Cecilia GelinSeniorrådgiver for utvikling av faglig virksomhet/Senior advisor for the development of academic affairs Telefon:55587460/95 202 809
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Cecilia Gelin holds the position as Senior advisor for the development of academic affairs at Bergen Academy of Art and Design since August 2012. Previously she held the position as Dean of Department of Fine Art at Bergen Academy of Fine Art (2010-2012).
As Senior advisor for the development of academic affairs Cecilia Gelin is responable for developing a platform for artistic research at KHiB. Gelin is responable for curating the activities in Rom8 - KHiB´s space for artistic research in Bergen, KHiB newsletter focusing artistic research, for developing the mediation and discourse of artistic research at KHiB´s website and for the development of Sensuous Knowledge 7 - conference for artistic research (January 2013). Cecilia Gelin is involved in the strategic re-organisation of the departments to create a robust and fruitful academic environment for artistic research at KHiB through working with and developing formats for staff development and support within this field. Cecilia Gelin works in close collaboration with rector, pro rector and academic staff.
Cecilia Gelin has an MFA in Arthistory, specialised in contemporary art (BA thesis on Hannah Wilke, MA thesis on Jessica Stockholder´s sitespecific installations), and studied International Business Management at the School of Business, Economics ad Law, University of Gothenburg. She is a certified Gestalt psychotherapist (June 2013) at, København Gestalt Institut KGI, a process oriented education focusing the growth of people and organisations.
Cecilia Gelin has a multifaceted background within organisational process of change within the field of contemporary art. She held the position as Director of NIFCA Nordic Institute of Contemporary Art in Helsinki (2004-2006). NIFCA employed processes to develop new forms of co-operation, networking, curating, residencies and critical discourses within contemporary visual culture. NIFCA was the Nordic Culture of Minister´s expert institution for visual art 1996-2006. Dissemination, Critical discourse and Mobility were the strategic goals for NIFCA. The institution organised the biggest mobility programme in the Nordic countries that also extended internationally through bilateral co-operations.
Cecilia Gelin was the Editor in Chief of Paletten (2000-2004), Sweden´s oldest art magazine (1940); Survey Investigator for Lidköping Ceramic Biennial and a European network for educations within artistic research (European League Institute of The Arts, ELIA) (2008); Project Manager at Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (2009), where she was the editor of the biennial catalogue and initiating and fundraising for the seminar on artistic processes "The Saloon". She initiated, developed and taught courses in Presentation techniques and Pedagogy for MA students at The School of Photography, University of Gothenburg (2006-2009); Arthistory and Cultural Theory at Valand School of Fine Art, University of Gothenburg (1999-2004). Gelin co-ordinated a pilote course on artistic research, Konst och forskning - en pilotkurs, creating the foundation for the PhD education in Art at the University of Gothenburg (1998-2000).
Cecilia Gelin was part of the steering comittee for Konst Utbildningar i NOrden KUNO (2010-2012).
Cecilia Gelin has a deep interest for artistic processes and people´s potential to grow and has in this capacity been invited as an advisor at the European Exchange Academy EEA (2013).
"Artistic research offers a transformative experience generating knowledge and stimulating self discovery through creative, radical and intellectually rigourous thinking and practice".
Read the interview with Cecilia Gelin (August 2010): - KHiB er kjend for å vere ambisiøs, engasjert og nytenkande