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Dr Cesar Cornejo

Senior Lecturer
Fine Art

Cesar is originally from Peru, he creates work that reflects critically on socio-political issues and explores the relationship between art, architecture and society in its broadest sense.

His work has been included in exhibitions such as the California Pacific Triennial 2017, XII Havana Biennial, Art Positions of Art Basel Miami 2011, 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 Fulbright Commission, Arts Council England, Bellagio Center of the Rockefeller Foundation, Creative Capital Foundation, the Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House, ZK/U - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, The George A and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council among others. He will present a solo project at the London Art Fair 2020 with gallery Ed Cross Fine Art.

Cesar received MA and PhD degrees in sculpture from the Tokyo University of the Arts and Bachelor studies in architecture and urbanism at the Ricardo Palma University in Lima Peru.

He has taught at institutions such as the University of South Florida, the City University of New York, Museo del Barrio NY, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Ricardo Palma University among others.

At the Manchester School of Art he teaches undergraduate levels 5 and 6 and is currently the leader of the Art and Audience Unit.


Puno Museum of Contemporary Art

Is a project that redefines the traditional concept of museum transforming it into a community-based institution both at administrative and infrastructure levels. It uses spaces in houses located in low income areas of the town of Puno-Peru, that are unfinished, proposing the owners to carry out construction works at no expense for them, with the condition that in exchange they allow the museum to exhibit art in the repaired spaces for a period of time, after which those spaces remain part of the houses benefiting them. Details…


Cesar Cornejo is a member of the Art and Performance Research Hub.


Cornejo Alvarez, J., 2015. Puno Museum of Contemporary Art, Havana, Orlando & Lima 2015 - 2016, XII Havana Biennial, Orlando Museum of Art, Lima Museum of Contemporary Art, 8/1/2015 - 24/9/2016.

Cornejo Alvarez, JC., 2014. Sculpture as Architectural Materials, 2014 - 2020, Galleries in Florida, Lima, London and New York, 23/10/2014 - 26/1/2020.

Other Outputs

Cornejo Alvarez, J., 2022. 'Puno Museum of Contemporary Art'.