, Röda Sten Galleriet, Göteborg / 2002 The Locker Plant, Marfa / Reykjavík Art Festival / Alma Löv Museum, Sweden / 2001 Lejre, Danmark / Henie-Onstad Kunstscenter, Oslo / 2000 Kunsthalle, Wien / Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart / Helsinki Cultural City 2000 / Gallery Articule, Montréal / 1999 Kultur Bahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf / The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík / Galerie 5020, Salzburg / Kunstverein, Hannover / 1998 Gallery Sćvar Karl, Reykjavík / The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík / The Municipal Gallery of Reykjavík / Gallery North, Copenhagen / Konsthall, Lunds