Cesar Cornejo (b. Peru) holds MA and PhD in Fine Arts from the Tokyo University of the Arts, BA and professional title in architecture from the Ricardo Palma University in Lima Peru. I am associate professor at the School of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida. Artists main interest is to critically reflect socio-political issues and explore the relationship between art, architecture and society in its broadest sense.
Growing up in Peru artist Cesar Cornejo was struck by the sharp contrast between landscapes of extreme poorness and opulence that coexisted in that city. Probably as a consequence of that early exposure the artwork created by the artist strives to bridge the gap between opposite realities with the aim to create a new one.
Artists Cesar Cornejo work has been included in exhibitions such as the California Pacific Triennial 2017, XII Havana Biennial, Busan Biennial 2008, V Biennial Barro de America, Venezuela and the Biennial S-Files Museo del Barrio, NY, and have received awards and residencies from the Creative Capital Foundation, Bellagio Center of the Rockefeller Foundation, The George A and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the ZK/U - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, among others.