Chromo Sapiens

Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter

Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, Shoplifter, chromo

Chromo Sapiens is Shoplifter's monumental, multi-sensory, large-scale installation that debuted at the Icelandic Pavilion for the Venice Biennale in 2019, to worldwide critical acclaim. The installation consists of three caves made from Shoplifter’s signature material, synthetic hair extensions. The installation surrounds the viewer's horizon with soundscapes from the Icelandic band HAM in each cave. Entering the installation as homo sapiens, you are invited to explore your inner landscape through the stimulation of the senses, where you are the destination of the journey, and when exiting you have transformed into Chromo Sapiens.

Artist: Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter


04.11.2020 –



Rafstöðvarvegur 1a, 110 Reykjavík, Iceland


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Opening hours:

Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday11:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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