Katrín Sigurdardóttir
Monday, Sep 29, 2014, 7:30PM
Lecture Hall
San Francisco Art Institute 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, CA
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Katrín Sigurdardóttir explores the way physical structures and boundaries define perception. Through unexpected shifts in scale, she examines distance and memory and their embodiments in architecture, cartography, and traditional landscape representations. While alluding to real locations, her work questions the verity of these places, as well as our account of them. Sigurdardóttir’s work crosses the boundary between perceptual and embodied space, and between vision and experience.

Sigurdardóttir was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. Her works have been shown extensively in Europe, North America, and South America, and are included in numerous public and private collections. In 2013, she represented Iceland in the 55th Venice Biennial. Notable solo exhibition venues include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; MoMA PS1, New York; FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France; Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City; and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy. In 2014, her large-scale work for the Venice Biennale traveled to Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland, and SculptureCenter, New York. In 2015, Sigurdardóttir will stage a solo exhibition at Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London. She is represented by Eleven Rivington, New York, and Meessen de Clercq, Brussels.



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