The group exhibition Anarchist ~ Aesthetics works with art and design. Artists and designers exhibit at Galley Phenomenon, a multi-complex of creative individuals on Ægisgata 7 in the center of Reykjavik. The exhibition aims to push the boundaries between art and design. We see art as a definition or redefinition of human needs, art is social criticism and something you experience. When does art become a design?

24.04, 17:00-20:00: Opening 

25.04, 17:00-22:00 Good Thursday

25.04, 19:00-20:00: Catwalk 

Repüp & Courage Productions will show you their latest making.  

Repüp champions sustainability and creativity in their clothes. Creating unique one off items, concentrating on comfort and quirkiness. Courage Production is the creation of the artist Katrín Inga. The courage will be presented on a garment that is a basic pillar in the wardrobe. Each shirt is a unique piece in the artist’s series.

26.04, 15:00-20:00: Workshop

Open studio of artists and designers in Phenomenon. Repüp bootik welcomes you, bring your old clothes (shirts – pants – tops) that you want to change and repüp creates new clothes for you, hand painted or sewn. 

27.04, 15:00-20:00: Workshop

Open studio of artists and designers in Phenomenon. Repüp bootik welcomes you, bring your old clothes (shirts – pants – tops) that you want to change and repüp creates new clothes for you, hand painted or sewn. 

28.04, 15:00-18:00: Workshop

Open studio of artists and designers in Phenomenon. Repüp bootik welcomes you, bring your old clothes (shirts – pants – tops) that you want to change and repüp creates new clothes for you, hand painted or sewn. 

OPENING WELCOME
28.03.2024
18:00

Omar Thor opens his second solo exhibition Resolution in gallery Phenomenon with new works. Omar Thor Arason (b. 1979) is a Reykjavík based painter and sculptor. He was raised in the U.S, Iceland, and England, and later lived in Norway and Denmark before moving back to the USA in 2001. In the fall of 2023 he moved back to Iceland to pursue his career. He received his BA and MA in studio art at CSU Sacramento, and completed his MFA at Stanford university in 2017. In recent years he taught at CSUS, Stanford, and Sierra College. His work explores the intersection of theoretical physics, psychology, religion, mythology, and morality. His paintings tend to align with the Northern European figurative tradition with a tendency towards surrealism.

https://omarthor.com/

LJÓS Í LISTAVERKI
Samsýnin samtíma listamanna í gallerí Fyrirbæri. Sýningin er tileinkuð friði og frelsi þar sem þema hennar eru ljósverk. Markmiði verkenna er að senda út ljós til þeirra sem berjast fyrir lífi sínu.

OPENING 02.02.24 WELCOME 17-20:00

ART OF LIGHTS IN WORK
Group exhibition of contemporary artists in Phenomenon gallery. The exhibition is dedicated to peace and freedom as its theme of the artworks is light. The aim of the artworks is to send out light to those who are fighting for their lives.


17.1. 11-13
18.1. 16-18
19.1. 12-14
 20-21.1. 14-16
25.1. 17-22 www.fimmtudagurinnlangi.is
26.1. 18-19:30 Bóndadagur - sérviðburður
27.1. 14-16

Upphaf - Innhaf - Úthaf  

Chroma (Hulda Hlín) opnar málverkasýningu sem ber yfirskriftina Upphaf - Innhaf - Úthaf með vísun í upphaf nýs árs og öldugang lífsins innra sem ytra.  

Á sýningunni má meðal annars sjá ný verk en þau hafa þróast frá upphafi ferils en halda þó sínum sérkennum, einkennandi sterkum litum, kontrast, andstæðum og flæði. Í verkunum birtist hið frjálsa flæði sem einkennir verk listamannsins, hið gleðilega sköpunarstarf og kraftur innri veraldar og ytri heima. Flæðandi form, litagleði og nú fossandi listasamspil í samtali við vatnsflauminn og þyngdaraflið koma við sögu á sýningunni.  

