CV

visual artist photographer                                                       Cecilia Sering
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BIOGRAPHY
Visual artist, photographer and curater, based in Malmö, (SE)

EDUCATION
1992-1997 Combined Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark and
The National School of Fine Arts in Oslo, Norway
1990-1992 Skånska Målarskolan, paintingschool, Malmö (SE)
1988-1990 Art, Östra Grevie Folkhögskola, Malmö (SE)

GRANTS 
TheSwedish Arts Grants Committee travelgrant Austria 2018
Helge-Axel Jonssons travelgrant 3 times, Italy, Berlin, Paris and New York 1996, 2013, 2015
Malmö Konst Studio (Art Studio), 2014
Sleipner grant 1993

UPCOMING
2018 Magnetic JPG at the Öresunds Bridge Article in the art magasin in Hjärnstorm written together with Annelie Nilsson
2018 [palindrome] Kunstverein Baden (AT)
2018 Welcome to: IDEALISTICA The Ideal World Heritage Art Museum, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm (SE)
2019 Soloexhibition Gallery Rostrum (SE)

EXIBITIONS IN SELECTION
2017 CFF Centrum för fotografi, Salong CFF, Stockholm (SE)
2017 Impending state (Tillstånd–nära förestående) Gallery Studio 44, Stockholm (SE)
2017 Reflections, StoneZone part of the GIBCA Extended program (SE)
2017 Malmö Fotobiennal, The Society of The Spectacle, Galleri Rostrum, Malmö (SE)
2017 RISK–breaking boundaries, Supermarket, Artfair, Stockholm (SE)
2017 Påskrum, Oscar Pers gården, Löderup (SE)
2017 Magnetic JPG at the Öreserund bridge, Gallery Rostrum, Malmö (SE)
2016 CHEAPART Artfair, Athens, Greece 9-19 december (GR)
2016 16x22; Gallery Rostrum, Malmö 10 december (SE)
2016 81st TIF (International Fair), from September 10th18th, 2016 in Thessaloniki, (GR)
2016 Mediaverkstaden Gallery Ping Pong, Malmö (SE)
2016 Multipel 2016, multipel.nu, Gallery Ping Pong, Malmö (SE)
2016 Behind the Scene #10, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm (SE)
2015 ARTmART, Vienna (AT)
2015 Contemperary  Activism  Rostrum,  CAR, Malmö Fotobienal,  Photography  Biennial, (SE)
2015 Behind The Scene #3, Three persons exhibition, Galleri Rostrum, Malmö (SE)
2015 ART MACHINE /KONSTAUTOMATEN/,  Dunkers  Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Multipel.,nu, (SE)
2014 SYNFÄLT The Technical Museum, Hörsalen Malmö (SE)
2013–2014 SYNFÄLT 2 Höllvikens Libery, Höllviken. (solo), (SE)
2013 Skånes University Hospital, Sesam, Lund, (SE)
2013 Groupexhibition, Galleri Rostrum (SE)
2013 Plattform, Nydalatorg, Malmö (SE)
2013 Gallery Fjaltring, Lemvig, Denmark, ARTBUS (DK)
2013 FOTO ur FOKUS, South Sweden Photography Biennial, Gallery Rostrum, Malmö (SE)
2013 ART MACHINE /KONSTAUTOMATEN/, Multipel.nu, Malmö Nordic (SE)
2013 ARTBUS REVIVAL, Gallery Rostrum, Malmö (SE)
2012 Gallery Rostrum, SYNFÄLT, (solo), Malmö (SE)
2012 Ystad Art Museum, Multipel.nu (SE)
2012 ARTBUS, Gallery Rostrum, Malmö, (SE)
2012 ARTBUS, Roma Retirement home, Visby (SE)
2012 ARTBUS Almedals Libery, Visby (SE)
2012 Gallery Gocart, Visby ARTBUS (SE)
2011 POST-IT, V-art, Värnamo(SE)
2010 POST-IT, Gallery Rostrum, Malmö(SE)
2009 Memberexhibition, Gallery Rostrum, Malmö (SE)
2009 ODDA on ADDO, South Sweden Photography Biennial,/Fotografi i Fokus/Malmö(SE)
2009 Supermarket, Stockholm (SE)
2008 Memberexhibition, Gallery Rostrum, Malmö (SE)
2007 STOP/Hållplats/ Karlshamn, Karlshamn Konsthall (SE)
2004-2005 ”The history of a chair and a shelfs 1930 until today – a part of the history of Danish design”, 
Kulturen in Lund, Historical Museum, (solo), Lund (SE)
2003 Gallery Rostrum, (solo) Malmö (SE)
2002 Liljevalchs Konsthall, Vårsalongen, Stockholm (SE)
2001 Gallery Format, (solo) Malmö, (SE)
2000 Gallery Skånes, Konstnmuseum PICTURA, (solo), Lund, (SE)
2000 Addo 10 år, Gallery Leger, Malmö (SE)
2000 St. Andreas Church, Malmö (SE)
1999 Roll on/multipelshop, Malmö (SE)
1999 South city drawings, The pineapple gallery, Malmö (SE)
1998 Photo/realities Biennale syd 1998, Kristiansand, (NO)
1998 Convoy II, Overgaden, Copenhagen, (DK)
1997 Avgångsutställning Unge Kunstners Samfund, Oslo, (NO)
1996 Art Copenhagen -96, Copenhagen, ((DK)
1994 Gallery Fotograficentrum, (solo) Malmö, (SE)
1994 Eidfjord-project, Unge Kunstnerers Samfund, UKS Oslo, (NO)
1994 Annexet, National Scholl of Fine Arts, Oslo, (NO)
1994 Eidfjord Kraftverk, Eidfjord, (NO)
1993 Gallery Herslebsgate 10, (solo) Oslo (NO)
1993 Galleri Christi Prudi, Moskva, (RU)

