2015 – 2019

AHRC funded PhD Studentship, Northern Bridge Doctoral Partnership, Newcastle University

2003 – 2005

Master of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK.

1999 – 2003

Bachelor or Fine Art, Kuvataideakatemia (Academy of Fine Art), Helsinki, Finland.



Bad News, solo exhibition, Gallery North, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.


Innsbruck International, solo presentation, Austria.


Rules of Engagement, screenings and talks. Regent Street Cinema (London), CCA (Glasgow), Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), The Maltings (Berwick Upon Tweed) and The Tetley (Leeds).


Beam Reach Blasting, Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland


The List, Figure two, BALTIC 39, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

Everyday Collateral, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK.


Nobody Gets Out Of Here Alive, Kaapelin Galleria, Helsinki, Finland.

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


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.



Bad News, London Short Film Festival, New International Shorts, Cues for the Inbetween.


Manchester Contemporary, Workplace Foundation, UK.


Dark Matter, Group Exhibition, Workplace Foundation, UK.


Everything Must Go: Part 2, Workplace Foundation, UK.

Rules of Engagement, Crossed Wires, London Short Film Festival.

Rules of Engagement, CineKasimanwa film festival, Philippines.


Which Way North, Great North Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.


Somewhere Becoming Sea, curated by Film & Video Umbrella, Humberside Gallery, Hull

MY PART OF YOUR HOME, Group Exhibition curated by CIRCA, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.

Moving on up, Moving on out, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle Upon Tyne.


REMAKE, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK.

REMAKE, Lightwaves, Salford, UK

In Waiting, London Short Film Festival, UK.

No Niceties, NewBridge Bookshop and Annex, Newcastle Upon Tyne


A Foreign Encounter, Gallery FOE 156, Munich Germany

In Waiting, Official Competition, Reggio Film Festival, Reggio, Italy

SYSTEM, Short Film Night, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

In Waiting, Century Short Film Festival, London

Rakas Puree, screening curated by AV-arkki at Joensuu Art Muesum, Finland

The Case, Nordic Competion at Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim, Norway.

The Case, Crossing the Line – Artist Moving Image, Derby Film Festival, UK.

SYSTEM, Glasgow Short Film Festival, UK.

The Case, 28th Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Germany.

SYSTEM, London Short Film Festival, UK.


SATELLITE SATELLITE, Workplace Gallery, London, UK.

International Print Biennale, Newcastle & Gatesehead, UK.

SYSTEM, Underwire Festival, London, UK.

In Waiting, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK.

SYSTEM, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK.

The Case, 6th Cairo Video Festival, Egypt.

The Case, DINAMO P&I Screening, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Holland.

The Case, Glasgow Short Film Festival, International competition, UK.

The Case, London Short Film Festival, UK.


North by North East, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, UK.

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

One Last Goodbye, Death of Analogue, NGCA, Sunderland, UK.

How To Choose, DanubeVIDEOARTfestival, Grein, Austria.

How To Choose, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, UK.

How To Choose, International Short Film Festival, Detmold, Germany.

The Rescue, Queen Hall Arts, Hexham, UK.

(I’m Having) The Time of My Life, Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland.


Happy Fashion, group exhibition, VIAINDUSTRIAE, Perugia, Italy.

The Rescue, 25th Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Germany.

Daily Escapes I-III, Carte Blanche, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany.

Daily Escapes I-III, Reikäreuna Film Festival, Orivesi, Finland.


Gadgets, Culture Tram, organised by Korjaamo and AV-arkki, Helsinki, Finland.

Northern Lights, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, UK.

Rotate, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK.

Moving Image Art Fair, NY, USA.

The Rescue, Mismebinga film festival, Cameroon


13th Media Art Biennale WRO 09, Wroclaw, Poland.

Trickle-down Theory, group exhibition, Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland.

In the City, group exhibition curated by /sLab, Sunderland city centre, UK.

Daily Escapes I-III, Vilnius International Film Festival, Kino Pavasaris, Lithuania.

The Protocol, VIEW 09, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland.


The Inspector, Beyond Film, Durham Film Festival, Durham, UK.

The Inspector, VIEW 08, Andorra, Helsinki, Finland.

Search and Destroy, Propeller TV, UK.


Connecting Principle, Culture Lab, Newcastle University, UK.

Tomorrow the future, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton, UK.

All my favourite singers couldn’t sing, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK.

Breslau CV, Rydek, Wroclaw, Poland.

King Fisher’s Tales, Union Gallery. London, UK.

Pikinen Polku, Oulu City Art Museum, Finland.


False Witness, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK.

Zoo Art Fair, Workplace Gallery, London, UK.

Pulse Art Fair,Workplace Gallery, New York, US.

Gadgets, Little Jewel Cinema Film Programme, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle, UK.

Search and Destroy, Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland.

Search and Destroy, VIEW 07, Andorra, Helsinki, Finland.

The Interpreter & The Wrongly Accused, Saison Video, Espace Croisé , Roubaix, France.


Helsinki International, Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland.

Formal Dining, group exhibition, 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.

Daily Escapes I-III, VIEW 06, Korjaamo Culture Factory, Helsinki, Finland.


Glasgow/Beijing, Museum of Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China.

Exit Strategy, MFA Degree Show, Tramway, Glasgow, UK.

RCCA Spring Animal Show, Park Circus, Glasgow, UK.

Leisure Paintings, Leisure Projects, Montreal, Canada.

