Cecilia Parsberg is a Swedish artist and researcher. Her work is contextually situated, relational, performative, politically informed, and articulates an artistic view on challenges that are also existential, political and aesthetic. A form of participatory performance is involved in the production process one way or another, with the projects clearly situated in time and space and developed in relation to the public debate. Most of Cecilia’s works are presented as exhibitions in public art spaces, but she also organises street-screenings and workshops, working with blogs, social media, radio, television and newspapers.
Her doctoral dissertation, How do you become a successful beggar in Sweden? An inquiry into the images of begging and giving in Sweden 2011-2016, is published digitally on www.beggingandgiving.se. She is currently working on a postdoctoral research project A place in Europe with support by Kulturbryggan, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Birgit and Gad Rausings Stiftelse för Humanistisk forskning, and Stockholm City. The project was hosted internationally by Project Anywhere: art at the outermost limits of location-specificity throughout 2017. The short film on the filmic sculpture has been screened on cinemas in Sweden organized by Swedish Film Institute, Swedish Television (YT channel) and Folkets Bio.
Iaspis is the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Program supporting international exchange for practitioners in the areas of visual art, design, craft and architecture. Iaspis' activities aim to enable professionals to develop artistically and improve their working conditions by establishing international contacts between practitioners and professionals such as curators and critics and others active in the field.