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Icelander Gets Young Artist Carnegie Grant

Icelandic visual artist Davíð Örn Halldórsson will receive a special grant in support of young artists worth SEK 100,000 (ISK 1.8 million, USD 15,000, EUR 11,000) at the Carnegie Art Award in Stockholm on November 14, as announced this week.

davidorn02One of Davíð’s paintings.

Norwegian artist Dag Erik Elgin will be presented with the main prize at the award ceremony, while Swedish artist Sohpie Tottie placed second and Danish art collective A Kassen third, as revealed in a press release.

At the same time the exhibition Carnegie Art Award 2014 will open at Konstakademien in Stockholm, showcasing the works of the participating artists.

Davíð will display five of his works at the exhibition, which reference graffiti, pop art and art history. He experiments with spray paint and different painting techniques on diverse found material.

Icelandic artist Einar Garibaldi Eiríksson will also participate in the exhibition.

In October, Davíð’s work will be featured in a group exhibition in Artíma Gallerí in Reykjavík, followed by an exhibition in Leipzig, Germany, later this autumn and a solo exhibition in Þoka Gallery in Reykjavík.

The Carnegie Art Award, which has the objective to promote outstanding Nordic artists, will be held for the 11th time this year. Seventeen Nordic artists will participate in the Carnegie Art Award 2014 exhibition, selected from a group of 113 applicants.


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