Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson

Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson [b. 1971] studied philosophy at the University of Iceland and later fine arts at the Ecole Supérieure d’art d’Aix en Provence. He then studied filmmaking and directed several short films. Ragnar Helgi now produces mostly text-based works and digital installations, dealing with the elementary banalities of the human condition: the connections between oneself and others, poetry, time and memory. His latest work is titled: Tragedy of our limitless imagination and our limited lives. Ragnar Helgi runs the publishing house Tunglið forlag, which publishes between 8 and 12 works of fiction and poetry each year, as well as being a part of 1005-collective which publishes the 1005-annual in May of each year. In 2013, Ragnar Helgi published his first novel, A Letter from Bhutan. Ragnar Helgi has recently taken part in exhibitions at Kunsthalle Wien – Vienna, MoMA PS1-Colony – New York, Pulse Art-fair – Miami, TBA21 Augarten – Vienna, KIASMA:The Museum of Contemporary Art – Helsinki, Dimensions Variable – Miami, The Museum of Contemporary Art – Reykjavik, STEIM Gallery – Amsterdam, The National Gallery of Iceland – Reykjavik, The Museum of Contemporary Art Denmark – Roskilde and La Villette Numerique – Paris. Along with his artistic practice, Ragnar Helgi teaches part-time at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, plays in various bands as well as working in graphic design.

 

http://www.cargocollective.com/ragnarhelgi

 

RearViewMirror v.2.0 (For Walt Disney & Martin Heidegger) on display at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús, 2011