1954 · Sweden
Using each series of work she creates as an opportunity to investigate a theme or idea to its fullest, Swedish artist Cecilia Edefalk has used this introspective process to build an incredibly successful artistic career.
In selecting her themes, Edefalk often raises valuable questions regarding the role of art in our modern world. Whether it is ruminations on color or form or larger questions about the appropriation of imagery, Edefalk achieves a unique conversation between her work and her viewer that is difficult to accomplish.
Born in Norrkoping, Sweden, in 1954, Edefalk earned degrees from both the National College of Art, Craft, and Design in Stockholm (1977) and the Kunsthogskolan in Stockholm (1986). Her evolution as an artist was encouraged through fellowships and residencies, such as the Funded Residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany (1993) and a fellowship at Bremerhaven, Germany (1996). Recent solo showcases of her work include those at the Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, and at the Galerie Johnen & Schoettle in Cologne, Germany (both 1998).