César Ordóñez

César Ordóñez, photographer and video-artist, develops his activity mainly between Tokyo (his city lab) and Barcelona (his hometown). He uses the universality of visual language as a tool to reflect on today’s world, the beauty of existence and its fragility. Exploring how our thoughts and attitudes influence our environment, and the daily evolution of the societies in which we live, and vice versa. With a vital, intimate and often introspective style, his works move between the reality and the metaphor, between the lived moments and the dreamed ones.

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His career as an author began in the late 80’s in Barcelona, and he fully resume it from 2007 (when he created “Ashimoto”, his first “Tokyoite” project) after a parenthesis of more than 15 years, during which he prioritizes his activity as a professional photographer in the fields of portraiture, fashion and advertising, and the associative work within the photographic world.

He has exhibited in Spain, Mexico, France, Portugal, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and Peru. He treasures more than 15 solo exhibitions and more than 50 group ones. Since 2012 it highlights his participation in Tokyo-Ga.org, an extensive project about the Japanese capital, which brings together 100 international photographers. His works are part of important art collections such as: Fundació Foto Colectania (Barcelona, Spain), Auer Photo Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland) and Unicaja Foundation (Malaga, Spain), and several private collections in Spain, France, Russia and Mexico. His latest book published is Tokyo Blur.

www.cesarordonez.com

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2017 TOKYO INTIMO, LPBC, Barcelona (Spain)
2014 TOKYO BLUR, Galeria Atelier, Barcelona (Spain)
2013 LA INTIMIDAD, Mondo Galería, Madrid (Spain)
2012 TOKYO INTIMO, Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)
2011 LA INTIMIDAD, Sala Enart, Lleida (Spain)
2011 ASHIMOTO, Mediadvanced Galería, Gijón (Spain)
2011 TOKYO, Rita Castellote Galería, Madrid (Spain)
2010 KAGAMI, Galería H2O, Barcelona (Spain)
2008 ASHIMOTO, Emergent 08 Festival, Lleida (Spain)
2008 ASHIMOTO, SCAN 08 Festival, Tarragona (Spain)
2008 ASHIMOTO, Galería H2O, Barcelona (Spain)
2005 NIPPON NO ASHI, Calpe Fotos Galería, Calpe, Alicante (Spain)
1999 JAPONESES, In2 Japan Festival, CCCB (Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona), Barcelona (Spain)
Group exhibitions (selection)

2018 Tokyo - Curiosity - Shibuya, Tokyo-Ga 2018-2020, Hikarie, Tokyo (Japan) - upcoming exhibition
2017 Un cierto Panorama (reciente fotografía de autor en España), CAF, Almeria (Spain) - until 7.1.2018
2017 Un cierto Panorama (reciente fotografía de autor en España), sala Canal Isabel II, Madrid (Spain)
2016 Maridajes XVIII: Tipologías, Fotocolectania, Bodegas Roda, Haro, La Rioja (Spain)
2016 Mirades BCN / SILENCIS series, Galeria Atelier, Barcelona (Spain)
2015 Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival 2015, Kobe (Japan)
2015 Korekara Japón, Mitte, Barcelona (Spain)
2014 Intimidad Extimidad, Galeria Juan Naranjo, Barcelona (Spain)
2014 La Librairie Imaginaire (Tokyo-Ga), Galerie T, Paris (France)
2014 Gallery Weekend México, Patricia Conde Galeria, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)
2014 Languages and Aesthetics of Spanish Video Art, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul (South Korea)
2014 Korekara Japón (dual year Spain-Japan), Mitte, Barcelona (Spain)
2013 Languages and Aesthetics of Spanish Video Art, Songwon Art Center, Seou l(South Korea)
2013 Tokyo-Ga 4 forest among us, Gakushuin University, Tokyo (Japan)
2013 Swab Art Fair, stand Galeria Atelier, Barcelona (Spain)
2013 Shooting Life, Galeria Hartmann_La Santa (Circuit 2013), Barcelona (Spain)
2013 Videoakt 03, International Videoart Biennial, French Institut Auditorium, Barcelona (Spain)
2013 4colors, The square of Arts, St. Petersburg (Russia)
2013 XIV Unicaja Biennial Photo Award, Museum Joaquín Peinado, Ronda, Málaga (Spain)
2013 Tres projectes. Fotografia, Galeria Atelier, Barcelona (Spain)
2013 XIV International Visual Arts Contest CEC, Sta. Catalina Castle, Cadiz (Spain)
2012 WeArt Festival, Barcelona (Spain)
2012 Entre Ville et paysage, Galerie Detaille, Marsella (France)
2012 XIV Unicaja Biennial Photography Award, awarded work, Sala Siglo, Málaga (Spain)
2011 An image for a life - Orphan AID, Raina Lupa gallery, Barcelona (Spain)
2011 BAC Festival 2011, Galería H2O, Barcelona (Spain)
2011 Saint Petersburg Photo Vernissage 2011, Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”, St. Petersburg (Russia)
2011 TotArt 2010, City hall of Picanya, Valencia (Spain)
2011 Difraccion, Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)
2011 On quan qui?, Valid Foto Galería, Barcelona (Spain)
2010 XII International Visual Arts Contest CEC, Sta. Catalina Castle, Cadiz (Spain)
2010 Loop Videoart Festival, Galería H2O, Barcelona (Spain)
2009 Video Art from Spain: Hybrid Generations, UCCA (Ullens Center of Contemporary Art), Beijing (China)
2009 Loop Videoart Festival, Galería H2O, Barcelona (Spain)
2008 Fish & Foto, Galería H2O, Barcelona (Spain)
2005 The Pyramide Exhibition, Sonimag, Barcelona (Spain)
2003 Sol y Sombra, 10th anniversary of twinning between Kobe and Barcelona, Hotel Majestic, Barcelona (Spain)

