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.”



Cecilia Westerberg
Phone: +45 20 91 90 97
Studio in Raadvad 30K, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby



Cecilia Westerberg
Born 1967 in Copenhagen.



De Overvintrende, Baggehuset, Frederiksberg Museerne, Denmark

Public commission for a kindergarten in Sønderborg, Denmark. Appointed by the local Art council.

The Alchemist’s Laboratory vol 2, J.F. Willumsen Museum, Frederikssund, Denmark

Herbarium – A conversation with plants, Augustiana Artpark and gallery

The Alchemist’s Laboratory, Malmoe Art Museum, Sweden

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

The Alchemist’s Laboratory, Vejle Art Museum, Denmark
The Alchemist’s Laboratory, Skovgaard Museet, Viborg, Denmark 

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

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

Atlas over Small and Large Observations, Trondheim Art Museum, Norway
Atlas over Small and Large Observations, The Danish Graphic Association, Cph. DK

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

Illumination, site specific animation in three windows, Blågårds Plads, Cph. DK
Cecilia Westerberg animation, Sörlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway

Darkness Moves, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany
Looking For Lara, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Valby. DK

Cry Me a River, Aura Konstförening, Lund, Sweden

What Comes Around Goes Around, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Valby. DK
Nattesværmeri, Toldkammeret, Børnekulturcentret, Elsinor, DK

Cecilia Westerberg, The Danish Graphic Association, Cph, DK
Nattesværmeri, Aura Konstförening, Lund, Sweden

Nattesværmeri, Stalke Galleri, Cph, DK




Ved Floden, Bodil Brems retrospective with guests Cecilia Westerberg and  Marie Rømer West


Art, Nature and Ritual, outdoor exhibition in the woods at wait woman Carina Lyall


NEWMEDIAFEST 2020, Wake-Up – Climate change/Germany In collaboration with Stine Gonsholt

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

Taletid af Efterkommere. A Groupshow with 100 women. Rønnebæksholm Art Center, Næstved

Cph Flipbook Nest, Malmø Kunsthall, Sweden
Kortfilmfestival 30. Minimalen, Trondheim, Norway

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.

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

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

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

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

The Summer Journey, Skovgaard Museum, Viborg, DK
Heimkoma, Sound stories and animation, The National Museum, Reykjavik, Island
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

The Summer Journey, Munkeruphus curated by Museet uden Mure. DK
Distributed Ink Gallery, LA, USA. Curator Johanne Løgstrup

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

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

Ten om Fourth, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Cph, DK
Girls after Boys, Mønstings Hus, Cph, DK
100 tage – 100 videos, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Germany

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

The Sun was Shining Upside-down, Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Cph, DK
Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK


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


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


Awarded working Grants in 2020, 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, 2019,2020
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


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


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