Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir
1973 born in Reykjavik, Iceland
Lives in Glasgow, United Kingdom

2005-2007 MFA, Glasgow School of Art
1998-2001 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art (1st class)
1997-1998 Fine Art Photography, K.U.B.A., Copenhagen, Denmark
1996 Fine Art course, Kunsthøjskolen, Holbæk, Denmark
1989-1992 Hamrahlid College, Reykjavík, Iceland


Creative Scotland Bursary 2013
Scottish Arts Council Creative Development Grant, 2010
Glasgow Visual Arts Grant 2008
Scottish Arts Council Creative Development Grant, 2008
Minningarsjódur Margrétar Björgólfsdóttur (The MB Memorial Fund) 2007
Beck’s Futures Student Scholarship 2006-07
The British Council Travel Grant, 2005
The Glasgow and West of Scotland Scholarship 2005-2007
Creative Development Grant, Scottish Arts Council, 2005
Glasgow City Council Visual Arts Grant, 2004
Creative Development Grant, Scottish Arts Council, 2003.
The British Council Travel Grant, 2003.
Glasgow City Council Visual Arts Grant, 2002.
Extended Essay distinction, dept. of Historical and Critical Studies, Glasgow School of Art, 2001

Solo Exhibitions

With You Without You (collaboration with Helen Clara Hemsley), Glasgow Project Room
The Poster Archive, The Lighthouse Centre for Architecture and Design, Glasgow
Natural History, Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow (oct 2014)
RIFF, Queens Park Railway Club, Glasgow
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU, Infernoesque Project Space, Berlin
Cursed Rhythm, The Briggait, Glasgow
Fever, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow
'cos I love and I live primitive', Galleri Box, Gothenburg, Sweden
Hljódleikur (Soundgame), Vesturveggurinn, Skaftfell Cultural Centre, Seydisfjördur, Iceland
Zig-Zag Wanderer, Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
Look out for my Love, it’s in your neighbourhood, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow
Look out for my Love, it’s in your neighbourhood, Gallerí Hlemmur, Reykjavík, Iceland
No, it’s not a case of being lonely we have here, I’ve been working on this palmtree for eighty-seven years, NIFCA project space, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland. Part of the Network North Introductions series.
I’ll think if you do the same part two, collaboration with Helen Hemsley, Glasgow Project Room (collaboration)
I’ll think if you do the same, collaboration with Helen Hemsley, The Digital Room, The Photographic Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark. (collaboration)
Decisions Travel, with Signe Høirup Wille-Jørgensen, Personal Art Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark. (collaboration)

Group Exhibitions

‘I’ve never seen figurative electricity’, Ásmundarsafn (part of Reykjavík Art Museum), Reykjavík, Iceland
HALLelujah 3, 212 West Princes St, Glasgow, part of Glasgow Open House Art Festival
Seven Inch, Monorail, Glasgow
Three Points of Contact final event, The Exchange, Penzance
BLATT/BLAD 60, magazine curated by Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir and Hlynur Hallson
Record Store, Monorail, Glasgow
Platform P at The Duke, The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth
HALLelujah 2, 212 West Princes St, Glasgow
Kiss of Life, FINN Collective for Glasgow International, Glue Factory, Glasgow
HALLelujah 2, 212 West Princes St, Glasgow
The Raw and the Cooked, with Baldvin Ringsted, Intermedia, Glasgow
Die Die Die, Transmission, Glasgow
Laplandscape, Atrium Gallery, Glasgow School of Art (
You can't hide your love forever, Galerie LHK, Paris
The State (provisional title), A.Vermin at the State Bar, Part of the Glasgow International (april 2008)
Further More, Artnews Projects and Metro, Berlin
And The He Likes The Me, Transmission, Glasgow
MFA Degree Show, Tramway, Glasgow
Today your Love Tomorrow the World, Lowsalt, Glasgow
Six artists from Glasgow, Galleri Egelund, Copenhagen
Cashbox, Galleri BOX, Gothenburg, Sweden
Úti, Galleri+, Akureyri, Iceland
Interim Show, Mackintosh and Newbery Galleries, Glasgow School of Art
Kunstvlaai.6, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
Glasgow Art Fair, with Lapland
Multiplus, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Kalender 2005 (with Jim Colquhoun and Una Hrafnhildardóttir Colquhoun), BellmanLarssonLindströmNord, Gothenburg,
Re-Escape (with Transmission Gallery), Hamburg
Celebrating Confusion Transmission, Glasgow
Smile, Glasgow Art Fair/EXTENSION with LAPLAND
The Spring Animal Show /where the buffalo roam, RCCA@Park Circus, Glasgow
Post Notes, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis
Post Notes, ICA, London
Winter Solace, CCA bookshop, Glasgow
Kalender, BellmanLarssonLindströmNord, Gothenburg, Sweden
Instal.04, the Arches, Glasgow
Members Show, Transmission, Glasgow.
Stillives Glasgow Art Fair/EXTENSION with LAPLAND
Recent Work by Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir and Neill Sheasby, Saltburn Artists Projects
X-Mas 2003, Artnode Denmark,
Hubbub, Globe Gallery, Newcastle
Post-it, floating ip, Manchester
women men children, Transmission, Glasgow
Knittingclub Fantasies, “say, would you fancy a game of tennis”-project space, Copenhagen
Multiples x 7, Project, Dublin
Greyscale/CMYK, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Greyscale/CMYK, Tramway, Glasgow
Screening of video (Single/2000) on viva/DR2 (Danish Broadcasting Corporation/channel 2), February 2002.
Peace, Love and Understanding, The Photographic Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, with Helen Hemsley.
Relay, Free Gallery, Glasgow, with Helen Hemsley.
Member’s Show, Transmission, Glasgow
plot, New Victoria Gardens, Pollokshields, Glasgow, with Lapland
Degree Show 2001, Glasgow School of Art
Sum of Parts, artist’s books and multiples, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.
Member’s Show, Transmission, Glasgow.
Rebound, Collins Gallery, Glasgow
Reflex, StreetLevel Photoworks, Glasgow
jesus, mary and joseph...Lapland X-mas show, Byres Rd, Glasgow and Stills Gallery, Edinburgh


