Rakel McMahon

Artist. B. 1983, Iceland. Lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Website: www.rakelmcmahon.com email: mcmahonrakel@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2008 - 2009, MA Diploma Applied Gender Studies,  University of Iceland.

2005 - 2008, BA Fine Arts, Iceland Academy of the Arts.

2007, Erasmus exchange student, Crawford school of Art. Cork, Ireland.

2006, Kuno exchange at Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden.

2004 - 2005, Diploma, Foundation program, Reykjavík Art Academy, Iceland.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011, BREADWINNER. Torpedo18, www.torpedo18.dk Denmark

2009, FEED ME. Kronkron. Reykjavik, Iceland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012. ALT_CPH with TORPEDO18, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2012, ENDEMI. Höggmyndafélagið, Reykjavik, Iceland. http://endemi.wordpress.com

2012, CONCLUSION OF SOLUTION. Gallerí Klósett, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2011, MY FRIEND THE FOREIGNER. The Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh, Scotland

2011, MADE IN CHINA – I CREATED IT WITH MY OWN TWO HANDS. Sequences Real Time Art Festival, Iceland.

2010, BLOW ME (POTTI) – BLOODY BEAUTY OK?. Gallery Crymo, Iceland.

2010, CULTURAL APPEARANCES OF ICELAND. Political critique, Warsaw, Poland.

2010, FLUSHED. Nordic house. Iceland.

2010, IN SPACE , Alt_Cph Alternative Art Fair Copenhagen as a member of Callery Crymo. www.Altcph.dk . Denmark.

2010 SKRILLINN GEGN AKÆRUVALDINU. The Living Art Museum, www.nylo.is Iceland.

2010 BOOBYTUBES. Gallery Crymo. Iceland.

2010 REPLACING THE VIEW – HVERFISGATA. Collaboration with Una B Sigurdardottir. Midsummer Festival, Iceland.

2009 OPEN-THERE ARE CORPS. Kling & Bang gallery http://this.is/klingogbang , Iceland.

2008 SÝNING Í SUÐSUÐVESTUR GÆTI TAFIÐ FRAMKVÆMDIR Á SUÐURNESJUM. Southsouthwest gallery, Iceland.

2008 SILVER PIG. Epal, Iceland.

2008 The Iceland Academy of the Arts, graduation exhibition. Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland.

2007 OCTOBER GROUP. Austurbæjarbíó, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2007  SILVER WIND, part of Artfart festival. Student gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2007 OCTOBER GROUP. Tjarnabíó, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2005 GRISSOM GANG, Gallery Gyllinhæð, Reykjavík, Iceland.

RESIDENCY

2007, Dionysia (http://www.huldarosgudnadottir.is/dionysia.html) . Hofsós, Iceland.

PERFORMANCES

2012. PERVERT PROOF PERFORMANCE in context with Torpedo18 at Alt_Cph 2012. Cohpenhagen, Denmark.

2012, THE DAYS OF THE CHILD PRODIGY ARE OVER, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2012, THE DAYS OF THE CHILD PRODIGY ARE OVER – Confessions of a child prodigy, ART IN TRANSLATION, Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2012, A 28 YEAR OLD ARTIST REVEALS A TRUE STORY. Kvöld hinna glötuðu verka. Artíma gallerí, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2011, PERVERT PROOF PERFORMANCE. RIFF, Reykjavík international film festival. Iðnó, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2011, BLOODY BEAUTY BALLET. Collaboration with Snorri Ásmundsson. Leikhúsi Listamanna, Þjóðleikhúskjallarinn, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2011, PEOPLE PLEASER. Leikhús Listamanna. Þjóðleikhúskjallarinn, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2007, OFF WITH IT ALL. Collaboration with Steinunn Gunnlaugsdottir. Tjarnabio, Reykjvík, Iceland.

GJÖRNINGAVEDUR. The Living Art Museum, www.nylo.is. Reykjavik, Iceland. 

PROJECTS

2011 – 2012, THE DAYS OF THE CHILD PRODIGY ARE OVER.  Collaboration between selected artist based in Reykjavik, Berlin, Tel Aviv.

2011 – 2012, GALLERÍ KLÓSETT. Founder and co director with Jóhanna K. Sigurdardottir. Gallerí Klósett/Gallery Toilet is a artist run exhibition space located at Hverfisgata 61, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2010 – 2011, GALLERY CRYMO. Member of the board and member of participating artists. Gallery Crymo was a artist run, grass root gallery founded in 2009, located in center of Reykjavik. During it´s time the gallery was highly active and held close to 90 exhibitions as well as participating in Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm and Alt_Cph Alternative Art Fair in Copenhagen. 

2011, Bookcover and drawings for Daloon Dagagar. Author Bergthora Snaebjornsdottir.

2009, Artwork/Album cover for EBERG.

2008 “Depression postcards” – political Christmas cards. 12 x 150. Collaboration with Katrin I.J.H and Una B. Sigurdardottir.

2008. Illustration. Education book for children. Author; Gudrun Sigursteinsdottir.

2008. Illustration, Reykjavík Grapewine, Iceland.

2008. Lecture about gender in art on “Gender Days” in The Iceland Academy of the Arts. Collaboration with Svala Ragnarsdottir

 

  GRANTS

 2011,  EUF,  for the project The Days of the Child Prodigy Are Over.

2011, Egill Skallagrímsson, Icelandic embassy in London.

2011, Muggur travel grant. SÍM

2010, Menningar og ferðamálasvið. Reykjavík city.

