BIOGRAPHY

Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson was born in Akureyri, Iceland in 1977. He studied sound art at the Fachochschule in Hannover,
Germany from 1998 to 2003 and has been a long-time member of the band Stilluppsteypa.

His work on CD has been variously described as collage, quiet drone manipulations, and calm and minimal, which offer a range
of still, contemplative moments, contrasted with more discordant (though not necessarily noisy) ones.

CIRRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

Fachochschule Hannover
student of Professor Ulrich Eller
1998 - 2004
Ending studies as Meisterschüler

Royal Conservatory
Den Haag, The Netherlands
Sonology/Electronic Music
1997 - 1998.



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2009

CIA.is, Reykjavik, Iceland
"auf einmal ist es kunst"

CIA.is, Reykjavik, Iceland
installation together with Dennis Tyfuss

2008

Lost Horse Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
"The Important Little Man Reykjavik Show"

Heimsendir Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
"Kempe Julebazar"

Lost Horse Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
"The Shivering Man"

2006

Sonambiente, Berlin, Germany
"The Important Little Man Berlín Show"

Gallerí Dvergur, Reykjavik, Iceland
"The Curse of Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson"

2005

SOHO IN OTTAKRING, Vienna, Austria
"The Important Little Man Vienna Show"

Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria
"Vienna Blood Beast Terror"

Faust Gallery, Hannover, Germany
"The Imporant Little Man Hannover Show"

2000

Omvandling Karlsborg, Karlsborg, Sweden
"PlayerOrgan"

1999

Der Comtainer Station, Köln, Germany
"Family Album"




SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009

Westwerk Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
"auf einmal ist es kunst"
Paintings, Drawings, Text, Video and Performance

Uferhallen Berlin, Berlin, Germany
"auf einmal ist es kunst"
Paintings, Photos, Drawings and Performance

Neon>Compbase, Bologna, Italy
"the important little man"
Video and Performance

Pica, Portland, Oregon, USA
"The Shivering Man"
Video

X-Initiative, New York, USA
"the important little man"
Video

2008

Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria

Listasafn êslands, Reykjavik, Iceland
"stilluppsteypa presented by other beings - an artificial intergalactic alien presentation"
Installation work in collaboration with Helgi Thorsson

Ello Gallery & Shop, Portsmouth, USA
"YOU SCARY U.S."
Installation work in collaboration with Helgi Thorsson

2007

Sound Effects Seoul 2007, Seoul, South Korea
"The Important Little Man Seoul Show"

Skaftfell, Sey∂isfjör∂ur, Iceland
"îli Gunnar Sey∂isfjör∂ur"
Installation work in collaboration with Helgi Thorsson

2006

Kling & Bang Galler’, Reykjavik, Iceland
"Gu∂s Útvalda filo∂"

2005

Preview Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2004

Fachochschule Hannover Bildende Kunst, Hannover, Germany
"plattform 1"

2002

Polyphonia Festival, Nýlistasafnið, Reykjav’k, êsland
Installation work in collaboration with Curver

2000

Idnó, Reykjav’k, Iceland
"Kort kort kredit, Baenagjördir og Trommusóló"
Collaborative work together with Magnus Palsson, Helgi Thorsson and Heimir Bjorgulfsson

Hermannshof Hörgange 2000, Springe, Germany
"GOLD (Wohnwagen Days)"

1998

Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden
Sound Installation



SELECTED PERFOMANCES

2009

Nefertiti Jazz Club, Gothenburg, Sweden
Sound Performance with BJ Nilsen and Cluster


2008

Skaftfell, Sey∂isfjör∂ur, Iceland
"The Shivering Man"

Apart Festival, çlaborg, Denmark
"The Shivering Man"

Silly Art Fick Festival, Hannover, Germany
"The Shivering Man"

Beton Salon, Paris, France
"The Shivering Man"

Bruismelk Festival, Antwerpen, Belgium
"The Shivering Man"

Kling & Bang Galler’, Reykjavik, Iceland
"LOVE! CONTACT AND SEXUAL COMMUNICATION"

Listasafn Einars Jónssonar, Reykjavik, Iceland
"Brussugangur"


2007

iDeal Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden
Sound Performance together with sound artist BJ Nilsen


2005


Skanu mezs, Riga, Latvia
Sound Performance

RHIZ, Vienna, Austria
Sound Performance

Ultrahang Festival, Budapest, Hungary
Sound Performance

STUMPF, Hannover, Germany
Sound Performance


2004

ATAK Night Fukuoka: Urgh! The Electronics Vol.8, Rooms, Fukuoka, Japan
Sound Performance

ATAK Night Osaka, Bridge
Osaka, Japan
Sound Performance

ATAK Night Tokyo, Superdeluxe
Tokyo, Japan
Sound Performance

This City Is Sleeping
Argos Centrum For Arts, Brussel, Belgium
Sound Performance

Ertz Music Festival, Kultur Etxea,
Bera (Nafarroa), Spain
Sound Performance

Kunstverien Hannover
Hannover, Germany
Sound Performance


2003

Strobotika "Electric Light - Electric Sound", Kunstcentrum BELGIE, Hasselt, Belgium
Sound Performance