Verkin eru expressíf og formin minna stundum á lífverur og frumur. Hringformið kemur oft fyrir á mismunandi vegu. Við upphaf ferils listamannsins var fókusinn á ytri heima á borð við landslag og portrett, gjarnan í litsterkum expressivum stíl en landslagið liðaðist loks smám saman í sundur og úr urðu semiabstrakt og abstrakt flæðandi verk. Portrettið hefur komið við sögu og fylgir gjarnan með á einn eða annan hátt. Nú er nýtt upphaf og mun framtíðin leiða í ljós hvert sköpunin stefnir. Listamaðurinn leyfir listinni áfram að flæða í skapandi gleði. 

Nánari upplýsingar hafið samband við listamann í síma: 8987701 Gallerí og á vefsíðu listamannsins www.chroma.blue 

Um listamanninn: 

Chroma (Hulda Hlín) fæddist í Kaupmannahöfn og ólst þar upp fyrstu árin og síðar í París og loks Reykjavík. Chroma stundaði nám við listaakademíu Ítalíu í Róm, Accademia di belle arti, og útskrifaðist þaðan í listmálun (pittura) með hæstu einkunn og láði. Chroma hefur verið heilluð af litum frá barnæsku og er einnig með mastersgráðu í listfræði með lokaritgerð á sviði  merkingafræði lita / merkingarfræði hins sjónræna. Chroma hefur haldið fjölda einka- og samsýninga bæði hérlendis og á Ítalíu. Nánari upplýsingar um listamanninn má finna á vefsíðu Chroma www.choma.blue


Beginnings/Inscape/Outscape  

Chroma (Hulda Hlín) exhibits her work titled Beginninsg/Inscape/Outscape with reference to the beginning of a new year and the waves of life inside and outside.  

In the exhibition among others new work will be on show that has developed since the beginning of the artists career, still retaining its distinctive, characteristic: strong colors, contrast and flow. 

The work depicts the free flow, the joyful creation and the power of the inner and outer world. Flowing forms now cascading over the canvas in conversation with water and gravity are featured in the exhibition. 

The work is expressive and the shapes are sometimes reminiscent of organisms and cells and the circular shapes are often present. At the beginning of the artist's career, the focus was on external worlds such as landscapes and sometimes portraits, painted in expressive style with strong colors, but the landscapes gradually disintegrated into semi abstract and abstract flowing shapes. The portrait still stays around showing up in various ways. Now is a new beginning and the future will reveal where creation is headed. The artist allows the art continuously to flow in creative joy. 

For further information contact the artist in tel. (00 354) 8987701, the gallery and the artists website  www.chroma.blue.  

 

The artist: 

Chroma (Hulda Hlín) is born in Copenhagen. She grew up in three cites, Copenhagen, Paris and Reykjavik. Chroma studied at the Fine Art Academy in Rome, Accademia di belle arti, and graduated in painting cum laude. Colors have been the main interest of the artist since she was a child. Chroma also holds a masters degree in Art Theory with a main theses on color semiotics within the field of visual semiotics. Chroma has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Iceland and in Italy. Further information can be found on the artists website www.choma.blue.  


gallery opening hours: 

Wednesday - Friday: 5-9pm 

Saturday: 2-9pm 

Sunday: 2-6pm 

last day of Omar Thor Arason solo exhibition 30.11.23 from 5-9pm artist talk at 8pm part of Reykjavik long art spaces open https://icelandicartcenter.is/fimmtudagurinnlangi/dagskra/

drinks from cool local beer Ægir 

Home Coming
Omar Thor Arason
4-30.11.2023

Free entry & Everyone welcome during opening hours:

