The Icelandic Art Prize 2018
Lilja Alfredsdóttir, Educational and Cultural minister, awared the Icelandic Art Prize for the first time at Reykjavík Art Museum on February 22.
Artist of the Year 2018: Sigurður Guðjónsson
Sigurður Guðjónsson (b. 1975) was named The Artist of the Year for his incredibly powerful and consistent installation Inlight in the chapel and morgue of former St. Joseph’s Hospital (ASÍ Art Museum).
It is a pleasure and an honour to take part in this festive and celebratory moment when the Icelandic Art Prize is presented for the first time. The award is meant to draw attention to accomplishments in the field of visual art in Iceland, and to promote our visual artists and promote their work. I hope this award will be both a mark of respect and praise for our exceptional artists.