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Olafur Thordarson


         
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Alphabetical index:
 
         
  A  
  TV   A-60 People Segment, China 2000  
  TV   ABC News New York 2007  
  print   Abstract, Columbia University 1989, 1990  
  exh    Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland 2004  
  urb    Akureyri. Downtown urban master plan. 2005  
  urb    Álftanes Village. Urban master plan. 1990-91  
  exh    Altoids Living Spaces/Future Perfect, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY  
  obj   Andromeda. Clock body cast in resin.2000-2001  
  arc/scu   Architectural Perspectives. Plaster of Paris. 1989  
  print   Architectural Record Magazine 2001  
  book   Arkitektatal, Reykjavík, Iceland 1997  
  exh    Árnesinga Art Museum, Hveragerði, Iceland 2004  
exh  The Art Director's Club: Menorah commission, New York, NY. 1998
  exh   Arts Gowanus Open Studios 2014, 2017  
  print   Atlantica, Icelandair, Iceland 2000, 2006  
  print   Atrium, Otthon Lapcsalad, Budapest, Hungary 2005  
  print   AUD Baltjii Architecture and Design, Bulgaria 2005  
  book   Azimuts, St. Etienne, France 2000  
         
      B  
  land/urb   Bandshell Park. Landscape/urban design. 1985  
  exh   (In The) Belly of an Architect, Copenhagen  
  book   (In The) Belly of an Architect, 2005 catalogue  
  print   Bergen's Tidende, Norway 2006  
  urb    Berlin Wall: Urban Sieve/stitching. Urban master plan. 1990  
  wrtg    Beylerian, George M.  
  exh    Biennale Internationale Design, Saint Etienne, France 2000  
  exh    Bio Nord, Bremerhaven, Germany 2003  
  print   Blaðið, Newspaper, Reykjavík 2007  
  exh   Blue Lagoon 1995  
  obj   Bomb light. Light in wire, concrete and synthetic latex. 1992-2001  
  ptg/des   Bottle Chair. Oil on canvas. 2014  
  book   Bók bókanna, ljóð ljóðanna, Stefán Snævarr poems 2013  
  rel    Breakfast Island. Relief in white silicone and cereal. 2004  
  arc/scu    Bridge. Architectural sculpture in plaster, metals and wood.1989  
  obj   Bukowski. Pocket clock body cast in resin. 2004  
         
      C  
  obj   Cabinet with a window. Found wood, painted. 1994  
  arc   Cafe, Seattle WA. Building Design. 1984  
  wrtg    Carlini, Elena  
  print   Centras Design Magazine, Lithuania 2001  
  edu    Columbia University in the City of New York  
  exh   Columbia University GSAPP event 2011  
  urb   Campus Master Plan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1986  
  ptg    Consumer Dream. Oil on canvas. 2014  
  exh    Copenhagen City Hall, Denmark 2006  
  book   Current Objects, catalogue  
         
      D  
  publ   Das Boot. Online art publication. editor 1998-2003  
  ptg   Dalur. Oil and coal on paper. 2013  
  obj   Delirium Tremens. Bottle stand misc variations.1990-ongoing  
  exh    Designmuseo, Helsinki, Finland 2013  
  book   Designmuseo; Ideology/form/material, Helsinki 2013  
  book   design.is, Berlin 2003  
  arch    Design Museum Iceland, building design  
  exh    Design Museum, Gent, Belgium 2004  
  exh    Designmuseum (Kunst og IndustriMuseet) Copenhagen, Denmark 2005  
  coll   Designmuseum, Copenhagen, Denmark 2002-ongoing exhibit  
  scu    Divorce. Papier mache. 1991  
  scu   Double Faced Worm Shelf. Furring strips, resins. 1991-98  
  print   Dómnefndarálit, Icelandic Architecture Association 1989, '91, '94, '95, '96, '98, '99, 2000, '08, '10  
  exhib   Draumbrot, Salur Íslenskrar Grafíkur, Reykjavík, Iceland 2005  
  book    Draumbrot, (Ltd. ed. 100), Reykjavík 7/2005  
  print   DV Dagblaðið, Reykjavík 1999, 2002  
         
      E  
  relief   Efnahagsáætlun 1. Interactive relief in wood. 2012  
  relief   Efnahagsáætlun 2. Relief in shredded dollars and bottle corks. 2014  
  scu    Eilífðardraumurinn (í straumi). High density polyurethane, steel. 2006-08  
  video   Eilífðardraumurinn. Film- and audiowork 03:26 min. 2008-11  
  wrtg    Elder, John  
  print   ELLE Deco, Japan 1999  
  obj   Escargot. Clock body in cast resins, rubber and concrete. 1997  
  exh    European Design since 1985. USA exhibition.2009-2011   
  book   European Design since 1985, 2009  
  obj   Eyjafjallajökull. Soap dish in silicone. 2010  
  web   Eyjan.is 2014  
         