Tuesday-Thursday from 4:30-6:30pm 

Saturday-Sunday from 2-5pm 

or for private viewing contact the artist: omartarason@gmail.com

Omar Thor Arason HOME COMING
solo show opening 4 NOV 5pm
WELCOME

Omar Thor Arason (b. 1979) is a Reykjavík based painter and sculptor. He was raised in the U.S, Iceland, and England, and later lived in Norway and Denmark before moving back to the USA in 2001. In the fall of 2023 he moved back to Iceland to pursue his career. He received his BA and MA in studio art at CSU Sacramento, and completed his MFA at Stanford university in 2017. In recent years he taught at CSUS, Stanford, and Sierra College. His work explores the intersection of theoretical physics, psychology, religion, mythology, and morality. His paintings tend to align with the Northern European figurative tradition with a tendency towards surrealism.

https://omarthor.com/

 

The art exhibition will be from: September 9-28.
The exhibition will be open from Tuesday to Saturday.
from 16.00 to 19.00
Samsýninginn verður frá 9.- 28.september.
Sýninginn verður opinn frá þri.- laug.
frá 16.00 til 19.00 

Anton Lyngdal (Mr. Awkward show/Opes_vs_vato) er reykvískur konseptlistamaður fæddur árið 1981. Anton starfar undir nokkrum listamannanöfnum, eða ultra egóum, líkt og hann kallar það sjálfur. Hann vinnur með fjölbreytt efni og listsvið svo sem graffíti, glerblástur, málun, rapp, myndbanda- og skúlptúragerð.Innblástur sinn sækir Anton að mestu í hegðun mannsins. Hann vinnur mikið með minningar, fyrirmyndir og leitar gjarnan leiða til að nýta listina sem styrk til að komast í
gegnum hin ýmsu áföll sem lífið býður upp á. Anton útskrifaðist með BA árið 2017 frá Gerrit Rietveld Academie og hlaut útskriftarverk hans þar tilnefningu til verðlauna útskriftarnema. Áður hafði hann útskrifast, 2012, frá Myndlistarskóla Reykjavíkur. Anton hefur haldið og tekið þátt í fjölmörgum sýningum, erlendis og hérlendis. Þar má nefna þátttöku í Hönnunarmars, einkasýningar í Núllið Gallerý og samsýningar í Artin Amsterdam, De Kring Amsterdam, Gallerí Fold og Gallerý Port. Ásamt þessu rak hann listastudíó í Rotterdam um tíma með listahópnum Madlab. Anton er meðlimur í MHR, SÍM, Fyrirbæri, Madlab og Robot Disko. www.mrawkwardshow.com

Ég verð fertugur þann 9. september og ætla að vera með samsýningu með bestu vinum mínum, listagjörninga og tónleika.  
Opnun sýningar Best Friends er þann 09.09.23 frá: 17 til 23.00.
 
 
 
Group Exhibition “Best Friends” and 40 years old birthday of Anton Lyngdal artist. Instead of having a normal birthday, I would rather invite my friends to show their works and perform music as we do best. Opening is 09.09.23 from 17 to 23:00
 
 
 
Þátttakendur listasýningarinnar/ 
Artist in show: 
 
Geoffrey  Þ. Huntingdon Williams
Þórsteinn Svanhildarsson
Anton Lyngdal
Nathan Favot from France
Finn Godvin from England 
Gvdjong
Youze/Karl Kristján Davíðsson
Krusher
Hellcat
Boot Foot Toys
Isue/Sindre Matthias from Norway
Katrin Inga Jonsdottir Hjordisardottir aka Kata Inga 
Stéfan Hjàlmtýr Stefánsson
Marlon Pollock
Benedikt Benediktsson
Brynjar Helgason
Hallsteinn Sigurðsson
Magnús Orri Magnússon
Huseina Schott from Canada
Gylfi Freeland Sigurðsson
Viktor Steinar/Icelandobscure
 
Dagskrá / Line-up
Dj. Robert Bubbi  –  17 to 17.45
Dj. JaDe MaRooN  –  17.45 to 19.00
Lista Gjörningar / Art Performers:
 
