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Solo Exhibitions

Skaftfell center of visual art, Vesturveggur, Sey­isfj÷r­ur, Iceland, 2009
hagrŠ­ingar/rearrangements

Tjarnarsalur, Reykjavik City Hall
, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2007
Skrřmslin -og verk Ý v÷kva/Liquid works and monsters


Galleri Nordlys, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2005
In the belly of an architect


Salur
═slenskrar GrafÝkur, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2004
draumbrot


Museum of Design and Applied Arts (MUDESA), Gar­abŠr, Iceland, 2002
═ Mynd

The John Elder Gallery, New York, New York, 2001-2002
Olafur Thordarson


Scandinavia House, Shop+lobby, New York, New York, 2001
New resin light sculptures and other objects by Olafur Thordarson

Klisanin Ross Gallery, New York, New York, 1999
Olafur Thordarson/Furniture-Art/1989-1999




Group Exhibitions


2013
Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Nordic Cool

Design Museum, Helsinki Finland
Design Museum 140 years, Parallel Histories


2011
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architetcture, New York, NY
GSAPP Alumni Event

University of Manitoba
, Architecture Department, Winnipeg, Canada
Pin-Up

Milwaukee Art Museum
, Milwaukee Wisconsin

European Design Since 1985 (cont'd)


2010

 Kennedy Center, Washington DC

2011 Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI (book)

2009 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis IN (book)

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Wisconsin
European Design Since 1985

Hßskˇlatorg
, University of Iceland, ReykjavÝk, Iceland
Hj˙krunarheimili, architecture design proposals

Menningarmi­st÷­in Fjar­arbygg­, Eskifj÷r­ur, Iceland

Hj˙krunarheimili, architecture design proposals


2009

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Architecture
SARUP 40th, Alumni exhibit

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
European Design Since 1985


2008

H÷nnunarsafn ═slands, MUDESA, Gar­abŠr, Iceland.
Architecture proposals for new museum building.


2007

Museum for Applied Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia, 2007
Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth

Museum 25. May, Belgrade, Serbia
, 2007
Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth

National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2007
Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth

Fundacion Pedro Barri
Ú de la Maza, A Coruna, Spain, 2007
Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth



2006

Fundacion Pedro Barrie de la Maza, Vigo, Galicia, Spain
Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth

VÚgar­ur, Fljˇtsdalur, Iceland
Landsvirkjun: Listaverk Tengd Kßrahnj˙kavirkjun

NauthˇlsvÝk, ReykjavÝk, Iceland
Landsvirkjun: Listaverk Tengd Kßrahnj˙kavirkjun

Supreme Trading, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
Altoids Living Spaces


Utsmykkningsfondet, National Foundation for Art, Oslo, Norway
Tsunami Memorial


The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway
Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth

Copenhagen City Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Northatlantic Islands


2005

The R÷hsska Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Gothenburg, Sweden
Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth

Iceland National Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
design is

Kunst og Industri Museet, Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth

Lys Over Lylland,
Saksk°bing, Denmark
design is

Kunst og Industri Museet, Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
UTOPIA and REALITY in 20th century craft and design
(ongoing, since 2002)

Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland
Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth

ListahßtÝ­ ß Laugarvatni
Gullkistan 2005

Hˇlar-H˙s Menntaskˇlans ß Akureyri
Akureyri Ý Índvegi

Museum of Decorative Art, Riga, Latvia
Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth

Museum of Decorative Arts, Budapest, Hungary,
Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth


2004

Marel, Gar­abŠ, Iceland
Transforme: Design Islandais


Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

Outrageous Home


The Museum of Decorative Art
, Prague
Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth


Arnesinga Art Museum, Hverager­i, Iceland
Sřsla


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Architecture
Alumni Exhibition


Akureyri art museum, Iceland
Hagvirkni, h˙sb˙na­ur eftir listamenn 1904-2004


Designmuseum, Gent, Belgium
Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth

Museum of design and applied Art (MUDESA), Gar­abŠr, Iceland;
Hagvirkni, h˙sb˙na­ur eftir listamenn 1904-2004


Palazzo Triennale, Milan, Italy
Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth

V
.I.A
.
(Valorisation de l'Innovation dans l'Ameublement) Paris
D
esign islandais


Scope Art Fair, New York
Scope Committee for Emerging Artists (selection by Laurie Anderson)



2003

Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
Jˇlasřning


Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, Germany
Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth


The RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island
Faculty Biennial


Bio Nord, Bremerhaven, Germany

design is


The John Elder Gallery, New York
Naughty  

Opna GallerÝi­, Reykjavik, Iceland
Ů
au bi­ja a­ heilsa - Ýslendingar erlendis

Islandische Botschaft, Berlin, Germany
design is



2002

Kunst og Industrimuseet, Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
UTOPIA and REALITY in 20th century craft and design
(permanent exhibition)

Museum of Design and Applied Arts (MUDESA),
Gar­abŠ, Iceland
Vessels



2000

Biennale Internationale Design, Saint-╔tienne, France
Futureflair

Hic et Nunc, Italy
Blasted Landscapes


Hrˇlfsskßlamelar, Seltjarnarnes,
Iceland
urban design proposal

Soho20 Gallery, New York
Gifts for the 21st Century



1999

The Municipal Art Society, Chelsea Market, New York
Celebrate NY Design!

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
ICF
(off)

International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York
Olafur Thordarson/Dingaling Studio

Klisanin Ross Gallery, New York
4 BEGASSTO


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Architecture
Alumni exhibit

Reykjavik City Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland
Olympic swimming pool proposals


1998

Art Directors Club, New York
Menorah (design commission)

Soho20 Gallery, New York
Salon

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Architecture
Alumni exhibit


1996

Kjarvalssta­ir, ReykjavÝk, Iceland
Grafarholt (urban design proposals)

Stjˇrnsřsluh˙s, ═safj÷r­ur, Iceland
Mi­bŠr
(urban design proposals)

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Le Temps de Questions (
design work with Gaetano Pesce)


1995

Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Svartsengi (architecture
proposals)


1994

Public pools, Seltjarnarnes, Iceland
Seltjarnarnes, (urban
proposal)


1991

Peter Joseph Gallery, New York
Gaetano Pesce (Paintings and design work for-)

┴lftanes, Iceland
Town center (u
rban design proposals)

I­na­armannah˙s , ReykjavÝk, Iceland
Geothermal bore hole cap (design proposals)


1990

(H˙s Hafnarborgar), Hafnarfj÷r­ur, Iceland
Community center and music school (proposals)


1989

Kjarvalssta­ir, ReykjavÝk, Iceland
Vi­ey island (Landscape architecture proposals)

I-House, New York
The Bridge, architectural sculptures


1987-90

Columbia University, New York, New York
Student work exhibitions

1983-1986

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Student work exhibitions




 

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