      F  
  print   Fábrica de suenos del HOGAR actual, A Coruna, Spain 2006  
  obj   Fall 1. Wall light in wire, synthetic latex and leaves. 1993  
  obj   Fall 2. Ceiling hung light in wire, synthetic latex and leaves. 1994  
  obj   Fall 3. Light in coat hanger wire, conrete synthetic latex, leaves. 1997  
  arc    Fifty Houses, architectural projects. 1977-83  
  rel    Fósturvísir-A Star is born. Mixed media on plywood. 2002  
  print   Fréttablaðið, Newspaper, Reykjavík, 2004, '05, '07, '10, '14  
  video   From Cover (WTC). Film- and audiowork 03:50 min. 2010-14  
  exh    Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Vigo, Spain 2006  
  exh    Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, A Coruna, Spain 2007  
  obj   Fungi. Light 230cm H. 1998  
         
      G  
  exh    Galleri Nordlys, Copenhagen, Denmark  
  ptg   Garnir. Gouache and ink on paper. 2012  
  book   Gegnumgangur-Passage 2007  
  arc   Geothermal Power Plant. Visitor's Center. Building design. 1995  
  arc   Geothermal Well-Houses. Building design. 1990  
  urb    Grafarholt. Urban master plan. 1996  
  print   Graphis Magazine New York 1999, 2001  
  obj   Gravity. Clock body in silicone. 2000  
  scu    Gríman. Floating Mask. 2008  
  scu   The Guilty Bystander. Resin and plaster sculpture. 1992-ongoing  
  video   The Guilty Bystander. Film- and audiowork 06:27 min. 2014  
  ptg    Gullfoss. Oil on canvas. 2013  
  ptg   Gullfoss. Ink on paper. 2012  
         
      H  
  exh   Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland 1990  
  urb/arc   Hafnarfjörður urban square. Building+urban design. 1990  
  book   Hagvirkni, Garðabær-Akureyri, Iceland 2004  
  video   Hagræðingar. Film- and audiowork 04:33 min. 2008-09  
  ptg    The Hand. Oil on canvas. 2014  
  urb    (Harpa) Kvosin expansion. Urban master plan. 2001  
  ptg   Heimkoma. Oil on paper. 2015  
  exh   Háskólatorg University of Iceland 2010  
  exh    Hic Et Nunc art festical, Friuli, Italy 2000  
  book   Hic et Nunc, Rassegna di Arte Contemporanea, Italy 2000  
  arc    High Rise Project Studies. Misc materials. 1989-90  
  arc    Home for the elderly. Eskifjörður, Iceland. Building design. 2010  
  book   Home Lighting and Accessories, 1999  
  print   Home Magazine, New York 2001  
  print   Home|Style Magazine, New York 2002  
  ptg   How is the weather? (365 ptgs). Oil on canvas. 1997  
  exh   Hólar-Hús Menntaskólans á Akureyri 2005  
  urb    Hrólfsskálamelar. Urban design plans. 2000  
  exh    Hunterdon Art Museum, Hunterdon, NJ 2004  
  print   Hölgivilág, Budapest, Hungary 2005  
  obj   Hönd í belg floor light. Mixed materials. 1991  
         
      I  
  obj   I-Beam chair. Steel. 2012  
  obj   Ice-land. Silicone ice cube tray. 2002-04  
  art    Iceland, Project. Color pencil on landmap, cast in plastic. 2003-04  
  arc   Icelandic Design Museum. Building design. 2008  
  exh   Icelandic Design Museum 2002, 2008  
  exh    Icelandic Embassy, Berlin, Germany 2003  
  exh    Iceland National Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland 2005  
  exh    Icelandic Printmaker's Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland  
  print   ID Magazine, 2006  
  exh   Iðnaðarmannahús, Reykjavík 1991  
  print   Images for Campus Development (urban) 1986  
  ptg   In One Ear, Out The Other. Oil on canvas. 2015  
  booklet   In the belly of an architect, Galleri Nordlys 2005  
  exh    Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis IN 2009  
  wrtg    Ingólfsson, Adalsteinn  
TV Innlit-Útlit, Skjár 1, Reykjavík, Iceland 2001, '02
  print   Interior Design Magazine, New York, 1999, 2001  
  exh   International Contemporary Furniture Fair ICFF, New York, NY 1999  
  book   International Design Yearbook 2000  
  exh   International House (I-House), New York, NY 1989  
  ptg   Into Black. Oil on canvas. 2013  
  ptg   Into Red. Oil on paper. 2015  
  print   INTRAMUROS magazine, Paris 1997, '98  
  ptg   iTriptych. Oil on canvas. 2016  
  urb    Ísafjörður Centrum Spine/fill. Urban Design Master Plan. 1996  
         
