Sunneva Ása

Weisshappel

BIO

Sunneva Ása Weisshappel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, spring 2013. Sunneva works in various of different mediums; painting, installation, photography, performance and video art. Sunneva Ása founded and managed Algera Studio; a workshop, art gallery and residency in Reykjavík. The studio was one of the main research bases for young artists in Iceland and was running for around three years. Sunneva has directed and worked on several music videos which has been nominated for awards both in Iceland and Europe. Sunneva´s first work in theater was to design costumes and prosthetic makeup for the play Njála for Reykjavik City Theatre. For that work she won Gríman awards for the best costume design the year 2015. After Njála, Sunneva worked within theater for few years, experimenting the border between visual art and the world of theater. By creating costumes, video art, performance, movements, installations and set design. Sunneva has been exhibiting national and international and worked in art residencies. In Sunneva´s artistic practice she challenges the self on experimental platforms in order to explore and mirror the present. Visual art is Sunneva´s primarily medium within her artistic expression.

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Future X

November 1, 2019 - May 14, 2019

Syhavn Theater, Kobenhagen, Danmark

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CV

Education

2009-2013 Iceland Academy of the Arts, B.A. Fine Art

2006-2008 Fjölbrautarskólinn í Breiðholti, Visual Art

1997-2006 Listdansskóli Íslands, Contemporary dance and Classical Ballet

2009-2010 Klassíski Listdanskólinn, Contemporary dance

 

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2018 Sugar Wounds No.01, Ármúli 7 exhibition space, Reykjavik, Iceland

2018 Raunir, B Plan Art Festival, Borgarnes, Iceland

2018 Performance Piano Centipede, Mammút homecoming concert, Gamla Bíó, Reykjavík, Iceland

2015 Permorming in, Soundscapes & Landscapes – Terraforming experiment 1, Culture night, Mengi,               Reykjavík, Iceland

2015 Hörund, Kynleikar, Culture night, Ekkisens, Iceland

2015 The Death Room, Lunga Art Festival, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland 2015 Hera/Hóra, Algera Fiesta Flow,               Algera Studio, Reykjavík, Iceland

2015 Flaggskip, Hávaði, Ekkisens, Reykjavík, Iceland

2015 BATI, Edges, Frakkastígur, Reykjavík, Iceland

2015 Performing in Plato’s Parable of Light 3D Sequences Art Festival VII, Reykjavík, Iceland

2015 The Death Room, off venue – Sequences Art Festival VII, Algera Studio, Reykjavík, Iceland

2015 Mara, Listasafn SÍM, Reykjavík, Iceland

2014 Bæjarleyfi, Ekkisens, Reykjavík, Iceland

2014 Hrekkjavakan, Algera Studio, Reykjavík, Iceland

2014 Túban, Stofan, Reykjavík, Iceland

2014 Natura Mater, Umbreyting Einars, Listasafn Einars Jónssonar, Reykjavík, Iceland

2014 Mountains of Skin, video screening of 9 videos from 9 artists. Screened at Mansion, Beirut,                       Lebanon

2013 Hávaði, Kaffistofan, Reykjavík, Iceland

2013 Welcome: Play Me and Do You Want To Ride? Iceland Academy of the Arts graduation exhibition,             Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

2013 Stabi Project, Ateliers de Bitche, Nantes, France

2012 Snertu Mig, Kaffistofan, Reykjavík, Iceland

2011 Til Hamingju Ísland, Jónsmessa Festival, Húsavík, Iceland

2011 Homies where my heart is, Laufásvegur basement, Reykjavík, Iceland

2011 Welcome To The Greenhouse, Sequences Art Festival, Reykjavík, Iceland

2010 Me To The Export Of The It, Lunga Art Festival, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

2010 Do Not Cover, Æringur Art Festival, Stöðvafjörður, Iceland

 

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2018 Metamorphosis, Gallerí Port, Reykjavík, Iceland

2018 Sugar Wounds No.04, Ármúli 7 exhibition space, Reykjavik, Iceland 2012 Ylhýra, Kaffistofan,                       Reykjavík, Iceland

2013 Ylhýra, Kaffistofan Nemendagallerí Listaháskólans, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Videos (selected)