Fairs

2017 Utopia Markets Photo, Barcelona (Spain)
2016 Utopia Photo Market, Barcelona (Spain)
2015 Maco Foto, Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)
2015 Offprint London 2015, Multiplos, Tate Modern (Turbine Hall), London (UK)
2015 Arts LIbris, The Folio Club, Barcelona (Spain)
2013 Room Art Fair, Mondo Galería, Madrid (Spain)
2013 Swab Art Fair, GalerÍa Atelier, Barcelona(Spain)
2012 VIP ART Fair, Patricia Conde Galería, New York (USA)
2012 Lima Photo 2012, Patricia Conde Galería, Lima (Peru)
2011 Madridfoto 2011, Galeria Rita Castellote, Madrid (Spain)
2009 Madridfoto 2009, Photolounge.eu, Madrid (Spain)

2013 Grant of research and creation 2013, CoNCA. Granted project: “Tokyo. Un projecte continu”
2012 XIV International Visual Arts Award CEC
2012 Descubrimientos PHE 2012
2011 XIV Unicaja Biennial Photography Award, awarded and acquired work
2010 Grant of research and creation 2010, CoNCA. Granted project: “La intimitat”
2010 TotArt 2010
2010 XII International Visual Arts Award CEC
2002 LUX silver (personal project), AFP (professional photographers association of Spain)
1996 LUX gold (fashion), AFP (professional photographers association of Spain)

AUER PHOTO FOUNDATION, Geneva, SWITZERLAND
FUNDACIÓ FOTOCOLECTANIA, Barcelona, SPAIN
FUNDACIÓN UNICAJA, Malaga, SPAIN
Private collections in Spain, France, Russia and Mexico

Books & publications (selection)

2017 Un Cierto Panorama (Reciente fotografía de autor en España), several autors, Comunidad de Madrid (Spain)
2015 Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival, several autors, Utakatado Publishing (Japan)
2015 Time Out Tokyo, article and interview, magazine nº 7 (Japan)
2014 TOKYO BLUR, selfpublished
2013 BARCELONA, several autors, La Fábrica (Spain)
2013 XIV Premio Unicaja de Fotografía, several autors, Fundación Unicaja (Spain)
2009 LUX 2008, several autors, AFP (Spain)
2008 LUX 2007, several autors, AFP (Spain)
2006 LUX 2005, several autors, AFP (Spain)
2006 The pyramide exhibition, several autors, AFP (Spain)
2005 LUX 2004, several autors, AFP (Spain)
2002 Evophat, several autors, Indexbook (Spain)
2001 Nudi contemporanei, several autors, (Italia)
2000 Frente al desnudo femenino, several autors, Editorial Udyat (Spain)

Projects

Artworks