Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir
Born in Reykjavik, Iceland (1977)
Lives and works in Reykjavík
2002-2004: MFA, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
1997-2001: BA Fine Art-Painting, Icelandic Academy of Art and Design, Reykjavík, Iceland
2016 Katja VS. Sigga, The Drawing Museum, Laholm, Sweden.
2014 SNIFFER, with Erica Eyres, Glasgow, Scotland
2013 9 FINGERS, Self published and launched at The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow/ and published by ÞOKA Gallery, Reykjavík
2012 - 33 - , Kling and Bang Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2011 Íslensk Listasaga/Icelandic Art History, Icelandic Art Museum, Forlagið, Reykjavík,Iceland
2010 The Sourcebook of Contemporary Illustration, Harper Collins, UK
2009 Icelandic Art Today, Hatje Cantz, Germany
2017 RÓSA,Hafnarborg Art Museum, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland.
2016 Katja vs. Sigga. (with Katja Tukiainen) The Museum of Drawing, Teckningsmuseet, Laholm, Sweden, Óvera, Hverfisgallerí, Reykjavík, Íceland.
2014 SNIFFER, with Erica Eyres, ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland and Glasgow International, Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow Scotland, A Story Of Creation, /Videoartist of the month, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland, Alex, Wind and Weather Gallery, Reykjvík, Iceland
2013 ROOM nr. 9, ÞOKA Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland, 9 FINGERS, book launch, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, Scotland
2012 33, Kling and Bang gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2011 Guests of Prey, Kunstverein Baden, Baden, Austria
2010 SMOKE, Junge Kunst e.V.Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany
Yancey Richardson Gallery, Project Gallery, New York, USA, BEAST, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, Germany
2009 CHEESE, Enter the Mayhemisphere Festival, Neskaupsstaður, Iceland
2008 Zeðrik, 101 gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
Demon Darling,(with Michael Nitsche) Kunstverein Uelzen, Germany
2007 Paradox Parade, Galerie Adler, New York, US
2006 Wrong House, Washington Garcia Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, Slurpophobia, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Paracide Park, Galerie Clark, Montreal, Canada, Sigga Björg Sigurdardottir, subzone1 Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, Germany
2005 Stop Singing My Victim is Trying to Drool on my Favourite Soulmate, BOX Gallery, Akureyri, Iceland, Legs, Linedcing and a Victim in Yellow Jumper, Dwarf Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
2004 Gallery Vesturveggur, Skaftfell Art Center, Seydisfjordur, Iceland
2000 Ten Disappointments, Gallery Nema Hvad, Reykjavik, Iceland
Group show2017 Galerie Römerapotheke, Zurich, Sviss.
2016 RÍKI fauna flora fable, Reykjavík Art Museum/Hafnarhús, Reykjavík, Iceland. I borealeFestival, Nordic female experimental cinema focus, Milan, Italy.
2015 Urkraft/Primary Force, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden. Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015, York, Uk. Morphing, The Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland. Visions; Really? Really?, International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2014 Pop Up, Galerie Dina Renninger, Munich, Germany. VisionXsound,203.3040.AT, Graf+Zyx Tank,Naulangebach, Austria. 700.is Reindeerland, Sláturhúsið, Egilsstaðir, Iceland. McLaren 2014, Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland. Icelandic Portraits, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceand
2013 Junge Kunst Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany. Look At Me,ASÍ Art Museum,Reykjavík, Iceland
2012 Fox With Issues, SPECTA gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark. Emotional Blackmail, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada. Hauser XII, The Loft, Raum fur Kunst und Gegenwart, Ansbach, Germany
2011 Emotional Blackmail, SAAG Gallery, Lethbridge Alberta, Canada. From eternity to here, Galerie LARM, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 Coloursynthesis, Reykjavík Art Museum/Hafnarhús, Reykjavik, Iceland. Bejing International Art Biennale 2010, Bejing, China. Acquisitions 2006 - 2008, The Reykjavik Art Museum, Kjarvalsstaðir, Iceland. I FIZZ ART, Fizz gallery, Mexico City, Mexico. Fröhliche Gesellschaft, Parrotta Contemporary, Stuttgart, Germany. 700.is Reindeerland, The Slaughterhouse, Egilsstaðir, Iceland. Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany. The Glue Factory at The Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland
