Cecilia Jonsson (b. 1980, SE/NO) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Bergen. Jonsson explore links between the mineral domain and living entities
as both a method for observation and as a medium. Informed by methods used in the natural sciences, her works are often site-related, artistic
interpretations of empirical material phenomena. Jonsson’s projects are developed as investigations of physical and ideological properties of the
raw materials that are fundamental to human existence, from their origins deep in the ground, to the extraction, transformation and global exploitation.


CURRICULUM VITAE

Education
2010–12
MA, Fine Art, Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), Bergen, Norway
MA, Sound Art, Bergen NO, Copenhagen DK, Helsinki FI, Malmö SE (joint Nordic MFA program)
2007–10
BA, Fine Art, Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), Bergen, Norway
2009
Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD), exchange semester, Geneva, Switzerland
2006–07
KY, Craft Academy Apprentice School (Hantverksakademin), Stockholm, Sweden

2014–15
Art and Synthetic Biology, Finnish Society of Bioart/Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland (research project)
2004–06
Collage of Continuing Education (Dalarö Folkhögskola), Arts and Craft, Stockholm, Sweden

Awards
2017
Prix Ars Electronica, Honorary Mention, category Hybrid Art
2016
Bio Art & Design Award (BADA), The Netherlands
2014
VIDA 16.0 Fundación Telefónicas Art & Artificial Life International Awards, 2nd prize

Commissions
2016
Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys, site-specific installation for The Dark Ecology project (270x80cm, borehole 170m depth), drilling residue
and 60 rock-core samples of 2.5 billion-year-old basement rock, Prestefjellet, Kirkenes, Norway (curated by Sonic Acts and Hilde Methi)

Solo Exhibitions
2018
Contemporary Diagrams, Singuhr - Projects, Berlin, Germany (upcoming)
Solo exhibition, Volt, Bergen, Norway (upcoming)
2017
Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys, Visningsrummet USF, Bergen, Norway
RGG, Babel Artspace, Trondheim, Norway
2015
Paradoxes of a Diamond, Museum of Natural History, Venice, Italy
2014
The Iron Ring, Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway
The Seed of Metals, CirkulationsCentralen, Malmö, Sweden
2013
Stratigrafi, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, Norway (in collaboration with Signe Lidén)
Hypothesis of a Geo-Magnetic Pull, Tag Team Studio, Bergen, Norway
2011
Ribbon of Rust, Gallery Fisk, Bergen, Norway

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
Artefact, Stuk, Leuven, Belgium (upcoming)
2017
Blood: Life Uncut, Science Gallery Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (upcoming)
Blood: Life Uncut, Science Gallery London, Copeland Gallery, London, United Kingdom (upcoming)
CyberArts, Archiv, Schlucht, Linz, Austria (upcoming)
Fluid Matter, The Oude Hortus, University Museum Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands (ongoing)
Ultimo Scenario, Haukeland University Hospital's Children Clinic, Bergen, Norway
Art in Motion, Gallery Boa, Oslo, Norway (catalogue)
2016
Fluid Matter, MU Artspace, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (curated by Angelique Spaninks and William Myers)
Nexus, Gallery Mario Mazzoli, Berlin, Germany
Regeneration Movement, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan (catalogue)
Skumringssoner, Seljord Kunstforening, Seljord, Norway (catalogue)
Vestlandsutstillingen, Kabuso, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Kunstmuseet Kube, Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway
2015
Nordic Music Days, Christian IV Bryghus, Copenhagen, Denmark
Art in Motion, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, Norway (catalogue)
Blokk, Galleri Puls, Norheimsund, Norway
Stazione Di Topolò, Topolò, Italy (catalogue)
Out of Place, Edifici Disseny Hub Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (curated by Rosa Pera) (catalogue)
Kjerringøy Land Art Biennale, Kjerringøy, Norway
Making_Life, Lasipalatsi Näyttely, Helsinki, Finland
2014
Living in a Hybrid Environment, Kunsthall Grenland, Porsgrunn, Norway (catalogue)
Alt_Chp 14 Assemble, Fabrikken, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cold Current, Mauriziano, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2013
V2_ Lab Show, V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Augmented Spatiality, Public Sound Art, different venues, Hökarängsplan, Stockholm, Sweden (curated by Maria Andueza)
NOR 13, Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, Norway
Chroma IV, Volt, Skostredet 20, Bergen, Norway
Summer Sessions, V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Popup, Trykk:Trykk, Bergen, Norway
2012
Odds, Gamle Yrkesskolen, Odda, Norway (catalogue)
Prøverommet, Knipsu, Bergen, Norway
LAK - Festival for Nordic Sound Art, PB43, Copenhagen, Denmark
Knock Knock, Carl Berner Metro station, Oslo, Norway
Soundings 2, MFA graduation show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark (catalogue)
A Ride Full of Traps, MA graduation show, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (catalogue)
Between the Four, F- Block Gallery, UWE, Bristol, United Kingdom
2011
Rainforest IV, NSA performance/sound installation, Singuhr Hörgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Wet sounds, SPOR festival, Århus, Denmark
17 m.o.h., Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen, Norway
2010
Freitag und Robinson in Berlin, Skulpturenpark, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
300+ X, Porzellanikon European Industrial Museum for Porcelain, Selb, Germany (catalogue)
2009
D’iles et d’identité, LIVEINYOURHEAD, Geneva, Switzerland
Naturally, Museum of Natural History, Bergen, Norway
Serving Forms, Porsgrunn Kunstforening, Porcelain Biennale, Porsgrunn, Norway (catalogue)

