About Þór Stiefel

 

Þór Stiefel is a MultiMedia Artist working in Visual Art as well as TimeBased Art, Soundscapes and Internet Art Applications

Born in Iceland 1967

Education
2019 2020 MA Fine Art | UMPRUM Prague

2015 2018 BA Fine Art | Iceland University of the Arts Reykjavik

1998 2000 International Marketing Diplóma | U/NORD Copenhagen

1995 1996 Philosophy | The University of Iceland

1988 1989 The Icelandic Art and Craft College

1984 1988 College Degree | Menntaskólinn v/Hamrahlíð Reykjavik


SÍM The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists
NÝLÓ The Living Art Museum Iceland


Solo Exhibitions
2021   Litla Gallerí Hafnarfjörður
2020   Litla Gallerí Hafnarfjörður
2019   SÍM Reykjavík
2017   LHÍ, Gallerí Kubbur Reykjavík
2016   Reykjavik Pride Studio Exhibition Reykjavík
2015   LHÍ Reykjavík
2011   Gallery Listamenn Reykjavík
2003   Næstibar Reykjavík
2002   Gallery Boreas New York
1997   Norræna Húsið Reykjavík
1994   Mokka kaffi Reykjavík
1994   The Nordic house Reykjavík
1993    Gallery Bergstaðir Reykjavík
1993   22 bar Reykjavík
1992   Gallerí Djúpið Reykjavík
1991   Mokka Kaffi Reykjavík
1990   Hlaðvarpinn Reykjavík


Coexpos
2021 Klauzura, UMBRUM, Prag
2020 Nýlistasafnið | Light Bazaar, Reykjavik
2020 SÍM | Jólabasar, Reykjavik
2018 Úti á túni Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Reykjavík
2018  Allar leiðir slæmar | Skaftfell Art Center, Seyðisfjörður
2017  The Wrong Place Mengi, Reykjavík
2016  Tilraunakvöld Mengi, Reykjavík
2015  Landspítalinn | Reykjavík
2015  10 things every man should know about the Womans Brain | LHÍ, Reykjavík
2013  Óskastígur, Reykjavík
1992  Loftárás á Seyðisfjörð Art festival (participantorganizer), Reykjavík


Experience

Currently:
Creative Freelance Multidisciplinary: Artist, Designer, Project Manager & Web Developer

2019 National Gallery of Iceland
Gallery Technician (Art Handling & Exhibitions): Served as a highly motivated and meticulous Technician at the National Gallery, responsible for the safe and professional handling of artworks within the gallery space. My primary duties included assisting with the installation and deinstallation of diverse exhibitions, ensuring the preservation and aesthetic presentation of valuable artworks

2018 Studio Egill Sæbjörnsson
Website & Communications Assistant: Developed and maintained the Studio website, ensuring smooth user experience and brand alignment. Supported communication efforts through various communication channels and engaged in daily operations, and event management

2017 2018 Iceland University of the Arts
Student Representative, Board Member Professional Advisory Body: As a student representative on the board, my responsibility entailed advocating for the students interests as well as making valued contributions to the Universitys future, academic vision, and overall direction, both in a professional and personal capacity

2013 Óskastígur Art Festival Reykjavik
Event manager: Primary role as the a curator and publishing agent organising and establishing the festival. I cofounded the event, a high profile Art festival, showcasing some of Icelands most renowned contemporary artists. Additionally, I participated as an exhibiting artist

2006 Skjöldólfsstaðir Hostel
Hostel Management: Managed online and offline booking systems, processing guest reservations. Delivered customer service, ensuring guests felt welcomed, informed, and comfortable throughout their stay. Front Desk Operations: Managed checkin/checkout procedures, ensuring smooth and efficient guest registration and departure. Maintained accurate records and provided relevant information to other staff members. Restaurant Management

2002 2004 H:N Marketing
Marketing Specialist & Advertising Campaign Manager: Client Analysis & Needs Assessment. Conducted indepth analysis of client business portfolios and advertising/communication needs. Identified key target audiences, market trends, and competitive landscape. Presented comprehensive datadriven insights to inform campaign development. Campaign Design & Implementation. Managed budgets, timelines, and resources to ensure ontime and onbudget delivery. Led crossfunctional teams of designers, copywriters, media buyers, and assessed media coverage and target campaign hits


Autobiography



In the heart of a bustling city, amidst the towering buildings and ceaseless hum of traffic, there lived a clown named Thor Stiefel. Thor wasn’t your average clown, however; he was a dreamer, a dreamer who saw magic in the mundane, laughter in the ordinary.

Thor’s world was a canvas painted with vibrant hues of joy and mischief. His oversized shoes were capable of traversing the chasms of sorrow, his oversized red nose a beacon of hope in the midst of despair. His oversized heart, brimming with compassion and kindness, was the engine that propelled his performances, transforming even the most cynical souls into wide-eyed children.

Thor’s performances were not mere acts of juggling and pratfalls; they were symphonies of laughter, orchestrated by a maestro of whimsy. He could coax laughter from the sternest faces, transform tears into smiles, and paint a world of wonder in the eyes of those who had forgotten to dream.

But Thor’s dreams extended beyond the confines of his performances. He dreamed of a world where every day was a celebration, where laughter was the universal language, and where the power of joy could conquer any darkness. He dreamed of a world where every child could feel the magic he so effortlessly conjured, where every adult could recapture the innocence of childhood laughter.

 

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