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Guðjón Ketilsson

Born in: 1956


Guðjón Ketilsson studied Fine Art at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts from 1974 until 1978 and graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada in 1980. Guðjón lives and works in Reykjavík.

Ketilsson has had over thirty solo shows and has participated in a number of group exibitions throughout Europe, North America and Australia. His works can be found in museum collections in Iceland and abroad, as well as in private collections. He has participated in various international residencies and has been invited to contribute to several public art competitions. Ketilsson received the DV-Cultural Prize in 2000 and the Einar Jónsson Art Museum Award in 2001.

Guðjón Ketilsson works mainly with drawing and sculpture. His work examines the human condition by way of its primary vehicle, the body. Ketilsson explorers time, memory and history by isolating, examining and experimenting with not only our corporeal dimensions, temperature and movement, but also our shoes, clothing and hairdos.
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