Finnbogi Pétursson, born in Reykjavik in 1959, has been exhibiting since 1980 and is one of Iceland’s most prominent artists. He is known for works that fuse sound, light, sculpture, architecture and drawings. Sound, a crucial element, is typically incorporated into spare sculptural installations.
Pétursson represented Iceland at the Venice Biennial in 2001 with his monumental sound installation Diabolus. Collections include T-B A21, Vienna; Michael Krichman and Carmen Cuenca collection, USA, Malmo KunstMuseum, Sweden; Nordiska Akvarell Museum, Sweden; and the National Gallery of Iceland.
Permanent installations are at Landsvirkjun, Vatnsfellsvirkjun (an electric power plant) Reykjavik University, The National University Hospital of Iceland, and the Reykjavík Energy Headquarters. Finnbogi lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland.