Erro He studied art from 1949 to 1954 in Reykjavik, then in Oslo in Norway and Florence in Italy. In 1955, he entered the School of Mosaic of Ravenna. He moved to Paris in 1958 where he met artists, writers and critics linked to the surrealist movement: Breton, but also Matta, Brauner, Masson, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Miro and Duchamp.
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In 1962, he published Mecanismo, mecamanifeste, 100 mechanical poems, and a textbook of mechanics for the college Mecascience for the middle mechacourse. In 1962-1963, he realizes sets and masks for the film of Éric Duvivier Concerto mécanique pour la folie ou la folle mécamorphose. Between 1964 and 1967, he directed his first film Grimaces.
From 1963 to 1965: Erró participates in artistic interventions with his friend Jean-Jacques Lebel. He himself is the author of several artistic interventions. In October 1963, he inaugurates a personal exhibition with the happening "Les Critiques d'art". At the American Center in Paris, in 1964, he realized the happening Gold Water.
In 1982, he was invited to create a giant fresco in Angoulême. In 1986, he represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale.
In 1989, he made an important donation of artworks and personal archives to the City of Reykjavik. This collection is managed by the Reykjavik Art Museum.