Biography

Tumi Magnússon
Biography

1957 Born in Reykjavík
1976-80 Studies at The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts and AKI Enschede, The Netherlands

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2017 Galerie Kim Behm, Frankfurt (With Ívar Valgarðsson)
2017 Galerie Weissraum, Kyoto, Japan  (With Thorbjørn Bechmann)
2016 The National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik
2015 MACMO, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Montevideo, Uruguay
2015 Galleri CC, Malmö
2015 Hafnarborg Culture Centre, Hafnarfjördur, Iceland
2014 Sleeper, Edinburgh
2014 Hverfisgalleri, Reykjavik
2013 ASI Art Museum, Reykjavik (With Michael Mørk)
2013 Spanien 19C, Aarhus, Denmark
2013 Apart, Copenhagen
2013 Olschewski & Behm Galerie, Frankfurt
2012 Hof, Seydisfjördur, Iceland
2012 DAMP, Copenhagen
2011 Tor 111, Berlin
2009 Sleeper, Edinburgh
2009 Olschewski & Behm Galerie, Frankfurt
2008 Alphazulu, Darmstadt
2007 Projektraum 4, Mannheim
2007 Safn, Reykjavik
2007 Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seydisfjördur
2006 Gallery i8, Reykjavík
2006 ASI Art Museum, Reykjavik (With Aleksandra Signer)
2004 Paintbox extensions, Copenhagen
2004 The Arnesinga Art Museum, Hveragerdi
2003 Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, Reykjavík
2003 The Balcony, Toronto
2003 Gallery Boreas, New York
2003 Gallery +, Akureyri (With Pétur Magnusson)
2001 Window Space, Copenhagen
2001 Ketilhúsid, Akureyri. (With Radhildur Ingadottir)
2000 Gallery Sævar Karl, Reykjavik
1998 Ahaldahusid, The Westman Islands (With Kristjan Steingrimur)
1997 20m2, Reykjavík
1997 Gallery I8, Reykjavik
1996 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
1996 Gallery Gúlp, Reykjavík
1996 Slunkariki, Isafjordur
1995 Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavík
1994 Gallery Sævar Karl, Reykjavik
1992 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
1991 Gallery Augusta, The Nordic Art Centre, Helsinki
1991 The Corridor, Reykjavik
1991 “We won´t party alone” Kunsthaus-Centre PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland
1991 Gallery Lång, Malmö, Sweden
1989 Slunkariki, Isafjördur
1989 Gallery 11, Reykjavik
1988 The Nordic House, Reykjavik
1988 Gallery Birgir Andrésson, Reykjavik
1987 The Corridor, Reykjavik
1986 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
1986 Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam
1985 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
1984 The Corridor, Reykjavik
1981 The Red House, Akureyri

Group exhibitions (selection)


