Opening: Thursday 08 December 2016, 7pm
Exhibition until 28 January 2017
Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir
Working with painting, sculpture and performance, Icelandic artist Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir (*1982, Reykjavík) develops a poetic work that refers to small things of everyday life, her perception of the environment in which she is inserted and her relationship with a nature.
In her exhibition at KUNSTHALLE São Paulo, her first solo show in Brazil, whose title is a poem of her own, Sigurðardóttir presents a wall painting with geometric abstractions in shades of red and brown, and a series of sculptures laying on the exhibition space’s floor.
Curated by Marina Coelho
in an 80 degree angle
leaning up against the wall
gazing ahead in straight line
walking on the horizon
Caching glimpse of shadows
the ones that feel and fit well
for the rode has worries
where the rest of them haunt
until they fade out
in the Pale-blush sundown.»
“The Icelandic Visual Arts Fund”
About the artist
Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir (*1982. Reykjavik). Lives and works in Reykjavik. She holds M.A. in fine arts from Koninklijke Academie van Schone Kunsten (KASK) e she was artist in residence at Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK), both in Gent, Belgium. Among the institutional exhibitions in which she presented her work are:
SOLO SHOWS (Selection)
Distance makes the Mountains Blue, CIAP (2016), Hasselt, Belgium; Sculpture from a Painting and then the other side, Listasafn ASÍ (2015), Reykjavik; Introduction of a sculpture – When the depth of this is thought a little bit longer, it becomes endless at the moment we forgot what we were thinking about, Trampoline Gallery (2015), Antwerp, Belgium; [Neo] Constructiv-Emotionalism, Gallery MarionDeCanniére (2013), Antwerp.
GROUP SHOWS (Selection)
What you see is what you see, Ornis A. Gallery (2016), Amsterdam; JUMANJ, Soft Focus Institute (2016), Gent; The Essential Bruce Springsteen, Andersen’s Contemporary (2015), Copenhagen, Denmark; OrangePurpleBlue [Neo] Constructiv-Emotionalism, The Coming People, S.M.A.K. (2014), Gent; Wild Horses and Trojan Dreams, Marres, Center for Contemporary Culture in Maastricht (2014), Netherlands.