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Name: Valdís Thor

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Websites:www.valdisthor.blogspot.com //  http://valdisthor.tumblr.com /

 

 

EDUCATION

2008                    Iðan vocational center – Journeyman certificate in photography.

2006 / 07           Reykjavik trade collage (Idnskóli Reykjavíkur), photography.

2003 / 06           Hamrahlíð collage, social science.

 

PRESENT POSITIONS

–        Office manager and photographer for ENNEMM advertising agency.

–        Member of the Icelandic Contemporary Photography Association (físl).

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012                 Organizing and setting up the exhibition European Borderlines in the Nordic house,  Reykjavik.

2009 / 10           Distribution and sales manager for Kimi Records, Iceland.

2009                   Photographer for fashion company KronKron.

2008 / 09           Photographer for Morgunblaðið, Iceland’s main newspaper.

 

PRIZES AND AWARDS

2011        Residency Grant – “European Borderlines Project”

2007     1st Prize – Icelandic championship of photography students. (Íslandsmeistari iðnnema, Iðan vocational center)

 

EXHIBITIONS

2014          “Icelandic contemporary portraits” Project “Valdis”, The center of visual arts, Akureyri, Iceland.

2013       “European Borderlines”, Project “Valdis”, Nordic house, Reykjavik.

2012        “European Borderlines”, Project “Valdis”, Festival FotoLeggendo, Rome.

2012        “European Borderlines”, Project “Valdis”, Bursa Fotofest, Bursa, Turkey.

2012        “European Borderlines”, Project “Valdis”, Festival Encontros da Imagem,   Braga, Portugal.

2011        “International Summer School of Photograhy”, Photography, Kuldiga City Museum, Latvia.

2011        “II”,Photograhy, Skotið, Reykjavik Museum of Photography,

2010        “101 visits” Photography, Contemporary Art Gallery Reykjavik.

 

WORK PUBLICATIONS / COMMISIONED WORK

2013        “Valdis – European Borderlines” (Photography / Interview) – Kastljós, Iceland.

2012        “Valdis” (Photography / interview) – Morgunblaðið, Iceland.

2012        “Literature in Iceland” (photography) – Libération.  France.

2011        “Committee of the constitution” (Photography) – Le Mag, Libération, France.

2010        “Fangavaktin” (Photography) – Monitor magazine, Iceland.

2010        “Ólafur Arnalds” (Photography) – Self titled magazine, issue no. 6,

2009       Promotional photographs for musicians Úlfur Hanson and the band kimono.

2009        “Lunga, Art Festival” (photography) – The Reykjavik Grapevine.

2008     “Gay pride” and ” Culture night in Reykjavík”  (Photography) – The Reykjavik Grapevine.

 

BOOKS and CATALOGS

2012        Project Catalog “European Borderlines”.

2011        Exhibition Catalog “International Summer School of Photography, Riga, Latvia.

2010        Book “101 visits” (Photography) – Author, Limited Edition of 101 copies.

2010     Lunga (art festival) 10 year anniversary book, photographs from Seyðisfjörður, Iceland.

 

COLLECTIONS

– Private Collections