Cecilia Jonsson (b. Stockholm, 1980) is an artist whose research-based projects span installation, sculpture, sound, image and kinetic works. Her work is informed by scientific methods and often consists of site-specific, artistic interpretations of phenomena and processes of nature. The projects are developed as investigations of physical and ideological properties of the raw materials that form the basis of human existence, from origins deep down in the earth, to the extraction, transformation and global exploitation.
Jonsson is interested in how matter and material things can participate in, influence and mobilize a variety of social processes as well as the elasticity of both materiality and agency when they take different expression in different disciplinary traditions. By coordinating objective research methods with personal subjective experience, her work fuses biology and history with a materiality that intersects arts, sciences, social-culture, environmental politics and technology in a contemporary alchemy.
Cecilia Jonsson holds an Master in Fine Art from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design and the Nordic Sound Art program. Her artistic work has been shown internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions and has received awards such as the VIDA 16.0 Art and Artificial Life International Awards (2nd price 2014), Bio Art & Design Awards (2016), an honorary mention in the Prix Ars Electronica, Hybrid Art (2017) and was nominated for the COAL Art and Environmental Prize (2018). Jonsson is based between Bergen, Norway and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.