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Cecilia LundqvistCecilia Lundqvist
Cecilia Lundqvist
Born 1971 in Eskilstuna, Sweden.
Currently living and working in Stockholm.
Originally constructing engineer, changing career in 1991 into arts, and since 1994 specializing in animated videos, which have been screened at numerous occasions worldwide. Represented with videoworks for instance at Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

My fascination in animation as a way of artistic expression revolvs mainly around the fact that film is a form of time. This means that during a certain time I am allowed to tell the things I would like to say, using both pictures and sound. For me, animation is the ultimate way of expressing. To draw and tell. Something that is also very interesting is if you compare animation and live film. For the animator absolutely nothing happens by chance, he/she has total control all the way. My films are personal, but in a distant way, perhaps because they are animations and not live film.

Videography (selection):

Second Amendment
Final Storage
Tysta leken börjar nu / The Quiet Game Starts Now
Daddy’s Little Helper
Eternal Start
Embedded Memories
Area of Use
Oh, I’m So Happy
Told You So
We Could Have Helped
Dead End
Scratch and Sniff
Making Pancakes
Finding the right moment
Power Play
From the Beginning
Beware of Playing Children
Absolutely Normal
Chain Reaction 1-56
The Girl and the Dog

Awards & residencies:

Told You So - Honorary Award, International Competition, Vienna Independent Shorts, Austria
Making Pancakes - 1st Price Total Experimental, Sopot Film Festival, Poland
Finding the right moment - Honorary Award Total Experimental, Sopot Film Festival, Poland
IASPIS Residency @ ACME, London, UK
Werkleitz Award, Werkleitz Gesellschaft, Halle, Germany
Special price for 2004, Filmform Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden
Power Play - Honorary Award Animation, Sopot Film Festival, Poland
NIFCA, Nordic Air, Residency at Hollufgård, Odense, Denmark
Absolutely Normal - 2nd price, FAIR PLAY, Play Gallery, Berlin, Germany
C - Nomination for Diesel New Art, Sweden
NIFCA, Network North, Residency at Glasgow School of Art, UK
Rebus - Jury’s 2nd Nomination in Video, Dreamcatcher, Kiev, Ukraine

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Norrköping Art Museum, Sweden
Source 11, Video Magazine of Contemporary Art
Source 12, Video Magazine of Contemporary Art.

1999-2000 Royal Collage of Art, Video Department, Stockholm
1994-1999 University Collage of Arts, Crafts & Design, Art Department, Stockholm
1993-1994 Birkagården, Art Department, Stockholm
1991-1993 Gotland Art School.

Selected solo exhibitions & screenings:
Film i Sörmland, INBLICK, Eskilstuna, Strängnäs, Katrineholm, Sweden
300m3 Art Space, AND WE ALL REACH DEAD END SOMETIMES, Gothenburg, Sweden
Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden with J Tobias Anderson, cur. by Anders Jansson
Galleri Slottet, Hälsinglands Museum, Gävle Hospital, POWER PLAY, Sweden
Blackbox Video, BEWARE OF PLAYING CHILDREN, Norrköping, Sweden
Museum Anna Nordlander, ABSOLUTELY NORMAL, Skellefteå, Sweden, cur. by MajaLena Johansson

2004 Play_gallery for still and motion images, POWER PLAY, Berlin, Germany
Blackbox Video, Norrköping, Sweden
VKS, Toulouse, France
Eskilstuna Art Museum, Sweden
Borås Art Museum, MOVE, Sweden
Teatro Odisséia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Screening with J Tobias Anderson
2003 SCREEN, Bildjournalen, SVT2, Swedish National Television
Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Screening with J Tobias Anderson, curated by Claudio Caldini
2002 YEANS artspace, Gothenburg, Sweden
Index, Stockholm, Sweden
Moderna Museet c/o Artnode, CONTEMPORARY FILM & VIDEO, Sweden
Borås Art Museum, CONTEMPORARY FILM & VIDEO, Sweden
Bildmuseet, CONTEMPORARY FILM & VIDEO, Umeå, Sweden

