After graduating in 2016 from the Iceland University of the Arts’ MFA program, I have exhibited in various art institutions in Iceland and abroad, such as the 5th International Biennale for Young Art, Deep Inside, curated by Nadim Samman. I have also been teaching and giving talks; in 2017 I was a teacher’s assistant at the Art Academy of Reunion Island (East coast of Africa), teaching to both BA and MA students.
Since 2018 I have been collaborating with new media artist Raphaël Alexandre. As an artist duo we create stage designs for concerts and art installations (=> our website).
I am a board member of Nýlistasafnið / The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík since 2019.
I received the Motivational Award of the Year / Hvatningarverðlaun ársins from the Icelandic Art Prize this year.
- stage design for concert Haldalda with Raphaël Alexandre, a collaboration with electronic sound artist Sóley Sigurjónsdóttir and cellist Heiður Lára Bjarnadóttir at Mengi Art space, Reykjavik
- Vestur í bláinn, multidisciplinary collective project created with Julius Rothlaender, 3rd til 30th of September 2020, 10 public locations in Reykjavík
- Attempting the Embrace n°32, solo exhibition, Wind and Weather Window Gallery, Reykjavik
- solo exhibition part of the D-salur series at the Reykjavik Art Museum
2016 - Master of Fine Arts, Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavik
2014 - DNAP (National Diploma of Fine Arts, BA degree), School of Fine Arts of Nantes Métropole, France
2012 - BTS (two year technical degree) of Graphic Design, Duperré School of Design, Fashion and Creation, Paris, France
2020 - Le Boudoir / Dyngjan, Alliance Française de Reykjavik, Reykjavik
2019 - Opnening exhibition of Exxistenz - Museum of Perceptive Art, Reykjavik.
Curated by Johanne Christensen and Serena Swanson
2019 - WE RUINED EVERYTHING, group exhibition co-curated with Maryna Daniel, Listastofan Art Space, Reykjavik
2019 - The Factory #4, group exhibition, collaboration with Raphaël Alexandre, The Factory, Djúpavík, Iceland.
Curated by Emilie Mørkeberg Dalum
2019 - + ou - SEXE, Galerie B+, Lyon, France. Curated by Gilles Maignaud
2018 - SEX SELF, Ekkisens art space, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Curated by Maria-Carmela Rasso, Katerina Blahutova & myself
2018 - 16e Biennale d'arts actuels - 16th Biennale of contemporary arts - CRAC Champigny-sur-Marne, France
2018 - Líkamleiki, Icelandic Photography Festival, Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum, Kópavogur, Iceland.
Curated by Brynja Sveinsdóttir
2017 - Salon Parcours d'Artistes 2017, Art Festival, Les Passerelles, Pontault-Combault, France.
Curated by Marcus Philippe
2017 - PLAN-B, International Art Festival, Borganes, Iceland
2016 - Deep Inside, 5th International Biennale for Young Art, Trekhogornaya Manufactory, Moscow.
Curated by Nadim Samman
2016 - Fine Art/Design Degree Show MA 2016, Gerðarsafn Art museum of Kópavogur, Iceland.
Curated by Daníel Björnsson
2016 - …[BÆNG]…, old Kling og Bang gallery, Reykjavik
2015 - Lets the Flavour Flow, old Kling og Bang gallery, Reykjavik
2015 - Ahh now it all makes sense, Listaháskóli Íslands, Reykjavik
2015 - CLAIRE MATHILDE ZUZANA, Kaffistofa gallery, Reykjavik
2014 - Première tentative, Collectif Nu(L), Nantes, France
2013 - Rattrapage, Dulcie Gallery, Nantes, France
2013 - Archiculture, festival of Art and Architecture, Ecole Supérieure Nationale d'Architecture de Nantes, France
solo and duo exhibitions
2020 - Shapeless Vibrations, duo exhibition with Valgerður Ýr Magnúsdóttir, Midpunkt Art Space, Kópavogur, Iceland
4 - 26 July 2020
2019 - Pouring Inside, Off Venue of Sequences IX Art festival, Flaeði Art Space, Reykjavik
2019 - Versatile Uprising, a collaboration with Raphaël Alexandre, Wind and Weather Window Gallery, Winter Light Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland
2018 - Slippery Edges, Listastofan Art Space, Reykjavík, Iceland
2018 - Entre des formes incertaines, residency restitution, L'Attrape-couleurs art space, Lyon France
2017 - MIDSCAPE, Listastofan Art Space, Reykjavik, Iceland
2018 - Attempting the Embrace n°27, Skotleyfi á skynfærin: Videotek #2, Húrra, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Curated by Birkir Karlsson
2016 - Attempting the Embrace n°28, with dancer Lydia Zimmer, Borginn, Skagaströnd, Iceland
2018 - Röstin Residency, Þórshöfn, Iceland
2018 - L'Attrape-couleurs, art space, Lyon, France
2017 - SASSO Artist Residency, Vairano, Switzerland
2016 - NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland
2019 - Artzine, “IT’S BUZZING WITH ENERGIES”: UNPACKING THE EURO-ICELANDIC ART EXCHANGE by Claire-Julia Hill https://artzine.is/its-buzzing-with-energies-unpacking-the-euro-icelandic-art-exchange
2019 - Artzine, “The last exhibition at Listastofan” by Ana Victoria bruno
2019 - Artzine, "Versatile Uprising: Lifandi Formleysa" by Sólveig Eir Stewart http://artzine.is/versatile-uprising-lifandi-formleysa/
