Finnbogi Pétursson receives the Gerður Helgadóttir Award
December 15, 2022
BERG Contemporary congratulates Finnbogi Pétursson on receiving the Gerður Helgadóttir Award, for his lifetime contribution to the realm of sculpture and installation.

This is the third consecutive year that Gerðarsafn (Kópavogur Art Museum) grants the award, named in honor of the late sculptor Gerður Helgadóttir.

Finnbogi Pétursson studied at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts and the Jan van Eyck Akademie. His innovative and eccentric oeuvre hinges upon the conceptual treatment and integration of sound, space, and material. Since he began exhibiting in 1980, Finnbogi’s work often uses implements that produce electronic or acoustic sound — loudspeakers, wires, and instruments — to form sculptures themselves. Many of his installations bridge contemporary technology and elemental phenomena; his work also evokes experiences that cannot be attributed to visual or aural perception but rather a combination, or perhaps transcendence, of the senses.