2010, CIA, center for Icelandic arts.

2008, Scholarship for tuition fees. Reykjavik city.

2008, Scholarship for tuition fees. Reykjavik city.

2007, Scholarship for tuition fees. Reykjavik city.

2007, Erasmus grant for exchange studies in fine art in Crawford school, Cork, Ireland.

2005, Scholarship for tuition fees. Memorial fund of Margrét Björgolfsdottir.

PUBLISHING

2012, KATALOG, 6th Issue, FETISH. Central Canadian Center for performance,

2012,  Magazine. ENDEMI third issue, Reykjavík, Iceland. http://endemi.wordpress.com/

2013, Book. THE DAYS OF THE CHILD PRODIGY ARE OVER. Published by Utur bookpublishing, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2011, Book. TRUST US WE ARE ARTIST. an archive on Gallery Crymo. Published by Crymogea, Reykjavik, Ísland.

2010, Catalog. CULTURAL APPEARANCES OF ICELAND. Published, Political Critique. Warsaw, Poland. http://www.krytykapolityczna.pl/dmdocuments/Kulturalne_oblicza_Islandii_KATALOG.pdf

 

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BERGÞÓRA SNÆBJÖRNSDÓTTIR // CV

 

Poet. B. 1985. Lives and works in Reykjavik.

Tel: +354 772 0337 

E-mail: bergthoras@gmail.com/ info@wunderkindcollective.com

 

EDUCATION              

2009- 2013: The University of Iceland. BA in Creative Writing.        

2006 -2010 :   The University of Iceland. BS in Psychology.  

2006:  Xiamen University, Xiamen, China. Chinese.                                                                         

 

PUBLICATIONS

2015: Book. FLÓRÍDA (work in progress). 

2013: Book. THE DAYS OF THE CHILD PRODIGY ARE OVER, published by UTUR, Reykjavik, collaboration with Rakel McMahon, visual artist. 

2011:  Book. DALOON DAGAR (e. Daloon days), authors first collection of poetry, published by UTUR, Reykjavik

 

PROJECTS // PERFORMANCES // EXHIBITIONS

2015: ACHY BREAKY HEART (writer, short film). Currently in pre-production stage. The film will be a part of the high school curriculum in Iceland as teaching material in cinema studies. 

2015: WE ARE FAMILY. An experimental film/performance project by Wunderkind in a collaboration with Rakel McMahon and Dögg Mósesdóttir, film director.

2011- 2015: WUNDERKIND COLLECTIVE. Ongoing collaboration with visual artist Rakel McMahon, working mostly with the performance medium, exhibiting our work in various locations around Europe and Iceland. 

2015: DALOON DAYS is currently being translated to German. Due to be published in a German publication about Icelandic female poets in 2015

2011 - 2014: ÚTÚR. An independent public association in Iceland that was established to serve the need for a cooperational platform for artists, poets and alternative publishing. One of three founders. 

2014: WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT? Group street exhibition, organized by Reykjavik city, 

2014: DAGAR UNDRABARNSINS ERU Á ENDA (V). Performance and exhibition in Gallery Þoka, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

2013: THE DAYS OF THE CHILD PRODIGY ARE OVER (IV). Performance at Dimanche Rouge Tri-National Festival, Helsinki, Finland. 

2012: THE DAYS OF THE CHILD PRODIGY ARE OVER (III). Performance at Gruentaler9, Berlin, Germany. 

2012: DAGAR UNDRABARNSINS ERU Á ENDA (II). Performance and installation at NYLO, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

2012: JÁTNINGAR UNDRABARNS. Text for performance which wascreated and performed by Saga Sigurðardottir and Rakel McMahon, Norræna Húsið, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

LITERATURE EVENTS // READINGS

2015: NORDIC FORFATTER EVENING. Café Haiti. Reykjavik, Iceland. 

2014: POETRY INC. Loft Hostel. Reykjavik, Iceland. 

2013: SKAMMDEGISTÓNLEIKARÖÐ. Various locations. Reykjavik, Iceland

2013: LJÓÐAHLJÓÐ. Bast, Reykjavík, Iceland

2012:  JUNGE LYRIK AUS ISLAND. Translation of my work was performed in German at The Lettrétage Kulturhaus, Berlin, Germany.                  

2012:  DETOUR VON ÚTÚR. Organizer. Altes Finanzamt, Berlin, Germany

2012: LESUNG IN 4 RAUMEN. Café Wagner, Jena, Germany

2012:  DALOON DAGAR (publishing event). Útúrdúr, Reykjavik, Iceland

2011: ÆRINGUR ART FESTIVAL. Organizer of the poetry part of the festival in 2011.

2011:  SOUTH – SOUTH – NORTH. Organizer . Populus Tremula, Akureyri, Iceland. 

2011: INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL. The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, 

2011: ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE. Organizer. Reykjavik Cultural Night, Iceland

2011: BEATLESS AT BAKKUS. Bakkus, Reykjavik, Iceland

2011: OPEN POETRY. The University of Iceland, Reykjavik

2011: STOFULESTUR. Stofan, Reykjavik, Iceland

2011:  POETRY FESTIVAL AT GLJÚFRASTEINN. Gljúfrasteinn, Iceland

2011:  MELRAKKAR Á SAFNANÓTT. City Library, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

2010:  ÞORLÁKSMESSU-CRYMO. Crymo Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

2010:  ALLSKONAR. Venue, Reykjavik, Iceland

2010:  ÆRINGUR ART FESTIVAL. The fish factory, Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland.