ABOUT

Cecilia Jonsson (b. 1980, SE/NO) is a visual artist, whose research-based projects range from installation and sculpture to sound, image and kinetic works. Jonsson
explores the connections between organisms and inorganic chemistry as both a method of observation and a medium. Her work is informed by scientific methods and
often consists of site-specific, artistic interpretations of phenomena and processes of nature. The projects are developed as investigations of physical and ideological
properties of the raw materials that form the basis of human existence, from origins deep down in the earth, to the extraction, transformation and global exploitation.

Jonsson is interested in how matter and material things can participate in, influence and mobilize a variety of social processes as well as the elasticity of both materiality
and agency when they take different expression in different disciplinary traditions. By coordinating objective research methods with personal subjective experience, her
work fuses biology and history with a materiality that intersects arts, sciences, aesthetics, technology and social culture in a contemporary alchemy.

Jonsson's research builds on perspectives of environmental politics and the material turn. An interdisciplinary and collaborative practise founded within two separate,
while thematically related, lines of work, iron and water. Subjecting themes of interfering cycles of matter, fluids, life and meaning.

With her art, Jonsson aims to raise questions about the changing environment and the different ways in which visual expressions can be said to be active and affect
social progress and not only reflect ideology or society.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education
2014–15
Art and Synthetic Biology, Finnish Society of Bioart/Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland (research project)
2010–12
MA in Fine Art, Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), Bergen, Norway
MFA, Sound Art, (The Nordic Sound Art program), Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Malmö, Trondheim
2007–10
BA in Fine Art, Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), Bergen, Norway
2009
Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD), exchange semester, Geneva, Switzerland
2006–07
KY, Craft Academy Apprentice School (Hantverksakademin), Stockholm, Sweden
2004–06
Collage of Continuing Education (Dalarö Folkhögskola), Arts and Craft, Stockholm, Sweden

Award
2017
Prix Ars Electronica, category Hybrid Art, Honorary Mention
2016
Bio Art & Design Award (BADA), The Netherlands
2014
VIDA 16.0 Fundación Telefónicas Art & Artificial Life International Awards, 2nd prize

Commission
2016
Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys, site-specific installation for The Dark Ecology project (sculpture 270x80cm, borehole 170m), including
60 rock-core samples of 2.5 billion-year-old basement rock and drilling residue, at Prestefjellet, Kirkenes, Norway (curated by Sonic Acts and Hilde Methi)

