Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir

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Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir
Born (1959-09-23) 23 September 1959 (age 64)
Alma materParis Panthéon-Sorbonne, art history[1]
University of Iceland, history[1]
Occupation(s)Art curator
Chairman of the Art Museum of the University of Iceland
Associate professor of art history and theory, University of Iceland
Websitestarfsfolk.hi.is/en/simaskra/4408

Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir (born 23 September 1959[2] in Reykjavík) is an Icelander art curator.[3] She specializes in contemporary art, photography, history of photography[4][5][6] and fashion.[7] She is associate professor of art history and art theory at the University of Iceland.

Career and works[edit]

Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir began her career as an independent researcher and free-lance curator. She became an assistant professor in Art history at the University of Iceland in 2008.[8]

She has written extensively on modern and contemporary art, photography, history of photography, and fashion, and has been the curator for several exhibitions related to Icelandic art in various European countries.[9]

She has been chairman of board of the University of Iceland Art Museum since 2015.[10]

She received the Fjöruverðlaunin price in 2009 in the category "Best non-fiction".[11]

Books and major articles[edit]

  • Transmettre l’art – Figures et méthodes – Quelle histoire ? Paris: Les presses du reel, 2013[12][13]
  • "The New Nordic Cool: Björk, Icelandic Fashion, and Art Today" in Fashion Theory, 2011[14]
  • "Nation, nature, reality". The history of art in Iceland from late 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century, Vol 2, National Museum of Iceland, 2011[15]
  • Icelandic Art Today, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2009[16]

Curator and co-curator[edit]

  • Feckless and Hotheaded, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna, 2016 - [17][18]
  • Marginalia – texts, sketches, and doodles in Kjarval's art, Reykjavik Art Museum, 2015[19]
  • Re-construction of Friendship, Corner House, Riga European Capital of Culture, 2014[20][21][22]
  • Tracks in Sand, retrospective of sculptor Sigurjón Ólafsson, National Gallery Iceland, 2014[23]
  • FNAGP (Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques), Paris, 2014[24][25]
  • Reality Check, Reykjavík Art Festival 2010[26][27][28]
  • Dreams of the Sublime in Contemporary Icelandic Art in Bozar, Brussels and Reykjavik Art Museum 2008[29]

She has worked with a number of artists including Anne Herzog, Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson,[30] Halldór Ásgeirsson, Icelandic Love Corporation, Kristleifur Björnsson, Olga Bergmann, Ólöf Nordal,[31] Pétur Thomsen, Sigurður Guðmundson,[32] Sigurður Guðjónsson,[33] Hlynur Hállsson[34] Spessi, et al.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir | Starfsfólk HÍ". Starfsfolk.hi.is. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  2. ^ Þórðarson, Þórir, ed. (1984). "Próf 1982–1984". Árbók Háskóla Íslands 1982–1984. Háskóli Íslands. p. 37. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Fire and Ice - artnet Magazine". Artnet.com. 2005-07-14. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  4. ^ Sigurjónsdóttir, Æsa (1999). "Sigriður Zoëga 1889–1968: Icelandic Studio Photographer". History of Photography. 23: 28–35. doi:10.1080/03087298.1999.10443794.
  5. ^ Sigurjónsdóttir, Æsa (1999). "French photography in nineteenth-century Iceland". History of Photography. 23: 10–17. doi:10.1080/03087298.1999.10443792.
  6. ^ "Ventes aux enchères Paris Auguste Houzé de l'Aulnoit (1824-1892) Autoportrait vers 1851 Daguerréotype 1/2 plaque, 1". Catalogue.drouot.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  7. ^ "Iceland". Berg Fashion Library. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  8. ^ "Háskóli Íslands - starfsfólk". hi.is. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  9. ^ "Publications | Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir". Uni.hi.is. 2012-09-22. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  10. ^ "Listasafn". hi.is. 2017-08-07. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  11. ^ "Verðlaunahafar fyrri ára | Fjöruverðlaunin – bókmenntaverðlaun kvenna". Fjoruverdlaunin.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  12. ^ "Transmettre l'art – Les presses du réel (livre)". Lespressesdureel.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  13. ^ Sigurjónsdóttir, Æsa. "Magnús Pálsson et le département New Art à Reykjavík, 1975-1984: ‘Teaching: the Maddest Artform’," in Transmettre l’art. Figures et méthodes – Quelle histoire? Kihm, Christophe and Mavridorakis, Valérie eds. Dijon: Les presses du réel, 2014, 129 – 151.
  14. ^ Sigurjónsdóttir, Æsa (2011). "The New Nordic Cool: Björk, Icelandic Fashion, and Art Today". Fashion Theory. 15 (2): 239–258. doi:10.2752/175174111X12954359478807. S2CID 194022921.
  15. ^ Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir, "Nation, nature, reality". The history of art in Iceland from late 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century, Vol 2, ed. by Ólafur Kvaran, Reykjavík: National Museum of Iceland and Forlagið, 2011, pp. 8-84.
  16. ^ Icelandic Art Today. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz 2009.
  17. ^ "Herkunft? Fiktion!". 23 September 2016.
  18. ^ https://wirtschaftsagentur.at/kreativwirtschaft/curated-by-vienna/curated-by-vienna-2016/kuratorinnen-und-kuratoren/aesa-sigurjonsdottir/[dead link]
  19. ^ "Listasafn Reykjavíkur - Marginalia – texts, sketches, and doodles in Kjarval's art".
  20. ^ "(Re)construction of Friendship | Art Space Reconstruction". Artspacereconstruction.wordpress.com. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  21. ^ "Dubious Friendships. On the "(Re)construction of Friendship" exhibition in Riga". Echo Gone Wrong. 2014-09-29. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  22. ^ Platt, Kevin M. F. (2015). "Lyric Cosmopolitanism in a Postsocialist Borderland". Common Knowledge. 21 (2): 305–326. doi:10.1215/0961754X-2872391. S2CID 147697877. Project MUSE 580366.
  23. ^ "TRACKS IN SAND - SIGURJÓN ÓLAFSSON RETROSPECTIVE | Exhibitions | English | Listasafn Íslands". Listasafn.is. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  24. ^ "FNAGP". Fnagp.fr. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  25. ^ "Pierre Vanni". Pierrevanni.tumblr.com. 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  26. ^ "studija". Studija.lv. 2010-08-15. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  27. ^ "David D'Arcy reports from the Reykjavik Arts Festival - artnet Magazine". Artnet.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  28. ^ "News — Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Latvia". Norden.lv. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  29. ^ Ignacio Villarreal (2008-08-05). "Dreams of the Sublime and Nowhere in Contemporary Icelandic Art". Artdaily.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  30. ^ "New Book: You Must Carry Me Now–The Cultural Lives of Endangered Species | Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts". Litsciarts.org. 22 November 2015. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  31. ^ "Skeletons in History's Closet: seminar January 12 2015 « The New North Atlantic". Thenewnorthatlantic.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  32. ^ "MABA". Maba.fnagp.fr. 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  33. ^ "Sigurður Guðjónsson, Sigurdur Gudjónsson, Sigurdur Gudjonsson". Sigurdurgudjonsson.net. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  34. ^ "HLYNUR HALLSSON - (IS-D) - plasticien/Visual artist « Platonique, revue d'images d'art contemporain, visual contemporary art magazine". Archived from the original on 2016-02-04. Retrieved 2016-01-29.