Cesar Cornejo

Lima 1966. lives and works in USA, UK and Peru.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 Puno Museum of Contemporary Art, A project by Cesar Cornejo, Florida Gulf Coast University Main Gallery, Curated by Jade Dellinger, Fort Myers, Florida.
2011 Puno Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Positions, Art Basel Miami 2011, Galeria Lucia de la Puente, Miami USA 2010 Puno Museum of Contemporary Art, Galeria Lucia de la Puente, Lima.
2009 Works by Cesar Cornejo, Jun Garou, Ginza, Tokyo
2006 "Sculpting the Canvas” Gallery Light Contemporary, April 06, London.
2005 "La Cantuta" Gallery ARTCO, June 2005, Lima.
2005 "A Private Matter" Peruvian-North American Cultural Institute Gallery, May 2005, Lima.
2003 "Enter the Labyrinth", Gallery Kobo Chika, Tokyo
2002 "Monuments and Amulets ", Gyokuei Gallery, Tokyo
1999 "Something in the Air", Gallery Kobo Chika, Tokyo
1999 "400m2 of Sculpture", Yokohama Galleria Bellini, Nomura Foundation, Yokohama, Japan.
1993 "Habitaciones", Peruvian- North American Cultural Institute Gallery of Art, Lima.

Selected Group Exhibitions and Art Fairs

California-Pacific Triennial 2017, curated by Cassandra Conblentz, Orange County Museum of Art, CA.
Peruvian Artists in the Hochschild Collection, Curated by Octavio Zaya, Sala Comunidad de Madrid - Alcalá 31, Madrid
In the Eyes of the Hungry, curated by Keri Watson, University of Central Florida, Art Gallery, Orlando, FL.
Sinopsis, group exhibition, Galeria Lucia de la Puente, Lima.

Vacio Museal: medio siglo de museotopías peruanas (1966 - 2016)" ("Museum Void: Half a Century of Peruvian Museotopias (1966 - 2016)", Curated by Gustavo Buntinx, MAC Lima, (Lima Museum of Contemporary Art)
Open Studios, Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY.

XII Havana Biennial, Cuba
Florida Prize in Contemporary Art Exhibition, curated by Hansend Mulford and Azela Santana, Orlando Museum of Art.
Then and Now, curated by Alexander Campos, Center for Book Arts, NY
Polivalencias, curated by Jorge Villacorta, Galeria Lucia de la Puente, Lima, Peru.
Arquitectura - Diseño - Arte, Expodeco, Lima, Peru.

Apocryphal Times, curated by Tamara Kostianovsky and Thorsten Albertz, Friedman Benda Gallery, NY.
“El Otro”, Parque Cultural Huanchaca, Curated by Gustavo Buntinx, organized by Colectivo Se Vende, Antofagasta, Chile.
Beyond Limits, Postglobal Mediations, San Diego Art Institute, curated by Denise Carvalho and Ginger Shullick, in Partnership with the Post Global Bienniale, San Diego, CA.
PARC, Art Fair, Gallery Lucia de la Puente, Lima, Peru.

Pangaea 2, Japanese Consulate in Melbourne Australia, Curated By Merric Brettle.
Contemporaneidad del Diseño Ancestral, Centro Ccori Wasi, University Ricardo Palma, curated by Elio Martucelli and Jesus Peña, Lima, Peru.
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, Benefit Auction, San Jose, CA.
SIART, Bienal Internacional de Arte, Puno Cuarto Mundo, curated by Aymar Ccopacatty, La Paz, Bolivia.
Paradero, Galeria Lucia de la Puente, curated by Carlo Trivelli, Lima Peru.
Segundo Salon de Arte de Puno, Puno Peru.

Bestiario 1984-1987 A Documenta, Centro Ccori Wasi, University Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru.
Vista: Unfolding the Mapping Process, University of Maryland University College Gallery, MD, USA.
Pinta Art Fair, Galeria Lucia de la Puente, NY.

The Armory Show, New York
Benefit Auction, Center for Book Arts Annual, New York.
Annual Benefit Auction, Exit Art, New York.

