Professor Cesar Cornejo and USF Art Students Take On Creative Time Summit in Miami
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Professor of Art Cesar Cornejo and a group of USF art students conducted a workshop in Miami at the 11th Annual Creative Time Summit, an annual convention centered on art and politics, held November 1-3.
In a workshop titled “Reciprocidad Andina, Towards an Exchange Based Social Practice,” Cornejo and his students introduced participants to “Reciprocidad Andina,” a concept explained through Cornejo’s experiences while working with Puno MoCA, a Peru-based alternative museum model which places the community at its center.
Through the hands-on workshop that involved both discussion and activities, participants learned core principles to apply to their own approach to social practice.
Cornejo was joined by art students Ashley Lester, Diana Fridelova, Dyron Lafuente, Catherine Gomez, Bonnie Mae Carrow, and artist Marc Bridger.
Cesar Cornejo is an artist working at the intersection between art, architecture, and society. He has lived in four different cultures: Peru, Japan, England, and the USA, and each has impacted his work and ideas on art differently. He produces multi-layered pieces in various media including sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, and photography. His ongoing project Puno Museum of Contemporary Art, where contemporary art is on display in low-income houses throughout a neighborhood in the Peruvian town of Puno, proposes an alternative model of a museum which places the community at its core.