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Sigrún Ólafsdóttir, born in Reykjavik, Iceland, lives and works in Saarbrücken.
From 1986-1994 she studied sculpture at the Myndlista og Handíðaskóli, Reykjavík, Island and at the University of Fine Arts, Saarbrücken, Germany. Since 2006 numerous scholarships, awards (recently the Albert-Weisgerber-Award), competitions, solo exhibitions and exhibition participations in galleries, art halls and museums brought her to Germany, France, Luxembourg, Iceland, Sweden and Finland.

Her impressive sculptures have been given a permanent place in public squares, such as in Saarbrücken or Reykjavik.

Various publications/catalogs

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Here is a selection of her work.

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Sigrún Ólafsdóttir's objects and sculptures all speak of one thing: the awareness of the fragility of any equilibrium, jeopardized by a gust of wind, an abrupt movement, a word that is too strong, a bold thought, a volcanic eruption ....

Her art captures the intersection of stability and fragility, the moment of transition from one position to another. She invents objects that make a seemingly impossible balance possible and lets them dance in the wind.

What looks like magic and seems to suspend gravity is actually a sophisticated combination of diverse materials, such as wood, steel, lead, aluminium, rubber, latex, ink and paper, crystallised in elaborate experiments.

She realises meter-high sculptures, installations, the design of bridges, buildings  and large squares. And at the same time light and handy objects.

Her drawings and silkscreens are works of art in their own right.

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