      J  
  exh  Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY 1999  
  exh The John Elder Gallery, New York, NY 2001  
  exh   The John Elder Gallery, New York, NY 2003  
  print   Juliet, Art magazine, Trieste, Italy 2000  
         
      K  
  scu    Kaffibolli nýfrjálshyggjunnar. Steypa/cast concrete. 2004  
  exh/film   Kammerkino 2012-  
  obj   Keilir light switch. Soft silicone. 1999-2000  
  exh    Kennedy Center, Washington DC 2013  
  ptg   Kerning (The Story of-). Oil on canvas. 2015  
  wrtg   Khipra Nichols  
  exh    Kjarvalsstaðir Reykjavik, Iceland 1989, '96  
  exh    Klisanin Ross Gallery, New York, NY 1999  
  exh   Kunst og Industri Museet, Copenhagen Denmark see Designmuseum  
  exh    Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, Germany 2003  
  urb   Kvosin-Reykjavík expansion. Master plan. 2001  
         
      L  
  print   La Libre, Belgium 2004  
  ptg    Labyrinth/Hugarfar  
  arc    Laugardalslaug. Building design. 1998  
  exh    Laugarvatn Art Festival, Laugarvatn, Iceland 2005  
  arch   Library, National, Prague Czech Republic. Building design. 2006  
  exh    Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland 2005  
  book   Lighting 2000, Pennsylvania, PA 2000  
  print   List í 365 daga, art-calendar 2014, '15, '20  
  scu    Lista-maður. Sculpture, wood maquette. 2004  
  print   Lífsstíll design magazine, Reykjavík 2000  
  scu   Loop (Fripp) chair. Wood and synthetic latex. 2006  
  exh    Lys Over Lylland, Saksköbing, Denmark 2005  
         
      M  
  coll    Material-Connexion, New York, NY  
  ptg    Málararnir (The Painters). Oil on canvas. 2013  
  print   Mannlíf, Reykjavík, Iceland 1998  
  exh   Marel, Garðabær, Iceland 2004  
  ptg   Marilyn. Oil on canvas. 2013  
  edu    Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð, Reykjavík, Iceland  
  obj   Menorah. Cast concrete. 1998  
  exh   Menningarmiðstöðin Fjarðarbyggð 2010  
  book   Metaphors, narratives, emotions, Stefán Snævarr philosophy 2010  
  print   Metropolitan Home magazine, 2002  
  exh    Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI  
  urb   Milwaukee, WI. Urban infill and squares. 1985  
  ptg    Monsters. 24 ceiling-hung wire and resin works. 2006-07  
  print   Morgunblaðið, newspaper, Iceland 1995, '96, '97, '99, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08,  
  TV   Mósaík, Reykjavík, Iceland 2002  
  lect   Municipal Art Society/Design Days, New York, NY 1999  
  exh   Municipal Art Society/Design Days, New York, NY 1999  
  exh   Museum 25. May, Belgrade, Serbia 2007  
  arc   Museum Entrance. Building Design. 1983  
  exh   Museum for Applied Arts and Crafts, Zagreb Croatia 2007  
  exh    Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway 2006  
  coll   Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway 2011-  
  exh    Museum of Decorative Art, Budapest, Hungary 2005  
  exh    Museum of Decorative Art, Prague, Czech Republic 2004  
  exh    Museum of Decorative Art, Riga, Latvia 2005  
  exh   Museum of Design and Applied Art, Iceland. 2002, 2004  
  arc   Museum of Design and Applied Art, Iceland. Building Design. 2008  
  arc   Museum of Natural Science. Iceland. Building design. 1994  
  web   Museumjournal-online, Germany 2003  
  arc    Music School project Engelwood Cliffs, NJ. Building Design. 1988  
  arc    Music School project Hafnarfjörður, Iceland. Building Design. 1990  
  scu    Myrkraspil hins gullna musteris. Relief in resins and metal. 2004  
         
      N  
  exh   National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria 2007  
  exh   Nauthólsvík, Reykjavík, Iceland 2006  
  arc    Náttúrufræðisafn, Seltjarnarnes, Iceland. Building design. 1994  
  scu    Negative (slump) faces. Plaster of Paris. 1989  
  ptg   Neil Young. Oil on corrugated cardboard. 2013  
  print   New York Magazine, New York 2001  
  print   New York Times 1999  
  edu   New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)  
  exh   New Museum of Contemporary Art-ICF(off) New York, NY 1999  
  wrtg   Nichols, Khipra  
  print   Nordic Cool, Kennedy Center 2013  
  print   Vive Galicia, Galicia, Spain 2006  
  exh   Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland 2003  
  print   North Hunterdon Weekender 2004  
         
      O  
  book   Objects. Booklet. 1999  
  print   Observer Budapest, Hungary 2005  
  video   Olafur Thordarson Furniture-Art by Joe Chow 1999  
  book   Olafur Thordarson. Book. 2001  
  arc   Olympic Pool, Reykjavík, Iceland. Building design. 1998  
  exh   Opna Galleríið, Reykjavík 2003  
  scu   Orðabelgur 1. Sound sculpture. 2001-02  
  scu   Orðabelgur 2. Sound sculpture. 2002  
  pescecoll   Organic Building. Building in Osaka, Japan. 1991-93  
  book   Orkubrunnur á austurlandi 2009  
  book   Outrageous Home, NJ 2004  
  obj   Out of (red) Line. Found wood, painted. 1992  
  obj   Out of Time. Clock body in cast resin. 2001  
         
      P  
  ptg   The Painter. Oil on canvas. 2014  
  ptg   The Painters. Oil on canvas. 2013  
  exh   Palazzo Triennale, Milano, Italy 2004  
  web   Passeggiata marziana, Artland, Italy 2003  
  print   Plaza Magazine, Stockholm. Swedish and English 2005  
  print   Pressan, newspaper, Kópavogur, Iceland 1992  
  obj   Perspective. Clock body in resins. 2004  
  collab   Pesce. Designer, artist and architect 1990-97  
  exhib   Peter Joseph Gallery, NY, work w/Pesce 1991  
  arc   Photography Gallery. Building design. 1988  
  ptg   Plan (The). Oil on canvas. 2012  
  land   Playground project. Landscape design. 1983  
  obj   Pocket clock series. Resins and silicones. 1999-  
  exh   (Centre Georges) Pompidou, Paris France work w/Pesce 1996  
  scu   Portrait of a Guilty Bystander. Resin and Plaster of Paris. 1992-ongoing  
  arc   Prague National Library. Building design. 2006  
         
      R  
  radio   Radio Iceland, 2015  
  obj   Rauðhólar souvenir. Cast resin. 2005-09  
  exh   Red Hook Open Studios. 2017  
  book   Remain in art, Olafur Thordarson, Reykjavík 2015  
  obj   Reykjanes Table. Papier mache and wood.1991  
  exh   Reykjavik City Hall, Iceland, (see Tjarnarsalur)  
  ptg   Reykjavík, hæg norðvestan átt, tveir metrar á sekúndu, skyggni ágætt. Gert er ráð fyrir blíðu á suðvestur horni.Oil on canvas. 2013-14  
  print   Riga This Week, Latvia 2005  
  exh    RISD Museum of Art/Woods Gehry Gallery, Providence, RI 2003  
  lect   RISD, School of Architecture 2003  
  arc   Riverside Market, Milwaukee, WI. Building design. 1985  
  exh    Röhsska Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Gothenburg, Sweden  
         
      S  
  TV   Sagafilm; Kárahnjúkar 2009  
  exh   Salur Íslenskrar Grafíkur, Reykjavík, Iceland  
  exh    Scandinavia House, New York, NY 2001  
  exh    Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth, European exhibition, 2003-2007  
  book   Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth, Stockholm 2003  
  exh    Scope Art Fair, New York, NY (Laurie Anderson selections) 2004  
  print   Scotsman (The), Edinburgh 2005  
  urb    Seltjarnarnes. Urban Master Plan. 1994  
  print   Séð og Heyrt, Reykjavík, Iceland 2008  
  exh    SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland 2015  
  resid    Skaftfell Art Center, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland 2009  
  exhib   Skaftfell Art Center, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland 2009, 2018  
  print   Skandinavski dizajn-vise od mita, Belgrade, Serbia 2007  
  scu   Slump-faces. Plaster of Paris. 1989  
  video   Smoke. Film- and audiowork 05:34 min. 2009-2012  
  obj   Snæfellsnes. Table. Papier mache and wood.1991  
  print   (Icelandic) Society News, New York 1999  
  exh   SOHO20 Gallery, New York 1998, 2000  
  ptg   Spor. Oil on canvas. 2015  
  arc    Stapavík. Building design. 2016  
  exh   Stjórnsýsluhús, Ísafjörður, Iceland 1996  
  print   Sunday Star Ledger, Newark NJ 2004  
  exh   Sundlaug Seltjarnarness, Iceland 1994  
  exh   Supreme Trading, Brooklyn 2006  
  print   Surface Magazine 2007  
  arc    Svartsengi. Building design. 1995  
  exh collab   Sverrisson, Skúli. Collab.: Music for furniture. 1999  
  arc    Seminary. Building design. 1989  
         
