Finnbogi Pétursson was born in 1959 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He currently lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland.
He is one of Iceland's most prominent artists. He is known for works that fuse sound, light, sculpture, architecture, and drawings. Sound, a crucial element, is typically incorporated into spare sculptural installations.
Pétursson represented Iceland at the Venice Biennial in 2001 with his monumental sound installation Diabolus. His work has been collected by T-B A21 Austria, the Michael Krichman and Carmen Cuenca collection, the Malmo Kunstmuseum, the Nordiska Akvarell Museum, and the National Gallery of Iceland. His work has been permanently installed at Landsvirkjun, Vatnsfellsvirkjun, Reykjavik University, and the Reykjavík Energy Headquarters.