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

 

BIOGRAPHY

Cecilia Westerberg
Born 1967. Lives and works in Copenhagen.

SOLO SHOWS

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

2017   

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

2016

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

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

2008

Video NOW,  The Yellow Villa, Frederiksberg, 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

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

OTHER

You only See Yourself, illustrations for interactive digital book by 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

Victor & Marie Haagen Müllers Award of Honour 2010

Awarded Travel Grant by the Danish Art Council 2014, 2012

Awarded by the Danish Art Council in Open Call3 for art in public spaces 2009

Awarded working Grants in 1999, 2000,2001,2006  by The Danish Arts Council

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

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

 

RESIDENCIES

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 2007, 2011, 2014

 

Statens_Kunstraad_LOGO_PMS