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EVA ÍSLEIFS

Email: evaisleifs(at)gmail.com

Lives and works in Iceland Reykjavik and Athens Greece.


Education
2010 MFA in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art. Scotland
2008 BA in Fine Art from The Icelandic Art Academy. Iceland
2005 Diploma in Art and Design. Technical College of Reykjavik


Solo exhibitions
2019 Real time by all. MEME. Athens. Greece
2018 1001. Laugalækur. Reykjavik. Iceland
2017 Noway Different. A - DASH. Athens. Greece
2015 I am here; BELIEVE í South Gallery. Edinburgh Art Festival. Scotland
2014 Half an artist. SIM. Reykjavik. Iceland


Group exhibitions & collaboration
2019 The Collection as automaton. ACG. Greece. 
2019 Art Barter. Athens Greece. 
2019 Rolling snowball 12. Djúpavík. Iceland. 
2019 Dialectic Bubble. Ltd Ink Corporation. Edinburgh Scotland. 
2019 Og hvað svo? / And what then? Living Art Museum. Reykjavik.
2019 For the many. Choppingblock Gallery. London. 
2019 Top Model. GPS. Glasgow.
2018 The Wheel. Sculpture Association. Art Festival of Reykjavik.
2018 About Looking. Gallery Gamma. Reykjavik. Iceland. 
2018 Embody. Gerðarsafn. Reykjavik. Iceland. 
2017 The Thing is / MUNUR Skaftfell. Seyðisfjörður. Iceland. 
2016 St Hospitality Act III Breed Art Studios. Amsterdam. 
2016 Staðir / Places. Westfjords. 
2016 Sculpture Sculpture. Gerðarsafn. Kóparvogur. Iceland. 
2016 FEED. Kunst Vardo. Oslo. Norway. 
2015 Frenjur og Fórnalömb. ASÍ. Reykjavik. Reykjavik Art Festival. 
2015 The grass is always greener. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. 
2015 Pitcairn hall. London. UK 2015 SETTING. Athens. Snehta.Greece. 
2015 It ́s the media not you! Eastern Edge Gallery. St Johns with K. I. J. Hjörd. & R. McMahon.
2014 What do you think about the title “Nothing Lasts”?. London. UK
2013 The Antifestival. Kuopio. Finland 2013 Sequences Art festival. Reykjavik. Iceland
2012 Cherish the Moment. Catalyst Art Center Belfast with Þ. ÓIafsdóttur. Ireland
2012 Annuale. Art festival. Embassy Gallery Scotland
2012 ZooART Cuneo Italy. Art festival. Cuneo Italy
2011 Embassy@ Outpost Summer fayre. 21.6–26.6. Outpost Gallery Norwich
2011 Municipality. Bethnal Green Library. London
2011 The Ugly Clean up. Embassy Gallery. Scotland
2011 Endemis Ósýn. Gerðarsafn. Iceland
2011 The Return of the Losers. Kalmar Kunstmuseum. Sweden
2011 Going Public. Embassy Gallery. Scotland
2010 Festiwal Kulturalne Oblicza Islandii. Krytyka Polityczna. Warsaw. Poland
2010 Following people and drinking milk. Hafnarborg. Iceland
2010 The Thrill and the Dread. Talbot Rice gallery. Scotland


Performances
2018 Exiting. Beyond Human Impulses. Athens. Greece
2016 Exiting. Beyond Human Impulses. MENGI Reykjavik
2016 The Relativity of number 1 (going primitive). Kunst Vardo.
2015 I am trying. (One night stand) MHR Reykjavik
2015 Exiting with an exit sign. Pitcairn hall event. London
2013 Pushing time. Sequences Art festival. Reykjavik
2012 Reach out. Bergen. Norway (public performance)
2012 It ́s a sign. Cuneo Italy. ZooART Festival.
2012 Pray for real. Annuale. Arts Festival Embassy Gallery. Scotland
2011 It ́s a sign. The National Sculpture Factory. Cork Ireland
2011 It ́s too late, give me a penny. DIRECTRIX. Sequences. Iceland
2011 Crying Limmo. Going Public. Embassy Gallery. Scotland


Grants and scholarships
2019, 2017, 2015, 2014 Icelandic Art Fund  
2019 Icelandic Artist Salary 6 months
2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2011 MUGGUR / Travelgrants
2018 Icelandic Artist Salary 3 months
2018, 2016, 2012, 2011, 2010 Icelandic Art Center / Travelgrants
2017 Culture Fund of Westfjords for the project Places / Staðir 
2017 Icelandic Artist Salary 12 months
2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Myndstef Project Grants
2015 Icelandic Artist Salary 4 months
2011 Egill Skallagrímsson Fund. The Icelandic Embassy in London.
2011 Shortlisted for the RSA Residency. Scotland
2010 Nominated MAstars. Axis online resource for contemporary art.
2010 Culture Fund Westfjords for the project Land and Sea
2010 Travel and Culture grant from Reykjavik for the project Festiwal Kulturalne Oblicza Islandii
2009 Scholarship from ECA for MFA




Residency
2018 MICRO Alumni Fellowship Residency at Edinburgh College of Art
2018 Intragalactic Performance workshop. c.off Space in Stockholm. Sweden
2017 I MISS MY MOM. Mexico and Chiapas
2017 It ́s the Media Not You! A - DASH Athens
2015 Snehta Athens. Greece
2013 Public vs. Public. Nordic project - The Festival & The Anti Festival
2012 Monument of Blue. Glasgow School of Art
2011 OFF SOURCE. National Sculpture Factory in Ireland Cork
2010 Festival Untitled. Bíldudalur Westfjords


Art Direction
2019 Time takes Time. Athens. Greece
2018 Staðir / Places. Art festival. Westfjords Iceland.
2018 Beyond Human Impulses. Athens. Greece.
2017 I remember not remembering it very well. A - DASH
2015 WAIT / WADE in project / Mjóddin, Reykjavík. Eastern Edge Gallery.
2014 Exhibition of Lost Artworks / Culture Center in Akranes. Iceland
2014 Staðir / Places. Art festival. Westfjords Iceland. www.stadir.is
2013 Embracing Impermanence. Living Art Museum. Iceland
2012 The night of the lost Artwork. Reykjavik Iceland
2012 Meet the Locals. Artíma Gallery. Reykjavík Iceland
2011 My Friend the Foreigner. Ambulance Depot. Edinburgh. Scotland


Art work in collection
The collection of The Living Art museum. Reykjavik. Iceland
6th volume. Katrin Inga Jonsdottir Hjordisardottir