Curver Thoroddsen

Born: Reykjavík, Iceland
Lives: Brooklyn, New York, Iceland

Curver Thoroddsen is an artist from Reykjavík, Iceland. He earned an MFA in Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts in 2009 and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Using performances, video and installation, Curver’s work explores ideas of identity, popular culture and society with a playful twist. Giving the everyday a new meaning by transforming it to the realm of art and media.
Curver has exhibited internationally and in New York and was commissioned by Performa 09 and TB-A21 with his established experimental band Ghostigital which is a collaboration between Curver and frontman Einar Örn from The Sugarcubes. Ghostigital has performed worldwide with releases on Ipecac Recordings, Honest Jon's and Bad Taste Ltd. Collaborations include Björk, David Byrne, Mark E. Smith, Alan Vega, Dälek and Sensational.

Curver is a 2009 recipient of the Svavar Guðnason and Ásta Eríksdóttir Memorial Award and a current resident in the LMCC Workspace program.

Education

2009
  • MFA, Fine Art, Fine Art
    School of Visual Arts, Manhattan, New York
2000
  • BA, Fine Art
    Iceland Academy of Art, Reykjavík, Iceland

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011
  • The Family Quintet
    ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
2009
  • Sliceland - The Westest Pizza in Europe!
    Bjargtangar Lighthouse, The rural Westfjords, Iceland
  • Two New Video Pieces
    Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2007
  • Junk For Sale
    The National Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2006
  • Unconscious
    Gallerí Box, Akureyri, Iceland
  • The 30 Year Retrospective Exhibition
    The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011
  • Hljóðheimar - Recent Sound Art in Iceland
    The National Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2010
2009

Selected Awards and Grants

2011
2009
  • Svavar Guðnason and Ásta Eiríksdóttir Memorial Award
    Svavar Guðnason and Ásta Eiríksdóttir Memorial Fund, Reykjavík, Iceland
2006
  • Artist Stipend - 6 months
    Ministry of Culture, Reykjavík, Iceland

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