ABOUT AND CONTACT

Cecilia Westerberg is a visual artist living in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her work focuses on drawing, conceptual artists’ books and 2D animation, and is deeply inspired by the concept of time. One of her greatest passions is working on site-specific projects that are heavily research-based, where she can excavate stories from the past and transform them into drawings and moving images that reflect the present. Cecilia Westerberg’s work is often highly detailed, utilizing minute, repetitive mark-making techniques. Her work is largely figurative and always has a narrative.

“I am fascinated by a sensual perception of the world and an intuitive understanding of its interconnectivity. Visual expressions that are transparent intrigue me, and transparency as an expressive form infuses all that I create. Transparency allows for a layering effect. Each layer impacts the next. The surface of the work is enriched by the multi-faceted nature of what lies beneath. Transparency is a visual expression of Time itself. We are – in the end – the sum of all of our experiences, although only a fraction of those experiences remain visible to the eye.”


CONTACT

 Cecilia Westerberg

info@ceciliawesterberg.com
Phone: +45 20 91 90 97

 Studio in Raadvad 2800 Lyngby 

 BIOGRAPHY

Cecilia Westerberg

Born 1967. Lives and works in Copenhagen.

SOLO SHOWS

 2020

The Alchemist’s Laboratory, J.F. Willumsen Museum, Frederikssund, Denmark

 2019

 The Alchemist’s Laboratory, Vejle Art Museum, Denmark

 The Alchemist’s Laboratory, Skovgaard Museet, Viborg, Denmark 

 2018

 The Alchemist’s Laboratory, Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum, Hjørring, Denmark

 2016

 Here Be Dragons, Duet with Stine Gonsholt, Spriten Kunsthall, Skien, Norway

 2013

 Atlas over Small and Large Observations, Trondheim Art Museum, Norway

 Atlas over Small and Large Observations, The Danish Graphic Association, Cph. DK

 2011

 Point of Origin, outdoor site specific animation, Vesterbro, Cph. DK

 2010

 Illumination, site specific animation in three windows, Blågårds Plads, Cph. DK

 Cecilia Westerberg animation, Sörlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway

 2008

 Darkness Moves, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany

 Looking For Lara, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Valby. DK

 2007

 Cry Me a River, Aura Konstförening, Lund, Sweden

 2006

 What Comes Around Goes Around, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Valby. DK

Nattesværmeri, Toldkammeret, Børnekulturcentret, Elsinor, DK

 2005

 Cecilia Westerberg, The Danish Graphic Association, Cph, DK

 Nattesværmeri, Aura Konstförening, Lund, Sweden

 2004

 Nattesværmeri, Stalke Galleri, Cph, DK

 GROUP SHOWS

 2019

 Drawing Attention, Den Frie Sammenslutning, Den Frie Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen 

 Taletid af Efterkommere. A Groupshow with only women. Rønnebæksholm Art Center, Næstved

 2018

 Cph Flipbook Nest, Malmø Kunsthall, Sweden

 Kortfilmfestival 30. Minimalen, Trondheim, Norway

 2017   

 Greenlightdistrict?, collaboration with Stine Gonsholt, Kunsthall Grenland, Porsgrunn, Norway

 StedSans, Gammelgaard Kunst og Kulturcenter, Herlev, Denmark

 Follow the Vikings, visual roadshow, touring 12 cities in Europe, The National Museum of Denmark.

 2016

 Opslag – Nedslag, danske kunstnerbøger, Den Sorte Diamant. Copenhagen, Dk

 I skovens dybe stille ro, exhibition for children, Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Dk

 Bokkunst, Artist’ books exhibition, Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal, Norway

 “S.O.S.  Save Our Souls. Art in a time of Urgencies” New Media Art, Ewha University Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

 List í Ljósi – International Light Festival in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

 2015

 Commissioned site specific animation for Blinc, Outdoor Digital Art Festival, Adelaide Art Festival, Australia

 2014

 Vintersol – en sanselig udstilling for børn og voksne, Sophienholm, Lyngby, DK

 Touring exhibition of 200 Artists’ Books,  Svend’s Library, Nivågaard Malerisamling, Bakkehusmuseet, DK

 Is it a plane, Søby, Outdoor site specific exhibition, Ærø, DK

 HURRA! Pop-up gallery, L.A, USA

 2013

 Between Reality and Utopia, Erik Weie, Olafur Eliasson, Lærke Laute, Carina Zunino. Esbjerg Art Museum, Esbjerg, DK