Gervigreindar Sumarbústaðar Ferðinn
/ Cabin chronicles   –   19.00 
Nathan Favot
Anton Lyngdal 
 
“Back to the Roots III”
( freestyle rap)   –    20.00
Beatboxer: Ernir Leo 
Rapper : Marlon Pollock
Opes_vs_Vato 
 
Rap performances: 
Siggi Rósant  –  20.30
Elli Grill  –  21.00
Mælginn  –  21.30
Mòri  –  21.45
 
Robot Disco crew:
Dj. Dolphin  –  22.30
ThizOne  –  23.00 
 
“Studio110 boys”  –  Inbetween. 
with Anton Lyngdal 
 
And maybe more…
 
Recording/directing:
Atli Sigurjónsson
Hlaðborð/ Food buffet:
Stefán Laufar Kokkur.
Exhibition manager:
Anton Lyngdal 
 

 

BEST FRIENDS

OPENING


09.09.23
17-23 
welcome

ÞAÐ ER ENGIN SKÖMM Í LEIKNUM. Listamennirnir Lidija Zaneripa og Aina Bikse frá Riga, Lettlandi, í samstarfi við lista tvíeykið KLEINI ART, bjóða ykkur velkomin á WILD PPL EXPO V í Gallerí Fyrirbæri við Ægisgötu 7, laugardaginn 2. September næstkomandi. Einnar nætur gaman þar sem sýningargestum er boðið að taka þátt svo mætið með sköpunargleðina og í fötum sem ykkur er ekki of annt um. Vinur okkar Veigar verður á svæðinu á meðan birgðir endast og öllum er velkomið að koma með meira. Tónlistarmaðurinn RONJA semur tónverk á staðnum.
THERE IS NO SHAME IN THIS GAME. The artists Lidija Zaneripa and Aina Bikse from Riga, Latvia in collaboration with the artist duo KLEINI ART, invite you to the WILD PPL EXPO V at Gallery Phenomenon on Ægisgata 7, next saturday September the 2nd. One night exhibition spectator becomes the creator. It is an opportunity for knowledge production, experimentation, and critical engagement. Bring your creative minds and don’t wear your favorite clothes. There will be drinks until they run out and everyone is welcome to bring their own. Musician RONJA will be present and present a live orchestrated sound piece.
 
 

Grub exhibition now up and running
open from 18:00-20:00 next Thursday 31.08.23
or contact us for viewing: artstudiosphenomenon@gmail.com

CAMPO VERITÀ (Aftermath talk) Date: 15 August (Tue.) Time: 17-19:00  PHENOMENON ART GALLERY Ægisgata 7 101 | Reykjavík ARTISTS  Amanda Riffo Joseph Marzolla  Michaela Lakova  Karolina Daria Flora Voin de Voin Mao Alheimsdottir  Thorbjorg Jonsdottir

In the camp spirit of the international art residency “INSULA CAMPO VERITÀ” conducted in Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri

at the beginning of August, artists will share their experience and creative outcomes with the audience.

While inhabiting a former fish factory in the North of Iceland for a week — living, fishing, cooking, hiking, collecting herbs,

swimming with the whales we practice collectiveness; asking ourselves how we can work together?

Series of works emerged such as sculptures made from scratch using found raw materials, visual poems,

videos, filmed at the surroundings, performances and spatial interventions.

Through different collaborations, the artists Joseph Marzolla (Co-curator), Thorbjorg Jónsdóttir (Co-curator) Amanda Riffo, Michaela Lakova, Karolina Daria Flora, Voin de Voin and

Mao Alheimsdottir will open up a discussion, exchange perspectives, and inspire positive change within the art community and beyond. 

Share this journey with us! 

~

Insula Campo Verità, The exhibition is on view until September 3th at Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri

 

Iceland’s art history, much like its ever-changing geological terrain, has been slowly gaining prominence on the international art stage. It is pivotal that these artists immerse themselves in this fertile scene, as they question the prevailing systems that shape the art world. They have already established strong connections with local artists, writers, independent curators, artist-run spaces, and museums in Iceland. By producing artworks with pre-existing materials, they are striving for a zero-production economical design as an opposite to the “corrupted” and ever demanding corporate Art World.

