Katrin Sigurdardottir

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© Courtesy of the artist and The Suburban
Katrin Sigurdardottir

125 N. Harvey Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
January 24th, 2010 - February 24th, 2010
Opening: January 24th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

by appointment
video-art, conceptual



In her work, Katrin Sigurdardottir, crosses the boundary between perceptual and embodied space.   She takes on the uneasy confrontation, when the viewer has to negotiate a new relationship with the model, see it as not representing anything except itself, take it at face value and then see her or himself in scale to it - and not the other way around. Her various architectural and scenographic constructions provide a platform for actions or performances by the viewer.

At The Suburban, Katrin exhibits a work that documents the recreation of the exhibition space, inside her studio in Reykjavik.

“Sigurdardottir’s work reminds us that the production of space is a complex phenomenon, in which perceptual and representational aspects cannot be separated from function or use.  A Henri Lefevbre wrote in his book The Production of Space, there is a triadic relation between conceived, perceived and lived space.  Sigurdardottir works with a representational space that is conceptually used and perceptually lived.” - Giuliana Bruno

Katrin Sigurdardottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland.  Her most recent solo exhibitions include Eleven Rivington and Greenberg Van Doren, New York, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, in New York, Galeria Leme in Sao  Paulo, Brazil, Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain de Bourgogne in France.    Present and upcoming projects include Beyond The Picturesque at SMAK Contemporary Art Museum in Ghent in Belgium and Martha Herford Museum, Museum, Germany, and "Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.