Annual Benefit Auction Exhibition, Museum of Art of Lima, Lima-Peru
Utopia at Utica’s Sculpture Space Residency, Islip Museum, Long Island, curated by Sydney Waller, New York.
15th Anniversary exhibition, Galeria Lucia de la Puente, Lima-Peru, April.
Latin American Art exhibition, Noyes Museum, curated by Henry Bermudez, September 2010, New Jersey, USA.

In/Out: An Exhibition and Auction Featuring GLAAD's top 100 Artists “Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York.
Art in Odd Places, 14th Street, New York, curated by Erin Donnelly and Radhika Subramanian, NY.
Annual Benefit Auction Exhibition, Museum of Art of Lima, Lima-Peru.
Preemptive Resistances: Reversed Strategies at the Westport Arts Center, curated by Denise Bergstrom, Connecticut, USA.
Faculty Focus Show,University of South Florida Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by David Norr, Tampa, Florida.
Center for Book Arts, Artists in residency show, NY.

Busan Biennial 2008, “Expenditure”, Sculpture Project, South Korea.
The LAB, San Francisco, curated by Heather Mikolav.

The Red Badge of Courage , Newark Council of the Arts, Curated by Omar Lopez Chahoud.
On the Third Day, curated by 3B group, Tribeca, NY.
Workspace 2007, Queens Library Gallery, curated by Juliana Driever.
S Files Biennial, V Biennial Museo del Barrio, NY,curated by Elvis Fuentes and Carmen Ramos
“Freaks of Nature”, Bronx River Arts Centre, NY, curated by Jose Ruiz. LMCC Open Studios, NY.

New Art Birmingham, UK
The London Connection, Gallery Lisi Hammerle, Austria Peter Harvey Gallery, London
Jovenes con Fia, Caracas, Venezuela.

V Bienal Barro de America, Maracaibo, Venezuela.

Sculpture Biennale Rincon De Ademuz, Spain.

Prizes and Fellowships
2015 Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, New York.
2015 Nominated for Visible Award 2015, Fondazione Pistoletto, Fondazionne Zegna.
2010 Art Omi, International Artists Residency, New York, 2010.
2009 Creative Capital Foundation, Grant for Emerging Fields - Architecture 2009.
2008 New York Foundation for the Arts, Fiscal Sponsorship for The Puno Museum of Contemporary Art Project, NY.
2008 Finalist, First London International Creative Competition, UK.
2008 Workspace Residency, Center for Book Arts, NY.
2007 Sculpture Space Residency, Aug-Sep 2007,Utica, NY.
2006 New York University, visiting artist, October 2006 – May 2007.
2006 Workspace Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Sep. 2006-May 2007, NY.
2006 Full Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, USA.
2005 Grant for Artists, British Council.
2004 Research visitor, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK.
2004 Public Art Commission, The Art House and Creative Partnerships, Doncaster, UK.
2003 Toride Shou, Public Sculpture Prize, Japan.
2002 Full Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, USA.
2002 Foreign Art Students Prize, Asahi Art Foundation.
2001 Ceramics in Architecture, “Habitar" International Symposium, Oficinas do Convento, Portugal.
1999 International Contemporary Ceramics Symposium, Toki, Japan
1999 “Kayage” Prize, Tokyo National University Museum of Art acquisition award, Tokyo, Japan.
1996-2003 Monbukagakusho Fellowship, Japanese Ministry of Education, Japan.

Selected Collections
Fondazione Benetton Studi e Ricerche, Italy
Museo del Barrio, NY
Tokyo National University Fine Arts Museum, Permanent Collection
Toki Collection of Ceramics, Japan
Museo Lia Bermudez, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Jun Garou, Tokyo
Peruvian – North American Cultural Institute, Permanent Collection, Lima Peru. University Ricardo Palma Permanent Collection, Lima Peru.
Various private collectors in Peru, Japan, USA, United Kingdom, Brazil and Venezuela.

Artillery Magazine, Conceptual Museum: Cesar Cornejo, Constructing Spaces for Art in the Peruvian Andes, by Chris Michno, July 2017.
Art Nexus 99, The Architectonics of Aesthetics Resistance, by Denise Carvalho.
Revista Cosas, Cesar Cornejo y el Puno MoCA, by Sandro Mairata.
Revista Caretas, Abundancia, by Luis E. Lamas
Art Nexus 79, Cesar Cornejo, Gallery Lucia de la Puente, by Augusto Chimpen.
Somos Magazine, All Houses are Museums, by Lucia Pardo
Casas Magazine, Museum of Art in Puno, by Cecilia Ly
A Roof for Art, Dominical Newspaper, Lima-Perú.
Artistas plásticos en el Perú : siglos XVI - XVII - XVIII - XIX - XX / Gabriela Lavarello Vargas de Velaochaga. Lima 2009.
Art Nexus, Preemptive Resistances, Pointers in Latinamerican Art, by Tatiana Flores, 2009.
KUNSTFORUM-International", Busan Bienial 2008 Review, Band 195 Januar-März 2009‏.
Flash Art Magazine, The S Files, Nov-Dec 2007, by Denise Bergstrom
Museums Magazine, Found in Translation, By Magdalene Perez, Sep 2007.
Harvard Advocate Magazine, Harvard College, January 2008, Boston, USA.
NY1, Channel , El Museo del Barrio Celebrates Last Two Years in Latino Art July 2007 , NY.
Artdaily.org, Workspace 07 Exhibit at the Queens Library Gallery, 8/17/2007.
Times Newsweekly/ Arts and Leisure, Artwork on Display at Library Showing, New works featured at WORKSPACE07, August 30, 2007.
Timesledger, Library gallery charts path from artist’s idea to exhibit, by Danielle Winterton, July 26, 2007.
The Flowers of Evil, By Doris Bayly, Somos Magazine, El Comercio Newspaper, 23 June 2005, Lima, Peru.
Two Proposals of Interest in Artco, By Elida Roman, El Comercio Newspaper, Sunday June 19th 2005
The Garden of Memories, By Alberto Villa, El Comercio Newspaper, June 12 2005, Lima Peru.
Empty House, By Alberto Villar Campos, El Comercio Newspaper, Lima May 29th 2005.
Taken House, Magazine Presencia of the CONFIEP, July 2005, Lima Peru.
The Best of 2005, La Primera Newspaper, December 28th, Lima Peru.
The Best of 2005, Newspaper El Comercio, EL Dominical, December 25th 2005, Lima Peru, By Diego Otero
Top Artist Cesar Cornejo draws on children’s talent, Barnsley Chronicle, April 29th, 2005, UK.
Five Commissions for Public Spaces, Arts Council of England, News from the Arts Council of England, Issue No. 08 / 01.05
Henry Moore Institute, Newsletter Oct Nov 2004, issue No 56.
Drawing on the Past, Start Magazine, issue #10, UK.
Wood you Believe it? Specially Commissioned Work Challenges Viewers, The Star Newspaper, May 17, 2004.
Lesson in Art, Peruvian Sculptor at Thurnscoe School, Barnsley Chronicle, June 2004, UK.
Escultura Em Terra(cota) Palco Sul, (cover), 24 to 30 of August, 2001, Evora, Portugal.
The Artist in his Labyrinth, Newspaper El Comercio, March 2003, Lima Peru.
Spirits from East, El Comercio, Newspaper, July 26th 2000, Lima Peru.
Ceramics in Architecture, World Ceramics Congress, Florence, 2004.
A Preface for a Catalog, Arch. Hugo Iberico,1993, Lima Peru.
La Habitacion de Cornejo, El Comercio Newspaper, Sunday Suplement, 1993, M2(1993)81016

Articles Published by Cesar Cornejo

2010 AUT Magazine, School of Architects of Peru, Puno Museum of Contemporary Art.

2009 Text for Catalog, Preemptive Resistances: Reversed Strategies at the
Westport Arts Center, curated by Denise Bergstrom.

2007 Architecture as Installation: from the Organic to the Anti-Architectural Expression – Use of Narrative Within Installation Art, NY Arts Magazine, May/June 2007.

1994 Sculpture – Architecture,1994, World Ceramics Congress, Florence, Italy.

Teaching and Lecturing

University of South Florida, School of Art and Art History

2008 - present, Associate Professor.