Solo Exhibition
2018
Contemporary Diagrams, Ernst Schering Foundation, Berlin, Germany (curated by Singuhr - Projects) (upcoming)
Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys II, Árdna at Salt, Oslo, Norway (curated by Sonic Acts and Hilde Methi for Dark Ecology) (ongoing)
Mareograph, Volt, Årstadkaien in Bergen, Norway (curated by Marie Nerland)
2017
Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys II, Visningsrummet USF, Bergen, Norway
RGG, Babel Artspace, Trondheim, Norway
2015
Paradoxes of a Diamond, Museum of Natural History, Venice, Italy
The Iron Ring, Stazione Di Topolò, Topolò, Italy (catalogue)
2014
The Iron Ring, Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway
The 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 Exhibition (selected)
2018
A New State of the Living, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia (curated by Dmitry Bulatov) (upcoming)
Ledges, Science Gallery Dublin, Dublin, Ireland (upcoming)
Geological Imagination, Terminal B, Kirkenes, Norway, (curated by Sonic Acts and Hilde Methi for Dark Ecology) *duo (upcoming)
This Rare Earth - Stories from Below, Artefact, Stuk, Leuven, Belgium
Member exhibition, Kunstgarasjen, Bergen, Norway
2017
Blood: Life Uncut, Science Gallery London, Copeland Gallery, London, United Kingdom (catalogue)
Piksel, PikselSavers, Bergen, Norway
CyberArts, Archiv, Schlucht, Linz, Austria
Blood: Attract & Repel, Science Gallery Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Weekend van de Wetenschap, ZonMw, The Hague, The Netherlands
Fluid Matter, The Oude Hortus, University Museum Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Ultimo Scenario, Haukeland University Hospital's Children Clinic, Bergen, Norway
Art in Motion, Gallery Boa, Oslo, Norway (catalogue)
2016
Fluid Matter, MU Artspace, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (curated by Angelique Spaninks and William Myers)
Nexus, Gallery Mario Mazzoli, Berlin, Germany
Regeneration Movement, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan (catalogue)
Skumringssoner, Seljord Kunstforening, Seljord, Norway (catalogue)
Vestlandsutstillingen, traveling exhibition at Kabuso, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Kunstmuseet Kube, Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway
2015
Nordic Music Days, Christian IV Bryghus, Copenhagen, Denmark
Art in Motion, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, Norway (catalogue)
Blokk, Galleri Puls, Norheimsund, Norway
Out of Place, Edifici Disseny Hub Barcelona, 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 (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, Public Sound Art, various locations at Hökarängsplan, Stockholm, Sweden (curated by Maria Andueza)
NOR 13, Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, Norway
Chroma IV, Volt in Skostredet, Bergen, Norway
Summer Sessions, V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Popup, Trykk:Trykk, Bergen, Norway
2012
Odds, Gamle Yrkesskolen, Odda, Norway (catalogue)
Prøverommet, Knipsu, Bergen, Norway
LAK - Festival for Nordic Sound Art, PB43, Copenhagen, Denmark
Knock Knock, Carl Berner Metro station, Oslo, Norway
Soundings 2, MFA 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, UWE, 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
Serving Forms, Porsgrunn Kunstforening, Porcelain Biennale, Porsgrunn, Norway (catalogue)

Artist Residency
2019
Kings Bay Research Station, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway (September) (upcoming)
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 project, Espírito Santo/Minas Gerais, State Brazil (May)
2012
Infinite Gestures, Rejmyre Art LAB, Rejmyre, Sweden (August 18–27)
2009
Serving Forms, Porsgrund porcelain factory, Porsgrunn, Norway (February–March)

Grant/Stipend
2018
Arts Council Norway, working stipend, 5-years
2017
Arts Council Norway, working stipend, 1-year
Bergen Municipality, interdisciplinary art, project grant
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
Visningsrummet USF, exhibition grant
2016
Hordaland municipality, working stipend
Arts Council Norway, State exhibition grant
The Association of Norwegian Visual Artist (NBK), project grant
Arts Council Norway, Fond for Sound and Image, project grant
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
Bergen Municipality, interdisciplinary art, project grant
2015
Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), international support
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
Norwegian Visual Artists Association (NBK), project grant
Bergen Municipality, electronic art, project grant
Bergen Municipality, interdisciplinary art, project grant
Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), Artist in Residence stipend
2014
Arts Council Norway, working stipend, new established artists, 3-years
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
Bergen Municipality, interdisciplinary art, project grant
2013
Production Network for Electronic Art (PNEK), Artist in Residence stipend
Bergen Municipality, international support, project grant
The Association of Norwegian Visual Artist (NBK), project grant
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
The Association of Norwegian Visual Artist (NBK), working stipend, 1-year
Bergen Municipality, electronic art, project grant
Arts Council Norway, diverse stipend, young, new established artists
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
2012
Arts Council Norway, Culture Fond, project grant
2009–11
Fabrikör J.L. Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse, stipend, 1-year
2010
Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse, project grant
Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), project grant
2009
Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse, project grant

