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Shoplifter

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Shoplifter

Born in 1969 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Lives and works in New York, USA.

Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, whose artistic name is Shoplifter, creates sculptures, murals, and site-specific installations that explore themes of vanity, self-image, fashion, beauty, and popular culture. Working with both synthetic and natural hair, she views hair as the ultimate thread that grows from our body. It is an original, creative fiber, a way for people to distinguish themselves as individuals, and often marks stages of our lives across memory. In creating her installations, Shoplifter recognizes the intimate, emotional connection that people have with hair, as she brings out its importance to identity.

Shoplifter has exhibited globally including at Reykjavik Art Museum, 2020; the Venice Biennale, 2019; Momentum Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Kunsthall, Moss, 2015; Contemporary Urban Center, Liverpool, 2010; Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, 2019; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2008.

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