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Rainbow Opera 2010

224 x 183 x 15 cms

Synthetic hair on wood

2010


Black Comet

100 x 100 x 10 cms

Synthetic hair on mdf

2009


Orange Moon

60 x 60 x 8 cms

Synthetic hair on mdf

2009


Ursa Minor

30 x 30 x 4 cms

Synthetic hair on mdf

2009


Vanity Beast from Hell

149 x 19 x 96 cms

Human and synthetic hair, polyeurathane and glass

2009


Vanity Disorder

Coloured human hair

2009


Filings

48.5 x 64 cms

Watercolour on paper

2009


Amoeba

48.5 x 64 cms

Watercolour on paper

2009


Fluffy

64 x 48.5 cms

Watercolour on paper

2009


Cluster

23 x 20 x 23 cms

Dried grapevine and enamel

2009


Raw Nerves

15 x 21.5 x 15 cms

Dried grapevine and enamel

2009


Burn

190 x 174 x 8 cms

Synthetic hair on mdf

2009


Biography
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Hrafnhildur Arnardottir aka Shoplifter


Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir aka ‘Shoplifter’ was born in Iceland , she is currently based in New York.


1994 - 1996 MFA School of Visual Arts. New York, USA

1989 - 1993 BFA Icelandic College of Art and Crafts. Painting department. Reykjavík, Iceland



Selected Shows and Projects (Solo and Group)


2011

HonnunarMars

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Icelandic Museum of Design and Applied Arts, , Iceland


Curator for the Nordic Fashion Biennial 2011

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Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, USA


The Nordic Textile Award

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Boras Textile Museum, Boras, Sweden


Performance collaboration with Nico Muhly

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Galapagos Art Space, New York, USA



2010

Postermat

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The Hole Gallery, New York, USA


Bowery Lane

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Charles Bank Gallery, New York, USA


Collective Noun

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Faggionato Fine Art, London, USA


Pseudonym Project

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The Invisible Dog Gallery, New York, USA


Bubble Raft

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Dorsch Gallery, Miami, USA


Crone

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Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, USA


The Liverpool Biennial

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, Liverpool, UK


The Brucennial 2010

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, New York, USA



2009

Burn

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Trolley Gallery, London, UK


Vanity Disorder

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i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland


Out of Order

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Edlin Gallery, New York, USA


Crossing the line (window installation)

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Alliance Francaise Art Festival and Collaboration with department store Macy’s 34th street, New York, USA


Evudćtur

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Artmuseum, Akureyri, Iceland


Hydra Star

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Artwalk-Hydra School Project 10, Hydra, Greece



2008

Aimez Vous Avec Fervour, (Installation commissioned by MoMA, a.v.a.f. and Shoplifter collaboration)

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Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA


Absolutely Venomous Accurately Fallacious (Naturally Delicious), (in collaboration with a.v.a.f.)

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Deitch Projects LIC, New York, USA


Písland I, (workshop and residency)

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A. J. Art Foundation, New York, USA


(performance project)

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Deitch Art Parade, New York, USA


Spleen: The Flowers of Evil Still Bloom

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Cueto Projects, New York, USA


ME(N)TAL

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Ileana Tounta Gallery, Athens, Greece


ID Lab

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Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland


Art Whatever

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Hydra School Project 9, Hydra, Greece


PÍsland I (July-August 2008 - workshop and residency)

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A. J. Art Foundation, Opatow, Poland


Manuf(r)actured

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Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, USA


ABC with Love

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Art Metropole, Ontario, Canada


It’s Not Your Fault (group show and performance)

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Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York , USA


HERE: Energies and Shadows, LMCC Swingspace project (group show and performance)

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South Street Seaport, New York, USA


Hair, Skin and Bone, (music and art performance in collaboration with composer Nico Muhly)

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The Kitchen, New York, USA



2007

The Fruit and Flower Deli Show

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Artissima Art Fair, Torino, Italy


Siamese Rapunzels: The longest live human hair braid in the world (performance)

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Deitch Art Parade, New York, USA


Happy

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Arnhem Mode Bienniale, Arnhem, Netherlands


Become our Egill of Iceland (performance in collaboration with Egill Sćbjörnsson, Ţórdís Ađalsteinsdóttir, David Herbert and Michal Jurewicz)

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Cueto Projects, New York, USA


