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SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON WINS ICELANDIC ART PRIZE

BERG Contemporary is pleased to announce the win of SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON at the Icelandic Art Prize, as Visual Artist of the Year.

Sigurður earned the award for his 2017 exhibition Inlight, which was on show in the chapel and morgue of the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hafnarfjörður. The award committee said that “[t]he exhibition is a visual experience in which the viewer becomes conscious of his/her own existence and body. The works Fuser 2017, Scanner 2017, and Mirror Projector 2017 [which made up Inlight] are mysterious and powerful at the same time, and trigger subtle sensations that are, nonetheless, full of allusions to mechanical activity.”

 


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Hulda Stefánsdóttir appointed Head of Academic Research Development at Iceland University of the Arts

BERG Contemporary congratulates Hulda Stefánsdóttir, as she has been appointed Head of Academic Research Development at the Iceland University of the Arts. The role entails leading the development of teaching, research, and academic methodology. It will serve to lead the construction and development of post-graduate programs, interdisciplinary initiatives, and implementation of the University’s policies in

Sigurður Guðjónsson at Regelblau 411

  Updated: postponed, new date TBA. Sigurður Guðjónsson opens a new exhibition at Regelblau 411 in Denmark on 15.01.2021. The exhibition presents a journey into the core of technology and its relics. Through seven video installations, Guðjónsson intricately reflects on devices and machines that have been overtaken by current technological developments and gradually become memories of

Happy Holidays from BERG Contemporary

After a challenging year for many and as the holiday season approaches, we would like to extend our best wishes to you all, with hopes for a healthy and bright new year. BERG Contemporary will close throughout the holidays, from December 23rd until January 5th. We look forward to welcoming you all in the new