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Habby Osk is a Brooklyn-based artist from Akureyri, Iceland. Habby works in a wide range of medium such as sculpture, installation, photography and video. She has had nine solo exhibitions in New York and Iceland including two museum exhibitions, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions around the world including Grimmuseum (Berlin, Germany), Tina Kim Gallery (New York, US), Soho20 (New York, US), Betonsalon (Paris, France), Re:Rotterdam Art Fair (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and International Art Contemporary Festival (Kowloon, Hong Kong). Habby is a four time recipient of the prestigious Artists’ Salaries from the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. Artist in Residencies include Hafnarborg Museum Artist in Residence (Hafnarfjörður, Iceland), Vermont Studio Center (Vermont, US) and P142 - Artist in Residency (Berlin, Germany). Habby holds a MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York and a BFA in Fine Arts from the AKI ArtEz University of the Arts in The Netherlands. Habby is currently a resident at International Curatorial & Studio Program (ISCP) in New York


2020    Fractures in Serenity - two person show with Minako Iwamura,
            Lorimoto Gallery, New York, USA
2019    Precariously, The Shirey, New York, USA
2018    Þyngd + Afl, Hof Cultural Center, Akureyri, Iceland.
2018    Viewing, Mutton Dressed As Lamb, New York, USA
2015    Sculpture/Sculpture, Kopavogur Art Museum, Kopavogur, Iceland
2015    (O)Stodugleiki, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland
2014    Balancing Acts,The Shirey, New York, USA
2013    Longing to be Loved or Destroyed, Gallery Þoka, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012    Nothing Sticks - A drifter´s story, GalleriBOX, Akureyri, Iceland
2011    SIMari Manadarins, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists,
            Reykjavik, Iceland
2010    It´s in our nature, GalleriBOX, Akureyri, Iceland 

2020    Friends with Benefits, High Noon Gallery, New York, US
2020    Satellite of Love, The Royal Society of America Art, New York, US
2019    Vor/Spring, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland
2019    Kick Off, Lorimoto Gallery, New York, USA
2019    Burn This, The Factory, New York, USA
2019    Summer Exhibition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, 
            New York, USA
2019    Trust in Me, Trust in You, Video Screening, Sýnishorn Videólistagallerí, 
            Reykjavik, Iceland
2017    Sequences VIII Biennial - Elastic Hours, Reykjavik, Iceland                     
2017    Andartak, Galleri Vest, Reykjavik, Iceland
2017    Small Works, Trestle Gallery, New York, USA
2017    Rover 2017, Starr Space Gallery, New York, USA
2016    Night Transmission: Electronic Intimacy, 
            Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. Iceland.
2015    Structure - An array of parts, Gallerí Vest, Reykjavik, Iceland
2014    NURTUREart Benefit 2014, NURTUREart, New York, USA
2013    Greenpoint Film Festival, New York, USA
2013    3rd International Contemporary Art Festival, Kowloon, Hong Kong
2013    Papa Gyro Nights, Orkney, UK
2013    Video Festival - Winter Festival, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012    The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the festival for
            contemporary media and film, Berlin, Germany
2012    Monochrome - Video Screening, NURTUREart, New York, USA
2012    Alltið (Hér, þar og alls staðar), Pósturinn & Center For Visual Arts, Akureyri, Iceland
2012    700IS, Experimental Film and Video Festival, Egilsstaðir, Iceland
2012    Re:Rotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2011    Women Video Artists, Big Screen Project, New York, USA
            Berlin, Germany
2011    Increase the value of your property, Luxus Loft, Berlin, Germany
2010    I’m ok you’re ok, Concertina Gallery, Chicago, USA
2010    Jóladagatal Norrænahússins, performance, Nordic House, 
            Reykjavík, Iceland
2010    Jona Hlif og Habby Osk, Safnahúsið, Húsavík, Iceland
2009    I stepped into the room, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, USA
2009    Boxing Gloves and Bustiers, Soho20 Gallery, New York, USA
2009    No Soul for sale, Kling og Bang Gallery & X-Initiative, New York, USA
2009    INAUGURAL Exhibition, Artsite, Miami, USA
2009    Potluck Dialogous, Bétonsalon, Paris, France
2009    Potluck Dialogous, Artists Space, New York, USA
2009    A New Currency, 55 Delancey, New York, USA
2008    Supermasochist, Apexart, New York, USA
2008    Hlass-Load, Halastjarnan, Öxnadalur, Iceland
2007    Silence Please! performance, New York, USA
2007    Weight of Worries, performance, Enschede Museum Night, Enschede, The Netherlands
2006    Weight of Worries, performance, Back East, Toren van Babel, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2006    Weight of Worries, performance, Akureyri Cultural Festival, Akureyri, Iceland
2006    Sunny Days, performance,Triptychon, Hawerkamp, Munster, Germany
2005    Wishful Thinking, peformance, PEK festival, Den Haag, The Netherlands
2005    You need it!!, performance, Kunstcentrum Hengelo, Hengelo, The Netherlands
2005    You need it!, performance, Nonnahus, Writer’s Memorial Museum, Akureyri, Iceland
2005    The Secret Affair, performance, GalleriBOX, Akureyri, Iceland
2004    Drug of the Nation, Metropool, Hengelo, The Netherlands
2003    Klæðaburður, Icelandic National Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland

2020    The Artists’ Salaries, 3 months commission, The Icelandic Centre for Research, Iceland
2020    MUGGUR, Reykjavik Cultural Council, Iceland
2019    The Artists’ Salaries, 12 months commission, The Icelandic Centre for Research, Iceland
2019    The Icelandic Visual Art Copyright Association
2018    The Artists’ Salaries, 6 months commission, The Icelandic Centre for Research, Iceland
2018    The Icelandic Art Council Fund, Iceland
2016    The Artists’ Salaries, 3 months commission, The Icelandic Centre for Research, Iceland
2014    MUGGUR, Reykjavik Cultural Council, Iceland
2014    Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center, USA
2008    Margret Bjorgulfsdottir Memorial Fund, Reykjavik, Iceland
2007    MFA Fine Arts Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

2020    International Studio & Curatorial Ground Floor Program (ISCP), New York, 7/1/2020 - 10/31/2020
2019    International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, 11/01/2019 - 6/30/2020
2017    Hafnarborg Museum Residency, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
2014    Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA
2009    P142 - Artist in Residency, Berlin, Germany

2007-2009    MFA Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA 
2002-2006    BFA Fine Arts, AKI ArtEz Institute of the Arts, Enschede, The Netherlands
2005             Exchange program during Bachelor studies,Massachusetts College of Art and Design & 
                     School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA