Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir

Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir is an artist heavily influenced by her background in visual anthropology, a subject that deals critically with the staging of culture and identity, and the production of objects and images, their representation and re-representation. In her work she critically explores power structures and the human desire for uniformity and absolute truths, and their inherent failure by revealing the poetic, broken and absurd aspects of those systems and truths. Her installations, films, objects and images dance on the line between fact and fiction in their dealing with the impossibility of translations – be it across languages, cultures, times or places. Ragnheiður holds an MA in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths College in London and an MFA in Fine Arts from Bard College, New York.

 

http://ragnheidurgestsdottir.net/

 

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