Ólafur S. Gíslason‘s work can be described as a balancing act between artistic and social issues. His work is constructed around the concept of multiple participation and is often characterized by site specificy. In a given context he creates a situation, a place, to enable creative and social processes to take place. Even though he works often with contextualized economic and social issues, the individual experience, the story of the participants, remains the core of the work. Ólafur (b. 1962) lives in Reykjavík and Hamburg. He studied at the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts, Reykjavík and Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg.
Ólafur S. Gíslason