Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cecilia Stenbom: Artists Talk at MAWA, Winnipeg, Canada

Image: Cecilia Stenbom How To Choose 2012 Single Channel HD Film. Duration: 3 Minutes 31 Seconds, Produced by Third. Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK 

Cecilia Stenbom:  Artists Talk

Cecilia Stenbom, in residence July 23 – August 20, 2013

Artist Talk Wednesday, August 14, 7 pm at MAWA

611 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 1E1


Cecilia Stenbom was born in Stockholm, Sweden, completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland and a Masters of Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art. She has worked with film, video, installation, photography, drawing and painting to explore notions of identity in a consumer-driven and information-saturated culture. Usually, she mines found material as a means to examine how an overflow of ideas, imagery and information creep into our personal lives. Cecilia’s work has been exhibited in the UK, Europe and the U.S. Recent projects includes Nobody gets out of here alive, a solo exhibition at Kaapelin Galleria, Helsinki, The Artist Cut, commissioned by Northern Film & Media in association with Channel 4, and North by North East, a film commissioned by the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.

This summer, Cecilia will develop a screenplay for an upcoming film project about survival in the public space and contemporary anxiety. Cecilia has received funding from Arts Council England to make travel to the MAWA Residency Program possible.