Welcome to Höfuðstöðin the home to Chromo Sapiens

Höfuðstöðin is an art and culture destination in Iceland that permanently houses the installation Chromo Sapiens by artist Shoplifter.


Shoplifter is one of Iceland’s leading contemporary artists and the installation was debut for the Icelandic Pavilion in 2019 at the Venice Biennale, to worldwide critical acclaim. Shoplifter’s installations engage and speak to a wide range of audience from art enthusiasts to people of all ages.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and we look forward to welcoming you at Höfuðstöðin!

– The höfuðstöðin team

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Enter as Homo Sapiens
Exit as Chromo Sapiens

A journey into the center of a new hypernatural world

Weekdays: 10-18 | Weekends: 11-17