Everyday Conversations, Love Bites – Rakkaus puree, Love and Anarchy, Helsink

International Film Festival, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland.

Scenes From A Disturbed Relationship, Urban Flesh and Blood, Curated by The Kaliningrad Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Russia, and International ArtExpo, Italy

Scenes From A Disturbed Relationship, Artificial Life, Aspex gallery, Portsmouth, UK.

Everyday Conversations, Traveling 16, The Rennes Film Festival, Rennes, France.

(I’m Having) The Time of My Life,VIEW 05, Andorra, Helsinki , Finland.

Everyday Conversations, Finskt Konstvideomaraton, 300m3, Gothenburgh, Sweden.


Lopputyönäyttely, Kunsthalle and Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

Interim Show, Mackintosh and Newbery Gallery, Glasgow, UK.

The games we Play, Magyar Képzömüvészeti Egyetem, Budapest, Hungary.

Mixed Tape, Platform Gallery, Vaasa, Finland.

Everyday Conversations, Kosova Festival, Prishtina Museum, Kosovo.

Everyday Conversations, World Video Art Festival, NOASS Gallery, Riga, Latvia.

Everyday Conversations, VIEW TOUR – KvadraT Gallery, St Petersburg, Russia.

Everyday Conversations,VIEW 04, Andorra, Helsinki, Finland.

Everyday Conversations, Tampere Filmfestival, Tampere, Finland.


Extracts, Akademijos galerijoje, Vilnius, Lithuania.

When subjectivity meets reality, Gallery 3:14, Bergen, Norway.


Crowd Pleasers, The San Francisco Art Institute and Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland and San Francisco, USA.


Digitage, Muu Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

So Nearly Exotic, Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

Paha Maito, Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.



Connect/Exchange, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff


MAWA, Research residency, Winnipeg, Canada.

Berwick Visual Art and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, residency and commission, UK.


ISIS Arts, Research Residency, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.


/sLab, Artist in Resident, Sunderland University, UK.



FEATURE EXPANDED, European feature film development program, HOME, Manchester & Lo Schermo dell’arte, Florence


Tall Ships Commission and Residency, Northumberland County Council, Blyth, UK and Gothenburg, Sweden.


RISE, Film development programme, Northern Film & Media in partnership with Women in Film and Television.


In Waiting, commission by Creative England and BFI.NETWORK for the iShorts scheme.

Unspoken, Byker Metro Art Commission, Newcastle, UK.


The Artist Cut, Short film commission by Northern Film and Media in association with Channel4, How to Choose produced with Third Films.


Lounge Art, Commissioned by Inspire, Wansbeck District Council, UK.

Untitled (Dog and Pattern #1), collaboration with Paul Moss, Commissioned by Waygood Gallery and Studios, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.


2021 Develop Your Own Creative Practice, Arts Council England

2017 Grants for the Arts Scheme for individual artists, Arts Council England.

2012 Grants for the Arts Scheme for individual artists, Arts Council England.

2009 Grants for the Arts Scheme for individual artists, Arts Council England.

2005 Grants for the Arts Scheme for individual artists, Arts Council England.

2002 Project grant, Taiteen Keskustoimikunta, Arts Council Finland.



REMAKE, winner of Northern Artist Film Competition, Quays Culture, Salford.

In Waiting, nominated for Best Female Director, London Short Film Festival.


In Waiting, Winner of best short film at Century Short Film Festival

SYSTEM, Nominated for Channel 4 AWARD for innovation in storytelling at Glasgow Short Film Festival

SYSTEM, Long listed for Aesthetica Art Prize.


Winner of Visual Artist of the Year, The Journal Culture Awards.



Federico, C (2015) Future Now, Aesthetica Art Price, Aesthetica Magazine Ltd.


Travis, R. (2014) Cecilia Stenbom: Everyday Collateral, exhibition review, This Is Tomorrow

Oswald, S. (2014) Cecilia Stenbom, feature, NARC Magazine, March .

Robertson, A. (2014) The Case, Review, Eye For Film, 16 Feb.

Warman, H. (2014) Aesthetica 2014; shorts circuit York, Film festival review, Sight & Sound

Cunningham, M. (2014) “I BELIEVE WE HAVE A NEED TO FEEL SCARED, THAT IT MAKES US FEEL ALIVE.”  Glasgow Short Film Festival.


Allan, H.E. (2013) Interview: Cecilia Stenbom, Corridor8,

Daniel, B. (2013) Crime comes to town, The Journal, 16 May


Bond, B. (2012) Cecilia Stenbom. Essay commissioned by Workplace Gallery, UK


Vegh, S (2007) gun-shy gun dogs: on the art of Cecilia Stenbom. Essay commissioned by Workplace Gallery, UK


Anttila, H.M. (2006) Daily Escapes I-III, Taide #3, Finland


Brander, P (2004) Everyday Conversation, review Pirjetta Brander, Taide #3, Finland (2004)


Stenbom, C. (2004) A Tale of an iPod or how/why I spend £299 on a technical device, Published by Shoal of Mackerel, UK (2004)



North East Contemporary Visual Artist Network: The Work of Cecilia Stenbom, Artist Profile, Producer by CVAN:

BALTIC 39: FIGURE TWO. Week 1: Russell Hill, Cecilia Stenbom, Jude Crilly, Natalie Price Hafslund and Laura O’Neill.


The Moving Image Popular Media and Culture (MIPMC)

Research Group at Northumbria University

BxNU  Centre for international artistic and curatorial research and practice

Northumbria University and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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