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Finnbogi Pétursson

Finnbogi Pétursson

area: Sound Art

Key Facts




Sound Art



recommending institution

TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien

time period

February 2017 - February 2017

Finnbogi Pétursson, born in Reykjavik in 1959, has been exhibiting since 1980 and is one f Iceland's most prominent artists. He is known for works that fuse sound, light, sculpture, architecture and drawings. Sound, a crucial element, is typically incorporated into spare sculptural installations. Pétursson represented Iceland at the Venice Biennal in 2001 with his monumental sound installation Diabolus. Collections include TBA21, Vienna; Michael Kirchman and Carnen Cuenca collection, USA, Malmo KunstMuseum, Sweden; Nordiska Akvarell Museum, Schweden; and the National Gallery of iceland. Permanent installations are at Landsvirkjun, Vatnsfellsvirkjun (an electric power plant) Reykjavik University and Reykjavik Energy Headquarters. Finnbogi lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Finnbogi Pétursson


Production: TONSPUR 73 (8-channel sound work, 7-part series of image)
Location: TONSPUR_passage / q21 MQ Wien
Curator: Georg Weckwerth

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