This radical production model is best exemplified by the work of the artist and the co-curator of the show Joseph Marzolla, whose “Walk in Progres”s series has seen the artist traverse upwards of 16,000 km since the year 2013. Marzolla’s long-distance walk remain exclusively intangible, and never embrace marketable strategies. His statement for this show was to walk from Amsterdam towards Iceland during 2 months and a half. 

Together, the group recognizes that power that lies in collective actions. By joining forces and nurturing a spirit of collaboration, they could foster a meaningful change in our world where every individual has the capacity to contribute in their own unique way—Þorbjörg Jónsdóttir via her curatorial and artistic prowess. Gústav Geir Bollason as gallery director and co-curator of this project. Artist Voin De Voin whose work “look’s to find evidence for our post-apocalyptic existence in the object’s loss of essence”. Mao Alheimsdottir, an Icelandic writer explores in her work the connection between nature and human emotions. Artist and curator Emilie Pischedda whose previous group shows have sought to “establish a certain meaning through the representation that each artist makes of the world”. Michaela Lakova adds her resume of experimental anthropological video artworks that investigate the theme of memory and erasure. Amanda Riffo brings her conceptual practice that explores such themes as cognitive science, and work ethics within the arts. Bryndís Björnsdóttir contributes by bringing her artistic practice of decolonizing corrupt ecologies. And lastly Polish artist Karolina Daria Flora adds her lucious, abstract naturalism.

It is through their shared dedication, empathy, and receptiveness that these artists can create a space in which transformative ideas can thrive. Let us all walk this path with them; embracing humanity and exploring new perspectives while challenging the status quo.

 

 

 

**************************PAST Exhibitions:​

Greta Vazhko Forgotten Feelings 2023.08.03 – 2023.08.13 LAST DAYS TO SEE THE EXHIBITION opening hours: Friday 17-19 Saturday 15-18 Sunday 17-21

Greta Vazhko Forgotten Feelings Dates: 2023.08.03 – 2023.08.13 Opening: 2023.08.03
17.00 WELCOME

Greta Vazhko is an emerging artist from Lithuania, now based in Iceland, whose life journey took her through the vibrant landscapes of South Korea during her early 20s. This artist’s captivating creations reflect a fusion of cultures and experiences, resulting in a truly unique and evocative body of work.
With fresh perspectives, innovative techniques, and willingness to push boundaries, this exhibition showcases a diverse range of artworks that redefine the limits of expression and imagination. Each piece beckons the viewer to embark on a transformative visual journey.
As you step into this immersive world of art, allow yourself to be guided by your intuition and embrace the forgotten feelings that reside within. Experience the essence of being a child again, where wonder and curiosity know no bounds.

 

 

 

 

 

Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjordísardóttir 

REAL DREAM 3-6-9

29.06-30.07.23

 

 

open every weekend 15-18

and by appointment:

artstudiosphenomenon@gmail.com

Phenomenon gallery is kindly supported by the Reykjavik City Counsel. 



