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Ragnar Kjartansson (b. 1976) lives and works in Reykjavík. He has had solo exhibitions at institutions including the New Museum, New York, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, the Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Hangar Biococca, Milan, Frankfurter Kunstverein, and the BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna. Song, Kjartansson’s first American solo museum show, was organized by the Carnegie Museum of Art in 2011, and traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. The artist received Performa’s 2011 Malcolm McLaren Award for his performance of Bliss, and in 2009 he was the youngest artist to represent Iceland at the Venice Biennale. Kjartnasson recently participated in The Encyclopedic Palace at the 55th Venice Biennale and Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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