Born 1964 in Reykjavík, Iceland

 

 

Education

1990-93         Ecole d’Art de Luminy, Marseille, France.

1993               DNSEP, Diplome National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique.

1992                Four months at the stone department in Academia di Bologna, Italia.

1991                DNAP, Diplome National d’Art Plastique.

1987-90         The Art and Craft School of Iceland.

1986               French, Faculté de lettres Paul Valery, Montpellier, France.

1985                MA Grammar school of Akureyri, Iceland.

 

TEDxTALK Waseda University Tokyo 2017

Founder, CEO and Artistic Director of the International Art Biennale Fresh Winds since 2010.  www.fresh-winds.com

 

Solo exhibitions and outdoor works

2017 Emptiness is fullness, Tokyo, Japan.

2017 Kjarni / Core, Strasbourg, France

2016 Sources, Uttersberg, Sweden

2016 Perpetuidad, Toluca, Mexico

2016 Eternity, Tokyo, Japan.

2016  A Bright Field, Tokyo, Japan.

2015 Reflection, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland.

2015 Sources-power lines, Marija and Jurgis Slapelis House-Museum,Vilnius, Lithuania.

2014 Vastness, Ano Ano Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

2014 Flow, Art Museum of Kópavogur Gerðarsafn, Iceland.

2014 Agnir í víðáttunni, Akureyri, Iceland

2014 Lagrima- Gender Stones, Teatermaskinen, Riddarhyttan, Sweden.

2013 Infinity- Poetic Image of Infinity, National Museum of Art, Lithuania.

2013 Détail de l’immensité, Rodez, France.

2013 Treasure, Écomusee, Pont de Montvert, France.

2012  Morningmoon, Garður, Iceland.

2011  At the seaside, Akureyri, Iceland.

2010 Embraced by the winds, Garður, Iceland.

2010 Heaven and earth, Garður, Iceland.

2009 Vættir, Akureyri, Iceland.

2009 Amboð, Akureyri, Iceland.

2008  Prayer, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2007  Vestur/suður, Kópavogur, Iceland.

2006 Lagríma, Drangsnes, Iceland.

2006 Our Nature, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2005  Water-worlds, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2004 Hugarástand – Manasthiti, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2004 Silence of the Nature, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2003 Manasthiti, Mumbai, India.

1999  Samryskja – Fusion, Museum of Kópavogur, Iceland.

 

Group exhibitions

2017 Trolls in the Park, Tokyo, Japan.

2017 Western China International Art Biennale, China.

2017 Vladimir Skoda et ses invités, Epinal, France.

2017 Cercle of elements, Dusseldorf, Germany.

2017 Janina Monkute-Marks museum-gallery, Lithuania.

2017 Esclauzels, Cahors Juin Jardin, France.

2017 4 Europeans, Paris, France.

2016 The project space, NYC, USA.

2016 Langkawi Art Biennale, Malaysia.

2016 Arte de la Tierra, Land Art Festival, Paricutín, Mexico.

2016 Cahors Juin Jardin, France.

2016 New Mythology, Naxos, Greece.

2016 Janina Monkute-Marks, Kedainiai, Lithuania

2016 A Bright Field, Tokyo, Japan.

2016 Cahors Juin Jardin, France

2015 BunkART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan

2015 Tsukuba International Artist in Residence, Tsukuba Art Center, Japan

2015 Yalova Biennale, Istanbul & Yalova, Turkey.

2015 Save the world, Verksmiðjan Hjalteyri, Iceland.

2015 Nexus-Paper Works’ Exhibition paper it dwells form, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan

2015 Nexus, Kurogawa INN Museum, Fukuoka, Japan.

2015 Senses, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

2015 Paradigm shift Vol.65, collaboration with Higuma Haruo, Kid Ailack Art Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

2014 The Way of Drawing, Gallery MoMo Projects, Tokyo, Japan.

2014 Creative 4, international art show in India, India.

2014 Yokohama Triennale’s participant in Michael Landy Art Bin, Yokohama, Japan.

2014 Art Islands in TOKYO, Oshima, Japan.

2014 Land art in Rebild, Denmark.

2014 Yalova group 2013, Vienna, Austria.

2014 Yalova group 2013, Budapest, Hungary.

2014 Fresh Winds in Garður, curator, Garður, Iceland.

2013 Intersection, Paris, France.

2013 Yalova Biennale, Turkey.

2013 Le Pont, Pont de Montvert, France.

2013 Undir berum himni, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2012 Equinox, Brazylija, Lithuania.

2012 Fresh Winds in Garður, curator, Garður, Iceland.

2010 Fresh Winds in Garður, curator, Garður, Iceland.

2009 Abiko International Open Air Exhibition, Japan.

2008 Times, Port Luis, Mauritius.

2008 Ebb and Daybreak: Representation of Being, Music and Fine Art,Salurinn, Kópavogur, Iceland.

2004 13001, Frioul, Marseille, France.

