Hrafnkell Sigurdsson (b. 1963) studied at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, and Goldsmith College, London. Through performance, video, installation, and photography, Hrafnkell’s art examines transitory elements of man’s relationship with nature and plays with ideas of reversal and ritual, corporeal masculinity and transcendence of the body. His photographic series include images of empty tents in the snow, houses under construction, and most recently, mirror images of trash whose front panels open to reveal quiet snowy panoramas. Hrafnkell has exhibited worldwide, from Europe to East Asia, Tasmania to the Louvre, and he was granted the Icelandic Visual Art Award in 2007.