Presentations, Teaching, Work (selected)
2018
Sensor, BA in Fine Art, University of Bergen, Faculty of Arts, Music and Design, Bergen, Norway (upcoming)
Presentation/exhibition, "Mareograph," Traces of us in the depths, Volt at The Public Library, dep. of local history, Bergen, Norway (upcoming)
2017
Presentation, “Haem,” Technology & Emotions, Sentralen, Oslo, Norway
Presentation/panel debate, ”Perceptible by touch,” Overgaden LECTURES – Artificial Nature , Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Board member, Avgarde, Bergen, Norway
Presentation, "Reinventing Iron in an Industrial Age," Prima Materia, FIBER Festival, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Presentation, "Haem," Fluid Matter Special, MU Artspace, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2016
Lecture/presentation, Monday Lecture series, Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), Bergen, Norway
2015
Presentation, “The Iron Ring,” Out of Place Talks, FADFest, Edifici Disseny Hub Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2013
Organizer, “The Art in Science,” Stratigrafi, seminar. http://www.b-open.no/?ID=181&K=28
Lecture and Graduate Critiques, “Construction Formlessness Dwelling,” Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), Bergen, Norway
2012
Guest teacher, Re-Design/Up-cycling, Teacher Education Program, Bergen University College (HiB), Bergen, Norway
2011–12
Sculptor/Production assistant, The Den, Mark Dion, The National Tourist Routes, Aurland, Norway
2011
Teacher’s assistant, Blind Date, Barnaby Barford, Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), Bergen, Norway
Admission committee, Undergraduate, Visual Art, Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), Bergen, Norway
2009
Guest teacher, pottery, Friends of Clay, Stockholm, Sweden
2007–09
Guest teacher, pottery, Fjäderholmarnas Krukmakeri, Stockholm, Sweden

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

Bibliography (selected)
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
Niels Post, “Fluid Matter @ MU,” Trendbeheer (blog). January 16, 2017. http://trendbeheer.com/2017/01/16/fluid-matter-mu/
Anneke van Wolfswinkel, ”Een gebakken placenta en een wonderlamp,” Eindhovens Dagblad, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, December 12, 2016.
Lucas Evers, “Bio art at Fluid Matter exhibition,” Waag Society (blog). December 8, 2016. http://waag.org/nl/blog/bio-art-fluid-matter-exhibition
The Imaginary Reader, Volt, Norway, 2016. 76-77.
ManMade, “Resources,” Uitgeverij Kannibaal Publishing, Brussels, Belgium, 2016.
Living Earth: Field Notes from the Dark Ecology Project 2014-2016, Sonic Acts Press, The Netherlands, 2016. 175-181.
Yngve Grønvik, ”Langørafjellets historie som skulptur,” Sør-Varanger avis, Kirkenes, Norway, June 11, 2016. 2–3.
Nadia Da Lazzari, ”E l'alga verde si trasforma in puro diamante,” La Repubblica: La Nuova di Venezia, La Mostra, Venice, Italy, August 5, 2015.
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, interview, DR P2 radio, Denmark, September 29, 2015. http://www.dr.dk/p2/artikel/artikler/lyt_til_nyt/lyttilnyt.htm
Gunhild Horgmo, ”Bioreflektioner,” Billedkunst, no. 6, critics, 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, interview, ”Cecilia Jonsson ”The Seed of Metals” at CirkulationsCentralen,” May, 2014. https://vimeo.com/93074310
Associazione Culturale Flag NO Flags, interview, ”The Iron Ring,” February 15, 2014. https://youtu.be/B89lYrS9A7M
V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, interview, ”Cecilia Jonsson/Summer Sessions,” September, 2013. https://vimeo.com/73697631
Niels Post, ”Cecilia Jonsson@V2_,” Trendbeheer (blog). September 14, 2013. http://trendbeheer.com/2013/09/14/cecilia-jonsson-v2/
Bjørn Hatterud, ”Den gode gamle lyden,” KUNSTforum, critics, 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.
Alison Natural, project announcement with photograph, Rejmyre Conversations, Rejmyre ArtLab, Sweden, 2012.
Synnøve Vik, ”Få trusler,” Billedkunst, no. 4, critics, Norway, 2012. 45–46. http://www.billedkunstmag.no/node/2410
Soundings, interview, DR P2 radio, Denmark, April 27, 2012. http://www.dr.dk/radio/player/?id/38044

Membership
The Association of Norwegian Visual Artist (NBK)
Hordaland Association of Visual Artists (BKFH)
Kunstgarasjen, Bergen, Norway
USF Verftet Atelier, Bergen, Norway
VISP, Bergen, Norway