2003 International Mail Art Exhibition of Naxos, Naxos, Greece.

2002 Swarovski Crystal World, Innsbruck, Austria.

2001 M.K. Ciurlionis National Museum Kaunas, Lithuania.

2001 On the Edge, International Symposium, Nida, Lithuania.

2000 Myth of Modern Times, Museo de l’Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago, Chile.

2000 El Dia, Valparaiso, Chile.

2000 Abiko Open Air Exhibition, Abiko, Japan.

2000 International Kulturaustausch, Kameleon, Berlin, Germany.

1999 Portes Ouvertes, Genie de la Bastille, Paris, France.

1999 9/7, National Museum of Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

1998 Expidition, Kunstfabrik Am Flutgraben, Berlin, Germany.

1998 Am Paul Linker ufer, Berlin, Germany.

1997 Kunstfabrik Am Flutgraben, Berlin, Germany.

 

Work in public possession

Source – Pluvial, Landsvirkjun National Power Company of Iceland.

Gutta cavat lapidem, Northern Light inn, Iceland.

Powerlines, U-Forum Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

Dawn, Tsukuba Art center, Tsukuba, Japan.

Lagrima – Gender Stones, Teatermaskinen, Sweden.

Treasure, Écomusee, Pont de Montvert, France.

Morningmoon, Garður, Iceland.

Capture the Light, Municipal offices, Garður, Iceland.

Embraced by the Winds, Garður, Iceland.

Lagríma, Drangsnes, Iceland.

Black vs Black and White vs White,  M.K. Ciurlionis National Museum Kaunas, Lithuania.

Fusion, Swarovski Crystal World, Innsbruck, Austria.

The Silence in the Nature, Landsbanki Íslands, Iceland.

Glass Worlds, Grand Hótel Reykjavík, Iceland.

 

Residencies, symposiums and workshops

2017 Apollonia, Strasbourg, France

2016 Cahors Juin Jardin, France

2015 Tsukuba International Artist in Residence, Tsukuba Art Center, Japan

2015 Yalova Biennale, Yalova, Turkey.

2014 Art Islands in Tokyo, Oshima, Japan.

2013 Yalova Biennale, Turkey.

2013 Le Pont, Pont de Montvert, France.

2012 Equinox, Brazylija, Lithuania.

2009 Abiko Shi, Japan.

2008 Flic en Flac, Mauritius.

2004 Îles de Frioul, Hôspital Caroline, Marseille, France.

2001  Nida, Lithuania.

2000 Facultad de Arte Valparaiso, Chile.

2000  Abiko Shi, Japan.

1999  Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

 

Curators work

Fresh Winds International Art Biennale 2010-2020, Iceland

Lines, international exhibition at Akureyri Art Museum, Icealnd.

5th. Land Art Festival Paricutín, Mexico

Open Arts project in Busan, Kórea

Klaus Phiffer solo exhibition, Gallery Mjólkurbúðin Akureyri, Ísland

Klaus Phiffer solo exhibition, rue Keller Gallery, Paris, France

 

Honors

2017 Myndlistarsjóður Íslands, Icealnd.

2017 Sasakawa,Iceland/Sweden.

2017 Muggur, Icealnd.

2016 The Icelandic Department of Culture: National Artists Fellowship.

2015  Muggur, Iceland.

2015  Sasakawa,Iceland/Sweden.

2014  Muggur, Iceland.

2013  Muggur, Iceland.

2009 Fusa technico, Abiko, Japan.

2002  Cultural department of the town of Kópavogur, Iceland.

2002  The Icelandic Department of Culture: National Artists Fellowship.

2001  Cultural department of Búnaðarbanki Íslands hf.

2001  Ministry of Culture, Iceland.

2000 Fusa technico, Abiko, Japan.

2000  Ministry of Culture, Iceland.

1993  Scholarship from the city of Marseille, France.

 

FILMS

2009 “Sumarlandið” Fiction, production Blueeyes, with the help of Icelandic film centre. 90 mín. Shot in Iceland. Script and direction Grímur Hákonarsson. Production manager Mireya Samper. 

