Haraldur Jónsson

It is a play or a way to interact with the eyes and fingers simultaneously - now even better than before; a kind of a trial or a way to give it a try. The computer is an ideal medium to discover reaction and how one can function when it comes to things which one cannot always find elsewhere in the same place on the Net. The hypnotizing sound of the machine and the flashy images make one wonder - one becomes an innocent foreigner all over again. Its about being on-line. To be on-line or not to be on-line. Having a possibility to go over the line and to know the difference, and when it will finally be all over. Real-time (which means rather much now) is like the world being revealed without one realizing it. A way to be away. Never knowing what happens next until it does - and then it is always too late, anyway, to do anything about it.

Haraldur Jónsson
Born in Helsinki, Finland 1961

1984-1987 Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts
1987-1990 Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Germany
1990 Meisterschüler

1991-1992 Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques, Paris, France
1993 6 months salary from the Icelandic Ministry of Culture
1996 1 year salary from the Icelandic Ministry of Culture
2000 6 months salary from the Icelandic Ministry of Culture

Solo Shows
1987 Hafnargallerí, Reykjavík, Iceland
1990 Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Germany
1990 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
1992 Mokkakaffi, Reykjavík, Iceland
1993 The Municipal Cultural Center, Reykjavík, Iceland
1993 Galerie IN SITU, Aalst, Belgium
1993 Budir, Snaefellsnes, Iceland
1994 The Corridor, Reykjavík, Iceland
1994 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
1995 Galleri Van den Berge, Goes, Holland
1995 Bad Taste Ltd., The World Wide Web / Internet, http://www.saga.is/Halli/
1996 The Reykjavík Municipal Museum
1996 Gallery Barmur, Reykjavík, Iceland
1996 Gallery Hlust, Reykjavík,Iceland
1997 Gallery Synibox, Reykjavik, Iceland
1997 Gallery Slunkariki, Isafjordur, Iceland
1997 Hladvarpinn, Reykjavik
1997 Gallery Ingolfstraeti 8, Reykjavik
1998 Nordic Artist Center, Dalsåsen, Norway
1998 Gallery Saevar Karl, Reykjavik, Iceland
1999 Anatomy of Feelings, Gallery oneoone, Reykjavik

Group shows
1988 Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Germany
1989 Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Germany
1989 Staattheater, Remscheid, Germany
1990 Spielmühle, Salzburg, Austria
1991 EUROPE UNKNOWN, Cracow, Poland
1992 AURORA 5, Joensuu, Finland
1992 Icelandic Contemporary Sculpture, Kringlan (Shopping Mall)
1992 ISLAND-IJSLAND, DA Goes, Vlissingen, Middelburg, Holland
1993 Coffee with Christ, Mokkakaffi, Reykjavík, Iceland
1993 CONVERSATION (Video-Installation)) ,The Municipal
Cultural Center,Reykjavík
1994 The Male Image, The Municipal Cultural Center, Reykjavík
1994 The Icelandic Art Festival, Reykjavík
1994 HAUL, Leifur Eiriksson (boat), St. Katherines Docks, London, England
1994 SALON, Gallery Greip, Reykjavík
1995 17 years, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík
1995 Icelandic Contemporary Art, Ernst Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary
1995 Icelandic Abstract Art ,revision, Reykjavík Municipal Museum
1996 Galerie Van den Berge, Goes, Netherlands
1996 The Last Show, Gallery Greip, Reykjavík, Iceland
1996 TUKT, the Prison of Sidumuli, Reykjavík, Iceland
1997 A4, Bergen, Norway
1997 The Roundabout, Frauenfeld, Switzerland
1997 Chrymogaea, Kulturbanhof Eller, Düsseldorf, Germany
1998 Budapest Galería, Budapest, Ungary
1998 International Red Corss College, Norway, performance with Kjartan Slettemark
1998 In the Skin, the Living Art Museum,, Reykjavik Art Festival, Icealnd
1998 Stations to Stations, the Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
1999 Heartbeat, different hospitals in Iceland during 1999
1999 dzzt..., the Cellar, National Theatre, Reykjavik, Iceland
1999 FIRMA ´99, SAR and the City of Reykjavik
1999 Fin de siecle, National Gallery, Iceland
2000 Hors la carte, CRAC, Sète, France
2000 ORGASM 2000, Akureyri, Iceland

The Municipal Museum of Art, Reykjavík, Iceland
The National Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
The Living Art Museum
Private Collections in Germany, the Netherlands and England

stundum alltaf ("sometimes always") Bjartur, publishing house, 1995
An Empty Apartment , radio-play, The Icelandic Broadcasting Service, RUV, 1996
Ectoplasms, monologues, Bjartur 1998
Texts in Icelandic literary magazines and weekly newspapers as well as in French editions.

28"darkness,The Icelandic National Television, 1994
Vacuum TV, The Icelandic National Television, 1994
The Secret Life of Icelanders, UTV, Cologne, Germany,1996
For Your Eyes Only, Reykjavik, 1997
Silent moves, silent movies, 1998