2019 - The Reykjavík Grapevine, #2 - 2019, "Versatile Uprising" by Tara Njála Ingvarsdóttir, Iceland
2018 - RÚV radio, Vidsja show, "Tilraun að faðmlagi í janúar" by Starkaður Sigurðarson, Iceland (on air 29/01/2018)
2017 - UMBIGO art and design magazine, issue #63, "Claire Paugam - Attempting the Embrace" by Barabara Valentina, Portugal
2017 - Capacious Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, "Forgotten rituals of yearning" by Agnieszka Anna Wolodzko, USA
2017 - THE ICEVIEW TI online, Icelandic art and literature magazine https://www.theiceview.com/tionline/
2017 - JIR - Femmes magazine, "L'analogie visuelle comme processus créatif" by Laïla Bapoo, article based on a conference I gave about my art practice, Reunion Island, France
2016 - Interview for RÚV (Icelandic TV channel) Kastljós program "https://www.clairepaugam.com/Attempting-the-Embrace-n-26"
2020 - Poem and video piece published in the 4th issue of Ós Journal literary magazine, Ós Pressan, Reykjavík
2020 - Catalogue of the Icelandic Art Prize 2020
2018 - Exhibition catalogue 16e Biennnale d'Arts Actuels CRAC of Champigny-sur-Marne, France
2018 - Poem published in Murder Magazine vol II "Erotic/ System", Reykjavik - Los Angeles
2018 - Exhibition booktlet Líkamleiki, Icelandic Photography Festival, Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum
2017 - Exhibition catalogue Salon Parcours d'Artistes 2017, Les Passerelles, Pontault-Combault, France
2017 - Guest editor for the first issue THE ICEVIEW art and literature magazine, Iceland
2016 - Third issue "Surprise Edition" of Pseudoscienza art magazine, Vienna, Austria
2016 - Exhibition catalogue, Deep inside, 5th International Biennale for Young Art
2016 - Exhibition catalogue, Fine Art/Design Degree Show MA 2016, published by the Iceland Academy of the Arts
2016 - L'Enseignement de San Francisco by Colin Thil, published by Martian's Parlor Entertainment
2019 - Meeting Claire Paugam, talk about my art practice to the MA Design students of the Iceland University of the Arts
2019 - Embodying Experiences talk with curator Brynja Sveinsdóttir for HugarFlug, the Iceland University of the Arts annual conference
2018 - Meeting Claire Paugam, talk about my art practice to the MA and 3rd year BA fine arts students of the Iceland Academy of the Arts
2018 - Artist talk for the exhibition Líkamleiki / Embody, Icelandic Photography Festival, Gerðarsafn art museum, Kópavogur, Iceland
2017 - Rencontre avec Claire Paugam, Ecole Supérieure des Arts de la Réunion, Reunion Island, France
2017 - Rencontre avec Claire Paugam, lycée Victor Duruy, Paris, France
2016 - Exhibiting at the Young Art Biennale for the MA students of Fine Arts of the Iceland Academy of the Arts, with María Dalberg and Veronika Geiger
2020 - Le Boudoir / Dyngjan, group exhibition, Alliance Française de Reykjavik (French Council), Reykjavik
2020 - Regenerate #2 - Physical Newness, group exhibition curated with Maria-Carmela Raso, Gallery Port, Reykjavik
2019 - WE RUINED EVERYTHING group exhibition co-curated with Martyna Daniel, Listastofan Art Space, Reykjavik
2019 - assistant of Becky Forsythe for the group exhibition Soft Landing - graduation show of the Master of Fine Arts from the Iceland University of the Arts - Nýlistasafnið / The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
2018 - SEX SELF group exhibition co-curated with Maria-Carmela Raso & Katherina Blahutova, Ekkisens Art Space, Reykjavík, Iceland
2017 - Chapter One - Water (The Spirit of Man) Aishling Muller's solo exhibition, Listastofan Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2016 - Collective curation …[BÆNG]…, a collaboration between students from the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the Media Art School of Cologne, old Kling og Bang gallery, Reykjavik
2015 - Collective curation Lets the Flavour Flow, old Kling og Bang gallery, Reykjavik
2015 - Collective curation Ahh now it all makes sense, Listaháskóli Íslands, Reykjavik
2015 - assistant of Hulda Stefansdóttir for Dynamics of Darkness in the North, The Nordic House, Reykjavik
stage design with Raphaël Alexandre
2020 - Haldalda with electronic sound artist Sóley Sigurjónsdóttir and cellist Heiður Lára Bjarnadóttir at Mengi Art space, Reykjavik 13/08/2020
2019 - BLESS BLESS LISTASTOFAN, Iðnó concert hall, Reykjavik
2019 - Lunga Warm Up Party #2019, multidisciplinary event, Iðnó concert hall, Reykjavik
2019 - MSEA EP release concert, featuring KRÍA and Oyama, Iðnó concert hall, Reykjavik
2018 - Weird Kids #5 featuring Special-K, Madonna and Child, SiGrún, Mengi art space, Reykjavik
2019 - FEEL IT INSIDE a song by Discipline aka Rex Pistols, co-directed with Katerina Blahutova
2018 - SEX SELF a song by MSEA, co-directed with Katerina Blahutova
2017 - CHANGES a song by Eceteraband
2016 - Zuzana Kleinerová's graduation show, Faculty of Fine Arts of Brno, Czech Republic
2015 - Yodel, group performance lead by Doreen Kutzke and Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Einar Jónsson Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland