20 October, 2022–19 February, 2023
Sigurður Guðjónsson‘s fascinating world of art leaves no one untouched.
One of the leading video artists in contemporary Icelandic art represents the country at the Venice Biennale 2022. The exhibition in Hafnarhús presents the artist’s new and older works, which present Sigurður’s singular creative practice for audiences. The artist is known for his magnificent videoworks where image, sound and space form an unbroken whole. He particularly focuses on the function of a variety of equipment, where the viewer is lured into a world of soothing repetition, rhythm and order, and the boundaries of the human and the mechanical become blurred.
The professional council that nominated Sigurður as Iceland’s representative at the Venice Biennale states: “with Sigurður, Iceland will present an artist who has worked on impressive installations in unusual exhibition areas and built a very strong series of exhibitions that have attracted deserved attention in the contemporary art world.”
Sigurður Guðjónsson was born in 1975 in Reykjavík. He studied at the Billedskolen in Copenhagen from 1998-1999, Iceland Academy of the Arts between 2000 -2003 BA and the Akademie Der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna in 2004. He was selected as Visual Artist of the Year in 2018.
Curator Mónica Bello