Drawing by Pauline Richards

Arnar Ómarsson
arnar [at] freyjulundur.is

Education
2008-2011 University of the Arts, London, BA (Hons) Fine Art.
2007-now Dieter Roth Academy

Awards/grants:
2014 Reitir, nominated for Eyrarrósin culture award
2013 Evrópa Unga fólksins
2013 Eyþing Cultur fund
2012 Eyþing Cultur fund
2012 DIVA, Danish International Visiting Artist Programme, Aarhus, DK
2011 Deptford X art awards, London, UK (with Sean Millington)

Selected projects and exhibitions:

Coming up:
Mega Space Super Station, private show - ish, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, IS
Núll, collaboration with Freyja Reynisdóttir Institut for (X), Aarhus, DK


2014
Reitir, project leader Alþýðuhúsið, Siglufjörður, IS
The Programmed Condition, Private show Aarhus Center for Visual Art, Aarhus, DK
Converstaion#4, with James Torble, Millington | Marriott at Weekends, London, UK
You draw me crazy, collaboration with Hekla Björt Helgadóttir Institut for (X), Aarhus, DK

2013
Users, Private show 002 Gallerí, Hafnarfjörður, IS
Reitir Creative network project, Siglufjörður, IS
Untitled, Private showGallerí Ískápur, Akureyri, IS
Réttardagur, 50 sýninga röð, Guest artist, Akureyri Visual Art Center, Akureyri, IS
Correlation, Groupshow, Halle 50, Munich, DE
First things first, Groupshow, Firstlines gallery, Munich, DE
Post-Apocaliptic Dream, part of This is X exhibition, D.A.K, Aarhus, DK
Relations, Private show, Kompan, Siglufjörður, IS

2012
13th Dieter Roth Academy’s exhibition, Groupshow, D.A.K, Aarhus, DK
Reitir, Creative network project, Siglufjörður, IS
Tree correction - revisited vol.2 Roots, groupshow, Visual Art Center, Akureyri, IS
Atelier, Private show, D.A.K. / Institute for (X), Århus, DK

2011
Surrender to the pleasure, Deptford X Awards , London, UK
The Studio, AR-SE project , Camberwell College of Arts‘, London, UK
Waste, AR-SE project , Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

2010
Pompidou’s Ar-Se, AR-SE project , (AND/OR) Gallery, London, UK
Homeland, DEBT project, Camberwell College of Arts‘, London, UK
The Ant colony, Collaboration; Aritnavan & Bureau Detours, CCA Museum, Århus, DK
72. 4th AVE, Artinavan & SpaceMakers project, Brixton Village Market, London, UK
11th Dieter Roth Academy’s exhibition, Groupshow , Verksmiðjan, Hjalteyri, IS


Undertaken Responsibilities throughout the years
2014 - Head of residencies at Institut for (X)
2013 - now member of Myndhöggvarafélagið í Reykjavík
2013 - now founder and curator of Happy wednesdays, series of talks at Institut for (X), DK.
2013 - now Founding member of the Photographers society in Fjallabyggð, IS
2012 - now Co-Founder and project manager at Reitir
2011- now Curator of AIRatX, visiting artist programme at Institut for X in Århus, DK
2010- now Founding member of AR-SE collaboration, UK
2009 Founding member of Artinavan// art collective, UK
2009 Member of Young’s TATE committee, for Tate Modern, UK
2008- now Member of the art collective Verksmiðjan in Hjalteyri, IS
2008- now Member of the Akureyri Academy of visual arts, IS
2007- now Member of the Dieter Roth Academy, N/A
2006-2009 PR ambassador in Akureyri for Roskilde festival, DK
2007-2008 Secretary of the Icelandic Snowboard Association, IS
2005-2006 Member of the student council in Akureyri College, IS
2005-2006 Spokesman of Akureyri College in preparatory committee for a nation wide song contest, IS
2004-2006 CEO of the Philosophy and culture society in Akureyri Junior College, IS
2004-2005 Co-editor of Muninn (school paper), IS
2003-2007 Graphic designer and pre-press graphicer of Muninn (schoolpaper), IS
2003-2005 One of two head light- and sound technicians in Akureyri Junior College, IS
2000-2005 Cameraman/editor for Team Divine (Snowboard team), IS