Olafur Thordarson
  objects architecture urban design art  

Ólafur Þórðarson (b. Reykjavík, 1963) creates diverse urban- multimedia- architecture- and sculptural works. With 9 solo exhibitions and participating in over 80 art- and design exhibitions in 19 different countries, his award-winning works are part of major museum and private collections in the U.S. and Europe. Three books; Olafur Thordarson (2001), Gegnumgangur (2007) and Remain in art (2015) are dedicated to his design- and art works. He taught at Rhode Island School of Design and completed his Master of Architecture degree at Columbia University.

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Exhibitions at these locations:

Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland

Altoids Living Spaces/Future Perfect, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Arnesinga Art Museum, Hveragerði, Iceland
The Art Director's Club, New York, NY
Biennale Internationale Design, Saint Etienne, France
Bio Nord, Bremerhaven, Germany
Copenhagen City Hall, Denmark
Designmuseo, Helsinki, Finland
Design Museum, Gent, Belgium
Designmuseum (Kunst og IndustriMuseet) Copenhagen, Denmark
Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Vigo, Spain 
Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, A Coruna, Spain 
Galleri Nordlys, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hic Et Nunc art festical, Friuli, Italy
Hunterdon Art Museum, Hunterdon, NJ
Iceland Embassy, Berlin, Germany
Iceland National Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
Icelandic Printmaker's Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis IN
Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY
The John Elder Gallery, New York, NY
Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Kjarvalsstaðir Reykjavik, Iceland
Klisanin Ross Gallery, New York, NY
Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, Germany
Laugarvatn Art Festival, Laugarvatn, Iceland
Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland, GB
Lys Over Lylland, Saksköbing, Denmark
Material-Connexion, New York, NY
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Municipal Art Society/Design Days, New York, NY
Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway
Museum of Decorative Art, Budapest, Hungary
Museum of Decorative Art, Prague, Czech Republic
Museum of Decorative Art, Riga, Latvia
Museum of Design and Applied Art, Garðabær, Iceland
New Museum of Contemporary Art-New York, NY
Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland
Palazzo Triennale, Milano, Italy
Reykjavik City Hall, Iceland
RISD Museum of Art/Woods Gehry Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
The Röhss Museum of Decorative Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden
Scandinavia House, New York, NY
Scope Art Fair, New York, NY
SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
Skaftfell Art Center, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI
Utsmykkningsfondet, Oslo, Norway
Verksmiðjan Hjalteyri, Iceland
V.I.A. Paris, France

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