i8 Gallery (IS)

Over its twenty-eight year history, i8 Gallery has fostered an influential group of artists from its Reykjavík base. The foundation of i8 Gallery is the conceptual rigour and intellectual spirit of its artists’ practices, which subtly unites the diverse roster. The twenty-three artists of the gallery work in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, painting, drawing, video, textile, installation, and performance.

Tryggvagata 16
101 Reykjavík
(+354) 551 3666

Ingólfur Arnarsson (IS)

Ingólfur Arnarsson is a respected Icelandic artist, known for his minimalistic approach to his art. His works are characterised by their simplicity, clarity, precision, and understated elegance, which effectively draw the viewer's attention to their essential elements. He studied at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts in Reykjavik as well as at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, Netherlands. Alongside his artmaking, Arnarsson has worked as a curator and Fine Arts teacher at the University of Fine Arts in Reykjavík. In 1992, he was invited for a residency by Donald Judd to work on a permanent installation at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, USA.

Ingólfur Arnarsson (b. 1956, Reykjavík; IS) lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland. Recent exhibitions include: The Reykjavik Art Museum (Reykjavík; IS); ASÍ Art Gallery (Reykjavík; IS), Hafnarborg (Hafnarfjörður; IS), LÁ Art Museum (Hveragerði; Iceland), Tbilisi History Museum and Contemporary Art (Tbilisi; GE), The National Gallery of Iceland (Reykjavík; IS), Living Art Museum (Reykjavík; IS), The Drawing Center (New York City; US). A new publication with text by art writer and curator Gavin Morrison tracing four significant exhibitions from Arnarsson's career will be released in spring 2024.

Untitled 1

Concrete, primer, watercolour (yellow, black)

Courtesy of the artist and i8 Gallery


i8 Gallery facade

Courtesy of i8 Gallery