Indíana Auðunsdóttir
born 1980 in Iceland.
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EDUCATION:
2006-2008:   MFA, Sculpture department, The Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London.
2001-2004:   BA Fine Art hons, Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland.    
2003, Autumn: Exchange student in Kuvataideakatemia, Helsinki, Finland. (The Finnish Art Academy, Time and Space Department).
1997-2001:   Various art courses, Reykjavik School of Art, Iceland.        
1996-2000:   Breidholts College, Art Division, Reykjavik, Iceland.
1986-1996:   Hamarsskoli, Westman Islands, Iceland.

EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS:
2013, April:
"Better than something else”, group exhibition at Freyjugöturóló, Reykjavik. Off venue event of Sequences.
2012, February:
Give Me Strength in my heart”, group exhibition at Copenhagen Place, London.
2010-2011, November-April:
Video exhibition "They don´t like our jokes because they are so stupid" at Crunch Art Festival, Hayes, Wales; Sequences Art Fair, Reykjavik and Hatch Space, Deptford, London.
2010, May-June:
Early Bird”, exhibition with Owen Bullett and Turnhurst at Standpoint Gallery, London.
2010, March:
"Elementology" exhibition with James Howard and Kolbeinn Hugi Hoskuldsson at 1646, The Hague, Netherlands.
2009, May
: “Body of Work”, exhibition with Nico Feragnoli at We Left the Warm Stable and entered the Latex Void, Montréal, Canada.
2008, October
:
"By Virtue of Contrast..." at 1646, The Hague, Netherlands.
2008, October: "13" at Prédio Av. da Liberdade, Lisbon, Portugal.
2008, June: "Slade Degree Show" at Slade School of Fine Art, London.
2007, October: “Slade Interim Show” at Woburn Square Studios, London.
2007, June: “Two Nights of Ladder Climbing”, exhibition at Parker MacMillan, London.
2006, June:  “Færópró, Far Out Art”, an outdoor art exhibition with 10 Icelandic artists in Gjógv, Faroe Islands.
2006, May:  “Holir Bolir”, Solo exhibition in Sudsudvestur, Keflavik, Iceland.
2005, October:  “Grassroad-Grassroots”, annual exhibition with young artists at The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2004, May:  Graduation exhibition from The Icelandic Academy of the Arts at Reykjavik´s Art Museum, Hafnarhus, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2004, March:  "Rjomskip" at Skaftfell, Seydisfjordur, Iceland. Exhibition with 10 artists from European countries.
2003:  "Rumpur", exhibition with 5 artists in Gallery Hausmania, Oslo, Norway.                       
2003:  “Forn eda Fifldirfska”, exhibition with 25 art students in The Reykjavik Academy, Reykjavik, Iceland.   
2002:  "Fall Ikarusar", exhibition with 20 art students in Saevar Karl´s Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland.    
2001-2002:  "SIE art project", a collaboration project between Finland, Iceland and Estonia with 18 artists, workshop and exhibition in each country. The project received grants from Youth for Europe and The Icelandic Ministry of Education and Culture.

RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS:
2010-2011, December-January:
Two months residency at Circolo Scandinavo (Scandinavian Circle), Rome.
2009-2010, December-February:
Three months Residency at 1646, The Hague, Netherlands.
2009, May: One month residency with Nico Feragnoli at We Left the Warm Stable and entered the Latex Void, Montréal, Canada.
2007, July: “Utopia and Violence”, two week workshop with artists from Slade and Athens School of Fine Art, Rethymno, Crete.
2006, June:  “Færópró, Far Out Art”, three week workshop with 10 Icelandic artists in Gjógv, Faroe Islands.
2004, March:  "Rjomskip" at Skaftfell, Seydisfjordur, Iceland. Two week workshop with 10 artists from Europe.

AWARDS, NOMINATIONS AND GRANTS:
2010, November:
Grant from Muggur Foundation, Reykjavik, for residency at Circolo Scandinavo.
2010, May: Spontaneous support from CIA, Center For Icelandic Art, for participation in “Early Bird”.
2010, April: Grant from Muggur Foundation, Reykjavik, for participation in “Early Bird”.
2010, January: Art price from Dungal Art Foundation, Iceland. Awarded annually to three emerging artists.
2009, April: Spontaneous support from CIA, Center For Icelandic Art, for participation in “Body of Work”.
2009, April: Grants from Muggur and Muggur´s Travelgrant for participation in “Body of Work.
2008, October: Myndstef travel grant for participation in "By Virtue of Contrast..." and "13".
2008, October: Spontaneous support from CIA, Center For Icelandic Art, for participation in "By Virtue of Contrast...".
2008, June: Nominated for Lands Securities Awards (free studio for a year and £5.000), Slade School of Fine Arts.
2008, May: Project Awards, Slade School of Fine Arts.

ARTIST TALKS AND LECTURES:
2009, May:
Artist talk with Nico Feragnoli at Concordia University' VAV Gallery, Montréal, Canada.
2009, June:
Artist talk with Nico Feragnoli at Le LOBE art centre, Chicoutimi, Canada.

OTHER EXPERIENCE:
2011-2013:
Board member and exhibition installer of The Living Art Museum / NÝLÓ, Reykjavik.
2012-to date: Built and opened the seasonal restaurant Slippurinn Eatery with family, in Westman Islands, Iceland. Managed the project, was the consept designer, interior designer and handyman. Currently work as the manager of the eatery with about 15-20 members of staff.
2009-2010: Carpentry and exhibition installing for 1646, Netherlands.
2008-2011:
(When in Iceland) Maintenance work for restaurant Nitjanda in Turninn, Kopavogur.
2008-2011: Maintenance work for restaurant Nitjanda in Turninn, Kopavogur.
2008-to date:
Various freelance handyman jobs, construction work, furniture making, tiling, plastering, exhibition installing etc.
1999-2004: Worker on aluminium casting machines for Isal, Alcan Iceland ltd.