CURRICULUM

VITAE

CECILIA JONSSON (b.1980, Stockholm, Sweden)

EDUCATION

2010–12

MA in Fine Art, Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KMD), Norway

MA in Sound Art, The Nordic Sound Art program, Scandinavia

2007–10

BA in Fine Art, Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KMD), Norway

2009

Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD), exchange semester, Switzerland

2014

Art and Synthetic biology, project by Finnish Society of Bioart/Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland 


2006–07     

KY, Hantverksakademin (craft academy apprentice school, ceramics), Stockholm, Sweden

2004–06     

Dalarö Folkhögskola, (collage of continuing education, arts/craft), Stockholm, Sweden

 

AWARDS

2018          

COAL Art and Environmental Prize (nominee, Tides)

2017          

Prix Ars Electronica, Hybrid Art (honorary mention, Haem)

2016          

Bio Art & Design Awards (BADA) (award winner Haem)

2014          

VIDA 16.0 Fundación Telefónicas Art & Artificial Life International Awards (second prize, The Iron Ring)

 

COMMISSIONS

2021          

(upcoming) Temporary artwork for Concertgebouw Bruges, commissioned by Overtoon, Belgium

2020–23

(ongoing) The Forbidden Garden, temporary phyto-remediation based artwork, commissioned by Rejmyre Art LAB, backyard of Rejmyre Inn and the Glass factory, Rejmyre, Sweden

2019          

A Reflection, In A Rock, permanent public artwork for Hordaland County Council. Site-specific project consisting of one outdoor sculpture and two wall based indoor works at Tertnes vidaregåande skule (high school) (190x220x120cm, 190x120x15cm, 140x140x30cm). Bergen, Norway

2016       

Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys, temporary public artwork for Dark Ecology. Site-specific sculpture including drilling residue and rock-core samples (80x270cm, borehole 170m), Prestefjellet, Kirkenes, Norway (curated by Sonic Acts/Hilde Methi)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2020

(upcoming) Contemporary Diagram – Berlin, Hvelvet, Oseana, Os, Norway

2019          

Contemporary Diagram – Berlin, Telemark Kunstsenter, as part of Greenlight district, Skien, Norway

The Iron Ring, Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre (TEKS), Norway

2018          

Contemporary Diagram – Berlin, Ernst Schering Foundation, Berlin, Germany (curated by Singuhr – projects)

Geological Imagination, Terminal B, Kirkenes, Norway (curated by Sonic Acts/Hilde Methi)

Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys II, Árdna, SALT, Oslo, Norway (curated by Sonic Acts/Hilde Methi)

Mareograph, Volt, Årstadkaien/Bergen Public Library, dep. local history, Norway (curated by Marie Nerland)

2017          

Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys II, Visningsrummet USF, Bergen, Norway

RGG, Babel Art Space, Trondheim, Norway

2015          

Paradoxes of a Diamond, Museum of Natural History, Venice, Italy

The Iron Ring, Stazione Di Topolò, Italy (catalogue)

2014          

The Iron Ring, Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2022          

(upcoming) Vestlandsutstillingen, traveling exhibition, west coast Norway

2021–22         

(upcoming) Experiment II - Eider, traveling exhibition Norway, Iceland, Canada, Japan

2021

(upcoming) Fictional Life, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Taipei, Taiwan

(upcoming) DETOX–Clean it up, Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland

2020–21   

(upcoming) Styrlause prosessar, Art Center Kabuso, Øystese, Norway (curated by Sissel Lillebostad/Arild H. Eriksen)

2020

(upcoming) Criss–Crossing Ecologies, group exhibition at Annantalo Arts Centre, Helsinki, Finland   

(upcoming) The Camille Diaries, Art Laboratory Berlin, Germany

2019          

Immortality, 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Blackbox (video screening), Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

2018          

A New State of the Living, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia (curated by Dmitry Bulatov)

SOIL SKY SKIN, Ferrotopia, NDSM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (curated by Angelique Spaninks)

Life at the Edges, Science Gallery Dublin, Ireland

Matter of Horror, Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, Russia

HAEM – Unfolding paths of the placenta (video screening), Chassé Theater, Breda, The Netherlands