NEXT OPENING

REAL DREAM
Katrin Inga
solo exhibition
29.06.23 opening
welcome 5-7pm

Katrín Inga vinnur sína sköpun gegnum alla miðla nútímasamfélagsins. Kerfisleg fyrirbæri eru henni hugleikin og spila oftar ekki aðal rulluna í hennar sjónrænu heimspeki. Hugarfarsbreyting á gildismati ástar- og kynvitundar rís hátt, sett fram á nýfrjálsum grunni þar sem gagnrýnin hugsun tilheyrir hversdagsleikanum. Tilgangur listar og ástar er þungavigt við útrýmingu hinnar endalausu hringrásar pólitískra og menningarlegra árekstra í heiminum. Katrín Inga hlaut viðurkenningu Svavars Guðnasonar og Ástu Eiríksdóttur (2017); Dungal viðurkenninguna (2012); námsstyrk úr Guðmundu Andrésdóttur sjóðnum (2013); og Fulbright námsstyrkir (2012). Katrín Inga lauk MFA námi við School of Visual Arts í New York (2014); hún skartar BA gráðu í listfræði, með ritlist sem aukafag frá Háskóla Íslands (2012); og BA í myndlist frá Listaháskóla Íslands (2008). Katrín Inga á að baki sýningar hérlendis og erlendis, má þar helst nefna einkasýningar hennar 6. bindið í Nýlistasafninu (2013-); Land Self Love í Gallery Gudmundsdottir í Berlín (2020), og samsýningar þar á meðal High Line Art, New York, Bandaríkjunum (2017); Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, (2015); XVII tvíæringur ungra listamanna, MEDITERRANEA 17, Mílanó, Ítalíu (2015).  

Katrín Inga creates through all the media of modern society. Systemic phenomena often play the main role in her visual philosophy. A change in the mindset of the values of love and sexuality rises, presented on a new basis where critical thinking belongs to everyday life. The purpose of art and love is in eliminating the endless cycle of political and cultural conflicts in the world. 

Katrín Inga is the recipient of awards including a Fulbright Scholarship (2012); the Dungal Art Fund award (2012); the Gudmunda Andresdottir Scholarship (2013); the Icelandic Art Salary from the government of Iceland, Iceland (2015/2017); and the Svavar Guðnason & Ástu Eiríksdóttur foundation art price for the promotion of young Icelandic artists (2017). Katrín Inga graduated with a MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York (2014); a BA degree in Art History and Art Theory from the University of Iceland (2012); and a BA in Fine Art from the Iceland Academy of the Arts (2008). Katrín Inga has presented solo projects and performances, most notably in Gallery Gudmundsdottir, Berlin (2020) & at Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (2013) and her work and performances have been presented in group exhibitions at platforms including High Line Art, New York, USA (2017); Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vadaus, Licthenstein, (2015); XVII Biennial of Young Artists, MEDITERRANEA17, Milan, Italy (2015).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brynjar Helgason

Gagnvirkt samtal við listamanninn um listina og alla mögulega hluti.

27.04.23 kl.18 til 22

Á fimmtudaginn langa gefst áhugasömum kostur á að virða fyrir sér sýningu Brynjars Helgasonar í Fyrirbæri sem gengur undir heitinu; ‘Fyrirbærafræði’… Og um leið, ef spurningar vakna, að spyrja listamanninn um hvert það hugðarefni sem viðkomandi kemur í orð eða í hvern þann tjáningarmáta sem er á færi þess sama. Þá þarf ekki að hika við að fara langt út fyrir efnið svo lengi sem að það er á vinsamlegu nótunum.

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Fyrirbærafræði
einkasýning Brynjars Helgasonar
30.03.23 til 30.04.23

Brynjar Helgason opnar myndlistarsýningu í Fyrirbæri. Ágrip úr sýningarskrá: ,,…Í eigin heimi sem aftur á móti gerir ráð fyrir osmósu við einhvern fullkomlega ókunnugan sem með hugveruleika sínum myndi ljá upplifuninni væ(n)gi í tengslum við sögu og samfélag, sértæk sum þau kunna að vera… Þetta felur á endanum í sér visst notagildi vegferðarinnar sem mælikvarði á fagurfræðilegt gildi afstætt öllum mögulegum hlutum og hluteigandi gjörðum vorum.’’ 

17.03.23
from 18 to 22
happenings
performance
music
djs
everyone welcome

r ö k k u r EXHIBITION
16.12.22-29.01.2023
PHENOMENON GALLERY

OPENING EXHIBITION
PHENOMENON GALLERY
REYKJAVÍK CULTURE NIGHT 2022