Ragnar Kjartansson

    Attributes

    • Male
    • Performance
    • Video artist

    About the artist

    Ragnar Kjartansson (born 1976 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic artist. Ragnar Kjartansson draws on the entire arc of art in his performative practice. The history of film, music, theatre, visual culture and literature finds its way into his video installations, durational performances, drawing and painting. Pretending and staging become key tools in the artist's attempt to convey sincere emotion and offer a genuine experience to the audience. He is a former member of the Icelandic band Trabant. Ragnar Kjartansson represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale in 2009, becoming the youngest to represent his country at 33. Ragnar Kjartansson is represented by Luhring Augustine in New York and i8 Gallery in Reykjavik.