i8 Gallery

i8 Gallery was founded in Reykjavik in 1995 and represents an eclectic mix of Icelandic and international contemporary artists. As well as representing 23 artists the gallery collaborates with a number of artists all of whom have exhibited widely in museum and gallery context.

Ólafur Elíasson

Throughout the past two decades, Ólafur Elíasson’s (1967, Denmark) installations, paintings, photography, films, and public projects have served as tools for exploring the cognitive and cultural conditions that inform our perception. Ranging from immersive environments of colour, light, and movement to installations that re-contextualise natural phenomena, his work defies the notion of art as an autonomous object and instead positions itself as part of an exchange with the actively engaged visitor and her individualised experience. His works and projects prompt a greater sense of awareness about the way we engage with and interpret the world.

Shore compass (08:00, blue green eclipse), Olafur Eliasson

Shore compass (08:00, blue green eclipse) | 2018 | Driftwood, coloured glass (green, blue), magnet, wire

Margrét H. Blöndal

Margrét H. Blöndal (1970, Iceland) creates subtle dialogues between textiles, drawings, sculpture and photography. Seemingly domestic, her works speak of interiority and the inner logic of a self-contained system that defies rules from the outside. Using everyday materials such as rubber, foam, and plastic, a careful spatial poem is rendered through the tension existing between the sensuality of the object and its location within the space. Blöndal ́s installations speak of ownership and belonging, revealing a personification of the objects in which the artist situates the subtle arrangements into a statement on attention and awareness.

Untitled | 2017 | Watercolour, pencil and olive oil on paper

Galleri Andersson/Sandström Stockholm/Umeå | Andréhn-Schiptjenko Stockholm | Galerie Anhava Helsinki | Anna Bohman Gallery Stockholm | Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie Basel | Avlskarl Copenhagen | Galleri Bo Bjerggaard Copenhagen | Bohman-Knäpper Stockholm | Cecilia Hillström Gallery Stockholm | Charlotte Fogh Gallery Aarhus | Christian Larsen Stockholm | Galleri Flach Stockholm | Galerie Forsblom Helsinki/Stockholm | Gerhardsen Gerner Berlin/Oslo | Gether Contemporary Copenhagen | Gió Marconi  Milan | Galleri Haaken Oslo | Hans Alf Gallery Copenhagen | Helsinki Contemporary Helsinki | Hverfisgallerí Reykjavik | i8 Gallery Reykjavik | KANT Copenhagen | Knight Webb Gallery London | LOYAL Stockholm | Galleri Magnus Karlsson Stockholm | Martin Asbæk Gallery Copenhagen | Nils Stærk Copenhagen | Galerie Nordenhake Berlin/Stockholm | Galleri Riis Oslo | Galleri Susanne Ottesen Copenhagen | STANDARD (OSLO) Oslo | Gallery Steinsland Berliner Stockholm | Stene Projects Stockholm | V1 Gallery Copenhagen | Wetterling Gallery Stockholm

Anders Knutsson | Ann Böttcher | Anna Zacharoff | Aurora Passero | Bjarne Melgaard | Bjørn Nørgaard | Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen | Clare Woods | David Molander | Eva Koch | Fredrik Værslev | Gavin Turk | Gert & Uwe Tobias | Gregor Hildebrandt | Gustaf Nordenskiöld | Hanna Isaksson | Hannaleena Heiska | Janne Räisänen | Jenny Carlsson | Jim Thorell | Jonathan Meese | Larry Bell | Lars Christensen | Louis Reith | Ludvig Helin | Malin Gabriella Nordin | Margrét H. Blöndal | Mason Saltarrelli | Mie Olise Kjærgaard | Nadja Bournonville | Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg | Ólafur Elíasson | Olof Inger | Per Kirkeby | Richard Johansson | Robin Seir | Ruth Campau | Sergej Jensen | Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson | Silja Rantanen | Stein Rønning | Tina Maria Nielsen | Torbjørn Rødland | Torbjørn Rødland | Wes Lang | Ylva Ceder | Yngvild Saeter