Photos from a forgotten time


12/12/2021 - 31/01/2022


Geirsgata 4 Hafnartorgi

Opening Hours:
Wednesday - Sunday
13 pm - 6 pm


The exhibition will stay open until January 31st.

December 12th


Sigurjón Sighvatsson was born in 1952. Alongside his studies he played music with some of the most prominent bands in the country and in 1975 he took part in starting the first recording studio in Iceland.


After his getting his Bachelors degree from the University of Iceland he moved to the United States to pursue further studies in film making. 

Sigurjón has  worked as a movie producer for the past 35 years but in addition he has also started and managed several businesses, most of which are related to the film industry.


Sigurjón has been involved in arts and different art forms in a myriad of ways over the years. He took up photography and eventually started to create works out of the images.

This is the first time these works will be shown to the public.

Like so many other artists Sigurjón has sought inspiration from iceland and in the icelandic nature. Half of the works in the exhibition are influenced by the famous travel book Letters from Iceland by authors and poets W.H Auden and Louis Macniece which first was published 1937.


In the other half of the exhibition he looks to USA and especially Los Angeles and the many artists that have originated or lived in the city for inspiration, as well as the many countries and places Sigurjón has visited during his long career in the industry.

Being a foreigner has given him a different approach and vision, even though he has been living abroad for 43 years he sees himself first and foremost as an Icelander.