College University New York, Staten Island
2008, 2009 & 2010 Summer Drawing Courses.

University Ricardo Palma
1991 - 1993, Architecture Department, Teaching Assistant in Sculpture. 1993 -1996, Architecture Department, Lecturer in Sculpture.

Creative Capital Foundation, Professional Development Program
2011 - present, workshop Co-leader. Pensacola, Miami, New York, Gainesville, Oklahoma, University Ricardo Palma 1991 - 1993, Architecture Department, Teaching Assistant in Sculpture. 1993 -1996, Architecture Department, Lecturer in Sculpture.

Mass Arts
2013 Mentoring Program, Spring Semester.

Conferences, panels and lectures
2015 Beyond the Magiciens Effect, organized by Le Peuple qui Manque, Curatorial Platform, Paris.
2015 ASAP/Journal del Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, Panel Social Practice in and around Latin America, organized by Tatiana Flores PhD. Clemson University, Greenville, South Carolina.
2012 Creative Capital Retreat, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
2012 City University of New York, Students Club, Staten Island, New York.
2012 College Art Association Annual Conference, Creative Capital Foundation panel presentation.
2012 Rochester Institute of Technology, Artist Presentation, NY.
2012 College University of New York, Staten Island, artist presentation, students club.
2011 College Art Association Annual Conference, Latin American Art in the Now, panel presentation, organized by Claudia Calirman and Tatiana Flores, NY.
2010 Panel about Gordon Matta-Clark, organized by curator Tatiana Cuevas, Museo de Arte de Lima-Peru. 2008-2009,
New York University, Visiting Artist November 06 - June 07.
Syracuse University, guest speaker, Nov 2006, NY
2007 Henry Moore Institute, Situation Leeds Arts Festival, guest speaker, Leeds, U K.
2007 Mowhawk Community College, lecture, NY.
1999-2009 Visiting Lecturer at Catholic University, Corriente Alterna Art School, University San Martin de Porres, Ricardo Palma University, and other institutions, Lima Peru.
2005 The Art House, Guest Speaker, Jul 2005, London UK.
1993-1995 University Ricardo Palma, Lecturer in Sculpture, Lima Peru
1990-1992 University Ricardo Palma, Assistant Professor in Sculpture, Lima Peru.

Community Projects
2008, Museo del Barrio, Museum Mile, Fifth Avenue Museum Mile, NY.
2007, Emotions Cluster, How can space affect emotions?, Bruce Grove Primary School, London.
2006, Freedom Cycle and Skate Project, Land Securities Community Fund,
2006 Video, Meditation Techniques applied to Art, Southwark Schools, London. 2006, Creative Partnerships London North, Mayville Primary School, Can we be a happy school that get's along together?
2006, The Generator, Millfield House, Creative Partnerships London North. 2006, 2006 The Facility Architects, Freedom Cycle and Skate Project, Burgess Park Southwark, London, sponsored by Arts Council of England.
2006 Creative Partnerships London North, Bowes Primary School, "How can the outside space inspire learning through play?".
2006 Creative Partnerships London East, Islington Arts and Media School,
2006 Religion and Art, "Finding the Shape of the Spirit".
2005 Creative Partnerships London North, Guest Speaker at Space Outside Event.
2005 British Council, Exhibition and Workshops at schools in Lima Peru.
2005 Creative Parnerships Barnsley, Doncaster & Rotherham, Interactive Sculpture Project at The Hill Primary School, Workshops and Installation of works designed by the students.
2004 Creative Parnerships Barnsley, Doncaster & Rotherham, sculpture workshops at primary schools in Rotherham area.
2004 Creative Parnerships Barnsley, Doncaster & Rotherham, sculpture commission installed at the Brodsworth Hall in Doncaster.


1996-2003, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Ministry of Education of Japan, Monbusho Scholarship, Research Student.
1998 - 2000, MA in Fine Art (sculpture), Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Awarded 2000.
2000 - 2003, PhD in Fine Art,(sculpture), Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Awarded 2003.
1983-1993, Ricardo Palma University, Bachelors degree in Architecture, Awarded 1989.
1993 Professional License in Architecture, Awarded 1993, Lima-Peru.