Artist Residencies
2017
Lademoen Kunstner Verksteder/The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Trondheim, Norway (January–February)
2015
Triangle France, Marseille, France (October–December)
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy (February–April, June) (catalogue)
2013
Summer Sessions, V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (July–September)
The Iron Quadrangle, research project, Espírito Santo/Minas Gerais, state Brazil (May)
2012
Infinite Gestures, Rejmyre Art LAB, Rejmyre, Sweden (August 18–27)
2009
Serving Forms, KHib/Porsgrund porcelain factory, Porsgrunn, Norway (February–March)

Grants/Stipend
2017
Arts Council Norway, working stipend, 1-year
Bergen Municipality, interdisciplinary art, project grant
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
2016
Hordaland municipality, working stipend
Arts Council Norway, State exhibition grant
The Association of Norwegian Visual Artist (NBK), project grant
Arts Council Norway, Fond for Sound and Image, project grant
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
Bergen Municipality, interdisciplinary art, project grant
2015
Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), international support
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
Norwegian Visual Artists Association (NBK), project grant
Bergen Municipality, electronic art, project grant
Bergen Municipality, interdisciplinary art, project grant
Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), Artist in Residence stipend
2014
Arts Council Norway, working stipend, new established artists, 3-year
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
Bergen Municipality, interdisciplinary art, project grant
2013
Production Network for Electronic Art (PNEK), Artist in Residence stipend
Bergen Municipality, international support, project grant
The Association of Norwegian Visual Artist (NBK), project grant
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
The Association of Norwegian Visual Artist (NBK), working stipend, 1-year
Bergen Municipality, electronic art, project grant
Arts Council Norway, diverse stipend, young, new established artists
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
2012
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
2009–11
Fabrikör J.L. Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse, stipend, 1-year
2010
Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse, project grant
Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), project grant
2009
Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse, project grant

Selected Lectures/Teaching/Work
2017
Board member, Avgarde, Bergen, Norway
Presentation, "Reinventing Iron in an Industrial Age," Prima Materia, Fiber Festival, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Presentation, Fluid Matter Special, MU Artspace, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2016
Lecture/Presentation, Monday Lecture series, Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), Bergen, Norway
2015
Presentation, “The Iron Ring,” Out of Place Talks, FADFest, Edifici Disseny Hub Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2013
Organizer, “The Art in Science,” Stratigrafi, seminar. http://www.b-open.no/?ID=181&K=28
Lecture and Graduate Critiques, “Construction Formlessness Dwelling,” Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), Bergen, Norway
2012
Guest teacher, Re-Design/Up-cycling, Teacher Education Program, Bergen University College (HiB), Bergen, Norway
2011–12
Sculptor/Production assistant, The Den, Mark Dion, The National Tourist Routes, Aurland, Norway
2011
Teacher’s assistant, Blind Date, Barnaby Barford, Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), Bergen, Norway
Admission committee, Undergraduate, Visual Art, Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), Bergen, Norway
2009
Visiting instructor, pottery, Friends of Clay, Stockholm, Sweden
2007–09
Visiting instructor, pottery, Fjäderholmarnas Krukmakeri, Stockholm, Sweden

