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



Cecilia Westerberg
Born 1967. Lives and works in Copenhagen.



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




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

Taletid af Efterkommere. A Groupshow with only 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


Video NOW,  The Yellow Villa, Frederiksberg, 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 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


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