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid @ Palais de Tokyo, Paris France
HDLU - Croatian Association of Artists, CLUELESS - GEOMETRY OF MISUNDERSTANDING, Zagreb, Croatia, cur. by Branka Bencic & Lorena Tadorni
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden
Bildmuseet, VIDEOKONST: ANIMERAD FILM, Umeå, Sweden
FrauenFilmTage, Vienna, Austria, cur. by VIS Vienna Independent Shorts
Düsseldorf Filmmuseum, SHOW ME SHORTS!, Düsseldorf, Germany, cur. by Kim Collmer
Samtid Framtid Eksjö @ Qvarnarps Gård, KONSTRUKTION, Eksjö, Sweden, cur. by Liselott Bjurgard & Magnus Wassborg
Lidköpings Folkets Hus, Sweden
Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawing, Berlin, Germany, cur. by Björn Hegardt
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid @ Spanish Cinematheque, Madrid, Spain
9˚ Mumia - Underground World Animation Festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Manifattura Tabacchi, CLUELESS, Torino, Italy, cur. by Branka Bencic & Lorena Tadorni
Centre Pompidou, HORS PISTES, Paris, France
Mimimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim, Norge
Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid @ Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, cur. by roARaTorio
Belo Horizonte International Film Festival, Brazil
Kunstraum Kreuzberg, FLOW - FRAMED BY FUKT, Berlin, Germany, cur. by Björn Hegardt
Baltic Video Art Festival, Riga, Latvia
Riksutställningar, SHOW UNIT - ANIMATIONSINVATION, Sweden, cur. by Johan Pousette & Lisa Lundström [cat.]
Dorsky Gallery, HOME SWEET HOME, New York, USA, cur. by Ombretta Agró Andruff
Luleå Art Biennial LAB09, RISK, Luleå, Sweden, cur. by Jan-Erik Lundström
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, cur. by roARaTorio [cat.]
VIS, Vienna Independent Shorts, Austria
Scuola dei Calegheri, NORTHWAVE, Venice, Italy, cur. by Lorella Scacco [cat.]
EMAF, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
Norrköpings Konstmuseum, DE DAGAR SOM GÅR, Sweden, cur. by Verkstad
Religare Arts Initiative, HOME SWEET HOME, New Dehli, India, cur. by Ombretta Agró Andruff
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid @ Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, cur. by roARaTorio [cat.]
Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Escola das Artes, BLACK & WHITE FESTIVAL, Porto, Portugal
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany, cur. by Filmform
Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Holland
Arkitekturmuseet, 103.39′ MINUTER FILM - HEM, Stockholm, Sweden, cur. by Lars Fridén
Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany
Backup Festival, BACKUP AWARD, Weimar, Germany
Gothenburg Film Festival, Sweden
Formverk, AVTRYCK, Eskilstuna, Sweden
Stockholms Kulturfestival, Sweden, cur. by Karin Wikström
Galleri Spegeln, NY SVENSK KONSTFILM, Malmö, Sweden, cur. by Malin Cederberg
Nyköpingshus/Film i Sörmland, KOM-Å-SE, Nyköping, Sweden, cur. by Maria Hallberg
Scen 40329, Höganäs, Sweden
Kvartersbiografen Tellus, OBJEKTIVFESTIVALEN, Stockholm, Sweden
Espaivisor, GLIMPSE, Valencia, Spain
Skellefteå Konsthall, NORDIC DRAWINGS, Sweden
The 3rd Film Festival for Woman Rights, FIWOM2008, Seoul, Korea
Gallery TPW, DANGLING BY THEIR MOUTHS, Toronto, Canada, cur. by Jon Davies
MAC/VAL, Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, FEMMES, FEMMES, FEMMES, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Jönköpings Läns Museum, VIDEOKONST & ANIMATIONER, Sweden
Rackstadsmuseet, NORDIC DRAWINGS, Arvika, Sweden
Camjap, Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão, E-FLUX VIDEO RENTAL, Lisbon, Portugal
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, France [cat.]
Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden
Le Fresnoy Centre, HISTOIRES ANIMEES, Tourcoing, France, cur. by Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, Neus Miró, Marta Gili, Laurence Dreyfus [cat.]
MMC Luka, RETRO, REMAKE, REPLAY, Pula, Croatia, cur. by Branka Bencic [cat.]
Tyresö Konsthall, BARNET I SAMTIDSKONSTEN, Sweden
Director’s Lounge, DIRECTOR’S LOUNGE - CONTEMPORARY ART & MEDIA, Berlin F’hain, Germany, cur. by Kim Collmer
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid @ Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain [cat.]
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany
CaixaForum Palma, HISTORIES ANIMADES, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, cur. by J. A. Álvarez Reyes, N. Miró, M. Gili, L. Dreyfus [cat.]
Centre Culturel Suisse de Paris, E-FLUX VIDEO RENTAL, Paris, France
Vitlycke Museum, Tanumshede, Sweden
Kino Babylon, FAIR PLAY FESTIVAL, Berlin, Germany
Sala Rekalde, ISTORIO ANIMATUAK, Bilbao, Spain, cur. by J. A. Álvarez Reyes, N. Miró, M. Gili, L. Dreyfus [cat.]
Mucsarnok/Kunsthalle Budapest, DREAMLANDS BURN, Hungary, cur. by Edit Molnár, Lívia Páldi [cat.]
Arthouse Texas, E-FLUX VIDEO RENTAL, Austin, USA
CaixaForum, HISTORIES ANIMADES/ANIMATED STORIES, Barcelona, Spain, cur. by J. A. Álvarez Reyes, N. Miró, M. Gili, L. Dreyfus [cat.]
Linköpings Konsthall Passagen, ME MYSELF AND I, Sweden, cur. by Åsa-Viktoria Wihlborg [cat.]
Länsmuseet Västernorrland, SJÄLVREFLEKTIONER, Härnäsand, Sweden, cur. by Rebecka Wigh
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, France & Germany [cat.]
Gasworks, BLINK, London, UK, cur. by Nav Haq, Haluk Akakçe, Saskia Olde Wolbers
Viper Festival, Basel, Switzerland
Cosmic Zoom, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galerie Peripherie, EIN ZENTRUM IN DER PERIPHERIE, Reutlingen, Germany
Site Gallery, HIS LIFE IS FULL OF MIRACLES, Sheffield, UK
International Short Film Festival Detmold, FILMLICHTER, Detmold, Germany
Madcat Women’s International Film Festival, San Francisco, USA
Kunstfilmbiennale Köln, Germany
The Video Art Foundation @ Centre d’Art Santa Monica, VIDEODICTIONARY, Barcelona, Spain
Art Cologne, Germany
Art Basel, Switzerland
Studio la Citta, aniMOTION, Verona, Italy
The Video Art Foundation @ La Casa Encedida, VIDEODICTIONARY, Madrid, Spain
EMAF, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
Prenelle Gallery, ISLAND ART FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL, London, UK
Flmform @ Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden
Le Cube, VERS UN CERTAIN POINT AU NORD, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Holland
Galleria Rantakasarmi, OM, Helsinki, Finland [cat.]
Sopot Film Festival, Poland
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, France & Germany
Flmform @ Cinemateket, Stockholm, Sweden
Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden
Centre Culturel Suedois, BALANCING ACTS, Paris, France, cur. by Ikko Yokoyama
Moderna Museet, BLICK, Stockholm, Sweden, cur. by Maria Lind, Cecilia Widenheim
VIDEO ZONE 2, International Video Art Biennal, Tel Aviv, Israel
Biennale of Electronic Arts, Perth, Australia
Norwich Gallery, OLD HABITS DIE HARD, UK
Studio Stefania Micetti, THE COLD EYE, Rome, Italy, cur. by Daniela Cascella
International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
Videoex, Zürich, Switzerland
L’Alternativa, Independent Film Festival of Barcelona, Spain
Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden, Germany
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, France & Germany [cat.]
Moderna Museet, MODERNA BY NIGHT, Stockholm, Sweden, cur. by Catrin Lundqvist
Riksutställningar, SHOW UNIT, Sweden
