Cecilia Stenbom

Newcastle & Gateshead

Cecilia Stenbom, originally from Nacka, Sweden, works predominantly with moving image and film, from narrative fiction and hybrid documentary to experimental, artists’ film and moving image art.

Stenbom’s work is concerned with the moving image and its relationship with the real world: how moving image permeates reality, and, in turn, how everyday experience can be transformed narrative moving image. Within this interrogation, she captures the performed behaviours and interactions of everyday life, blending fictitious situations with real-life to examine human relationships and reinterpret scenarios within entertainment, mass media, retail, and domestic life. Thematically the work explores social protocols, anxieties, coping mechanisms, notions of identity and belongingness.

Stenbom completed a practice-based PhD at Newcastle University in 2019 and is currently Assistant Professor in Film at Northumbria University.


Radio Off (2023) Solo Exhibition, Gallery North, Newcastle Upon Tyne
London Short Film Festival (2023) Festival Screening, New International Shorts, London Short Film Festival, London
Innsbruck International (2020), Group Exhibition, Innsbruck
Beam Reach Blasting (2018) Solo Presentation, Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland
Somewhere Becoming Sea (2017), Group Exhibition, curated by Film & Video Umbrella, Humberside Gallery, Hull
A Foreign Encounter (2015), Group Exhibition, Gallery FOE 156, Munich
Reggio Film Festival (2015), Festival Screening, Official Competition, Reggio
Minimalen Short Film Festival (2015) Festival Screening, Nordic Competition,Trondheim
28th Stuttgarter Filmwinter (2015), Festival Screening, Stuttgart
The List (2014) Solo Presentation part of Figure two, BALTIC 39, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Nobody Gets Out Of Here Alive (2014), Solo Exhibition, Kaapelin Galleria, Helsinki
North by North-East (2013) Group exhibition and festival screening, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival
International Short Film Festival (2013) Festival Screening, Detmold
Happy Fashion (2013), Group Exhibition, VIAINDUSTRIAE, Perugia

Skills & Experience

  • Fundraising
  • Technique tuition: moving image
  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
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