Cesar Cornejo FRSS
Cesar Cornejo creates work that reflects critically on socio-political issues and explores the relationship between art, architecture and society in its broadest sense.
Growing up in Peru he was struck by the sharp contrast between landscapes of extreme poorness and opulence that coexisted in that city. As a consequence of that early exposure, his artwork strives to bridge the gap between opposite realities with the aim to create a new one.
His work has been included in exhibitions such as the 2020 London Art Fair Projects Section, California Pacific Triennial 2017, XII Havana Biennial, Busan Biennial 2008, Art Positions at Miami Basel and the Biennial S-Files Museo del Barrio, NY. Have received awards and residencies from the Bellagio Center of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation, Dora Maar House, The George A and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Fulbright Commission among others.
He received a MA and PhD in Fine Arts from the Tokyo University of the Arts and bachelor degree and professional title in architecture from the Ricardo Palma University in Lima Peru. He is Senior Lecturer at the Manchester School of Art.