Cecilia Stenbom Swedish, b. 1976

Born 1976 Stockholm, Sweden
1999 - 2003 BA (hons) Fine Art, Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki, Finland
2003 - 2005 MFA Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK
Selected Solo Exhibitions


Parallel, North Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016, Blyth, UK
The List, Baltic 39, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Everyday Collateral, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK
Manual, Public event in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Nobody Gets Out Of Here Alive, Kaapelin Galleria, Helsinki, Finland


Cecilia Stenbom, Kristy Stubbs Gallery, Dallas, USA

Homeland Security, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK

Daily Escapes I-III, Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland.

Daily Escapes, MUU Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
They don't know we're faking it, Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Selected Group Exhibitions

In Waiting, Reggio Film Festival, Reggio Emilia, IT
The Case, Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim, Norway
Satellite Satellite, Workplace London, London, UK
The Case, Glasgw Short Film Festival, Glasgow, UK
North by North East, Berwick Film and Media Festival, UK

Tip of the Iceberg, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK

Dallas Art Fair 2013, Dallas, Texas, USA


Happy Fashion, Perugia, Italy

Festival for Expanded Media, Stuttgart, Germany


Northern Lights, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, UK
Gadgets, Culture Tram, organised by Korjaamo and AV-arkki, Helsinki, Finland

NADA Art Fair, Miami
ROTATE, Contemporary Art Society & Shortlist Media, London
Moving Image, New York, USA, with Workplace Gallery
Classic of the Month - Daily Escapes I-III, Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland.
13th Media Art Biennale, WRO 09 Expanded City, Wroclaw, Poland
Trickle-down Theory, Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland.
The Public Realm Project, Curated by /sLab, Sunderland, UK
TOMORROW THE FUTURE, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton, UK
All my favourite singers couldn't sing, Workplace Gallery, UK
Connecting Principles, Culture Lab, Newcastle, UK
Breslau CV Rydek, Wroclaw, Poland
King Fisher's Tales, Union Gallery. London, UK
False Witness, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK
Helsinki International, Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland
Formal Dining, Hales Gallery, London, UK
Blue Star Red Wedge, Glasgow International, Glasgow, UK
The Space in-between the Sole and the Heel, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Glasgow/Beijing, Museum of Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China
Exit Strategy, Tramway, Glasgow, UK
RCCA Spring Animal Show, Park Circus, Glasgow, UK
Leisure Paintings, Leisure Projects, Montreal, Canada
The Games We Play, Magyar Képzömüvészeti Egyetem, Budapest, Hungary
RCCA Spring Animal Show, Park Circus, Glasgow, UK
Extracts, Akademijos galerijoje, Vilnius, Lithuania
When Subjectivity Meets Reality, Gallery 3:14, Bergen, Norway
One Day Stands, ID:I Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Crowd Pleasers, The San Francisco Art Institute and Academy of Fine Arts, San Fransisco U.S.A. and Helsinki, Finland
Selected Screenings


The Case (Forth Coming), Glasgow Short Film Festival, UK

The Case, London Short Film Festival, UK

The Case, Rotterdam Film Festival, Netherlands


How To Choose, DanubeVIDEOARTfestival, Grein, Austria

The Rescue, Queens Hall Art Centre, Hexham, UK

How To Choose, 9th International Short Film Festival, Detmold, Germany

Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland.
Mismebinga Film Festival, Cameroon

Carte Blanche AV-Arkki, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Franfurt, Germany
Reikäreuna Film Festival, Orivesi, Finland


Vilnius International Film Festival, Kino Pavasaris, Lithuania
Beyond Film, Durham Film Festival, Durham, UK.
Pikinen Polku, Oulu City Art Museum, Finland
Beyond Film, Durham, UK
VIEW 08, Andorra, Helsinki, Finland
Propeller TV Screening of "Search & Destroy", UK
Tampere Filmfestival, Tampere, Finland
View 07, Andora Cinema, Helsinki, Finland
Sasion Video, Series of screenings organized by Espaice Croise, Roubaix France
Little Jewel Cinema, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
VIEW 06, Korjaamo Helsinki. Finland.
Love Bites - Rakkaus puree, Helsinki International Film festival, Kiasma, Helsinki
Urban Flesh and Blood, International Video Festival Pusto Video Art Festival, Moscow, Russia, Prodajna Galerija, Belgrade, Serbia and Barricades, Kaliningrad, Russia, Curated by The Kaliningrad Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts
Artificial Life, Aspex gallery, Portsmouth, UK
Traveling 16, The Rennes Film Festival, Rennes, France
VIEW05, Andora Cinema, Helsinki, Finland
Kosova Festival, Prishtina Museum, Kosovo
World Video Art Festival, NOASS Gallery, Riga, Lativa
Mixed Tape, Platform Gallery, Vaasa, Finland
Mediawawe, Györ, Hungary
Tampere Filmfestival, Tampere, Finland
View04, Andora Cinema, Helsinki, Finland
Awards, Commissions and Residencies


NewBridge Project exhibition Committee, Newcastle, UK.

Artist Films (forth coming), artist feature and profile, produced by Contemporary Visual Arts Network, North East.  

Unwritten (forth coming), Byker Metro Temporary Commission, Newcastle, UK.



Manual, participatory event, facilitated by Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, UK.

Artist-in-residence and commission by Berwick Visual Art and Berwick Film & Media Festival, UK.
Artist Residency (forth coming), MAWA, Winnipeg, Canada.
The Artist Cut, Short film commission by Northern Film and Media in association with Channel4, with Third Films.
Grants for the Arts Scheme for individual artists, Arts Council England

ISIS Arts, artist in residence, Newcastle, UK

Grants for the Arts Scheme for individual artists, Arts Council England

/slab, artist in residence, Sunderland University, UK
Lounge Art, video commission, commissioned by Wansbeck Council, Northumbria, UK
Grants for the Arts Scheme for Individual Artists, Arts Council England, UK
Project Grant, Taiteen Keskustoimikunta, Finland



Interview: Cecilia Stenbom, Corridor8, 25.09.13 online http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/interview-cecilia-stenbom-2/

Crime comes to town, The Journal, Brian Daniel, (16.05.2013)

Cecilia brings a touch of Nordic Noir to Berwick, Berwick Advertiser, Jim Milnes, (16.05.2013)


Berwick's new artist in residence, Berwick Advertiser, Simon Duke (17.01.2013)

Happy Fashion, exhibition catalogue published by VIAINDUSTRIAE, Edited by Emanuele de Donno, Italy (2012)
Cecilia Stenbom, by Bryony Bond. Essay commissioned by Workplace Gallery, UK
New Lights, exhibition catalogue
MOVING IMAGE: AN ART FAIR OF CONTEMPORARY VIDEO ART by Mark Rifkin, online review, This Week in NY, twi-ny.com, (2011)
Homeland Security by Helen Grace Keen, online review www.helengracekeen.com
This week's new exhibitions, Guardian Guide, preview section, UK (20.11.2010)
AsSOLOshow, Exibart, by Marianna Agliottone, Italy

Expanded City, WRO 09, 13th Media Art Bianalle publication, Poland
AV-arkki 2008, published by AV-arkki, Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art, Finland
ISBN 978-952-99328-4-9
Saison Video 2007, Issue 31, France
AV-arkki 2006, published by AV-arkki, Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art, Finland
ISBN 952-99328-2-0
Daily Escapes I-III, Taide, Hanna Maria Anttila  #3/2006, Finland
degrees unedited, A-N,  May issue, 2006
L'ennui/Boredom, 2006 ISBN 2-951 8005-2-5, France
Nothern Lights, Dazed and Confused,Issue 34 February 2006, UK
Exit Strategy, Hiscox MFA Glasgow Degree Show catalogue, ISBN 0 901904 44 9, UK
Everyday Conversations, Pirjetta Brander, Taide, #3/2004, Finland
A Tale of an iPod or how/why I spend £299 on a technical device, Cecilia Stenbom, Published by Shoal of Mackerel, ISBN 0-9547347-0-X, UK
Katri Vala Happy Birthday (Alexandra Mir, Editor) Gavin Brown's Enterprise, N.Y.