César Ordóñez, photographer and video artist, was born in Barcelona. His work inquires into the relationship between humans beings and the spaces we inhabit. Exploring how our thoughts, feelings and attitudes influence our environment and the daily evolution of societies in which we live, and vice versa. Always with an intimate, sensual and often introspective look.

For over fifteen years he combined his professional activity as a fashion and advertising photographer with his artistic career growth. In that period, during eight years, he was part on the board of the Professional Photographers Association of Spain. From 2007 to the present, he develops his personal projects between Tokyo and Barcelona. 

He has exhibited in Spain, Mexico, France, Russia, Japan, South Korea and China. His works are part of important art collections as: Auer Photo Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland), Fundació Fotocolectania (Barcelona, Spain) and Fundación Unicaja (Malaga, Spain). Recently, he has published his first photobook: Tokyo Blur.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014 TOKYO BLUR,  Galeria Atelier, Barcelona (SPAIN)

2013 LA INTIMIDAD,  Mondo Galeria, Madrid (SPAIN)

2012 TOKYO INTIMO,  Patricia Conde Galeria, Mexico D.F. (MEXICO) 

2011 LA INTIMIDAD,  Sala Enart, Lleida (SPAIN)
2011   ASHIMOTO,  Mediadvanced Galeria, Gijon (SPAIN)

2011 TOKYO,  Galeria Rita Castellote, Madrid (SPAIN)

2010 KAGAMI, Galeria H2O, Barcelona (SPAIN)

2008 ASHIMOTO,  Emergent 08 Festival (Sala Enart), Lleida (SPAIN) 

2008 ASHIMOTO, SCAN 08 Festival (Espai Pep Escoda), Tarragona (SPAIN)

2008 ASHIMOTO, Galeria H2O, Barcelona (SPAIN)

2005 NIPPON NO ASHI, Calpe Fotos Galeria, Alicante (SPAIN)

1999 JAPONESES, In2 Japan, CCCB (Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona), Barcelona (SPAIN)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Intimidad Extimidad, Galeria Juan Naranjo, Barcelona (SPAIN)  

2014 La Librairie Imaginaire (Tokyo-Ga), Galerie T, Paris (FRANCE)

2014 Gallery Weekend Mexico,  Patricia Conde Galeria, Mexico D.F. (MEXICO)

2014 Languages and Aesthetics of Spanish Video Art, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul (S. KOREA)
2013   Languages and Aesthetics of Spanish Video Art, Songwon Art Center, Seoul (S. KOREA) 

2013 Tokyo-Ga 4 forest among us,  Gakushuin University, Tokyo (JAPAN)

2013 Videoakt 03, International Videoart Biennial, French Institut Auditorium, Barcelona (SPAIN)

2013 4colors, The square of Arts, St. Petersburg (RUSSIA)

2013 Tres projectes. Fotografia,  Galeria Atelier, Barcelona (SPAIN)

2012 Lima Photo 2012,  Patricia Conde Galeria booth, Lima (PERU) 

2012 Entre Ville et paysage,  Galerie Detaille, Marsella (FRANCE)

2012 XIV Unicaja Biennial Photo Award, Joaquin Peinado Museum, Ronda, Malaga (SPAIN) 

2011 Saint Petersburg Photo Vernissage 2011,  Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”, St. Petersburg (RUSSIA)

2011 Difraccion,  Patricia Conde Galeria, Mexico D.F. (MEXICO)

2011 On quan qui?,  Valid Foto Galeria, Barcelona (SPAIN)

2010 Loop Videoart Festival, Galeria H2O, Barcelona (SPAIN) 

2009 Video Art from Spain: Hybrid Generations, UCCA (Ullens Center of Contemporary Art),  Beijing (CHINA) 

2008 Fish & Foto, Galeria H2O, Barcelona (SPAIN)

2003 Sol y Sombra,  10th anniversary of twinning between Kobe and Barcelona, Hotel Majestic, Barcelona (SPAIN)


2013 “Tokyo, un projecte continu”, Grant of research and creation 2013 by CoNCA (Council of Culture and Art of Catalonia) 

2011 XIV Unicaja Biennial Photography Award, awarded work

2010 “La intimitat”, Grant of research and creation 2010 by CoNCA (Council of Culture and Art of Catalonia)

2002 LUX silver (personal project), AFP - Professional Photographers Association of Spain

1996 LUX gold (fashion), AFP - Professional Photographers Association of Spain



Books from César ORDÓÑEZ