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About Johann Sigmarsson : The Equator Memorial Project is a group of international artists who are creating art pieces and functional objects by recycling materials from world historical monuments. The target is to held series of exhibitions on the heritage site locally, in galleries or museums worldwide. The exhibitions will comprise a few, numbered items of functional objects and art works related to the heritage sites. The intention is that the pieces will be signed by the artists and sold at auction in the end of every exhibition. A part of the income for each sold piece will be allocated to charity fund for supporting community projects. Accompanying every item will be a short informational text on the history of the material. Recycled Materials: The Reykjavík Harbor, The Berlin Wall, The Hamburg Port and Hiroshima. official site: www.40074km.is / e-mail: 40074km@40074km.is
STATEMENT OF ART:
Le Corbusier was a Poet.

ORGANIZATION:
The Equator Memorial Project / INTERNATIONAL ITINERANT ARTISTS PROJECT

EDUCATION:
Education:
1985 – 1986 – The Reykjavík Technical College – Metalwork and mechanical engineering
1986 – 1987 – The Reykjavík Technical College – Technical Drawing
1988 – 1990 – The Reykjavik School of Visual Art – Paintings

EXPERIENCE:
Johann Sigmarsson............................Curriculum Vitae


The Artist, filmmaker Johann Sigmarsson was born in 1969 in Reykjavík, Iceland. "PLAN B report " is his third feature film. "ONE FAMILY" was his second, and "WALLPAPER", his debut, is one of the most popular movies ever made in Iceland. His career began in 1988 with the TV production company in Reykjavik, + Film ehf. From 1988-2002 Sigmarsson worked on a 500-600 of short films, music videos, TV shows and series. He had a studio in Reykjavik from 1989-1992 where he was painting and doing iron sculptures.

At + Film, Sigmarsson got an idea for a script and began working on it during his spare time. This idea was WALLPAPER and the script was concluded in 1991. Before the premiere, Sigmarsson began working on the script of ONE FAMILY, besides creating the Reykjavik Shortfilm Festival in 1992. The idea was to create a forum for young film makers to get together and show their work as well as to generate interest in film. 2001 Sigmarsson was awarded official recognition for the 10th festival by the Minister of Culture and Science in Iceland.

For his second film, ONE FAMILY, Sigmarsson himself is the script writer, producer and director. British Film Institute quoted that the film is one of the most important cult movie in Icelandic cinema. He was finishing his third movie in full length, "PLAN B Report" in 2000. The script was supported in by the European Script Fund.

Sigmarsson has always produced the sound tracks of his films under the label of Bad Taste LTD. His films has been screened at festivals and gone in cinema, TV, VHS, DVD distribution around the world. Sigmarsson cofounded the Icelandic Film Company in 1991. He produced his last film, "Plan B Report" through the Icelandic Film Corporation ehf.

Johann Sigmarsson lived in Berlin from 2001 - 2011 where he worked on writing film scripts; Gentlemen Alone, The Hidden People and The Poisoned Chalice. All three titles are feature film projects in development, supported by European Union, Nipkow program, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, Nordic Film and TV Fund, and the Icelandic Film Centre.

He is now working on painting sculptures, designing and making handcrafts s.a. chairs, desks, shelves and japanese beds, simply just creating - ART.


Education:

1985 - 1986 - The Reykjavík Technical College - Metalwork and mechanical engineering
1986 - 1987 - The Reykjavík Technical College - Technical Drawing
1988 - 1990 - The Reykjavik School of Visual Art - Paintings


Exhibitions:

1992 - Drawings and Storyboard at Mocca in Reykjavík, private exhibition
2011 - Co-idea for group exhibition in End of Psüch Galerie Melike Bilir in Hamburg
2012 - Spring in Arborg - Open Studio
2012 - Bird on the Shore, Environmental accidents - Disasters and damage in the nature in Dead Gallery in Reykjavík, private exhibition
2013 - The Art of being Icelandic - Group exhibition in co operation with Reykjavík UNESCO, City of Literature. Designed and handmade furniture in old pinewood recycled from the Harbor of Reykjavík, which was constructed between 1913 and 1917 exhibited in Reykjavík City Hall.
2013 - Saatci Gallery - "Handmade armchair" name of the piece; The Gift of the Spirit) by Johann Sigmarsson. The armchair was selected at The World Interiors News Annual Awards 2013, wich is a part of The World Architecture News.

 
Established, co-foundation of companies and organizations:
 
1991 – Founded and established The Icelandic Filmcompany ehf, a private limited company
1992 – Founded and established The Reykjavík Shortfilm Festival
1992 – Co-foundation and Patron of THE ALTERNATIVE HOUSE, a cultural and information centre for young people aged 16-25.
The centre offers various help and advice, runs an art workshop, a gallery, employment agency and a Special Unit that works with and encourages disabled individuals.

1992 – Co-foundation of The Independent Art Festival in Reykjavík
1997 – 2000 – Producer for the Icelandic Film Corporation ehf
2001 – Founded SR Production ehf, a private limited company
2013 - Founded 40.074KM ehf, a private limited company
2013 - Entrepreneur of the Equator Memorial Project- International, itinerant Artists project

The Equator Memorial Project is a group of international artists who are creating art pieces and functional objects by recycling materials from world historical monuments. The target is to held series of exhibitions on the heritage site locally, in galleries or museums worldwide. The exhibitions will comprise a few, numbered items of functional objects and art works related to the heritage sites. The intention is that the pieces will be signed by the artists and sold at auction in the end of every exhibition. A part of the income for each sold piece will be allocated to charity fund for supporting community projects. Accompanying every item will be a short informational text on the history of the material.

Recycled Materials:
The Reykjavík Harbor, The Berlin Wall, The Hamburg Port and Hiroshima.

official site: www.40074km.is / e-mail: 40074km@40074km.is

Feature films:
 
1992 - Wallpaper            producer, writer, second director
1995 - One Family             producer, writer, director
2000 - Plan B Report          producer, writer, director
 

Feature films projects in development:

The Hidden People - scheduled in production 2016 writer
Gentleman Alone writer
The Poisoned Chalice writer

WEB SITE:
http://www.40074km.is

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Equator-Memorial-Project-Miðbaugs-minjaverkefnið/294201460728848?ref=hl

RSS URL:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohannSigmarsson/posts

REGISTRATION DATE:
2013-11-05 13:18:10

COUNTRY:
Iceland

ACCOUNT TYPE:
New

Awards received by Johann Sigmarsson


Somethingregal Handmade Desk

A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2013
Johann Sigmarsson for The Equator Memorial Project

Runner-Up status designs by Johann Sigmarsson


The Gift of The Spirit Handmade Armchair

Runner-Up for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2013
Johann Sigmarsson for The Equator Memorial Project

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