2009 Running Time: Artist Films in Scotland 1960 to Now, National Galleries of Scotland, Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. FishFocus Festival: Dark Star. Iceland Videoart, Rome Film Festival, Italy. X, No Soul for Sale, A Festival of Independents, X Initiative, New York, USA. Bad Moon Rising 4, Galerie sans titre, Brussels, Belgium
Last Day of Magic, 53rd Venice Biennial's satellite, Venice, Italy
2008 PHANTAKALIFRAGILISTIGEXPIALIGETISCH, Galerie ADLER, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Candybar, Galería 13, Mexico City, Mexico. START, Verksmidjan, Hjalteyri, Iceland. Á jaðrinum, Film Archive, Wellington, New Zealand. Salem, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK. Tomorrow Always Belongs To Us, Gothenburgh Art Museum, Gothenburgh, Sweden
2007 The teardrop explodes, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Schwaz, Austria. Winter 07, Galleri Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark. Volta Show, with Galerie Adler, Basel, Switzerland. An Archaeology, Zabludowicz Collection: Project Space 176, London, UK. Into the Woods, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany. Three Part Harmony: Definition, Delicacy, and Detail in Drawing, Curator's Office, Washington, USA. Je suis une bombe, Von der Heyd Museum, Wuppertal / Kunsthalle Barmen, Germany. Reduce to max, Roemerapotheke, Zurich, Switzerland
2006 The Icelandic Painting since 1980, Icelandic Art Museum, Reykavik, Iceland. The square root of drawing, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. The Un-Homely, Galerie Adler, New York, USA. The Apostles Clubhouse, Reykjavik Art Museum/Hafnarhús, Iceland. Contemporary Video Art From Iceland, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany. The Open Eye Club, The Project Rooms, Glasgow, Scotland. Eine Szene, in der Kunst entsteht: Iceland, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, Germany. Linie Plastik, Dina4 Projekte, Munich, Germany
2005 The trap and the Rope, The Jail, Glasgow, Scotland. The Zoo Art fair with The Great Unsigned, London Zoo, UK. Craving your indulgence, The Great unsigned, London, UK. Berlinvasion with Klink and Bank, Berliner Liste, Berlin, Germany. Lys over Lolland, Sukkkerfabrikken, Lolland, Denmark. TIVOLI, Árnesinga Art Museum, Hveragerdi, Iceland. Where the Wild Things Are, UTS Gallery, Sidney, Australia. BLOC, The County Hall Gallery, London, UK.
2004 Noonday Demons, CCA - Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland. The Winter Mass, The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland. The Other People Show, Three Colts Gallery, London, UK. Dreams of Dystopia, Klink and Bank, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Grants and prizes
2017 Professional Artist Salaries, 3 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland.
2016 The Drawing Museum, 3 weeks residency and exhibition, Laholm, Sweden. Grant towards Rósa, a solo exhibition at Hafnarborg Museum, Fine Art-fund of Iceland.
2015 Professional Artist Salaries, 6 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland
2014 Creative Scotland, Grant towards the exhibition Sniffer at the Glasgow International and ASÍ Art Museum.. Icelandic Art Center, Grant towards the exhibition Sniffer at the Glasgow International and ASÍ Art Museum. Professional Artist Salaries, 6 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland
2013 Professional Artist Salaries, 3 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland
2012 Icelandic Art Centre,Traveling grant towards the exhibition Emotional Blackmail, KWAG, Kitchener-Waterloo,Canada. Kunsthalle Krems, Artist grant and 3 months residency at AIR Krems, Austria
2011 Professional Artists Salaries, 6 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland. Icelandic Art Centre, Traveling grant towards the exhibition Emotional Blackmail, SAA Gallery, Alberta, Canada.
2010 Myndstef,Traveling grant towards a solo exhibition at Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
2009 SIM, Traveling grant towards a screening at the Rome film festival. SIM, Traveling grant towards a screening at the Venice Biannale´s satellite program
2008 Professional Artists Salaries, 12 months, The Ministry of Culture, Iceland.
Icelandic Art Centre , Grant towards a show at Gothenburg Art Museum.
2007 Creative Development Grant, The Scottish Arts Council
Myndstef, Grant towards a solo show in New York, Iceland
2006 The Woolen Glove, Artist Award, The Icelandic Art Academy
SIM, Traveling Grant for a solo show in Galerie Clark, Montreal
2005 Svavar Gudnason and Asta Eiriksdottir, Painting Grant, The Icelandic Art Museum. SIM, Traveling Grant for Berliner Liste. Minningarsjodur Margretar, Artist Grant
Nordiska Akvarellmuseet/The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden
Zabludowicz Art Trust , London,UK
The Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
JoMo Art Collection, Belgium
Vicky Hughes and John Smith, London,UK
Sammlung Reydan Weiss, Essen, Germany