Canadian Sculptures' Society

Cesar Forero

Artist Statement

My artwork is an exploration and creation of multimedia installations. During the last five years I have worked in the creation of installations in which my intent is to create a luminal space with the purpose of abstracting the viewer from everyday reality into a symbolic experience. With an optimistic view of everyday life, my work is inspired by the social problems that affect contemporary society. The narrative of these problems is found in popular stories, literature and songs; and transformed into carnivalesque installations, sculptures and performance as visual testimony of this social interest. My background in architecture informs my interest in constructivism and deconstruction which I use as reference for the geometric elements and creation of my work.

Brief Biography

Education
2006 MFA, University of Waterloo, ON
2002 MA, Minnesota State University, Mankato MN
2000 Liberal Arts & Science, Rochester Community & Technical College, Rochester, MN
1992 Urbanism & Management, School of Architecture, Universidad de Piloto de Colombia
1990 B.Arch., School of Architecture, Universidad Piloto de Colombia, BogotŠ, DC

Selected Exhibitions
Solo
2010 Home & Jungle, Performance & Installation, Headbones Gallery; Wychwood Barnes, Nuit Blanche
2009 The Box Living" Performance & Installation, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton AB
2009 Gamin, Puppet Animation Film & Installation, Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo ON
2008 Twisting & Turning Living, Performance & Installation, Kirkland Lake Museum, ON
2006 Fragile World, Performance & Installation, Gallery 96, Stratford ON
2006 Carnival, Image & Duality, Installation & Performance, Station Gallery, Whitby ON

Group
2010 SSC presents New Members, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
2010 The Maze Living Installation & Performance, Collaboration, White Fish Falls, ON (Touring ON)
2009 Ab strak'tid, Headbones Gallery, Toronto
2008 Sheep Project, Sheep's Public Art Gallery
2008 Following, Kyoto Perfecture, Kyoto City, Japan

Honours and Awards

2009 Exhibition Assistance Grants for "Gamin","The Box", "The Maze"OAC
2008 Innovation Award, Northern College

Forero is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. He also has an extensive lecturing and architectural portfolio.

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Media: performance / installation

SSC Member Since: 2010