2018  What´s your Secret?, music video for the band Mammút, 4:23 minutes

2018  Salt, music video for the band Mammút, 5:47 minutes

2018  Ró, music video for the band Mammút, 2:33 minutes

2016  Goldigaz, music video for the band We Are Z, 4:09 minutes

2016  Crazy Little You, music video for the band Cryptochrome, 3:49 minutes

2015  Glæður, music video for the band Mammút, 4:16 minutes

2015  Óráð, music video for the band Amabadama, 4:17 minutes

2015  Blood Burst, music video for the band Mammút, 5:03 minutes

2015  Í Næsta Lífi, music video for the band xxx Rottweiler hundar, 3:26 minutes

2014  Stimulation, video work, 6:33 minutes

2014  The Rose, video work, 9:47 minutes

2014  The Hell Hole, video work, 10:15 minutes

2014  Síðasti dansinn, music video for the Camber Orchestra, Kúbus, 2:47 minutes

2014  The Backbone, music video for band Rökkurró, 4:30 minutes

2014  Þau Svæfa, music video for band Mammút, 3:07 minutes

2014  Lemon Stars, music video for band East of my Youth, 4:53 minutes

2013  Do You Want To Ride, experimental movie, 47:02 minutes

2012  Astern, dance film, 23 minutes

2011   Nine, experimental performance video work, 4 ours and 5 minutes

2011   Flaggskip, video work, 10:09 minutes

2011   Hress Með Nananana, performance series of 2-4 minutes long episodes

2009 Golden Dick Dance, video performance, 4 minutes

 

Theater work

2018 Romeo and Juliet, Costume and art design, the ballet of Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Munich,             Germany

2018 Ruhrepos, Kurt Weill and Bert Brecht, Costume design, Staatstheater Hannover, Germany

2017 Guð Blessi Íslands, costume design, Reykjavík City Theater, Reykjavík, Iceland

2017 Siegfried, Ring;Wagner, Costume, choreography and video design, Staatsoper Karlsruhe,                           Karlsruhe, Germany

2017 Álfahöllin, costume design, National Theater of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

2017 Hamlet, Costume/Art design with Katrína Mogensen, Staatstheater Hannover, Germany

2016 Óþello, costume design, Vesturport, National Theater of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

2016 Othello, Costume/art design and choreography, Staatsschauspiel, Dresden, Germany

2016 Enemy of the Duck (Enemy of the People + The Wild Duck), Costume design, choreography and               prosthetic makeup, Norwegian National Theatre, Oslo, Norway

2016 Mutter Courage and her Children, Costume and video Designer, Hessian State Theatre of                         Wiesbaden, Germany

2015 Njála, Costumes Designer, Reykjavík City Theater, Iceland

 

Work experience (selected)

2017  Artist in residency program, Disco Art Festival, Oqaatsut, Greenland

2017  Actress in Mules, featured film directed by Börkur Sigþórsson, production Rvk Studios, Iceland

2016  Artist in residency program at Le Wonder, Paris, France

2014-2017  Manager of Algera Studio residency programs and exhibitions, Iceland

2014  Performing in the music video Crossfade, directed by Tommy Kha, for GusGus, Iceland

2009 Actor in the film Democracy is a Mishmash of dead animals in a bun by Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir,            Iceland 2009 Performer in the film Baby Bird by Katrín Ólafsdóttir, Iceland

 

Nominations and awards

2017 Nominated as costume designer of the year at Gríman, the Icelandic performing arts awards, for             God Bless Iceland, Costume design, Reykjavík City Theater, Iceland

2016 Nominated for theater performance of the year at Heddaprisen, the Norwegian theater awards,             for Enemy of the Duck (Enemy of the People + The Wild Duck), Costume design, choreography                 and prosthetic makeup, Norwegian National Theatre, Oslo, Norway

2015 Won costume designer of the year at Gríman, the Icelandic performing arts wards, for Njála;                   Costumes Designer, Reykjavík City Theater, Iceland

2015 Nominated for music video of the year at Northern Wave film festival for Óráð, music video for                 the band Amabadama, Iceland

2015 Nominated for music video of the year at Northern Wave film festival for Blood Burst, music video           for the band Mammút, Norway

2014 Nominated for music video of the year at the Nordic Music Awards, the Icelandic Music Awards,               and at Northern Wave film festival for Þau Svæfa, music video for band Mammút, Iceland

2014 Nominated for music video of the year at the Icelandic Music Awards and at Northern Wave film               festival for The Backbone, music video for band Rökkurró, Iceland

2013 Won album cover design of the year at the Icelandic Music Awards for the cover of Komdu til mín            Svarta Systir by Mammút, Iceland