Werk is a curator’s studio currently located in Stockholm, founded 2004 in Liverpool by Cecilia Andersson.
Initially Werk was set up as a modest platform for discussions about urban transformations taking place in Liverpool city centre. Its geographical and conceptual remit has grown considerably over the years.
Today Werk collaborates internationally with artists and organisations from conception to production and by staging, publishing and promoting contemporary cultural projects. Werk aspire to stage socially engaged projects by addressing a wide range of audiences. Activities include research, writing, exhibitions, workshops, seminars and lectures.
Recent Werk projects include ‘Magical Mysterious Regeneration Tour’ (Tate Liverpool and the Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts, CAVA 2008); ‘On Cities’ group exhibition (Swedish Museum for Architecture, Stockholm 2008); ‘The Ruin’ workshop with Lara Almarcegui in Lebanon (98weeks.org 2008); residency for Carlos Garaicoa Studio (University of Liverpool School of Architecture and Metal 2006).
Cecilia studied photography and biology (BA Hons) at ICP and Empire State College, New York City (1996-99) and holds an MA in Creative Curating from Goldsmiths, London (2000-02). Cecilia was curator at Tate and FACT (Foundation for Creative Technology), both in Liverpool. She serves as advisor and jury member for ISEA (2004 & 2009), Disonancias (2007-08), Madrid Abierto (2006-2010) and for the Wellcome Trust and NESTA (2002-03). Her writing has been published in magazines including Exit, Blueprint, Modern Painters, ArtChina and in publications including Cities on the Edge (2008), Panel de Control (2008), Disonancias (2007).