CV + Biography

SELECT EXHIBITS, SCREENINGS & PANELS

•   “TAKE HOME A NUDE” – Sotheby’s NY – Benefit Auction / Exhibiting Artist – New York, October 2019
•    Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art – Group Show, Exhibiting Artist, Peekskill, NY, August 10 – September 8, 2019
•    The 26th Annual Watermill Center Benefit, Benefit Auction, Exhibiting Artist, Water Mill, New York, July 27, 2019
•    HER FLAG 2020, Albany Institute of History & Art Museum, artist representing New York State, Ceremonial Event July 17th, 2019
•    IRL: Investigating Reality @ The Untitled Space, New York, June, 2019
•    The Female Gaze on Love, Lust & Longing @ Superfine Art Fair, New York, May, 2019
•    EDEN @ SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW 2019, UN Plaza NY, March, 2019
•    Indira Cesarine @ Le Board, Solo Show, New York, NY, February 14 – April 14, 2019
•    F213 – Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art (NCWCA) – Arc Gallery, Exhibiting Artist, San Francisco, April 2019
•    SCOPE Miami – ArtHelix Gallery + SHIM in collab w/ The Untitled Space – Exhibiting Artist, Miami, December 2018
•    AQUA Art Miami – ArtHelix Gallery + SHIM in collab w/ The Untitled Space – Exhibiting Artist, Miami, December 2018
•    “ARTWALK NY 2018” – Coalition for The Homeless Benefit Auction / Exhibiting Artist – New York, November 2018
•    “ART ON A POSTCARD” – Hepatitis C Trust Benefit Exhibit + Auction / Exhibiting Artist – London, November 2018
•    “TAKE HOME A NUDE” – Sotheby’s NY – Benefit Auction / Exhibiting Artist – New York, October 2018
•    “See|Me Takes Soho – The Untitled Space – Judge of Group Exhibition presented by SeeMe – New York, September, 2018
•    “PRESSING MATTERS” – San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) – Exhibiting Artist, Group Show, CA, August – October 2018
•    “RISE: Empower, Change and Action!” –  Whitney Modern Gallery – Exhibiting Artist, Group Show, CA,  July 2018
•    “DEFINING FORM” – The Untitled Space – Exhibiting Artist, Curator – Group Show – New York, July 2018
•    “ONLY YOU” SCOPE Art Basel – ArtHelix Gallery + SHIM Booth A43 – Exhibiting Artist, Basel, Switzerland, June 2018
•    “WIDE OPEN” – Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) – Exhibiting Artist, Group Show – New York, May – June 2018
•    “Of Women” – Rockaway Artist Alliance – Exhibiting Artist, Group Show – New York, March – April 2018
•    “(Hotel) XX” – SPRING/BREAK Art Show – Curator / Exhibiting Artist, Group Show – New York, March 2018
•    “MIXMASTER 2018” – MATTATUCK MUSEUM – Exhibiting Artist, Group Show – Connecticut, February – March 2018
•    “ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE” – The Untitled Space – Exhibiting Artist, Curator – Group Show – New York, January 2018
•    “Recollections” – Union Street Gallery – Exhibiting Artist, Group Show – Chicago, January 2018
•    “CURRENTS” – A.I.R. GALLERY – Exhibiting Artist, Group Show – New York, January 2018
•    “PORTRAIT 2018” – CICA MUSEUM – Exhibiting Artist – South Korea, January 2018
•    “ONLY YOU” – The Untitled Space – Multimedia Exhibition / Exhibiting Artist – New York, November 2017
•    “TAKE HOME A NUDE” – Sotheby’s – Benefit Auction / Exhibiting Artist – New York, October 2017
•    “SECRET GARDEN” – The Untitled Space – Group Show, Artist & Curator – New York, June – July 2017
•    NOW WOMEN OF POWER AND INFLUENCE AWARDS – Contributing Artist, Benefit Auction, New York, June 2017
•    “PEACE DE RESISTANCE” – Superfine Art Show – Judge of Group Exhibition by ArtHouse NYC – New York, May 2017
•    “SHE INSPIRES” – The Untitled Space – Group Show, Artist & Curator – New York, May 2017
•    “UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN” – The Untitled Space – Group Show, Artist & Curator – New York, January – February 2017
•    GROUNDSWELL Art Auction & Benefit – Exhibiting Artist – Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, October 2016
•    “SELF REFLECTION” – The Untitled Space – Group Show, Artist & Curator – New York, October 2016
•    “IN THE RAW: The Female Gaze On The Nude” – The Untitled Space – Group Show, Artist & Curator – New York, May 2016
•    “Vita et Mors” – The Untitled Space – Solo Exhibition – New York, March 2016
•    International Women’s Day SBWSA Panel Discussion – Panelist, Anthology Film Archives, New York, March 2016
