Cecilia Jonsson (b.1980, Sweden) 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 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.
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 part of 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.