Curver Thoroddsen is an artist from Reykjavík, Iceland. He earned an M.F.A. in Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts in 2009 and currently lives in Brooklyn.
Using performances, video and installation, Thoroddsen’s work explores ideas of identity, popular culture and society with a playful twist, giving the everyday a new meaning by transforming it to the realm of art and media. Thoroddsen has exhibited internationally and in New York and was commissioned by Performa 09 and TB-A21 with his established experimental band Ghostigital, which is a collaboration between Thoroddsen and frontman Einar Örn from The Sugarcubes. Ghostigital has performed worldwide with releases on Ipecac Recordings, Honest Jon’s and Bad Taste Ltd. Collaborations include Björk, David Byrne, Mark E. Smith, Alan Vega, Dälek and Sensational.
Thoroddsen is a 2009 recipient of the Svavar Guðnason and Ásta Eríksdóttir Memorial Award.
Image credit: Thoroddsen, The Slump, 2010