Ultrasound Festival, Electronic and Experimental Music Festival, The Media Centre, Huddersfield, England
Sound Performance

Across the Border - Performance days, Kubus Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Sound Performance

Common Ground #3, GA, NiedersŠchsische Landtagsvertretung, Berlin, Germany
Sound Performance

San Francisco Electronic Music Festival (SFEMF), EAST MEETS LEFT, San Francisco, USA
Sound Performance


2002

WORM, Rotterdam, Holland
Sound Performance

Vesturporti∂, Reykjavik, Iceland
Sound Performance


2001

O.K. Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst, O.K. Zentrum, Linz, Austria
Sound Performance

Museum of Modern Art, Washington DC, USA
Sound Performance

Art & Music, Detroit, USA
Sound Performance

Millevale Industrial Theater, Pittsburgh, USA
Sound Performance

Deadtech, Chicago, USA
Sound Performance

International Art Festival Observatori 2001,
Valencia, Spain
Sound Performance


2000

ART 2000, Kópavogssalurinn, Kópavogur, Iceland
Sound Performance

Holland Festival, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland
Sound Performance


1999

Gemusst, Fachochschule Hannover,
Hannover, Germany
"Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson becomes Bruce Lee"


1998

Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden
Sound Performance


1997

Galerie Schallschutz, Performance Happening, Hannover, Germany



Screenings of the short film KILL TIME, made in collaboration with german film director Carsten Aschmann

2008

Wacker Galerie, Kassel, Germany


2007

Sequences, Regnboginn, Reykjavik, Iceland

Croation Film Club«s Association, Zagreb, Croatia


2006

Taint Modern, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Gallery Boreas, New York,USA

Skanu Mezs Festival, Riga, Latvia



SOLO RECORDINGS

"A Little Lost" CD (Bottrop-Boy) 2003

"This One Comes Highly Recommended" CD (FIRE inc.) 2000

"A Long Wait Produced Nothing Further" LP (ERS Recordings) 2000

"Ship" CD (Trente Oiseaux) 1999

"The Sleeping Moustache" CD made in collaboration with Matt Waldron, Steven Stapleton, Jim Haynes and Richard Faulhaber (Helen Scarsdale, San Francisco USA 2006)

 



FILM MUSIC

"does this hurt you?", documentary on film director David Lynch, by Agnieszka Jurek 2004



AUDIO / VIDEO WITH STILLLUPPSTEYPA

Space Ritual (collaboration with BJ Nilsen) 2LP / Cassette (Editions Mego) 2010

Man From Deep River (collaboration with BJ Nilsen) CD (Editions Mego) 2008

Passing Out (collaboration with BJ Nilsen) CD (The Helen Scarsdale Agency) 2008

Second Childhood (collaboration with BJ Nilsen & Hildur Gudnadóttir) CD (Quecksilber) 2007

Drykkjuv’sur îhljó∂anna (collaboration with BJ Nilsen) CD (The Helen Scarsdale Agency) 2006

Vikinga Brennivín (collaboration with BJ Nilsen) CD (The Helen Scarsdale Agency) 2005

stilluppsteypa CD (Atak) 2004

Project Horror Express (collaboration with artist Daniel Richter) LP (En/Of) 2003

the immediate past is of no interest to us - 10 years of continuous pointless activities CD (Bottrop-Boy) 2002

Stories Part Five CD (Ritornell/Mille Plateaux) 2001

we are everyone in a room (collaboration with sound art group TV POW) CD (Erstwhile) 2001

not a laughing matter but rather a matter of laughs CD e.p. (FIRE inc.) 2000

Interferences are often... CD (Ritornell/Mille Plateaux) 1999

mort aux vaches CD (Staalplaat) 1998

has (or has not) happened CD (meme) 1998

reduce by reducing 12" single/CD (includes a remix made by japanese sound artist Ryoji Ikeda) (FIRE inc./SOME) 1998

the best pet possible CD (Staalplaat) 1997

meditation on violence (collaboration with video artist Oliver Kochta) Video (MostlyWood Publications) 1997

tpith or tetapth (collaboration with sound artist Matt Waldron) CD (FIRE inc./SOME) 1997

one side mona lisa - the front side only CD (FIRE inc./SOME) 1996

important anti-art dances (collaboration with Melt-Banana) 10" (SOME) 1996

that would besplit sawblade shaped (collaboration with sound artist Andrew Mckenzie, The Hafler Trio) 7" (Musical Tragedies) 1996

Keep checking speed and completeness of urine flow cut-off 7" e.p. (Obuh Records) 1995

nova - disco 7" e.p. (Destroy All Music) 1995A taxi to Tijuana 7" e.p. (Drunken Fish Records) 1994

Til eru hljó∂ Audio Cassette (Chocolate Monk) 1993

 



AUDIO WITH EVIL MADNESS

Demon Jukebox CD (12 Tónar) 2006

Demoni Paradiso CD (12 Tónar) 2008