ABOUT

Cecilia Jonsson (b.1980, Sweden) is an artist whose work combines artistic observations of phenomena and the search of poetry in the factual through a lens of scientific and cultural knowledge. Her installations, sculpture, sound and video works are shaped by strategies in which materiality, site-specific navigation and objective research methods intertwine through a personal, subjective experience of contemporary alchemy. The projects develop as investigations of physical and ideological properties of the raw materials that form the basis of human existence. How they can point to different natural and man-made phenomena, but also lead to what coexistence means in different environments and in what ways humans relate to the ecosystem we are part of.

 

Jonsson holds a MA in Fine Arts from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design and the Nordic Sound Art program and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia and Australia. Her artistic work has been awarded international awards and mentions such as COAL Art and Environmental Prize (nominee 2018), Prix Ars Electronica, Hybrid Art (honorary mention 2017), Bio Art & Design Awards (2016) and VIDA 16.0 Art & Artificial Life International Awards (2nd prize 2014). Her work has been shown as part of the Berlin Art week (2018) and commissioned for the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, The Dark Ecology project and Singuhr e.V. with an upcoming project for Concertgebouw Brugge, bb15 and Lydgalleriet as part of the EU-project: Oscillations- Exercises in Resilience. Jonsson currently lives between Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Bergen, Norway.

 

Phone: 0047 96876384, Email: cecilia.mb.jonsson(at)gmail.com

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