Cecilia Jonsson (b.1980, Sweden) is an artist who combines artistic observations of phenomena and the search of poetry in the factual, in order to understand the realm of nature and in what ways humans relate to the ecosystem we are part of. Her installations, sculpture, sound and video works are devised by strategies in which materiality, site-specific navigation and objective research methods are woven together through a personal, subjective experience of the contemporary alchemy. Her projects develop as investigations of physical and ideological properties of the raw materials that form the basis of human existence, from origins deep in the earth, to the extraction, transformation and global exploitation.
Cecilia Jonsson works interdisciplinary with various media within installation, sculpture, sound and video. 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 (2018), Prix Ars Electronica, Hybrid Art (2017), Bio Art & Design Awards (2016) and VIDA 16.0 Art & Artificial Life International Awards (2014). Her work has been shown as part of Berlin Art week (2018) and she's been commissioned for the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, The Dark Ecology project, Singuhr e.V. and V-O-L-T with an upcoming project for Concertgebouw Bruges curated by for Overtoon. Jonsson currently lives between Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Bergen, Norway.