Ólöf Gerður Sigfúsdóttiris trained as an anthropologist with a BA from the University of Iceland and an MA from the University of Chicago. Her main interests evolve around the collecting, souvenir, and the arts, and she has conducted fieldwork in Nigeria, Italy and Iceland. In 2004-2007 she lectured at the main universities in Iceland in addition to participating in various seminars and conferences in Iceland and in Europe. At the same time she was a fellow at the Reykjavik Academy and was its vice-president in 2006. Recently she has entered the field of fine art curatorship where she works on the cross roads of anthropology, material culture and art. In 2007 she became director of the Research Service Center at Iceland Academy of the Arts, where she currently works towards establishing artistic research.