ceci was founded in 2012 and is a non disciplinary artistic project by Maaike Gottschal, Miriam Rohde and Sara Ten Westenend. ceci provides a working environment to collaborate beyond our individual trajectories and professional backgrounds (visual arts, architecture, textile, writing and teaching).
See our portfolio here:https://issuu.com/thisisnotparis.com/docs/portfolio-ceci-nu
ceci allows us to exchange and share our interests and make them available to each other. Ideas resonate in different ways. Collaboration doesn’t mean necessarily to develop one single perspective. With ceci we take into account the existence of our diverse, diffe- rent, sometimes opposing or contradictory, sometimes complementary viewpoints and in- vent formats to give them a material appearance and presence.
ceci gives us the opportunity to challenge our attitudes towards authorship and to keep re- considering the question of how to do things together. We regularly invite artists for colla- borations : a project of ceci can become the departure point for someone else’s work. In turn, the work of ceci is reflected within someone else’s project, which is both, independent and connected.