Working in sculpture, murals, and immersive installations, Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, aka Shoplifter, transforms spaces with the unique medium of hair. Previously, the artist has used real human hair, but she has recently focused on synthetic hair for its range of intense chromatic values, which allows her to create fanciful environments that immerse viewers in plush neon.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Arnardóttir represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale in 2019. Recent exhibitions include Nervescape VIII at Kiasma, the Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki; the National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik; and the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, Australia. She has collaborated with the art collective assume vivid astro focus for a window installation at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2008, and was granted the Nordic Award in Textiles and became a recipient of The Prince Eugen Medal for artistic achievement from the King and Royal Crown of Sweden in 2011.