Jón Proppé is in the curator / artistic director for The Equator Memorial Project. He will work with the artists, directors and other curators from the museums / galleries which are cooperating with art project on the creation of the art pieces. He will interpret the artworks, select them and be responsible for writing labels, catalog essays, and other supporting content for the exhibitions.
Jón Proppé (born 1962) studied philosophy at the University of Illinois, United States, but lives and works in Reykjavík. His writings on art and culture include hundreds of exhibition reviews, essays, monographs and book chapters, and more than 100 exhibition catalogues published in Iceland and the Nordic Countries, the United States and United Kingdom, Germany and France. He has also curated exhibitions for museums and other institutions in Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Germany. He has served on various public projects, committees and appointments relating to art and cultural issues. He has also worked in publishing as an editor and book designer, teaches at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and elsewhere, lectures and lead seminars, and has worked on several documentary films for television and cinema as a writer and producer. Jón is one of the authors of a five volume history of Icelandic art in the twentieth century, published in 2011.