Published Writings
The Iron Ring, co-production with V2_ Publishing, 2014. ISBN: 978 82 303 2792 0. http://v2.nl/publishing/the-iron-ring

Selected Bibliography
Niels Post, “Fluid Matter @ MU,” Trendbeheer (blog). January 16, 2017. http://trendbeheer.com/2017/01/16/fluid-matter-mu/
Anneke van Wolfswinkel, ”Een gebakken placenta en een wonderlamp,” Eindhovens Dagblad, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, December 12, 2016.
Lucas Evers, “Bio art at Fluid Matter exhibition,” Waag Society (blog). December 8, 2016. http://waag.org/nl/blog/bio-art-fluid-matter-exhibition
The Imaginary Reader, project announcement with photograph, Volt, Norway, 2016.
ManMade, project announcement with photograph, “Resources,” Uitgeverij Kannibaal Publishing, Brussels, Belgium, 2016.
Living Earth: Field Notes from the Dark Ecology Project 2014-2016, project announcement with photograph, Sonic Acts Press, The Netherlands, 2016.
Yngve Grønvik, ”Langørafjellets historie som skulptur,” Sør-Varanger avis, Kirkenes, Norway, June 11, 2016. 2–3.
Nadia Da Lazzari, ”E l'alga verde si trasforma in puro diamante,” La Repubblica: La Nuova di Venezia, La Mostra, Venice, Italy, August 5, 2015.
Regine Debatty, ”Interview with Cecilia Jonsson, the artist who extracts iron from invasive weeds,” We Make Money Not Art, April 13, 2015. http://we-make-money-not-art.com/cecilia_jonsson/
Roberta Bosco, Stefano Caldana, ”Ecologia de la descontaminación,” The Aquae Fundación, February 25, 2015. http://www.fundacionaquae.org/blog/firmas/ecologia-de-la-descontaminacion/
Max Fage-Pedersen, interview, DR P2 radio, Denmark, September 29, 2015. http://www.dr.dk/p2/artikel/artikler/lyt_til_nyt/lyttilnyt.htm
Gunhild Horgmo, ”Bioreflektioner,” Billedkunst, no. 6, critics, Norway, 2014. 51.
Niels van Maanen, ”New Alchemy: Nieuwe Materie – The Iron Ring project,” Metropolis M, no. 2, The Netherlands, 2014. 84–87.
Anna-Karin Andersson, interview, ”Cecilia Jonsson ”The Seed of Metals” at CirkulationsCentralen,” May, 2014. https://vimeo.com/93074310
Associazione Culturale Flag NO Flags, interview, ”The Iron Ring,” February 15, 2014. https://youtu.be/B89lYrS9A7M
V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, interview, ”Cecilia Jonsson/Summer Sessions,” September, 2013. https://vimeo.com/73697631
Niels Post, ”Cecilia Jonsson@V2_,” Trendbeheer (blog). September 14, 2013. http://trendbeheer.com/2013/09/14/cecilia-jonsson-v2/
Bjørn Hatterud, ”Den gode gamle lyden,” KUNSTforum, critics, Norway, July 3, 2013. http://kunstforum.as/2013/07/den-gode-gamle-lyden
Eira Søyseth, ” Plantespesial: Drivhuseffekten, Kunst møter vitenskap når blodgress fôres med Vivaldi,” ENO, no. 2, Norway, 2013. 76–78.
Alison Natural, project announcement with photograph, Rejmyre Conversations, Rejmyre ArtLab, Sweden, 2012.
Synnøve Vik, ”Få trusler,” Billedkunst, no. 4, critics, Norway, 2012. 45–46. http://www.billedkunstmag.no/node/2410
Soundings, interview, DR P2 radio, Denmark, April 27, 2012. http://www.dr.dk/radio/player/?id/38044

Memberships
Hordaland Association of Visual Artists (BKFH)
The Association of Norwegian Visual Artist (NBK)
USF Atelier, Verftet, Bergen, Norway
VISP – Production unit for Visual Arts, Bergen, Norway