Ninja by Night

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Dandruff Space at Liborius for Sequences Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland


She Was Born to Be My Unicorn

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Amy Smith-Stewart Gallery, New York, Iceland


I Like to Watch

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The Canal Chapter, New York, Iceland


Another

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Colette Art Gallery, London, UK


The Perfect Man Show

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White Columns, New York, USA



2006

Invasionistas, Sequences Festival Nada Art Fair, Miami, Legionaires

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Kling og Bang Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland


Pakkhus Postulanna

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The Reykjavik Art Museum-Hafnarhus, Reykjavik, Iceland


The Dance, (Curated by Emma Reeves)

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NIKE Art Project - Shoplifter and Ryan McGinley New York, USA and Milan, International, USA


Kamp K48

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John Connelly Presents, New York, USA



2005

Shroud Series, Return of the Hairy Hunch

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Dandruff Space, New York, USA


Volcana-Icelandic Panorama

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Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada


Kamp K48

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA


Tívolí

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Museum of Arnes, Hveragerđi, Iceland


K-2005

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Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden



2004

Nada Art Fair (a.v.a.f. collaboration)

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Rosa de la Cruz Art Collection, Miami, USA


The Icelandic Puppet Factory (AsFour collaboration)

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Creative Time, New York, USA


Phiiliip New Album

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Deitch Projects, New York, USA


K48 Animal

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Agnes B Homme, New York, USA


Dagskrá

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Public, Paris, France


Textile-Art

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Reykjavík Art Museum-Kjarvalsstađir, Reykjavík, Iceland


Works on Paper

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Southfirst Gallery, New York, Iceland



2003

Shrine of my Vanity, part II

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ATM Gallery, New York, USA


The Emotional Orchestra by Marina Rosenfeld (performance)

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Deitch Project, New York, USA


Outlaw Series, a curatorial project by Lisa Kirk

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, New York, USA


The Full Moon Horror (performance by The European Touch of the Ghost Theater)

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Peacock Hill, New York, USA


Magic (vdeo installation, Tilraunaeldhusid/Kitchen Motors)

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Tonic, New York, USA


Woollenmaiden and friends

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The Project, Dublin, Ireland


Now Playing-K48

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D’Amelio Terras, New York, USA


International Artists in support of Ecosystems 3

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Manaus, , Brazil


Ny?ir tímar í íslenskri ljósmyndun/New Times in Icelandic Photography

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Reykjavík Art Museum-Kjarvalsstađir, Reykjavík, Iceland


Women 2003

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Billboard Project, Copenhagen, Denmark



2002

Shrine of my Vanity

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Hlemmur.is Gallery, New York, USA


Shoplifter presents The European Touch of the Ghost Theater and The Knitted Aura

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Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, USA


East of Hollywood- Reaction Shot

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210two Gallery, Los Angeles, USA



2001

The Sheer Frost Orchestra by Marina Rosenfeld (performance)

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The Whitney Museum, New York, USA


Three

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Blank (space), New York, USA


Gather and Tell

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Mexican Cultural Institute, New York, USA


Silent Auction and Gala Exhibition

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White Columns, New York, USA


Double Trouble (Art Fag)

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Passerby, New York, USA



2000

Fullveldi/Independence

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Kópavogur Museum-Gerđarsafn, Kópavogur, Iceland


Posers

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White Columns, New York, Iceland


Inventing Iceland

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Articule Gallery, Montreal, Canada



1999

Myndir á sĂ˝ningu

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Museum of Egilsstađir, Reykjavík, Iceland


Hot spot

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Kulturbahnhof Eller e.V, Dusseldorf, Germany


Human Hair Sculptress (performance)

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Animal-Hairshop, Reykjavík, Iceland



1998

Family

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The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland


-30/60+ (group show and performance)

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The Reykjavik Art Museum-Kjarvalsstađir, Reyjavík, Iceland


Human Hair Sculptress, On the Verge

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Double Pleasure Gallery, New York, USA


Friendly, On the Verge (performance)

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Double Pleasure Gallery, New York, USA


Portraits, Portraits, Mountain Slide (performance)

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Double Pleasure Gallery, New York, USA


Double Trouble, No Fun (group show and performance)

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Double Pleasure Gallery, New York, USA



1997

12 years later, Wrong Place, Right Time (performance)

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Double Pleasure Gallery, New York, USA