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My work revolves around geological processes and phenomena. I’m interested in vast landscapes and rocks telling the story of the earth’s long timeline. I often travel to remote landscapes where I conduct experiments and collect materials for my work. My work is interdisciplinary in the way that I go with geologists and biologists on expeditions to volcanic areas. Having spent quite a lot of time in the field has informed my work deeply.

Out in the field my work is rooted in the body experiencing the place through my senses and physically interacting with the place. For instance, by climbing on the floors of a lava cave, swimming in a volcanic crater and so on. Finding materials and conducting experiments in this way, you could say that my work has its root in a phenomenological thinking.

I work with different medias such as photography, video, installation and sculpture in public space.

Contact

Contact info@veronikageiger.com

The website is supported by STATENS KUNSTFOND

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Design and programming by Anders Visti

Curriculum Vitae

Education

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MA Fine Art, Iceland Academy of the Arts, 2014 - 2016
BA Fine Art Photography, Glasgow School of Art, 2009 - 2012
Land Arts of the American West, University of New Mexico, USA, 2010

Upcoming

2022

8 Danish Artists, Jumièges Abbey, Normandy, France, group exhibition curated by Gabriel Bauret and arranged by Lumiéres Nordiques

Soil Studies, New Danish Photography of Nature, group exhibition curated by Beate Cegielska and Kirstine Autzen
Metals4U, Ongoing collaborative project with the group of scientists Bergskraft Bergslagen in Sweden

Exhibitions

2022

Dissolved Darkness, solo show, Galleri Image, 18. January - 6. March, 2022

2021

Imprint, Vejle Kunstmuseum, Maskinrummet, solo show, 5. March. - 15. June curated by Trine Grøne

2019

Sokkel, Skulpturlandsby Selde, September-November
Geologiens Spor, two-person show with Tinne Zenner, Til Vægs, September – November 17th.
Blue Marble, OpenArt biennial, Örebro, Sweden, June – Sep

2018

Artzone Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark, 30. June – 7. July 2018
Open Studios, Bikubenfonden’s atelier, Copenhagen Art Week, 22. – 27. May 2018

2017

regeneration3 New Perspectives on Photography, Lishui Art Museum, China, 15. November – 15. December 
regeneration3 New Perspectives on Photography, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City, 4. Nov. 2016 – 26. Feb

2016

Rotation, BERG Contemporary, Reykjavik, Iceland, 15. July – 13. August
Deep Inside, 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Russia, curated by Nadim Samman, 1. July – 10. August  Develop North, St. Nicholas St., Aberdeen, Scotland, 27. June – 17. July
Hraun, MA graduation exhibition, Gerdasafn Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland, 16. April – 16. May
Do Disturb, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 10. – 13. April
regeneration3 New Perspectives on Photography, QUAD Galleries, UK, 26. March – 12. June
reGeneration3 New Perspectives on Photography, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, 31. October – 15. February

2015

reGeneration3 New Perspectives on Photography, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, June – September
Imprint (Thingvellir), solo show, Kubbur Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland, April-May
Dynamics of Darkness in the North, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland, February

2014

The Artists Autumn Exhibition, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4. October – 9.

Riga Photomonth, ISSP, Riga, Letland, 3. – 9. Maj

2013

MAX A5, Kontor Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark, 23. November
Kast et blik, Kunstpakhuset, Ikast, Denmark, 5. October – 1. December
Fly it!, LungA festival, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, 5. – 15. July

2012

Blue, New Graduates from Glasgow School of Art, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, 10. – 21. July
Degree show, The Machintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, 8. – 16. June

Other activities

2021

Webinar arranged by Fotografie Forum Frankfurt in relation to the project Soil Studies, Galleri Image

2020

Residency at the Danish Art Workshops, nov-jan.                                                                                                             

Teaching at Reykjavik School of Visual Arts, Fall semester

2019

Artist talk at TilVægs, 17. November
Artist talk at Skulpturlandsby Selde, 20. september
Artist talk at Sank Annæ Gymnasium, Denmark, 2.+3. april

Teaching at Reykjavik School of Visual Arts, Fall semester

2018

Expedition to Etna with geologists, Sicily, October 2018

2017

Artist talk at Iceland Academy of the Arts, 27. October
Residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada, September+October
Expedition to Holuhraun with a microbiologist and her team of geologists, Holuhraun, Iceland

Teaching at Reykjavik School of Visual Arts, Fall semester

2016

Expedition to Holuhraun with a geologist, a microbiologist and a team of American scientists, Iceland

Teaching at Reykjavik School of Visual Arts, Fall semester

2015

Residency at Hvítahús, Iceland, August

2014

Teaching at Testrup Højskole, Summer School, August

2013

Residency at Independent A.I.R, Denmark, July

Article in Kunsten.nu: Kast et blik, 25. October

2012

Article in Source Magazine: Graduate Photography

Grants

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Knud Højgaards Fond, Beckett-Fonden, Nordea Fonden, Dansk-Islandsk Fond, Oticon-Fonden, BUTEX travel grant, Statens Kunstfond, Bikubenfondens atelierlegat, Kulturudviklingspuljen (Aarhus Kommune), Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond, Augustinusfonden, DJ:Fotograferne, Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse, Blixfonden

Collections

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Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Artwork bought by The Bikuben Foundation as a present for the Crown Prince in connection to his 50th birthday

Private collection
The collection of the City of Aarhus