People’s various shortcomings and delusions are a common thread running through my work. I explore perception, in a psychological sense, how each of us is the center of our own universe, the many-layered societal roles we play over time, our expectations, misconceptions, bad judgment, our bewilderment at our failure to comprehend one another, our loss of memory and inability to get the big picture. And the humor of it all. 

I focus on process, incorporating my love of craft into ready-mades, photography, film and performance in which the interaction with an unpredictable, sometimes surreal environment takes on importance. It is a playful clash between the ugly, raw, dark, sophisticated and ludicrous at the same time – because the world is full of contradictions.


The board members Daniel Josefsson and Ellen Skafvenstedt at Gallery Box talk to Cecilia about the work BLAST FROM THE PAST (in Swedish):  


1996-97 MFA Malmö Art Academy, Sweden
1993-94 San Francisco Art Institute, USA
1991-95 Malmö Art School Forum, Sweden
1992 History of Religion 15 p, Lund University, Sweden
1990-91 Practical philosophy 45 p, Lund University, Sweden


2022 Real World, Eslöv’s mobile art hall
2022 Ignored, forgotten & left out, Konstepidemin, Göteborg
2021 Blast from the past 3, Galleri Box, Göteborg
2019 Early morning hypnosis, Dream II, Malmö Live
2017 Blast from the past, Inter Arts Center, Malmö
2017 KLONK, Malmö Live black box
2016 KLONK, Malmö Live black box
2015 Orionteatern, Stockholm
2015 KLONK, Malmö Live black box
2014-15 Vinge Law firm, Malmö
2014 Red Jungle, Inter Arts Center, Malmö
2012 The portal, Roskilde Road trip, Mejeriet Lund
2011 Different isn’t necessarily bad, collaboration with Lindängsskolan and Framtiden, Konstfrämjandet, Malmö,
2003 Gallery S:t Gertrud, Malmö
2002-03 Art in school, Konstfrämjandet, Malmö
1997 Mike, Oran, Inam & Chris, Forumgalleriet, Malmö
1997 Fisherman’s dream / Monkey’s nightmare,


2022 Space Group Show, Martin Bryder Gallery, Lund
2021 Jamais Vu, Five Corners, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö
2020 Blast from the past 2, City of Malmö
2017 På annan plats, Ystad Konstmuseum
2017 Publikation(1-90…) at Lunds Konsthall
2015 Molekyl Gallery, Malmö
2015 Imago mundi, Venice, Italy
2014 Mon amie l’image, Frankfurt, Germany
2012 Eternity, byLIGHT, Malmö
2012 The portal, the Roskilde festival, Denmark
2012 BYOB, Stapelbädden, Malmö
2009 Skånes Konstförening, ARCIVE -105 years of collecting
2009 SKISS i Värmland, presentations and workshops
2007 Art and space, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö
2007 6+1, Spegeln, Malmö
2001-07 Publikation(1-90…) at Panora in Malmö; The Centre for Artists´ Books/ Visual Research Centre at Dundee Contemporary Arts in Scotland; Malmö Konsthall; Skånes Konstförening The Swedish Archive of Artists´ Books; “Traveling Magazine table”, Art in General, New York, USA; Ystad Art museum; ”Publish and be Damned”, London, England; Lund konsthall and Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
2006 Cecilia Richard, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö
2005 Konsthögskolan, Rooseum, Malmö
2005 SKISS, Konstfrämjandet, Malmö
2004 Museum of Vikingberg, Helsingborg
2002 Kabusa konsthall, Ystad
2001 Publication #14, Rollon, Malmö
2000 Gallery C. Hjärne, Helsingborg
2000 Shoot-Moving Pictures by Artists, Spegeln, Malmö
2000 Aura, Krognoshuset in Lund
1999 Rollon, www.rollon.net
1999 South City Drawings, The Pineapple
1999 Rollon, Panora, Malmö
1999 Whiteout Greyout Blackout, Barbacka konsthall, Kristianstad
1997 Monader, Malmö konsthall
1994 Cecilia Sterner etc, Gallery FC
1992 Photography Malmö-Göteborg-Stockholm, Konsthallens Annex 


2022 The Glade, Malmö Live
2020-22 Kid Cave, Malmö Live
2018-22 Executive manager 50% Konstfrämjandet Skåne
2019 Sketch assignment SÖS, Stockholm
2018 Curator Metropolis by Light, Malmö Live
2017 Sketch assignment Kulldalsskolan, Kristianstad
2017 Art direction at Urban beach, City of Malmö
2017 Art direction at Malmö Garden show
2016 Sketch assignment Källdalsskolan, Uddevalla
2016 Public commission Circles nearby, RPC, Trelleborg
2015 Concept and art direction of the Red Room, the Public Library of Malmö. Collaboration with Nina Warnolf
2015 Artists talk, Konstitutet during Bästa Biennalen, Tomelilla Konsthall and Landskrona Museum
2015 Sketch assignment Stapelbäddsskolan, Malmö
2011-15 Art direction and curator at Malmöfestivalen
2014 Light art at Kärleksgatan, Malmö. Collaboration with Nina Warnolf
2014 Light installation at Clarion hotel
2012-13 Board member of Skånes Konstförening
2011 Workshops at Sociology and Work science, Kristianstad Högskola
2010-11 Creative workshops, Fashion Factory, Malmö
2011 Interview Face to Face, http://www.viewsline.com/Interview.jsp
2011 San Francisco Film Festival, Q & A for Sound of Noise
2010 Art in school, Lindängsskolan, Malmö
2010 Skiss seminar, Stockholm
2009-10 Curator at Malmöfestivalen
2008 Public commission at the Women’s clinic, UMAS
2007 SKISS. Hired six months to interact at the Regional Development Department, Kristianstad
2007-08 Idea Futura. Promoting creative ideas by kids in school
2006 Public commission with Ylva Mazetti, Tetra Pak, Lund
2004-08 Various workshops at art schools and workplaces
2000-05 Various commissions in graphic design
1997 Art teacher, Mike Kelley exhibition, Rooseum, Malmö


2017 The bear, short film (release 2018)
2014 Man without direction, 15 min.
2013 Rain, 10 min.
2010 Music for one x-mas and six drummers, 5 min.
2008 Sound of Noise, feature, release spring 2010.
2006 Woman by gramophone, 4 min.
2004 Way of the flounder, 10 min.
2002 Hotel Rienne, 30 min.
2000 Music for one apartment and six drummers, 10 min.


2023 Two year work grant, Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2021 Emil Olsson fund, Malmö Konstmuseum
2019 Two year work grant, Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2019 Helge Ax:son Johnsons minnesfond
2006 Two year work grant, Swedish Arts Grants Committee
1999 Two year work grant, Swedish Arts Grants Committee
1998 Project grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
1997 Helge Ax:son Johnsons minnesfond
1993 Carl Jönssons minnesfond II
1992 Carl Jönssons minnesfond II


2016 Region Skåne
2015 Vinge Law Firm
2008 Region Skåne
2000 Statens Konstråd
1999 Statens Konstråd