      T  
  print   Telegraphs, Sofie, Bulgaria 2005  
  print   The Times, Trenton NJ 2004  
  obj   Time it is a changing. Clock body in resin. 2001  
  web   TimeOff, Packet Publications 2004  
  exh   Tjarnarsalur, Ráðhús Reykjavíkur 1999, 2007  
  arc   Townhouse Row. Building design. 1985  
  book   Transforme, VIA, Paris France 2004  
  ptg    The Tree. Oil on canvas. 2014  
  scu    Tsunami Memorial. 2006  
  obj   Tulip. Light 180cm H.1992  
  obj   Tulip. Light 230cm H. 1998  
  scu    Túnglið er spegill (AlumiMoon). Papier mache, aluminum paint. 2012  
  obj   Two Cabinets. Wood, steel and paint. 1992  
  arc    Two Towers. Wood maquette building design. 1987  
         
      U  
  obj   UL1. Light. 1999  
  obj   UL2. Light 1998  
  obj   UL3. Light. 1998  
  ptg   Unease (Labirynth). Oil on canvas. 2013  
  ptg    Universe  
  exh   University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 2011  
  crit   University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 2011  
  lect   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, Lecture. 1998  
  print   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Beyond SARUP 1997-98  
  urb   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Campus Master Plan. 1986  
  print   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Classnotes 2012  
  exh   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee SARUP alumni 1998, '99, '04, '09  
  book   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee SARUP Student Work 1987  
  scu    Upp í Svartnættið. Wood and resins. 2003  
  urb    Urban Corridor.Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1985  
  urb   Urban Square. Hafnarfjörður, Iceland. 1990  
  urb   Urban Square. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1985  
  exh    Utsmykkningsfondet, Oslo, Norway 2006  
         
      V  
  wrtg   Valle, Pietro  
  print   Veggfóður, design magazine, Reykjavík 2006  
  exh    Verksmiðjan Hjalteyri, Iceland 2015  
  ptg   Vetrarnótt. Acrylic on book cover. 1990  
  exh   Végarður, Fljótsdal Iceland 2006-  
  exh  V.I.A. Paris, France 2004  
  land   Viðey Island, Landscape Architecture Master Plan. 1988-89  
  radio   Víðsjá Icelandic State Radio 2002  
  scu   Völundur/Labyrinth. Wood sculpture maquettes. 2008  
         
      W  
  scu/landsc   Wall. Clay and polyurethane. 1983  
  scu    Welcome. Light+audio cube 240cm sq. Coll. w/Sverrisson. 2001  
  wrtg   Widder, Lynnette  
  web   WNYC, Art of War Listener Gallery 2003  
  wrtg   Wolff, Laetitia  
  obj   Worm in Wood. Wood, steel and concrete. 1995  
  obj   Worm on Wall.Wood and resin. 1992  
  obj   W.M.D. toxic ice cube tray, 2003  
         
      Y  
  book   Young Nordic Design, Chongquing, China 2005  
         
         
         
      Acknowledgements for valuable contributions to the work:


Saulius Anuzys

Páll Ragnar Baldursson

Judy Choi

Hee-Seung Chung

Kristinn Eiríksson (LV)

Reade Elliott

Einar Erlingsson (LV)

Michael Havely Graves

Joe Chow

Sigrún Eide Guðjónsdóttir

Ingþór Eide Guðjónsson

Einar Örn Gunnarsson

Guðmundur Gunnarsson

Bo Jacobsen

Þórhallur Jóhannesson

Sævar Eiríkur Jónsson

Hjalti Karlsson

Dawid Stanislaw Kizewski

Sigurður Kjartansson

Jens Kristinsson

Shaun Krupa

Paul Marshall

Ian Mueller

Arturas Pronskus

Adam Sauermilch

Haraldur Már Sigurðsson

Piotr Sikora

Skúli Sverrisson

Tim Tait

Þór Tómasson

Vygintas Vizboras

Signý Þórhallsdóttir

Klara Þórhallsdóttir

 
         
         



                                      


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