Céleste Cebra is an emerging lens-based artist from Sydney, Australia who resides in Chicago, USA. In 2015, Cebra graduated with a BFA in Photomedia from the National Art School, Sydney. Subsequently, she undertook an artist residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Cebra is a MFA candidate in Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Céleste Cebra’s practice predominantly concentrates on urban space and walking. Working with the medium of photography, Cebra incorporates found detritus, the language of vernacular architecture, notions of the quotidian, displacement, alternative readings of public place and the disruption of the spatial continuum. These materials and themes equip the artist to explore connections people have with the areas they traverse and occupy on a daily basis.
Céleste Cebra is currently contemplating a range of issues surrounding urbanity and walking in Chicago relative to public and privately owned spaces. A preliminary iteration is her series The Walks (2017).
In early 2017 Cebra unveiled a series of works created during her artist residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and subsequent travels, for her inaugural solo exhibition Quotidian Metropolis (March - April).
As an emerging artist Cebra's practice constantly evolves and seeks to marry influences from the previous decades to her contemporary explorations.