Visitor adress: Hverfisgata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Tuesday - Friday 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturday 2 pm – 5 pm
and by appointment
Phone: +354 537 4007
Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson (b. 1963) has been active as an artist since 1991, when he completed his studies at the Institut des Hautes Études en Art Plastiques in Paris, France. His works have been the subject of over forty solo exhibitions and have been a part of numerable group shows. They can be seen in the collections of all the leading art museums in Iceland, as well as in various public and private collections throughout Europe.
Sigurður Árni represented Iceland at the 1999 Venice Biennale, and in 2000, when Reykjavik was a European Capital of Culture, one of his works was chosen as the culture year’s emblem. This summer there were two solo exhibitions in France of his works; Dans la lumière, L.A.C. Lieu d'Art Contemporain in Sigean and Plein soleil, Galerie Iconoscope in Montpellier. Currently he has a solo exhibition at Hverfisgalleri called VARP.
Gudjon Ketilsson (1956) lives and works in Reykjavik. He studies art at the Icelandic college of Arts and Crafts and graduated from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada in 1980.
Ketilsson works mainly with drawing and sculpture. His study of the human condition is through its primary vehicle, the body. Through its absence, time, memory and history can be explored. Ketilsson is inspired by the body as portrayed in Renaissance painting, as well as in details of our everyday connection to our own bodies, from our clothing and hairdo's, to shoes that change and adjust to the size, temperature and movement of the body.
Ketilsson has held over thirty solo shows and participated in many group shows, in Iceland and Europe, USA, China and Australia. His works belong to collections of all main art museums in Iceland, as well as in art museums abroad. Not only has Ketilsson been invited to participate in international workshops but he has also been included in competitions for art in public space, some of which can be seen in public space in Reykjavik and Seydisfjordur, Iceland.