Dråbers Logik, Jomi Massage & Anne-Lise Marstrand Jørgensen, LP & CD, Geiger, 2011
Jacob Yates & The Pearly Gate Lock Pickers / LUCK, CD & LP RE:PEATER RECORDS, 2011
She’s Hit / Pleasure, CD & LP, RE:PEATER RECORDS, 2011
Standard 7" sleeve for RE:PEATER RECORDS, 2010 Our Broken Garden / Golden Sea, CD/Vinyl, Bella Union (UK), Tigerspring (DK), 2010
The Zephyrs / Fool of Regrets, CD, 2010
The Felt Tips / Bought and Sold, 3” CD-single, 2008
Our Broken Garden / When Your Blackening Shows, CD, Bella Union (UK) and Rumraket (DK), 2008
Speaker Bite Me / Live Recordings 2001-2002, download album,, 2008
The Felt Tips / Lifeskills, 7” single, Cloudberry, 2008
Larsen & Furious Jane / Zen Sucker CD, LP & digital download, Morningside Records and Playground, 2008
Variant, front cover,spring issue 2008,
Cover Design for Jomi Massage / From where no one belongs I will sing...2007 & 2005, 3 x LP and download, Morningside Records, 2008
Cover design for Under Byen / Siamesisk, CD & LP, Morningside Records and DVP, 2008
Logo and promotional design for Nice’n Sleazy/Live music venue, bar and restaurant, Glasgow, 2007
Artwork and design for Julie Maria / På Kanten af Virkeligheden, CD, Playground, 2007.
Artwork and design for Speaker Bite Me / Action Painting, CD, Morningside Records and Playground, 2007 and Speaker Bite Me / Action Painting, LP, DVP, 2007
Layout design for Under Byen/ Mesterværket var en bog lavet af sne 23 gange 27centimeter, Book, 2006
Layout design for Bela/Hole and Corner, CD, Say Dirty Records, 2006
Poster and merchandise design for Speaker Bite Me for tours in 2006.
Layout design for Under Byen/Samme Stof som Stof, CD, Morningside Records and Playground, 2006 and Under Byen/Samme Stof som Stof, LP, DVP, 2006.
Mural and design consultancy commission for Nice’nSleazy (pub and restaurant), 2005, Glasgow
Artwork and design of 7” single, Our Lunar Activities: She Cried/Diamond, Hatch Records, 2006
Miscellaneous poster designs for Our Lunar Activites, Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World (fundraising concert for Special Olympics 2005) and Safe as Milk, club night at Oran Mór, Glasgow.
Layout design and artwork for Jomi Massage / From where no one belongs, I will sing...CD, Morningside Records and Playground 2005
Cover design and artwork for JOMI MASSAGE / ALOUD CD, Morningside Records (DK), teléscopic (France), Loveless Records (Japan) and Bad Taste Records (Russia) and JOMI MASSAGE / ALOUD 10” vinyl, DVP, 2004
Cover design and artwork for 7” e.p.’s jomi massage/visible songs and jomi massage/more visible songs, Helicopter records, 2002
Artwork for the Jomi Massage website:
Back cover and band photographs for Speaker Bite Me, Four Days in September, Helicopter Records, 2001
Limited Edition catalogue and songbook for Jomi Massage/Visible Songs, Teater Styhr og Kjær, Copenhagen, September 2000


‘cos I love and I live primitive’ part II (The Weave of Us), Private collection, 2008


Norske Tekstilkunstnere Residency, Søndre Green, August 2016
NKD Dale (Nordic Artists Centre, Dale), Norway (March-April 2015)
Make Works Tour Residency, September, 2013
Three Points of Contact, Collaborative residency, Glasgow School of Art, Macintosh Museum, December 2012.
Skaftfell Art Center Residency, Seydisfjördur, Iceland, August 2010 (2 weeks)
Network North/NIFCA (Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art) residency, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland, April-May 2002


Review of ÚTI, Gallerí +, Akureyri, Ragna Sigurdardóttir, Morgunbladid, 12/09/06
‘Myndlistarmadur med brennandi áhuga á Tónlist’, Inga Rún Sigurdardóttir, Tímarit Morgunbladsins, 13/08/06 (Feature/Interview in The Sunday magazine of the icelandic newspaper Morgunbladid).
‘All Sewn Up’, IdeasFactory feature, Sharon McHendry,
‘Hver óhreinkar hendur sínar?’, Ragna Sigurdardóttir, Morgunbladid, July 19th 2003 (Review of show in Galleri Hlemmur, July 2003)
Moving Dust, Glasgow 2003, editors: R J Warwick and K Hilton
Art Monthly, October 2002, Review of Greyscale/CMYK by Craig Richardson
Greyscale/CMYK catalogue, published by NIFCA, 2002. Text on HH by Sanne Kofod Olsen.
Decisions Travel, limited edition cd, with Signe Høirup Wille-Jørgensen.


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