COLLABORATIONS
Collaboration projects with the musician Valentin Grigorov 2016, 2017, 2018
Juxtaposition, Circular Stories: The garden, The Libary, The Water,
Back to the Future, Wait for You
The colour: Red, White and Yellow,
Let me borrow your eyes and I will lend you my ears – Democratic peripher World
Collaboraton project together with the artist Annelie Nilsson 2016, 2017, 2018
Magnetic JPG around the Öreserunds bridge
                                                        
CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2017 Project Manager together with Helga Steppan and Malin E Nilsson for the project RISK– breaking boundaries, Gallery Rostrums participation at Supermarket Art fair 2017
2016 Curator together with Solveig Lindgren Inderbitzin curate a group of Swedish artists for the CHEAPART Artfair, Athens, 9-19 december (GR)
2016 Curator together with Solveig Lindgren Inderbitzin curate a group of Swedish artists for the CHEAPART 81st TIF (International Fair), from September 10th18th, 2016 in Thessaloniki, (GR)
2013 Project Manager for the groupexihibition FOTO ur FOKUS, a part of South Sweden,
Photography Biennial, Galleri Rostrum

WORK AND ASSIGNMENTS
PHOTOGRAPHY
2011–ff Photographic work and assignments 
2011–ff Photografic dokumentations for artists
1997 Photodocumentation of Malmö embellishments

TEACHING
2017 Teacher in Art for refugees, Malmö
2016, Lecture Using galleryrooms and artspaces, SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Alnarp
2016 Workshop SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Alnarp
2014-2015-Teaching/Fotoworkshop, Österlenskolan för konst och design, Simrishamn
Responsible for the photography department Lectures/seminars in photography:
·       Hello, who's the one seeing? Workshop in photography about the gaze and the act of seeing"
·       PORTRAIT- Who are you, who am I? Workshop in photography about different kinds of portraits
·       Introduction in analogue and digital photography.
·       Documentation Photography and Lighting"
·       Together with Marie Andersson
Portrait For The Day - Portrait For The Night Workshop in mixed photography
2007 Teaching in Danish for Adults (Folk Universitetet) Focus on conversation and introduction in Danish culture and everyday life
2006 Competence education in diversity issues for directors at Malmö City cultural department
2006 Cooperation with SFI (Swedish for Imigrants), Södervärn Malmö
2006 Workshop leader Building a multicultural garden
(cooperation ABF and Malmö Museums)
2000-2001Art teacher for children and young people, (Aktiv Ungdom)
1995 Arranging seminar series Photography in the periphery at Photogaphy department at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark
1991-92 Art teacher compulsory school