This Rare Earth - Stories from Below, Artefact at Stuk, Leuven, Belgium

2017          

Blood: Life Uncut, Science Gallery London, Copeland Gallery, United Kingdom

CyberArts, Prix Ars Electronica Archiv, Linz, Austria

Blood: Attract & Repel, Science Gallery Melbourne, Australia

Fluid Matter, The Oude Hortus, University Museum Utrecht, The Netherlands

Ultimo Scenario, Haukeland University Hospital's closed Children Clinic, Bergen, Norway

Art in Motion, Gallery Boa, Oslo, Norway (catalogue)

2016          

Fluid Matter, MU Artspace, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (curated by Angelique Spaninks/William Myers)

Nexus, Gallery Mario Mazzoli, Berlin, Germany

Regeneration Movement, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan (catalogue)

Skumringssoner, Seljord Kunstforening, Norway (catalogue)

Vestlandsutstillingen, traveling exhibition, west coast Norway

2015          

Nordic Music Days, Christian IV Bryghus, Copenhagen, Denmark

Art in Motion, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, Norway (catalogue)

Out of Place, Edifici Disseny Hub 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 (curated by Erich Berger) (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, 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

2012          

Odds, Gamle Yrkesskolen, Odda, Norway (catalogue)


LAK - Festival for Nordic Sound Art, PB43, Copenhagen, Denmark

Knock knock, Carl Berner Metro station, Oslo, Norway

Soundings 2, MA 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, 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

 

RESIDENCIES

2020–21    

(upcoming) Overtoon, Bruges/Brussel, Belgium (September–April)

2020          

(ongoing) Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale (NKD), Dale, Norway (June–August)

2019          

National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ural Branch, Yekaterinburg, Russia (August)

DETOX–Clean it up, Rejmyre Art LAB, Sweden (July)

2018          

Singuhr – projects, Berlin, Germany (July–September)

2017          

Lademoen Kunstner Verksteder (LKV), Trondheim, Norway (January–February)

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 travel, Espírito Santo/Minas Gerais, State Brazil (May)

2012

Infinite Gestures, Rejmyre Art LAB, Rejmyre, Sweden (August 18–27)

GRANTS & STIPENDS

2019          

Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant

City of Bergen, international support, project grant

2018          

Arts Council Norway, working stipend, 5-year

City of Bergen, interdisciplinary art, project grant

City of Bergen, culture stipend

2017          

Arts Council Norway, working stipend, 1-year

City of Bergen, interdisciplinary art, AiR-grant Berlin

City of Bergen, interdisciplinary art, project grant

Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant

Visningsrummet USF, exhibition grant

2016          

Hordaland County Council, working stipend

Arts Council Norway, State exhibition grant

The Association of Norwegian Visual Artist (NBK), project grant

Arts Council Norway, Fund for Sound and Image, project grant

Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant (2 grants)

City of Bergen, 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

City of Bergen, electronic art/interdisciplinary art, project grant (2 grants)

Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), AiR-grant Venice

2014          

Arts Council Norway, working stipend, young new established artists, 3-year

Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant

City of Bergen, interdisciplinary art, project grant

2013

Production Network for Electronic Art (PNEK), AiR-grant Rotterdam

City of Bergen, electronic art/international support, project grant (2 grants)

The Association of Norwegian Visual Artist (NBK), project grant

Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant (3 grants)

The Association of Norwegian Visual Artist (BKFH), working stipend, 1-year

Arts Council Norway, diverse stipend, young, new established artists

2012

Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant

2009–11

Fabrikör J.L. Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse, stipend, 1-year

2009-10    

Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse, project grant

 

PRESENTATIONS & WORK (selected)

2020

Guest teacher, Scenography as Symbiosis, Norwegian Theatre Academy/NOBA, Ås, Norway

Sensor, BA of Arts, University of Bergen, Faculty of Arts, Music and Design (KMD), Norway

2019

Board member, Volt, Bergen, Norway (ongoing)        

Presentation, FAEN - Female Artistic Experiments Norway, Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway

Presentation, National Centre of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Presentation, Salon Digital, Bremen, Germany

Guest teacher, University of Bergen, Faculty of Arts (KMD), Norway

Presentation, Norwegian Bio Art Arena (NOBA), NMBU, Oslo, Norway

2018          

Presentation, A New State of the Living, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia

Sensor, BA of Arts, University of Bergen, Faculty of Arts, Music and Design (KMD), Norway

Presentation, Traces of us in the depths, Volt, Bergen Public Library, Norway

2017          

Presentation, LECTURES, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Board member, Avgarde, Bergen, Norway

