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Egill Sæbjörnsson

Egill Sæbjörnsson is a visual artist born in Reykjavik 1973, living in Berlin since 1999. His video installations consist of real objects with projected video images, often self generative and combined with technology and sound. His work is also sometimes performative and he is known for his music and lecture performances. His newest album, Moonlove, is being released on The Vinylfactory, London, in November 2020. His work can be perceived as a technological continuation of painting and sculpture where they draw their origin, exploring the space between the mental, virtual and real. His work spans a wide array of styles, from childish and comical, to minimalistic and simple, but what unites the works is his use of humour and philosophical approach to the subjects. In 2017 Egill Sæbjörnsson represented Iceland at the Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice, where he let two imaginary friends, the 36 meter tall, people eating trolls, Ugh & Boogar, take over the exhibition concept. Steinkugel, his public art piece for the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin is the first permanent, self generative video installation in an outdoor space in Germany, opened in 2014. Last year he was nominated for the Ars Fennica Art Price in Finland. He is also on the art advisory board of Therme Art and is currently finalising a large scale artwork in the shape of a swim in sculpture for a thermal bath in Bucharest. His works have been shown for example in The Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Frankfurter Kunstverein, National Gallery of Prague, The 57th international Biennale Arte in Venice and The Amos Rex Museum Finland

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