Sigga Bjorg Sigurdardottir


Galerie Adler in New York will present new drawings, animations and an installation in “Paradox Parade,” opening this Friday, featuring Icelandic artist Sigga Bjorg Sigurdardottir. The artist produces several anthropomorphic creatures existing in stark white environments that seem to walk the line between playful and grotesque. The illustrated creatures have a strange humanistic quality, often becoming menacing while simultaneously offering comic relief in their awkward and laughable stance. When describing her work the artist has stated, “My work is about what happens when someone does something to somebody or something happens to someone but sometimes someone is simply doing something or thinking something else.” Sigurdardottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland and currently lives and works Reykjavik and Glasgow, Scotland. The artist is an MFA graduate of The Glasgow School of Art and received her BFA from The Icelandic Academy of Art and Design. Sigurdardottir has already began an international career with exhibitions “Wrong House,” with Washington Garcia Gallery in Glasgow, “Paracide Park,” with Centre d’art et de diffusion Clark in Montreal, Canada, and a forth coming exhibition at Kunstverein Uelzen in Uelzen, Germany. The artist has been featured in LIST Icelandic Art News and received an artist award from The Woollen Glove, from The Icelandic Art Academy in 2006.