Sigurður Guðjónsson

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September 14th – December 22nd 2024

Sigurður Guðjónsson is best known for his time-based media works where image, sound and space form an un- broken whole. He focuses particularly on the function of a variety of technical 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. Sigurður Guðjónsson represented Iceland at 59th International Venice Biennale 2022 with his installation Perpetual motion, curated by Mónica Bello. Guðjónsson was awarded the Icelandic Art Prize for Visual Artist of the Year in 2018 for his exhibition Inlight organized by ASÍ Art Museum. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the National Gallery of Iceland,Reykjavik Art Museum, Scandinavia House in New York, Frankfurter Kunstverein in Germany, Arario Gallery in Beijing, Liverpool Biennial in the UK, Tromsø Center For Contemporary Art in Norway, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, and BergenKunsthall in Norway. He often collaborates with musical composers, resulting in intricate work, allowing the visual compositions to enchantingly merge with the musical ones in a single rhythmic and tonal whole.