Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson

Photo courtesy of the artist
Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson (b. 1966) is an Icelandic artist who graduated from École des Arts Décoratifs, Strasbourg, in the beginning of the 90’s. Blondes have reoccurred as a theme is his work for over a decade. The artist's work reaches from paintings via installation on site to photographs. What connects all the different media is the issue of how identities are made and shaped, distributed and retold, rooted and rebounded. The work underlines the actively politicized versions of what is beautiful and how that is used and abused – from any sides of the equation, wishes, wants and fears.

Birgisson's works have been seen in group shows and solo exhibitions in Europe and North America in both galleries and museums, e.g. Stop for a moment – Painting as Narrative, group show, Proje4L, Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art 2002; Pleasure Principle, group show, Kling & Bang, Reykjavik 2011 and Galleri Björkholmen, Stockholm 2011 and Blonde Miss World 1951-, solo exhibition, Reykjavík Art Museum 2007.