Cecilia Wichmann is a PhD student working on contemporary art and theory. Her MA thesis "Sound and Documentary in Cardiff and Miller's Pandemonium," completed in May 2015 and now available as a multimedia publication on Scalar, examines a sound installation by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller that occupied the Eastern State Penitentiary historic site in Philadelphia from 2005 to 2007. Cecilia currently serves as coordinator for the Stamp Gallery, an experimental contemporary art space located in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland campus, where she has curated two exhibitions drawn from a collection of art acquired through the University's Contemporary Art Purchasing Program. As a graduate assistant in the Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, Cecilia has co-produced a promotional video for the Department of Art History and Archaeology, a flipped classroom for an undergraduate course in African art, and a digital companion to the exhibition Streams of Being: A Selection from the Art Museum of the Americas using the Omeka web-publishing platform.
Cecilia earned an honors bachelor’s degree in Fine Art History and German from the University of Toronto in 2007. She managed publicity and marketing for The Phillips Collection from 2007 to 2013. She has also held internships at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, University of Toronto Art Centre, and City of Toronto for its 2007 "Nuit Blanche" contemporary art festival.