 2012

 The Summer Journey, Skovgaard Museum, Viborg, DK

 Heimkoma, Sound stories and animation, The National Museum, Reykjavik, Island

 2011

 The King, Blinc Digital Arts Festival, Conwy Castle, Wales, UK

 Belief, Golden Days Festival, video screening at Ordrupgaard Museum, DK

 Faith and Fiction, Animated installations, PNCA College of Art, Portland, Oregon, USA

 Art & Text, artists’ books, Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Cph, DK

 2010

 The Summer Journey, Munkeruphus curated by Museet uden Mure. DK

 Distributed Ink Gallery, LA, USA. Curator Johanne Løgstrup

 2009

 Little Gods, Hybrid Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA

 Patterns in Nature, Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen, Neunkirchen, Germany

 Home Sweet Home, Public video screenings, Auckland City council, New Zealand

 Palle’s Grandchildren, 30 originale artists’ books, Clausens Kunsthandel, Cph, DK

2007

 Demonstration of Power, curator Alexander Tovborg, Kronborg Castle, Elsinor, Dk

 Sommer, Sonne, Mond und Sterne, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Mannheim, Germany

 Volta 03 Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

 100 dage – 100 video, Kunstforeningen Gl Strand, Cph, DK

 2006

 Ten om Fourth, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Cph, DK

 Girls after Boys, Mønstings Hus, Cph, DK

 100 tage – 100 videos, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Germany

 2005

 Amazing grace, animations, Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Cph, DK

 About time, video, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, DK

 Telltail, Ewha University Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

 1999

The Sun was Shining Upside-down, Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Cph, DK

 Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK

 

 ARTISTS’ BOOKS

 Three in one, flipbook, 2018

 

Here be Dragons, flipbook serie, published by Spriten Forlag, 2016

 

Atlas of Small and Large Observations, 28 pages. hardcover, 2015

 

Livet er alvorligt, men ikke sørgeligt, i fodsporene på Johan Thomas Lundbye, 2014

 

Map of Ærø, stories from Ærø, 2014

 

The Summer Journey– Cecilia Westerberg, 2012

 

HE, SHE, HER, 2011

 

Momenti Mori, Flip Book, 2011

 

Post it, 2009

 

 

 

CROSSOVER COLLABORATIONS

 

Dyr med næb ordnet efter antal vinger, digital videobook text by author Birgitte Krogsbøll, Touchbook, 2017

 

You only See Yourself, illustrations for interactive digital book by author Merete Pryds Helle, 2016

 

Kulør, paint with artists, painting book for adults, Politikens Forlag. May 2016

 

Music videos for the band Er de sjældne (Lone Hørslev and Solveig Sandnes), 2009, 2013

 

 GRANTS & AWARDS

 Awarded working Grants in 2019, 2018, 2006, 2001, 2000 by The Danish Arts Foundation

 

Grants  for production of new work supported by The Danish Arts Foundation in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013,2014,2015,2016,2018

 

Awarded Travel Grants by the Danish Art Council 2014, 2012, The Toyota Fondation, SCANDINAVIA-JAPAN SASAKAWA FOUNDATION

 

Awarded by the Danish Arst Foundation in Open Call3 for art in public spaces 2009

 

Victor & Marie Haagen Müllers Award of Honour 2010

 

Nordic Culture Point travel grant 2016, Nifca Travel Grants 2000 and 2001

 

CURATING

 Hybrids, Three exhibitions with artists’s books from the collection at The Royal Danish Art Library in Copenhagen. The exhibitions were a collaboration between curator, writer and researcher Thomas Hvid Kromann,  2015

 Jfr. Tilhør, curation of a Nordic exhibition with artist Carina Zunino. The exhibition was shown in Copenhagen and in Oslo, 2000

 

RESIDENCIES

 AIR 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo 2017 supported by the Danish Arts Foundation

 

Residency in Rome at Circolo Scandinavo in 2012 and 2013

 

Summer residency in Palazzo Rinaldi in Noepoli, Italy, 2014

 

Residency at San Cataldo, Amalfi, Italy, 2008

 

Åland Archipelago Guest Artist’s Residency 2007

 

Workshop Residency at The National Workshop for Arts and Craft in Copenhagen 2019, 2018, 2014, 2011, 2007

 

 

 

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