Ásmundur Ásmundsson has held twenty-one solo exhibitions since 1993, has participated in over fifty group exhibitions and executed five dozen performances and art interventions. He is actively engaged in the public debate and has written numerous articles for magazines and newspapers, held lectures and talks and written and executed programs for Icelandic National Radio Broadcasting Service, radio and television. Ásmundur works with various mediums and has a wide-ranging arena and subject matters. Public performances, interventions and outdoor sculptures are a major part of his work and work processes, as well as installations, writings, collages and drawings. Ásmundur was nominated for the Icelandic Visual Arts Award in 2012 for the exhibition Hole at the Reykjavík Art Museum.
Solo exhibitions include:
The Motivational Pang at KNPSU, Bergen, Norway, Hole at the Reykjavík Art Museum, Into the Firmament at South-Southwest, Keflavík, Iceland, G.A.M.A.N at Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland and The Black Period at Rock’s Box Fine Arts in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Group exhibitions include: Wo das Gras grüner ist in Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein; Nordic Art Triennial in Eskilstuna, Sweden; Koddu at the Living Art Museum and The Alliance House; Favored Nations /5th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art in Moss, Norway; It’s Not Your Fault at Luhring Augustine in New York and Sjonlist 2012 at the Akureyri Art Museum.
Performances. Public performances and interventions are a major part of his work and work processes Ásmundur has executed over seventy performances, alone and in collaboration with others.
Ásmundur has been the curator of six exhibitions, in collaboration with other curators or independently, notably the controversial Koddu at the Living Art Museum and The Alliance House, in 2011.
Writings. Ásmundur has written over sixty articles for magazines and newspapers, held number of lectures and talks, worked on programs for radio and television. He has published three books; Dear Friends – A Collection of Speeches, Útúrdúr 2010; Diana in the Snow, Omdúrman 2008 and 101 Artist’s Quotes, AKUSA 1996.
Management and social activities.
Ásmundur has been a board member of stakeholder associations and organizations in the field of visual art, e.g. SÍM (the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists) and The Reykjavík Sculpture Association. He has been the Chair of the Board of The Living Art Museum and board member of the Richard Serra Fund and of Visual Artists Committee for the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Iceland.