Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir

Reykjavík, Iceland

Sirra Sigrun Sigurdardottir (b.1977) graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2001 and continued her studies in Art Theory at the University of Iceland from 2003 to 2004.  She is one of the founders of Kling & Bang gallery in Reykjavik and has  in that capacity organized  a number of exhibitions and projects, including Jason Rhoades’ and Paul McCarthy’s Sheep Plug (2004), John Bock’s film Skipholt (2005) and Kling & Bang’s Sirkus for Frieze projects (2008). Sigrun Sigurdardottir has exhibited extensively in Iceland and internationally.

Sirra’s work often seems to find its footing on a thin line between art and entertainment, catching the viewer’s attention without revealing careful artistic investigations into the color spectrum and principles of movement and space. Certain personal symbols bear reference to art history, the status the artist, statistical information, scientific theories and topographical contexts. work evokes a response similar to a child’s sense of captivation by a magician’s illusions.