Careless Whispers

Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson

26.2.2022 — 19.6.2022

National Gallery of Iceland

Careless Whispers comprises paintings by Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson, made between 2015 and 2022.



26.2.2022 19.6.2022


Mika Hannula

Project Manager of exhibitions

Vigdís Rún Jónsdóttir

Events and Educational Programme

Ragnheiður Vignisdóttir


Guðrún Jóna Halldórsdóttir

Birgir’s work addresses political, social and historical issues in the present day. He expertly combines sensitivity, tenderness and the sober content of his work, and the colours in the paintings almost seem to be fading and vanishing, which beckons the viewer to them. Birgir’s approach is delicate, almost whispering and heightens the senses. The earnest, murmured narrative conjured up by Birgir compels the onlooker to use critical thinking, by unveiling the innocent character and all the gentleness that emanates from Birgir’s works.

Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson


Curator is Mika Hannula. He and Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson have worked together on various projects since 2002. 

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