CURRICULUM

VITAE

CECILIA JONSSON (b.1980, 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

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

2025   

(upcoming) Artwork for Anthropogenic Soils, Norwegian Bio Art Arena (NOBA), Vitenparken Ås, Norway

2023          

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

(upcoming) Temporary artwork for Institute of Geophysics, commission by University of Bergen, Norway

2022

(upcoming) Cause and Effect, temporary artwork for Vestlandsutstillingen 100-year at Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde, Norway

2021

Two Stones a Head, permanent public artwork for Agder County Council. Site-specific project for the canteen, glass-bridge and aula consisting of UV-print on foil and dichroic color effect glass at Eilert Sundt VGS (high school), Farsund, Norway

2020

The Forbidden Garden, temporary artwork for Rejmyre Art LAB, behind the Rejmyre Inn and Glass factory, Rejmyre, Sweden

2019

A Reflection, in a Rock, permanent public artwork for Hordaland County Council. Site-specific project consisting of an outdoor sculpture and two wall-based works at Tertnes VGS (high school), Bergen, Norway

2016

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

COLLECTION

2021

Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde, Norway

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2023

(upcoming) Solo exhibition, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, Norway

(upcoming) Solo exhibition, bb15, Linz, Austria

2020

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) Becoming Geological, V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

(ongoing) Vestlandsutstillingen 100-year, traveling exhibition, west coast, Norway

(ongoing) Dei Ekstraordinære – Nye verk i samlinga, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde, Norway

Criss–Crossing Ecologies, Kunsthalle Seinäjoki, Finland

Dearest Y, Garage, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (curated by Fadwa Naamna)

Blokk 10-year, Visningsrummet USF, Bergen, Norway

2021

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

Fictional Life, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Taipei, Taiwan

2020   

Evolutionaries, MU Hybrid Art House, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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

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

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

2024

(upcoming) Anthropogenic Soils (SOILS), Norwegian Bio Art Arena (NOBA), Vitenparken Ås, Norway

2022–23    

(ongoing) Oscillations–Exercises in Resilience, Creative Europe project, Belgium, Norway, Austria

2020          

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/SCHOLARSHIPS/SUPPORT

2021          

Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project support

2019          

Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project support

City of Bergen, international support

2018–22

Arts Council Norway, working grant, 5-years

2018

City of Bergen, interdisciplinary art, project support

City of Bergen, culture stipend, working grant

2017

Arts Council Norway, working grant, 1-year

City of Bergen, interdisciplinary art, AiR–Berlin grant

City of Bergen, interdisciplinary art, project support

Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project support

Visningsrummet USF, exhibition grant

2016

Hordaland County Council, working grant

Arts Council Norway, State exhibition grant

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

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

Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project support (2 stipends)

City of Bergen, interdisciplinary art, project support

2015

Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), international project support

Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project support

Norwegian Visual Artists Association (NBK), project support

City of Bergen, electronic art/interdisciplinary art, project support (2 stipends)

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

2014–16

Arts Council Norway, working grant for young new established artists, 3-years

2014

Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project support

City of Bergen, interdisciplinary art, project support

2013

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

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

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

Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project support (3 stipends)

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

Arts Council Norway, establishment scholarship for young new established artists

2012

Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project support

2009–11

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

2009–10

Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse, international, project support (2 stipends)

 

PRESENTATIONS/WORK (selected)

2018, 2020–2022

External examinator, BA in Art, University of Bergen, Faculty of Arts, Music and Design (KMD), Norway

2020

Presentation, Detox–Clean it up seminar, Rejmyre Art LAB, Sweden

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

2019–Ongoing

Board member, V-O-L-T, Bergen, Norway        

2019

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

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY (selected)

(upcoming) Becoming Geological, V2_ Publishing, 2022.

Sarah van Binsbergen, “Blood, placenta, iron, compass: Haem by Cecilia Jonsson is not only serene, but also strange,” de Volkskrant, Artwork of the Week, March 25, 2022. 7. https://www.volkskrant.nl/cs-b55f2fb3

Elektronisk Kunst i Norge, “Cecilia Jonsson – The Iron Ring,” TEKS Press, 2021. 124-125.

Mini Maousse 8, Et Vogue L’Architecture, “Climatiques: Tides,” 2021. 148­–149.

Davia Lagos, “Creating before the risk of submission,” Marges –a review of contemporary art, 2021. https://journals.openedition.org/marges/

Michael Laun, ”I Bjerknes’ ånd,” Subjekt, September 2, 2020. https://subjekt.no/2020/09/02/bakteriekulturen-pavirkes-av-musikk-se-hvordan-gjennom-cecilia-jonssons-nye-utstilling/

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

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

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