Kunst-Werke Berlin, ANIMATIONS, Germany, cur. by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Larissa Harris [cat.]
Kunstraum Walcheturm, WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?, Zürich, Switzerland, cur. by Patrick Huber
Buchmann Galerie, TRICKFILM, Cologne, Germany
House of the Lords of Kunstat/House of Arts, MOVIES WITHOUT CINEMA, Brno, The Czech Republic, cur. by Marek Pokorny
Sparwasser HQ, OLD HABITS DIE HARD, Berlin, Germany
Norrköping Art Museum, OM, Sweden [cat.]
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, France & Germany [cat.]
The Changing Room, PAST STANDING, Stirling, UK
Play Gallery, FAIR PLAY, Berlin, Germany, cur. by Ombretta Agrò Andruff
Edsvik Konst & Kultur, ARGH, Sollentuna, Sweden, cur. by Martin Nordström, Laercio Redondo [cat.]
dLux Media Arts, d>art 03, Sydney, Australia
The Video Art Foundation, 25 HRS, Barcelona, Spain
Chiangmai University Art Museum, Thailand
Filmform @ Elverket, Stockholm, Sweden
Source Video Magazine Live c/o Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden
LAB, THE SOUND OF VIDEO, Copenhagen, Denmark, cur. by Eva Skibsted Mogensen, Charlotte Praestegaard [cat.]
Chiangmai University Art Museum, THE SWEDISH ART WEEK, Thailand
Moderna Museet, COLLECTED CONTEMPORARIES, Stockholm, Sweden
The Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulan Bator, Mongolia
Kalmar Art Museum, Sweden, cur. by Karin Faxén
Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
Moderna Museet & Riksutställningar, KONSTMOBILEN, 13 towns in Sweden
International Film Festival of Fine Arts, Szolnok, Hungary
Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden
VIPER, Basel, Switzerland
EMAF, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Germany
Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, ANIMATIONS, New York, USA, cur. by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Larissa Harris [cat.]
Center for Contemporary Art, VIDEO AGAINST VIDEO, Kiev, Ukraine, cur. by Olga Zhuk, Nadya Prigodich
Enköping Art Hall, Sweden @ Side Street Live, VIDEACY, Los Angeles, USA, cur. by Andrew Bucksbarg
Cuchifritos Art Gallery, UNHEARD OF, New York, USA, cur. by Eduardo Difarnecio
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Borås Art Museum, Sweden
NIFCA, BLICK, Helsinki, Finland, cur. by Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt, Maria Lind, Cecilia Widenheim [cat.]
Moderna Museet, BLICK, Stockholm, Sweden, cur. by Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt, Maria Lind, Cecilia Widenheim [cat.]
Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Thailand
Asolo Art Film Festival, Italy
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, France & Germany [cat.]
Videoex, Zürich, Switzerland
>> media in film<<, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany
Kunsthalle Wien, NORDEN, Austria, cur. by Brigitte Kölle [cat.]
Malmö Art Hall, SHOOT, Sweden, cur. by Åsa Maria Bengtsson, Marit Lindberg, Lisa Strömbeck, Annika Wiström [cat.]
Kino Riga, KRIS TAPA TAPA, Latvia
Index, BY THEMSELVES, Stockholm, Sweden
Titanik Gallery, REALM OF THE SENSES, Turku, Finland, cur. by David Crawforth
Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Holland
Media City, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Dreamcatcher, Kiev, Ukraine
International Festival of New Film, Split, Croatia
Moderna Museet, BLICK, Stockholm, Sweden, cur. by Maria Lind, Cecilia Widenheim
Lux Cinema, ANIMAL MAGIC, London, UK
Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Holland
Manifestation Internationale Video et Art Electronique, Champ Libre, Montreal, Canada
Leeds Film Festival, UK
Dokfestival Leipzig, Germany.