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Spessi - Sigurtór Hallbjörnsson – Born in 1956 in Ísafjördur, Iceland.
He studied photography at the AKI – Akademie voor Beeldende Kunst – in the Netherlands.
He has shown his photographs in numerous exhibitions in Iceland, France, UK, Finland, Danmark, Sweeden, Brussels and New York.
Spessi also does advertisement(print) and editorials, Big Iceland issue, New York, New York Times, Politiken Denmark, MINIInternational Germany and Forum AID Sweeden.

Education and work
1989 - 1990 De Vrije Akademie, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
1993 - 1994 Aki Akademie voor Beeldende Kunst, Enschede, the Netherlands.
1990 - 1992 Staff Photographer at Pressan, Newspaper, Reykjavík.
2000 Guest lecturer at the Icelandic Art Academy.
2001 Guest lecturer at the Icelandic Art Academy.
2003 Guest lecturer at the Icelandic Art Academy.

Selected private exhibitons
1996: “Heroes”, The Tarhouse , Ísafjördur.
1996: “People”, Höfdaborg, Hafnarhúsid, Reykjavík
1999: “Bensín”, Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík.
2000: “Bensín”, Roebling Hall, New York
2001: “Bensín” The Lydmar Hotel Stockholm, Sweden.
2002: “Campsite” Roebling Hall, New York
2002: “Heroes” Nordic House, Faroe Islands.
2003: “Tourist spots´” Iceland National Galleri.
2003: “BASE”, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík. (together with Eric Pauser)
2004: “Example/Portrait” Isafjordur Art Museum.
2005: “Base” Nordatlantens Brygge Chopenhagen. (together with Erik Pauser)
2006: “Workers” 101 Gallery, Reykjavik
2006: “Location” Hafnarborg Art museum, Hafnarfjordur

Film
“300 Accordions” documentary film 30 min

Group exhibitons
1998: “In the flesh”, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík.
1999: Íslensk Grafík, Reykjavík.
1999: “Samma motiv”, Rantagalleria, Oulu, Finnland.
2000: “World trade” Roebling Hall, New York.
2001: “Faces and figures”, Scandinavian House, New York.
2001: “Reykjavík samtímans” Reykjavík Photo Museum.
2002: “Campsite” Gerdarsafn Kópavogi
2002: “Seasons in Icelandic Photography; A Retrospective”,Moscow,Russia.
2003: “Icelandic contemporary photography”,Kjarvalsstadir,Reykjavík.
2004: “Environment and nature” National Gallery of Iceland
2004: “Paysages islandais” Fnac Saint Lazare
2006: “The Landscape and the Folktale Iceland National Gallery
2006: “Hin Blíðu Hraun”, Hafnarborg Art Museum, Hafnarfirði
2006: “God´s Chosen People” Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavík
2008: Dreams of Sublime and Nowhere – in Icelandic Contemporary Art, Bozar Museum, Brussels
2008: Dreams of Sublime and Nowhere – in Icelandic Contemporary Art, Kjarvalsstaðir Reykjavik
2008: “Reflection” National Museum of Iceland

Awards
1990: The Icelandic photojournalist exhibition; fist prize for portraits.
1991: The Icelandic photojournalist exhibition; fist prize for photograph in an open category.
1997: Artist´s Stipend – The Icelandic State. 6 months
2000: Artist´s Stipend – The Icelandic State. 6 months
2004: Artist´s Stipend – The Icelandic State 3 months
2008: Artist´s Stipend – The Icelandic State 6 months

Work in collections
National Gallery of Iceland
Kjarvalsstaðir Reykjavík art Museum
The West Collection, www.westcollection.org

 


 

contact
Spessi
Fishfactory
Baronsstig 16
101 Reykjavik
Iceland
Tel +354 5510809
spessi@spessi.com