INDIRA CESARINE

Indira Cesarine is a multidisciplinary artist who works with photography, video, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Her work as an artist has been featured internationally at many art galleries, museums, and art fairs, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hudson Valley MOCA, The Watermill Center, Mattatuck Museum, Albany Institute, CICA Museum, Smack Mellon, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, French Embassy Cultural Center, Art Basel Miami, SCOPE Art Fair, Norwood Arts Club, Cannes Film Festival, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show to name a few. In 2014, her first public art sculpture, “The Egg of Light,” was exhibited at Rockefeller Center as part of the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt. Cesarine’s artwork has been auctioned in a number of celebrated fundraising benefits including Sotheby’s New York “Take Home A Nude”, ARTWALK NY benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless, and Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, among many others. Her artwork and exhibitions have been featured internationally in many publications including The New York Times, American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Forbes, Newsweek, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Dazed, New York Magazine, and The Huffington Post among many others.

A graduate of Columbia University with a triple major in Art History, French and Women’s Studies, she additionally studied art and photography at Parson’s School of Design, International Center of Photography, School of Visual Arts, The Art Students League, and New York Academy of Art. Cesarine had her first solo show at the age of sixteen at Paul Mellon Arts Center. She began working as a photographer from the age of seventeen, shooting for top modeling agencies Elite, Ford, and IMG Models while she completed her degree. Upon graduation from university, she continued her career in London where she was commissioned by British Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, and many other international titles while still in her early twenties. As a photographer, she focused on creating empowering images of women that encapsulated strength, sensitivity, and intelligence. Over the past twenty years, her photography has been published in hundreds of international magazines. Cesarine has been featured internationally on TV shows and networks such as E! TV, Entertainment Tonight, MTV, Inside Edition, HBO, The Ricki Lake Show, iTV (UK), High Society, H&M Life TV, Ford Supermodel of The World, Make Me a Supermodel US and UK editions, and Fashion One TV. Her work as a director has included music videos, documentary shorts, fashion, and video art films.  

After 15 years of working as a photographer between New York, London, and Paris, in 2009, she shifted her focus from photography to contemporary art and publishing. That same year she launched an online publication, “XXXX Magazine” which was comprised predominately of original short films and video art productions. The magazine was re-launched in 2011 as the globally distributed print publication “The Untitled Magazine,” of which she is currently editor-in-chief. Her work for the magazine, which presents exclusive interviews with inspirational artists, as well as articles on contemporary culture, includes overseeing all creative direction and content, as well as contributing as a photographer and journalist. Ever-expanding her creative vision, in 2015 she broadened her work to include art curatorial and founded The Untitled Space art gallery highlighting a program of women in art. Since launching The Untitled Space, Cesarine has curated over 40 exhibitions and has exhibited artwork by more than 400 artists. In 2019 she launched Art4Equality, an initiative supporting equality-themed art exhibitions and special projects including films and public art by female-identifying artists and allies. Cesarine explores her creative vision as an artist vis-à-vis traditional and new mediums and finds strength in examining new ideas in contemporary culture. Empowering feminist themes are often a point of departure for her artwork, which is influenced by autobiographical content, her Latinx heritage, and women’s history. She currently lives and works in Tribeca, New York.

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