LECTURER AND TALKS (selected)
2013-2017 Art Guide / Educational Introduction in Swedish, Danish, English, Konstfrämjandet Skåne.
2015-2018 Inauguration speeches and artistic presentations at Gallery Rostrum
2016 Presentation at the Supermarket Art Fair about Gallery Rostrum's activities. Together with Helga Steppan
2017 Artist talk, Studio 44
2014-Artist talk, Höllvikens Library
2014-Artist talk, University Hospital, Lund
2014-Lecture at the Technical Museum, Malmö/ About my art
2001 Bomässan BO01, Art Department Guide and educational activities for the children in Swedish, Danish, English.
BOARDS AND ASSIGNMENTS
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018-ff Chairperson of Gallery Rostrum, Malmö
2012-2014 Member of the board Galleri Rostrum
2010–Referenceperson for Malmö Art Museums project “ Words in the picture” for FMLS in Malmö, organization for dyslexia. Member of board FMLS 2010-2012
1992-1994 Member of the board The National School of Fine Arts in Oslo, Norway
1994 Initiator of the feminist network for art students and artists in Oslo
1988 Member of board, students organisation at Pastoralinstitutet Lunds universitet

PUBLICATIONS
2018 Auther together with Annelie Nilsson
Magnetic JPG at the Öresunds Bridge Article in the art magasin Hjärnstorm (SE)
2016 Intervjue by Sophia Bitika Thessalonika International Artfair, About my artistary
2014 Peter Sjögren, Malmö konststudio, About my artistary
2012 SUPERCHARGED SILENCES, Review by Caroline Söderholm, Sydsvenska Dagbladet

2012 Sofia Nilsson, Distorted perspective in everyday forgotten spaces (Förskjutna perspektiv i vardagens glömda rum), Konstpretton

2006–Coauthor of the publication Diversity in Malmoes cultural life /Mångfald i Malmö kulturliv/
2004 Cover for Genushistoria: en historiografisk exposé (The Gender History of a historic exposé)
by Christina Carlsson Wetterberg and Anna Jansdotter.
1998 Artphotography serie in the journal Aktuellt om kvinnoforskning /utgiven av Kvinnovetenskapligt forum, Lunds universitet och DISA - föreningen för kvinnostudier (Current on Women`s studies )
OTHER
2006–Design of Mölletradårdens garden exibithion with a multicultural theme, a public garden belonging to  Malmö Museum
2005-2006 Curator /Coordinator Malmö Kulturförvaltning, Malmö Museer
Research and development work, integration issues, coordination, work with competence development, organization of seminars, educational
activities within the SKI (language-culture-identity)
2004-2005– Exhibitionproducer for “Danish history in Matador, games and reality
for the Centre for Danish Studies at Lunds University
2003ff Gallerywork, exhibition commissioner at Gallery Rostrum

TEXTS ABOUT MY ART
Intervjue by Sophia Bitika Thessalonika International Artfair  
SUPERCHARGED SILENCES, Review by Caroline Söderholm (Sydsvenska Dagbladet 2012-05-04)
Sofia Nilsson, Konstpretton
Peter Sjögren, Malmö konststudio

MEMBERSHIP
Gallery Rostrum
CFF - Centrum för fotografi
Mediaverkstaden Skåne

LINKS
I use the camera as a third eye investigating the surroundings, the time and space. By opening the field of view between light and darkness, between the ugly and the beautiful, the boundary between now and then are blurring and a new unexplained time is put in focus.
By focusing on just the intersection between these extremes, I would try to widen gaze and see what otherwise often remains unseen.
Usually I find the motives in my everyday life, in stories and history, I dig and look in arkivs and unexpected places.
Then for many years I work with photography, often in a combination with texts and in a context of visually consistent surveying. My photographies or pictureanimations is in a context of consept and poetry either in picture suites, films or in installations. Very often I fokus on the light or on the abcense of light and on what you can see in allmost total darkness. Always with the existential questions about where we come from and where we are heading in my mind.