“Cecilia Sterner is a conceptual artist whose work is site-specific and context-dependent. She focuses on process, incorporating her love of craft into ready-mades, photography, film and performance in which the interaction with an unpredictable environment takes on importance. In a playful, irreverent, surrealistic spirit, she attacks various aspects of our contemporary reality.”
Johan Sandström, Molekyl Gallery

People’s various shortcomings and delusions are a common thread running through Cecilia’s work. Her work explores perception, how each of us is the center of our own universe, the many-layered societal roles we play over time, our expectations, misconceptions, bad judgment, our bewilderment at our failure to comprehend one another, our loss of memory and inability to get the big picture. And the humor of it all.

Through her varied commissions and undertakings, Cecilia has garnered extensive experience working in diverse contexts, collaborating with various disciplines. As a film production designer she has both designed and built studios as well as adapted existing environments.

She has curated art programs and designed and built temporary projects in public spaces. Sterner was awarded two major permanent commissions for hospitals that have been implemented in which patients are the focus and collaboration with the project managers, architects and builders has been crucial to the outcome.

EDUCATION
1996-97 MFA Malmö Art Academy, Sweden
1993-94 San Francisco Art Institute, USA
1992-95 Malmö Art School Forum, Sweden
1992 History of Religion 10 p, University of Lund, Sweden
1990-91 Practical Philosophy 30 p, University of Lund, Sweden

EXHIBITIONS
2017 Blast from the past, IAC, Malmö, Sweden.
Sound by Hans Appelqvist.
2017 På annan plats, Ystad Konstmuseum, Sweden
2016 Publikation(1-90…) at Lund Konsthall, Sweden
2015 KLONK, Malmö Live black box, Sweden
2015 Molekyl Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
2015 Imago mundi, Venice, Italy
2015 Orionteatern, Stockholm, Sweden
2014-15 Vinge Law firm, Malmö, Sweden
2014 Red Jungle, Inter Arts Center, Malmö, Sweden
2014 Mon amie l’image, Frankfurt, Germany
2012 byLIGHT, Malmö, Sweden
2012 Poor city at Roskilde festival, Denmark
2012 Roskilde Road trip, Mejeriet Lund, Sweden
2012 BYOB, Stapelbädden, Malmö, Sweden
2011 Konstfrämjandet, Malmö, ”Different isn’t necessarily bad””
2009 Skånes Konstförening, ARCIVE -105 years of collecting, Sweden
2009 SKISS i Värmland, presentations and workshops, Sweden
2007 Art and space, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö, Sweden
2007 6+1, Spegeln, Malmö, Sweden
2001-07 Publikation(1-90…) at Panora in Malmö; The Centre for Artists´ Books/
Visual Research Centre at Dundee Contemporary Arts in Scotland; Malmö Konsthall;
Skånes Konstförening The Swedish Archive of Artists´ Books; “Traveling Magazine
table”, Art in General, New York, USA; Ystad Art museum; ”Publish and be Damned”,
London, England; Lund konsthall and Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
2006 Cecilia Richard, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö, Sweden
2005 Konsthögskolan, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden
2005 SKISS, Konstfrämjandet, Malmö, Sweden
2004 Museum of Vikingberg, Helsingborg, Sweden
2003 Gallery S:t Gertrud, Malmö, Sweden
2002-03 Contemporary art in school, Konstfrämjandet, Malmö, Sweden
2002 Kabusa konsthall, Ystad, Sweden
2001 Publikation #14, Rollon, Malmö, Sweden
2000 Gallery C. Hjärne, Helsingborg, Sweden
2000 Shoot- Moving Pictures by Artists, Spegeln, Malmö, Sweden
2000 Aura, Krognoshuset in Lund, Sweden
1999 Rollon, www.rollon.net
1999 South City Drawings, The Pineapple, Sweden
1999 Rollon, Panora, Malmö, Sweden
1999 Whiteout Greyout Blackout, Barbacka konsthall,
Kristianstad, Sweden
1997 Mike, Oran, Inam & Chris, Forumgalleriet, Malmö, Sweden
1997 Monader, Malmö konsthall, Sweden
1997 Fisherman’s dream / Monkey’s nightmare,
www.algonet.se/~fountain/pool
1996 King Size Intermezzo, Peep, Malmö, Sweden
1994 Cecilia Sterner m.fl., Gallery FC, Sweden
1992 Photography Malmö-Göteborg-Stockholm,
Konsthallens Annex, Sweden

COMMISSIONS
2017 KLONK, Malmö Live black box, Sweden
2017 Art design at Urban Beach, City of Malmö.
2017 Art design at Malmö Garden show.
2016 Competition Källdalsskolan, Uddevalla.
2016 KLONK, Malmö Live black box, Sweden
2016 Circles nearby, RPC, Trelleborg.
2015 Concept and design of the Red Room, the Public Library of Malmö.
Collaboration with Nina Warnolf.
2015 Artists talk, Konstitutet during Bästa Biennalen, Tomelilla Konsthall
and Landskrona Museum.
2015 Competition Stapelbäddsskolan, Malmö.
2011-15 Art Direction and Curator at Malmöfestivalen.
2014 Light design at Kärleksgatan, Malmö. Collaboration with Nina Warnolf.
2014 Light design at Clarion hotel.
2012-13 Board member of Skånes Konstförening.
2011 Workshops at Sociology and Work science,
Kristianstad Högskola.
2010-11 Creative workshops, Fashion Factory, Malmö.
2011 Interview Face to Face, http://www.viewsline.com/
Interview.jsp?id=61723&/__Cecilia_Sterner,_Production_
Designer_of_Sound_of_Noise/__Interview_with.html
2011 San Francisco Film Festival, Q & A för Sound of Noise
2010 Art in school, Lindängsskolan, Malmö.
2010 Skiss seminar, Stockholm.
2009-10 Curator at Malmöfestivalen.
2008 the Women’s clinic, UMAS.
2007 SKISS. Hired six months to interact at the Regional Development Department, Kristianstad.
2007 Idea Futura. Promoting creative ideas by kids in school.
2006 Tetra Pak, Lund.
2006 Design CD cover, An iron fist in a velvet glove by Ludwig Böss.
2004-08 Workshops at art schools and workplaces
2000-05 Various commissions in graphic design.
1997 Art teacher at the Mike Kelley project, Rooseum, Malmö.

PRODUCTION DESIGN
2017 The bear, short film.
2014 Man without direction, 15 min.
2014 Rain, 10 min.
2010 Music for one x-mas and six drummers, 5 min.
2008 Sound of Noise, feature, release spring 2010.
2006 Woman by gramophone, 4 min.
2004 Way of the flounder, 10 min.
2002 Hotel Rienne, 30 min.
2000 Music for one apartment and six drummers, 10 min.

GRANTS
2006 Two year work grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
1999 Two year work grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
1998 Project grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
1997 Helge Ax:son Johnsons minnesfond
1993 Carl Jönssons minnesfond II
1992 Carl Jönssons minnesfond II

REPRESENTED
2016 Region Skåne
2015 Vinge Law Firm
2008 Region Skåne
2000 Statens Konstråd
1999 Statens Konstråd