César Ordóñez

Born in 1964 - Spain


biography under completion

César Ordóñez, photographer and video-artist, develops his activity mainly between Barcelona (his hometown) and Tokyo (his city lab). He uses visual language and its universality, 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.

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, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and Peru. He treasures more than 15 solo exhibitions and more than 50 group ones. In the Japanese capital highlights his participation since 2012, in the extensive project Tokyo-Ga.org, 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.??

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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)

2017 Un cierto Panorama (reciente fotografía de autor en España), sala Canal Isabel II, Madrid (Spain) - until 23.07.2017
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)

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