I work on the relationship between art, architecture and society, this has been the main subject of my work for over twenty years, although there are also other subjects which are complementary to it that are powerful forces behind my work. When I work I may combine several of these subjects in a single piece or depending on the work I may deal with them separately. I have also been influenced by my experience living and working in Peru, Japan, England and the USA.
I mainly work with installation, sculpture, photography and drawing, I am very interested in exploring the essence of each of these medias and the relationships among them. In this regard I have been influenced by my experience living and working in four different cultures and one of my main interests is to develop an expression that combines these different influences in a single expression. I am also currently developing the project Puno MoCA, in Puno-Peru and abroad.
Cesar Cornejo has received awards and residencies from institutions like Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, the Creative Capital Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art Omi International Artists Residency, The British Council, The Center for Book Arts, and the Ministry of Education of Japan among others. Solo exhibitions have been held in London, Tokyo, Miami and Lima.
His work has also been included in group exhibitions like the XII Havana Biennial 2015, Busan Biennial 2008 in South Korea, V Biennial del Barro de America, Venezuela and the Biennial S-Files Museo del Barrio, NY among others. Cornejo received an MA and PhD in Fine Arts from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and bachelor and professional title in architecture from the Ricardo Palma University in Lima Peru. He is associate professor at the School of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida.