Rúna Thorkelsdóttir,
born 1954, in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
lives and works in Amsterdam and Reykjavik

Education
School of Arts and Crafts, Reykjavík 1971 - 1976
Konstfackskolan, Stockholm 1976
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam 1977

Special Achievements
Founding member of The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík 1979
Founding member of Boekie Woekie, books by artists, Amsterdam 1985
Founding member of the Dieter Roth Academy, Basel 2000

Works in collections
Listasafn Kópavogs, Kópavogur
Art Collection of the City of Reykjavik
Listasafn Íslands, Reykjavik
Konstslöjdmuseum Götenborg, Sweden
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Nýlistasafnið Reykjavík
Safnasafnið Svalbarðseyri Iceland

Books in collections
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Museum of Modern Art ,New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Sveaborg, Cultural Centre, Helsinki
Collection Aldo Frei, Frankfurt
Collection Marvin Sackner, Miami Beach
Collection Walther König, Cologne
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

list of one-woman-shows
1979 Gallery Sudurgata 7, Reykjavík
1982 Rauda Húsid, Akureyri
         The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík
1984 Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavík
1986 Oeys etalage, Amsterdam
1994 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík
1999 Gallerí I8, Reykjavík
2005 "Postcards To Iceland", Skaftfell, Seyðisfjörður
2008 "Postcards To Iceland", The Graphic Union, Reykjavík
2010 On the South Side, Gallerie Laugarhull, Bjarnarfirdi Ströndum
2012 Changing Still Lives, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
2013 Gallerý Klúka, Bjarnafjörður, Iceland 2015 ONE WOMAN SHOW, Argintætur í myndlist, Iðno Cultur House Reykjavik
2015 Travelling Suitcase, Galleri Gestur, Reykjavik
2016 Sun-Set Prints, Boekie Woekie Amsterdam
2016 Gallerý Klúka, Bjarnarfjörður, Iceland Solo exhibitions: Gallerý Klúka, Bjarnafjörður, Iceland Summer 2016

list of group-shows
1979 "Scandinavian Textil-triennalen" travelling exhibition
1980 "Experimental Environment" Korpúlfsstadir, Reykjavík
1982 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík
1983 "Scandinavia Today" traveling exhibition through the U.S.A.
         Museum of Applied Art, Helsinki
1986 Museum Fodor, Amsterdam
         The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, with Boekie Woekie
         Museum Bellerive, Zürich (catalogue)
1987 Kultuurrikeskuksessa, Turku, with Boekie Woekie
         "KEX" Kulturhuset, Stockholm (catalogue)
1988 Galerie Camille von Scholz, Brussels, with Boekie Woekie
         MJS Books + Graphics, New York, with Boekie Woekie
1990 Galerie und Edition Hundertmark, Cologne, with Boekie Woekie
1991 Slunkaríki, Isafjördur
1992 Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
1994 Sydgrönlands Kulturhus Puilasoq, Qaqortoq, Greenland
         Galerie von der Milwe, Aachen
         Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt with United Untied with Boekie Woekie, Granery Books, New York, with Boekie Woekie
         5 generations: Gísli Jónsson, Ingveldur Gísladóttir, Margrét Gudmundsdóttir, Rúna Thorkelsdóttir, Reynir Hardarson, Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam
1995 "Dieter + Björn Roth", Wiener Secession, Vienna, with Boekie Woekie (catalogue)
1996 "A Seydi", Seydisfjördur with Boekie Woekie
1997 "Stretch & Squeeze" MAC, galeries contemporaines des musées de Marseille, with Dieter + Björn Roth + 6 others and with Boekie Woekie (catalogue)
1998 Ludwig Forum, Aachen, with Boekie Woekie
         "Homage a Dieter Roth", Galerie Holtmann, Köln (catalogue)
1999 "Homage a Dieter Roth", with many other artists, Nord/LBGalerie, Braunschweig (catalogue)
         Bound and Unbound, New York, with Boekie Woekie (catalogue)
2000 "Dieter Roth Academy" 6.5.-1.7.2000, with many other artists, Volksdruckerei, Basel (catalogue)
         "SHE", The Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China, together with female artists' from China and Europe
         "Dieter Roth Akadémia - Elöretekintés (1998-2001)" Gallery Pécs, Pécs (catalogue)
         Exhibition of the occasion of the 3rd conference ofthe Dieter Roth Academy, Mosfellsbaer (catalogue)
2003 "Roth Zeit", Schaulager, Basel, with Boekie Woekie
2004 "Dieter Roth Academy and Friends" with many other artists, St.Petri, Lübeck
2005 "Dieter Roth - Lest/Train" Listahátið, Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Hafnarhús, Reykjavík Iceland, with Boekie Woekie
2012 "Safnasafnið", Eyjafirdi, Iceland, with Boekie Woekie
2014 Undir Berum Himni, Reykjavik
2015 "Icelanders in Amsterdam", De Kring, Amsterdam
         Rolling Snowball 6, Djúpivogur Iceland, Exhibition initiated by the Chinese European Art Center
2016 "Boekie Woekie 30 years", Living Art Museum Reykjavik
         Rolling Snowball 7, Djúpivogur Iceland
         Að Iesa Blóm - To read flowers, With Gudrún Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir, Kompan Kompan Siglufirði Icelandi
         St. Hospitality, Breed Studio Amsterdam
2017 Other Hats, Icelandic Printmaking, International Print Centre, New York City