My areas of interest include 2-D animated installations, artist books and drawing. The use of line drawings is a method that runs through all of my work. Additionally, my approach to any new production is thematic.
In my work, I try to create openings/gaps into our personal and shared memories – which is one way of nudging to the accepted cultural norms involving time, identity and history.
Another of my concerns, and a theme that correlates to my fascination with Time, is the development of a narrative language; Time passing, moving in circles, or time that moves in a parallel world or passes in slow motion. Examples of some of the recurrent motifs I use in my investigations are: categories of Time that break up its linear course and those which are anchored and marked through the passing of generations. A special interest for me is the paradoxical juncture between linear time, which can be measured and sensual, emotional time which is purely subjective. The clash of ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ time.
Born in 1967, Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark
1996-99 Chelsea College of Art & Design, BA (Hons) Fine Art, London, U.K.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Atlas of small and large observations, The Danish Printmaking Association, Cph, Denmark
2011 Point of Origin, commissioned work for art in public space, Cph, Denmark
2010 Cecilia Westerberg, Solo Sörlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
Lys i gaden, an animated installation in public space in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 Darkness Moves, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany
Looking for Lara, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Cph, Denmark
2007 Cry Me a River, Aura konstförening, Lund, Sweden,
2006 What comes around goes around, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Cph, Denmark
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Between Reality and Utopia, Esbjerg Art Museum, Esbjerg, Denmark
2012 Sommerrejsen, Skovgaard Museum of Art, Viborg, Denmark
Homecoming animated sound stories, The National Museum of Iceland Reykjavik
2011 The King, commissioned animation for Blinc Digital Arts Festval, Conwy, Wales Uk
”Belief” Video screening, Lilibeth Cuenca, Joachim Koester, Ordrupgaard Museum, Denmark
Faith and Fiction, Animated installations, PNCA , Portland, Oregon, USA
Art & text, Overgaden Institute of contemporay art, Copenhagen
PUBLISHED ARTIST BOOKS AT HURRICANE PUBLISHING
Sommerrejsen- Cecilia Westerberg, 2012
Momenti Mori, flipbook, 2011
HAN, HUN, HENDE, 2011
Post it, 2010
portfolio on www.ceciliawesterberg.com
Artist-in-residence October 2012 and May 2013