Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cecilia Stenbom wins 'Visual Artist of the Year' at Journal Culture Awards

Image: Cecilia Stenbom New Protocol 2014 Acrylic on canvas. 100 x 120 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK 


Cecilia Stenbom


Visual Artist of the Year - Journal Culture Awards


Workplace Gallery is delighted to congratulate Cecilia Stenbom on being awarded Visual Artist of the Year 2013 at the Journal Culture Awards hosted at The Sage Gateshead.


Cecilia Stenbom's work is concerned with notions of identity in a consumer driven and information rich culture and how even the most mundane and seemingly unassuming moments are affected by the abundance of information surrounding us. She examines our anxieties and desires, reinterpreting scenarios within entertainment, mass media, retail, and domestic life.  She works across media including video, film, installation, drawing and painting.


Stenbom is originally from Stockholm, Sweden. She completed her BA in Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2003 and an MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2005. Recent projects include North By Northeast, Commission and residency with Berwick Visual Art and Berwick Film and Media, Nobody Gets Out Of Here Alive, Kaapelin Galleria, Helsinki, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Holland, Glasgow Short Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, Happy Fashion, VIAINDUSTRIAE, Perugia, Italy, (I'm Having) The Time of My Life, Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland and Moving Image Art Fair, NY, USA. She has recently been awarded a commission to develop a short film by Creative England part of the BFI NET.WORK.


Stenbom will open her second solo exhibition of new work at Workplace Gallery Gateshead in June 2014.


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