Ragnar Kjartanson is a contemporary Icelandic artist who engages multiple artistic mediums throughout his performative practice. His video installations, performances, drawings, and paintings incorporate the history of film, music, visual culture, and literature. His works are connected through their pathos and humor, with each deeply influenced by the comedy and tragedy of classical theater. Kjartansson's use of durational, repetitive performance to harness collective emotion is a hallmark of his practice and recurs throughout his work.
Kjartansson has had solo exhibitions at the Reykjavik Art Museum, the Barbican Centre, London; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; the Musee d'art comtemporain de Montreal, the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the New Museum, New York; the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich; the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; and the BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna. Kjartansson participated in The Encyclopedic Palace at the Venice Biennale in 2013; Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2014; and he represented Iceland at the 2009 Venice Biennale. He is the recipient of the 2015 Artes Mundi's Derek Williams Trust Purchase Award, and Performa's 2011 Malcolm McLaren Award.
Connect virtually by following this link: https://otis.zoom.us/j/97766079575 Meeting ID = 977 6607 9575
You can connect via phone as well by calling and entering the Meeting ID:
Dial: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 346 248 7799 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 977 6607 9575
International numbers available: https://otis.zoom.us/u/ah7qoOo3S