2017 “Zeichnungen” Galerie Kim Behm, Frankfurt
2017 “Rolling Snowball 9” Djúpivogur, Iceland
2017  “Lean Issues”  Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
2017 “Hotta-Lindvig-Magnusson”  Marie Kirkegaard Galleri, Copenhagen
2016 “Quartett” The National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik
2016 “Lightpaint” The National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik
2016 “Home 2 – Zuhause Zwei” La Maison Rouge + Bleu, Berlin
2015 “Coffeetalk” Galerie Kim Behm, Frankfurt
2015 “Monteaudio 15” international sound art festival, Montevideo, Uruguay
2015 “On The Way to Hellissandur” Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel
2014 “Ornament A” Gallery North, Copenhagen
2014 “Into The Field” The Model, Sligo, Ireland
2014 “Roro” Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art, Seydisfjördur, Iceland
2014 “Open Wire” Køge Kyst and KØS Museum, Køge, Denmark
2014 “Nasasjón” Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Scotland
2014 “Object Matter” Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen
2014 “Dalir og hólar” Dalir Commune, West Iceland
2014 “Minimal Baroque” Ronnebæksholm, Denmark
2013 “Sequences VI, Real Time Art Festival” Reykjavik
2013 “Elemental” Havremagasinet, Boden, Sweden
2013 “Double Illums Bolighus” Copenhagen
2013 “Monteaudio 13” international sound art festival, Montevideo, Uruguay
2012 “Multiples” Skulpturi, Copenhagen
2012 “Licht II” Olschewski & Behm, Frankfurt
2012 “A day of 13 successive half hour exhibitions alternating between two rooms” Skaftfell,
2012 The Bookshop Projectspace Seydisfjördur.
2012 “Freestyle” Galleri North, Copenhagen
2011 “Perspectives – On the Borders of Art and Philosphy” The Reykjavik Art Museum
2011 “Nasasynir” Olschewski & Behm, Frankfurt
2010 “Transformer” Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen
2010 “Roman Signer, Birgir Andrésson, Tumi Magnússon”, Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art,     Seydisfjördur
2009 “Multiples” Co-Lab, Copenhagen
2009 “Wechselspiel” Projektraum 4, Mannheim
2009 “Art Geo / Reading Nature” Schlosspark Stammheim, Köln
2009 “Fully Booked” Hotel Beethoven – Moving Locations, Bonn
2009 “Folkestone Prism” Casino Metropolitano, Mexico City
2008 “Loftnet” Co-Lab, Copenhagen (With Radhildur Ingadottir and Magret H. Blöndal)
2008 “Nr 1” Olchewski & Behm Galerie, Frankfurt
2007 “PX: A Purposeless Production, a Necessary Praxis” St Paul St. Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2006 “Wall to Wall”, Copenhagen
2006 “Computer Prints” Hoffmannsgalleri, Reykjavik
2006 “Painting after 1980” The National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik
2006 “Autumn Exhibition” Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen
2005 “Augnablik” Brick-5, Wienna
2005 “Fluid Incursions” Gallery Boreas, New York
2004 “IS/NZ” Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany
2004 “Aldrei, Nie, Never” Gallery +, Akureyri
2003 “Plesant Surprise” Slunkariki, Isafjordur, Iceland
2003 Gerduberg Cultural Centre, Reykjavik
2003 “Icelandic Art 1980 – 2000” National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík
2003 “Icelandic Photography” Kjarvalsstadir, The Reykjavik Art Museum
2002 “Don”, Marfa, Texas
2002 “Icelandic Photography” House of Photography, Moscow
2001 “New Wave Painting (retrospective)” The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
2000-01 “Carnegie Art Award” Helsinki Konsthall, Helsinki / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo /Göteborg Konstmuseum, Gothenburg / Sophienholm, Copenhagen /Konstakademien, Stockholm / Kópavogur Art Museum, Iceland
2000 “Red Shift” Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik and Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam
2000 “Aratta” Kopavogur Art Museum, Kopavogur
1999 “Red Shift” Trapholt Museum, Kolding, Denmark and Helsinki Konsthall, Finland
1999 “Herdeg, Magnússon, Signer, Tagwerker”, haus bill, Zumikon, Switzerland
1998 “Inbetween” A project by Adem Yilamz and Jårg Geismar, The Venice Biennale and various places in Germany
1998 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík (With Gary Hume, Georgie Hopton and Radhildur      Ingadottir)
1998 “Icelandic Painting of the 20th Century” Hong Kong Museum of Art, and National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing
1998 “The Hunting of The Snark” The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
1998 “Colour between Art and Science” Stenersen Museet, Oslo
1997 “Sparistellið”, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjördur
1997 Summer Exhibition, Seljord Kunstforening, Seljord Norway
1997 “Display” Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
1997 “Crymogæa” Kulturbahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf
1995 “Icelandic Abstract Art (Revised)” The Reykjavík Art Museum
1995 “The Wollemi Pine” Kópavogur Art Museum, Kópavogur
1995 “Fragments”, Ernst Museum, Budapest
1993 Shad Thames Galleries, London
1994 The Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil (Prize for best contribution)
1992 “Summer Exhibition,” The Nordic House, Reykjavík
1991 “Bilder zur Bibel Heute” Dominikaner Kloster, Frankfurt/Main
1991 “Stillstand Switches” Shedhalle, Zürich
1991 “Kunst aus Island” Kunstverein Köln
1990 “Rendez-vous” The Nordic Art Centre, Helsinki
1990 “Fyrir ofan gard og nedan”, outdoor exhibition in Reykjavik
1989 Pulitzer Art Gallery, Amsterdam
1989 The Corridor, Reykjavik
1988 “Five Young Artists” The National Gallery, Reykjavik
1987 “Kex” Kulturhuset, Stockholm and UKS, Oslo
1987 Gallery Leger, Malmö
1985 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
1984 “Kärläksdjuret” Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
1984 “Treffen im Gebirge”, Gallery Filiale, Basel
1984 The Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik
1983 “Gullströndin Andar” Reykjavik
1983 “Over The Meridian”, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam
1982 “7” The Nordic House, Reykjavik
1980 Fundatie Kunsthuis, Amsterdam
1979 Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavik

Events

2016 Broadcast “Voyage There and Back” Radio Revolten International Radio Art Festival, Halle,
Germany, and Radiophrenia radio art broadcast project, Glasgow
2015 Broadcast “Voyage There and Back” The Remote Series, ABC Radio, Australia
Percussion performance to the video installation “Largo Presto” by Fabrice Lengronne and students of Escuela Universitaria de Musica, Montevideo
2014 Video screening, Night TV, RUV, Iceland

Works in public space


“2 Up, 1 Down” Video and sound installation on five monitors, Copenhagen University, Amager

Works in public collections

The National Gallery of Iceland
The Reykjavik Art Museum
Malmö Art Museum, Sweden
The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
The University Art Museum, Reykjavik
Gerdarsafn, The Kopavogur Art Museum, Kopavogur
Safn, Reykjavik
The Municipality of Copenhagen, collection
The Icelandair Collection

Teaching and lectures

2005 – 2011 Professor at Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Copenhagen
1999- 2005 Professor at the Department of Visual Art, The Iceland Academy of The Arts.
1996-97 and 1998-99 Head of the department of Mixed Media at the Icelandic
College of Arts and Crafts (the predecessor of IAA).
1986 –1999 Regular teacher at the department of Mixed Media, ICAC
1998 – Guest teaching and lecturing at: Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Kunsthögskolan
Valand, Gothenburg, Kunsthögskolen i Bergen, Nordiska Konstskolan, Kokkola,
Konsthögskolan i Malmö, Weissensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin, ELAM, Auckland, AUT, Auckland, Kunstakademiet i Trondheim, Edinburgh College of Art, Lucerne School of Art and Design.