Presentation, FIBER Festival, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Presentation, Fluid Matter Special, MU Artspace, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2016          

Presentation, Monday Lecture series, Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), Norway


2015          

Presentation, Out of Place Talks, FADFest, Edifici Disseny Hub Barcelona, Spain

Presentation, Stazione Di Topolò, Italy

2013          

Organizer, The Art in Science seminar, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, Norway. http://www.b-open.no/?ID=181&K=28

2012          

Guest teacher, Re-Design/Up-Cycling, Teacher Education Program, Bergen University College, Norway

2011–12    

Assistant for Mark Dion: DEN, permanent artwork Vedahaugane, National Tourist Routes, Norway

PUBLISHED WRITING

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

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY (selected)

Erich Berger, ”Radical Witnessing and the Scope of the Real,” Art as We Don’t Know It, Aalto ARTS Books, 2020. 74-75.

https://shop.aalto.fi/media/filer_public/a8/4d/a84d5182-acba-485e-9bc2-f275fa3e4cab/art_as_we_dont_know_it.pdf

Åsa Stjerna, ”Järn – ljud – bakterier, Cecilia Jonssons transformationer” Nutida Musik, no. 276, Sweden, 2019. 6–25.

Hordaland County Council, “Kunst på Tertnes vidaregåande skule – Cecilia Jonsson”, December, 2019.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1zI3tTuQ-E&fbclid=IwAR1fkPKwjZ4wz75c_oA4jX2dayG5wmxI67zEiTi86MvrFskZ4P0A-ieBXtE

Sofia Bergmann, "Cecilia Jonsson Serenades Sewage Bacteria," Berlin Art Link, Germany, October 11, 2018. http://www.berlinartlink.com/2018/10/11/cecilia-jonsson-serenades-sewage-bacteria/

Ana Rosa Ibáñez, "On the crossing of Art, Science and Sounds," Rotunda Magazine, Chile, November 26, 2018. http://www.rotundamagazine.com/en/cecilia-jonsson_contemporary-diagram-berlin_schering-stiftung/?fbclid=IwAR3Xj1WJoRWJBrltLQVPgHy5U__Zb4Ei83yNHkZkK3p4pDYnkoctM1wWyKo

Michaela Gericke, "Cecilia Jonsson, schwedische Künstlerin," Kulturradio RBB, Germany, September 18, 2018. https://www.kulturradio.de/programm/schema/sendungen/kulturradio_am_morgen/archiv/20180918_0605/das_portraet_0610.html

Berlin Art Week, "Cecilia Jonsson/Schering Stiftung," Behind the Scenes, Germany, September 19, 2018. https://youtu.be/reoiRe0PtXQ

Anne Waak, "Cecilia Jonsson, What are you doing in the sewer?," Berlin Art Week Magazine, Germany, September, 2018. 14-15.

Klimaaksjonen, “Mareograf av Cecilia Jonsson,” Norwegian Writer’s Climate Campaign, Norway, January 27, 2018.

https://forfatternesklimaaksjon.no/2018/01/27/mareograf-av-cecilia-jonsson/#more-11948

Inga Walton, “A Bloody Business – Blood: Attract & Repel,” Trouble Magazine, no. 149, Australia, September 1, 2017. 36–37, 44–46. https://issuu.com/troublemag/docs/0_isn149_sep17issuu

The Imaginary Reader, Volt, Norway, 2016. 76–77.

Living Earth: Field Notes from the Dark Ecology Project 14-16, Sonic Acts Press, The Netherlands, 2016. 175–181.

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, 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, 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, ”Cecilia Jonsson ”The Seed of Metals” at CirkulationsCentralen,” May, 2014. https://vimeo.com/93074310

Associazione Culturale Flag NO Flags,”The Iron Ring,” February 15, 2014. https://youtu.be/B89lYrS9A7M

V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media,”Cecilia Jonsson/Summer Sessions,” September, 2013. https://vimeo.com/73697631

Bjørn Hatterud, ”Den gode gamle lyden,” KUNSTforum, 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.

Synnøve Vik, ”Få trusler,” Billedkunst, no. 4, Norway, 2012. 45–46. http://www.billedkunstmag.no/node/2410

 

MEMBERSHIP

The Association of Norwegian Visual Artist (NBK)

Hordaland Association of Visual Artists (BKFH)

V-O-L-T

CAWA

 

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

© 2018 by Cecilia Jonsson