2009 “Ushuaia” Iceland, starring and written by Nicolas Hulo, director Gilles Kabali. Line producer Mireya Samper.

2008 “Horeur Boréale” Iceland, writer Guillaume Lebeau director Laurent Bergers, assistant and traduction Mireya Samper.

2007 « SKRAPP ÚT » Fiction, production Zik Zak and Ex-Nihilo, with the help of Icelandic film centre. 90 mín. Shot in Iceland. Script and direction Sólveig Anspach. Casting, location manager and preparation in Iceland: Mireya Samper. 

2006  « BEING BEAUTIFUL » Documentary film 52 mín. Locations: Iceland and the rest of the world. Director, Antoine Lassaigne, production Marathon and TV5.  Manager, director ‘s assistant, casting director, location manager, research and preparation, production manager in Iceland Mireya Samper. 

2006 « DIDDA », Documentary film 26 mín. Locations: Iceland. Director and script, Solveig Anspach. Producers Les filmes d’Ici og Arte, manager, director ‘s assistant, casting director, location manager, research and preparation, production manager in Iceland : Mireya Samper

2005 « Galdrabókin Jóladagatal » Producers, Ilm Film and Basecamp with the aid of the Icelandic Film Centre. 24 episodes for 365 Iceland. Director Inga Lísa Middleton, production manager Mireya Samper.

2004 “FAUX”, producers ; Vera-Liv Films, Iceland, Ex Nihilo, France, co-producer Arte France with the aid of the Icelandic Film Centre. Documentary film 56 min. Locations: Iceland and UK. Director, Solveig Anspach. Producer, manager, director ‘s assistant, casting director, location manager, research and preparation, Iceland Mireya Samper.

2003 « LA CHASSE A BALAINNES » LE VRAI JOURNAL, producer Canal +, France. Documentary film 15 min. location Iceland. Director Arneaut Muller. Manager Mireya Samper.

2003 « PEUGEOT » producer Pegasus Films, fiction 6 min. Location Iceland. Director, Gilles Lotthé, location manager Mireya Samper.

2003 « 2 JOURES 2 NUIT A REYKJAVIK AVEC VICTORIA ABRIL », producer Néria productions, France. Documentary 52 min. Location, Iceland. Director Benoit Finck. Director‘s assistant, casting director, location manager, research and preparation, production manager in Iceland Mireya Samper.

2001 – 2002  « STORMY WEATHER » , producer Agat Films, France, co production Blue eyes, Iceland and Les Freres Dardennes, Belgium. Feature film, 90 min. Location ; Iceland and Belgium. Director Sòlveig Anspach. Manager, casting director and preparation in Iceland Mireya Samper.

2001 « JIM LA NUIT », producer Pierre Javaux Productions, France, co production ARTE, France. Feature film, 90 min. Location ; France, Belgium and Iceland. Director, Bruno Nuyten. Director ‘s assistant, casting director, location manager, production manager in Iceland Mireya Samper.

2001 « TRANCHE DE VILLES », producer Gloria films, France co production ARTE France. Short feature film, 15 min. location; Iceland. Director, Damien Peyret. Director’s assistant, casting director, location manager, production manager in Iceland Mireya Samper

2000 « REYKJAVÍK 2001, ELFES DANS LA VILLE », producer Agat films, France, co production, ARTE, France and Icelandic broadcasting corporation, Iceland. Documentary film, 52 min. Location, Iceland. Director Sólveig Anspach. Director ‘s assistant, casting director, location manager, and productions manager in Iceland Mireya Samper.

2000   « IKÍNGUT », Icelandic Film Corporation, Iceland. Feature film, 90 min. Location ; Iceland. Director Gísli Snær. Production assistant : Mireya Samper.

1999-2000 « ENQUETE SUR LE MONDE INVISIBLE », ( Investigation in to the Invisible World ), producer Noé Productions, France. Documentary for Theater, 85 min. Location ; Iceland Director Jean Michel Roux. Director ‘s assistant, casting director, location manager, research and preparation, production manager in Iceland Mireya Samper.

 

 

 

 
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