Engage Art Studios members show
Curated by Austin Ivers.
126 Gallery, Galway, 19th September - 19th October 2014.

Tulca Festival of Visual Arts
Curated by Aisling Prior
Galway, 7-23 November 2014.

Eight Gallery
Solo exhibition
Dublin, 14th - 26th November 2014.

Film screening programme curated by Louise Manifold and Una Quigley.
Carraroe, Connemara. Early 2015.

Wexford Arts Centre
Group exhibition curated by Catherine Bowe and Anya von Gosselin.

Cecilia Danell is a Swedish artist based in Galway, Ireland. Her inspiration largely derives from our physical encounter with the landscape and the merging of the outer environment with the inner being, until the boundaries become so blurred that one can act as a substitute for the other. She has an interest in the way we interpret the world around us, and in that which is staged as opposed to authentic, where archetypes, metaphors and the aesthetics of the stage set become important tools in the telling of a story. A sense of otherness pervades her work, which also draws heavily upon her Scandinavian heritage and upbringing and real places come to act as props in a fictional story where she herself appears in one way or another. Much of her work is inspired by Jungian psychology, with special focus on the theory of archetypes and dream interpretation. She also has an ongoing interest in the exploration of duality and the absurd in Existentialist and Surrealist writing as well as the schism between Self and Other and ideas based around copying, ordering and authenticity.

Cecilia Danell graduated with a Degree in Fine Art from GMIT, Galway in 2008 and was awarded the AIB Paint Student of the Year. She has exhibited solo in the Talbot Gallery, Dublin and the Wexford Arts Centre (both in 2012) and in two person exhibitions at Motala Konsthall, Sweden (2014) and Ballina Arts Centre (2012) and participated in numerous group exhibitions. Danell was the 2011 winner of the Wexford Arts Centre Emerging Artist Award. Other awards include an individual Artist Bursary (2013) and Tyrone Guthrie Residency Award (2012), both From Galway City Council, an Arts Council Bursary (2010) and a 2011 Arts Council Project Award for the project Build Your Own: Scandinavian Loneliness.


I am currently doing a film studies summer course on the films of Ingmar Bergman through the Linnaeus University in Sweden, as well as making work for upcoming exhibitions.


I have added some press cuttings (with translations) about the Motala Konsthall exhibition :HERE:


Documentation of the exhibition 'Your Spaces are my Places too' at Motala Konsthall, Sweden can be found :HERE: I have also added some photos from the install and opening reception, which can be found :HERE: