Icelandic artists at Liverpool Biennial 2012

Two Icelandic artists will participate in exhibitions at Liverpool Biennial 2012 this autumn.

Sigurður Gudjónsson will participate in the exhibition Reykjavík, Nuuk, Tórshavn - North Atlantic Pavilion, which is part of Biennial Festival 2012's City States, taking place 15 September - 25 November.

Liverpool Biennial's website reads:

The inaugural North Atlantic Pavilion will bring together artists from Greenland, Iceland and the Faroes. The region explored in the pavilion represents a unique interaction of diverse localised cultures spread over a vast area that nonetheless have all at one time in recent history been officiated over and represented to the outside world by the Danish flag.

For more information on this exhibition, please click here.

Another Icelandic artist, Ólafur Ólafsson, will also participate in the Biennial along with Spanish artist Libia Gastro. The name of their campaign is ThE riGHt tO RighT :

The campaign is intended to act as a catalyst, provoking discussion about our right to rights: to open debate, to destabilise and question the status quo.

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Sigurður Guðjónsson (b. 1975) attended Iceland Academy of the Arts 2000-2003 where he received his BA and Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 2003-2004. For more info on the artist please visit his official site.

Ólafur Ólafsson (b. 1973) works in Berlin and Rotterdam. He received his BA degree from the multi media visual department of the Icelandic Academy of Arts and Crafts and his MA degree in visual arts from MFA Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, Netherlands.Ólafsson's and Castro's official site.


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