Sophie Durand

Artist

Australian, based in Reykjavik, Iceland

E-mail: sldurand@bigpond.com

 

EDUCATION

2015- BA Fine Art Honours (First Class) at Curtin University

2012 – 2014 Bachelor of Fine Art/ Art and Design at Curtin University

2013-2014 Visiting Scholar to L'École Nationale Supérieure d'Art de Dijon, France

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

  • Where Two Oceans Meet: Selected Histories of Flinders Bay, SEVENTH Gallery, Fitzroy, Australia

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • Placing the Periphery  Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda, Perth
  • Songe éternel d'un esprit endormi with C.O.S.M.I.C. collective, La FaRM, Neuilly-Plaisance Ville, France

2016

2015

  • Curtin University Degree Show, Bentley, Australia

2014

  • Curtin University Degree Show, Bentley, Australia

2014

  • Dison Dijon, Entrepot 9, Dijon, France

2013

  • 25 Under 25 curated by Feast Your Eyes Gallery at the Moores Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, Australia 

2013

  • Gomboc Sculpture Survey, Gomboc Sculpture Park, Middle Swan, Australia

 

AWARDS

2015

  • Curtin University Studio Prize
  • Member Vice Chancellors List, Curtin University

 

RESIDENCIES

2017

  • Studio Residency at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia 
  • Interlude Gallery Writers Program, Interlude Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2016

  • MiXER Residency at D'Clinic Studios, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary
  • Artist in Residence at Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, Australia

 

SCOLARSHIPS

2013

Helen Hyslop Art Award for a St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School Old Girl in their second year of and Arts Related Degree.

2010

Recipient of The National Gallery of Australia’s National Summer Art Scholarship

 

Ana Victoria Bruno

Curator

Argentinian - Italian based in Reykjavik, Iceland

E-mail: ana.victoria.brn@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION:

2013 -2017  Italian degree equivalent of bachelor degree in Communication and Didactics of Art () at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan. Thesis: Photography in the era of social networks: new uses and functions. Final mark 110/110.

2012-2013 Study of Sciences and Technologies of Psychology at the University of Bicocca, Milan

2008 - 2012 High School with an artistic orientation A. Frattini, Varese.  A level 86/100.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

December 2017 -Project Manager at the Icelandic Art Center.

April - July 2017 Internship at the art gallery Kling & Bang, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland.

April 2017 Curatorial assistant for the show Madrepore by Youngju Oh at The hole – Nonmuseo curated by Elena Ceci, an off venue event of Varese Design Week.

May 2016 - April 2017 Director’s assistant at Spazio Cesare da Sesto, Sesto, Calende (VA), Italy.

14/05/2016 Supervisor at the exhibition Abitare è essere ovunque a casa propria by Ugo La Pietra at the museum MA*GA during the opening of the show Urban Mining – Rigenerazioni Urbane organized by the Gallarate Award.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Islanda contemporanea. Il caso della Marshall House, article published on Artribune online. http://www.artribune.com/dal-mondo/2018/05/mostre-marshall-house-peyton-robertsdottir-reykjavik/
  • Glimmers of Life, text about Hulda Vilhjámsdóttir’s artworks for her website. 
  • Rebecca Erin Moran -  Untitled Still Life, text about Rebecca Erin Moran’s artworks, http://rebeccaerinmoran.com 
  • Into the liminal space, exhibition text for the show Envelopment by Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir at Kling & Bang gallery, February 2018.
  • The Icelandic Pavillion at Venice Biennale: a look beyond the trolls, STARA  magazine no. 9, pg. 8 – 9, Reykjavik, October 2017.
  • Synphony of Symbols, Kristinn Már Pálmason, catalogue of the artist, curatorial statement, pg. 1, self-printed, Reykjavik, June 2017.
  • Youngju Oh – Urban Escape, catalogue of the show, curatorial statement, pg. 4, AG Crennesi, Gallarate, May 2017.
  • Soprasotto – disequilibri della visione, catalogue of the show, curatorial statement, pg 2, Ediprima srl, Piacenza, July 2016.