The Icelandic Art Center has announced that artist Egill Sæbjörnsson will be representing Iceland at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. The pavilion will be curated by Stefanie Böttcher.
Egill is a visual artist, performer, musician and composer. He often combines real objects with the illusion of projected video and sound, in addition to using new technology, performance and music in his work.
In the words of the jury, “The inventiveness and humor of Egill Sæbjörnsson’s project, as well as his ability to bring together divergent worlds through the use of different media and platforms to create an immersive environment where the real and concrete intersects with the imagined and the fantastic, will engage the audience of the Venice Biennale in 2017 and beyond with its layered sensorial universe and relevant reflections on our contemporary world.”