Fritz Hendrik IV is an Icelandic artist currently living in Reykjavík. Fritz Hendrik is interested in the act of both the conscious and unconscious staging in life, art and culture. In his work he explores these subjects through different fictional strategies, e.g. in close collaboration with the fictional scholar and theorist Fræðimaðurinn (e. The Scholar) who is an expert in looking at the world through the ‘Grey veil’ as he calls it, revealing the more grey and poetic aspects of life. Fritz Hendrik’s body of works consists mainly of installations, paintings, sculpture, photographs and video.





Born 1993, Reykjavík, Iceland


Currently, lives and works in Reykjavík




2016-2017 Internship for 8 months at Studio Egill Sæbjörnsson in Berlin for the Venice Biennale

2013-2016 Icelandic Academie of the Arts - BA Fine Art

2009-2012 Fjölbrautaskólinn í Breiðholti -  college art education


Solo exhibitions


2019 Lost Passwords / Týnd Lykilorð, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavík

2019 Upptaka / Unboxing, Gallery Port, Reykjavík

2018 Draumareglan / Routine Dream, Kling & Bang, Reykjavík

2017 Alive - A Live performance by Fritz Hendrik, performance on Youtube

2016 Witch Window, Online exhibition

2015 Beita, Kubburinn, Icelandic Academy of the arts
2015 Sögulegur atburður, Off venue Sequences VII, Kaffist
ofan, Reykjavík



Group exhibitions


2018 Abracadabra, International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia

2018 Plan B, Borgarness, Iceland

2018 Pamphlets, Open, Reykjavík

2017 Borða hér / Taka með, Korpúlfsstaðir, Grafarvogi
2017 Painting - not a medium, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður
2017 Art on stage- Húrra, Reykjavík, Off venue Sequences VIII
2016 Fullorðið Fólk, Verksmiðjan, Hjalteyri,
2016 Ytri Höfnin, Graduation show, Icelandic Academy of the arts, Reykjavík Art Museum

2016 Á dökkumiðum / Murky Waters, Port project space, Reykjavík
2016 No Solo, Skaftell centre for visual arts, Seyðisfjörður
2015 Summer Lovin, Kaffistofan, Reykjavík
2014 Erfið fæðing, Kaffistofan, Reykjavík
2014 Dryes Kuldiga, Kuldiga, Lettland
2013 Háflæði, Harpan, Reykjavík, Iceland
2012 SH/91-93, Artíma gallerí, Reykjavík




2019 Nominated for the Icelandic Art Prize for Emerging Artist of the Year

2017 Participated in Grosses Treffen portfolio speed dating, Nordic embassies, Berlin.

2017 Received the grant from the Svavar Guðnason and Ásta Kristjánsdóttir memorial fund