Saemundur Thor Helgason 
Curriculum vitae


Contact:

email: saemundurthor@gmail.com
website: https://saemundurthorhelgason.com/
UK +44 07424653466
IS +354 7760131


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Solar Plexus Pressure Belt™, isthisit? online
2018 Solar Plexus Pressure Belt™, unit 110, New York, United States
2018 Fellowship of Citizens, arebyte gallery, London, United Kingdom
2016 ÁVÖXTUN % | Rate of return, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
2015 Vitrines for sale, Cosmos Carl, online
2014 Meta-Object, Art Click Daily, online
2013 Inform, Kunstschlager, Reykjavik, Iceland


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Platform Parasite: A Personal Voyage, Banner Repeater, London, UK, with Cosmos Carl.
Anomia #3, WORM, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 
Nora Hansen | Saemundur Thor Helgason, Lady Helen, London, United Kingdom.

2018
Le Grand Salon de Noël, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavik, Iceland
MYCO-T, 7 Rue de Juvisy, Paris, France
Professional Amateur, ABC Klubhuis, Antwerp, Beligum
I Caught A Rat, We Caught Some Air, Mélange, Art Düsseldorf, Markus Lüttgen, Düsseldorf, DE
Under Pressure – On Forms of Authority and Decision-Making Power, frei_raum, Q21, Vienna, AT, with HARD-CORE.  
This site is under revolution, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Russia, with Cosmos Carl.
Be like me, TA-DA, Copenhagen, DK, with HARD-CORE
Make Art Happen, Safe House, London, United Kingdom
That Man An, Trampoline Gallery, Antwerp, BE, with HARD-CORE
Universal Blob (2), Tetem, Enschede, NL, with HARD-CORE
GOGBOT Cafe, Cinema Obscura, Enschede, NL, with HARD-CORE
Professional Amateur, Kling & Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland 
A guiding dog for blind dog, Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA, Prague, Czech Republic.
Kindly Supported by you, Cosmos Carl, (online), with HARD-CORE.
Silicon Dreams at Harbinger, Reykjavik, Iceland, with HARD-CORE .

2017
Infinite Diegesis by Andrew Sunderland, Gossamer Fog, London, United Kingdom.

HereAfter: Outcome Project, SPACE Art + Technology, The white Building, London, UK.
Cloud dating in the age of (un)controlled precipitation, vokai.io, Online.

2016
SuperFetish S/S, curated by Milia Xinbi, Goethe Institut, Beijing, China.
Not in the Berlin Biennale, curated by Babak Radboy, 9th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany.
Dissent as an iPhone App, arebyte gallery, London, United Kingdom.
Don’t Dust, curated by Atlas Economy, Mélange, Köln, DE, with HARD-CORE.
A Hat Trick or a Theory of the Plankton, Podium, Oslo, Norway.
CO-WORKERS – Network as Artist. Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France.

2015
Strictly Digital, Alternativa Art Festival, Gdansk, Poland, with HARD-CORE.
Material Cryptographies, Tenderpixel, London, United Kingdom.
#KOMASVO, ASI museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Vanity Fair | Demo Mode, Project Native Informant, London, United Kingdom.
Be_Hacker, Mini Kunst Festival, OT301, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with HARD-CORE

2014
The Limited Collection, Curated by Rózsa Zita Farkas and Valentina Fois, (online).
S7 - ekki á leið, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Thank You, Jupiter Woods, London, United Kingdom.
Is it art or is it just, Gallery BWA, Zielona Góra, Poland, with HARD-CORE
The Meditative Relaxation Cycle, by Eloise Bonneviot, Arcadia_Missa, London, United Kingdom.

2013
Ikono: On Air Festival, satellite TV, IPTV and web stream.
Logic if you want human if you like, Alpineum Produzentengalerie Luzern, Switzerland, with HARD-CORE
Almost Surely Not What You Want, Boetzelaer|Nispen /Forward (online), with HARD-CORE
Calculated Sustainability without decisions, Sjávarklasinn, Grandagarður 16, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland.
Flamingos and Hedgehogs, Collectief Ondergrond, Oostenburg Middenstraat 150, Amsterdam.

2012
Kunstvlaai 2012: festival of independents, Sint Nicolaas Lyceum, Amsterdam.
Gone to Croatan, Collectief Ondergrond, Vondelbunker, Vondelpark, Amsterdam.
Žinkovy arts festival, Žinkovy, Czech Republic, with HARD-CORE
Ultimate Harmony, Upominki, Rotterdam, the Netherlands , with HARD-CORE
Unfamiliar Parcours, Holland Festival / Frascati Theatre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Just below the surface (degree show), Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Hardcore: Ding-­Mon-­seek, Amstel 41, The Netherlands, with HARD-CORE

2011
Learning to sea, Retort Art Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with HARD-CORE
Fat Form, Kraaiennest, Bijlmer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Effe kijken, Basis Buro, Tolstraat. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Whatever forever #3, CEAC (Chinese European art center), Xiamen, China.

2010
Whatever Forever #2, Space for international contemporary art, Xiamen, China.
Whatever Forever #1, Casual locations, Xiamen, China.
Uncut ex­situ 2010, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The sky touches the earth and the earth, CEAC, Xiamen, China.
Watskeburd, Kaffistofa, Hverfisgata, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Final reports, Old pump station, Den Helder, The Netherlands.
Chinese whisper, Tolstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Exploitation/Exaltation, Besant Nagar Beach, Chennai, India.

2009
Amstervik/Reykjadam, Lost Horse gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland.


EDUCATION

2013 ­- 2015 MFA fine art at Goldsmiths university, London, United Kingdom.
2008 -­ 2012 Fine art department (BA) at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.
2007­ - 2008 Digital filmmaking at the SAE institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2017 HereAfter, SPACE Art + Technology, White Building, London, United Kingdom.
2016 FB Residency, online.
2015 Desktop Residency, online.
2014 Jupiter Woods, London, United Kingdom.
2012 Creating a context, Bologna, Italy.
2012 Swedish connection, Härnösand, Sweden.
2011 Gra Tu Delft, Collaboration with Technical University Delft, The Netherlands.
2010 Old pump station, Den Helder, The Netherlands.
2010 India Residency, Kovalam, Chennai (Madras), India.


WORKSHOPS / TALKS

2018 On how to resist: Public Digital Space, Lecture + panel with Cosmos Carl and Tzvetnik moderated by Barbara Cueto, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Moscow, Russia.
2017  Post-produced exhibitions - Hijacking quality stamps and other CV enhancements, Socratic Dialogue, Moderated by Miguel Harbers, SPACE Art & Technology, The White Building, London, UK.
2016 Technology’s promise to authenticate, HARD-CORE in conversation with Luke Dormehl (GB), Masha Mcconaghy (DE). Moderator: Jazmina Figueroa (US), Impakt Festival 2016, Theater Kikker, Utrecht, NL.
2016 TEXT2SPEECH: Proxy Politics As Withdrawal, ICA, London, UK, with HARD-CORE.
2013    Is it art or is it just #hard­core, (with HARD-CORE, Debora Delmar and Andrew Birk) Het Plafond NL.
2013 Hard­core: workshop for graduating students from Fine art, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, NL.


PROJECTS

2018 - ongoing  Fellowship of Citizens, an interest group lobbying for basic Income.
2014 - ongoing Cosmos Carl, online exhibition platform: http://cosmoscarl.co.uk/.
2011 - ongoing HARD-CORE, algorhythmic curating: http://the-hard-core.eu/.