Originally from Sweden, Cecilia Stenbom studied at Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, and at Glasgow School of Art; she is currently endertaking a practice-based PhD at Newcastle University. Cecilia's works are exhibited in gallery as well as cinema contexts, and in recent years her practice has gradually moved towards narrative filmmaking.
Recent film projects includes: HOW TO CHOOSE (2012), which was commissioned by Northern Film & Media, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Channel 4 as part of their ‘Artist’s Cut’ programme; THE CASE (2013), commissioned for Berwick Film and Media Art Festival; SYSTEM (2014), developed through Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen; and IN WAITING (2014), commissioned by Creative England as part of the inaugural iShorts scheme. Recent festival screenings include: the International Film Festival Rotterdam; Tampere Short Film Festival; Aesthetica Short Film Festival; London Short Film Festival; and Glasgow Short Film Festival. Recent solo exhibitions include: The List (2014), a solo project at BALTIC39; Everyday Collateral (2014) at Workplace Gallery, Gateshead; and Nobody Gets Out of Here Alive (2013), at the Kaapelin Galleria, Helsinki. Cecilia is represented by Workplace Gallery (Gateshead/London) and AV-arkki (Helsinki).
“I am interested in exploring the subconscious things we do to deal with relationships; the unspoken rules, subtle cultural nuances and the invisible protocols we adhere to. Capturing the inner decision making process, our motivations and fears, that ultimately control us.”