•    Feminism & The 4th Wave Panel Discussion – The Untitled Space – Panelist, New York, October 2015
•    “The ‘F’ Word: Feminism in Art” – The Untitled Space – Group Show, Artist & Curator – New York, October, 2015
•    “Mortem//Papiliones” – The Untitled Space – Duo Show, Exhibiting Artist – New York, June 9 – July 10, 2015
•    (un)SCENE Art Show – Armory Arts Week, Group Show (Artist) New York, March 4-8, 2015
•    “Human/Nature” – Vohn Gallery – Group Show, Artist & Curator, New York, February 2015
•   “Photography Masters and Shooting Stars” – Artecho Exhibition & Auction – Art Basel Miami, November 28 – December 12, 2014
•    12th Annual International Festival Photo Mode – Exhibiting Artist, Cannes, France, June 15 – August 29, 2014
•    The Big Egg Hunt New York – Contributing Artist “The Egg of Light” Sculpture, Rockefeller Center, New York, April 1–26, 2014
•    UNICEF Zero Awards – Video Art Installation in collab with The Untitled Magazine, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, Dec 2013
•    AFPT Benefit Awards Exhibit & Auction – Exhibiting Artist, New York, December 9, 2013
•    “Feeling Good” – Getty Images Gallery + David Lynch Foundation UK – Presented by Out of Context, London, October 2013
•    “Second Circle” Premiere at The La Jolla Film Festival – Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, July 2012
•    “Out of The Box” Art Salon & Auction – Exhibiting Artist, New York, June 2012
•    “The Untitled Fashion Film” Video Installation – Cannes Film Festival – VIP Rooms, Cannes, France, May 2012
•    “Facets of Figuration” – Metropolitan Museum of Art – Benefit Art Exhibit, New York, September 2011
•    “Factory Project” – West London Art Factory & Graffik Gallery – Red Bull Studios, London, July 2011
•    “In Face of Disability” – Cannes Film Festival – Documentary Film Screening – Short Film Corner, France, May 2011
•    “The Voyage Issue” – Big Screen Plaza – Outdoor Cinema, Chelsea, New York, Daily Film Screenings Sept 2011- June 2012
•    “The Voyage Issue” Fashion Film Installation – La Villa, Paris, France – October 1, 2011
•    “Best of XXXX Magazine” – Big Screen Plaza – Outdoor Cinema, Chelsea, New York, Daily Film Screenings July 2010 – Sept 2011
•    “Voyeur” Exhibit – Art Basel Miami with American Friends of the Louvre, Miami Art Museum Contemporaries, & Quintessentially, Miami, 2010
•    “Voyeur” Issue Fashion Film Installation – Matignon, Paris, March 5, 2011
•    “Soiree Au Louvre” – American Friends of The Louvre Benefit – Video Art Installation, French Embassy Cultural Center, New York, June 2010
•    “Motion Deconstructed” – Quintessentially Art – Classic Car Club, New York, June 2010
•    “Distorted Beauty” – Station Digital Gallery – New York, April 2010
•    “London Fashion Shorts” – Machine-A Gallery – London UK, February 2010
•    “Carte Blanche” – Visionairs Gallery Solo Exhibition – Paris, January 2010
•    “View Imaging” – 401 Projects – New York, December 2009
•    “New York Fashion Shorts” Film Screening – Tribeca Grand, New York, September 2009
•    “Peep Show” Soffer Collective Benefit Auction – New York, April 2009
•    “City of Love” Short Film Screening – Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner, France, May 2007
•    “Indira Cesarine” Solo Exhibition – The Tunnel, New York,
•    “Tropic of Cancer” Solo Exhibition – New York, NY
•    “Indira Cesarine” Solo Exhibit – Paul Mellon Arts Center, Connecticut


BIOGRAPHY

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 festivals, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mattatuck Museum, CICA Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Luis Obispo Museum, French Embassy Cultural Center, Art Basel Miami, Cannes Film Festival and the International Festival Photo Mode to name a few. In 2014, her public art sculpture, “The Egg of Light” was exhibited at Rockefeller Center as part of the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt. Her work was auctioned at Sotheby’s New York for the annual “Take Home A Nude” art benefits in 2017 and 2018, and at Artwalk NY 2018 benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless. Cesarine’s artwork was also featured at SCOPE Art Basel (Switzerland) and SCOPE Miami in 2018, as well as SPRING/BREAK Art Show in 2018 and 2019. She has additionally been selected to represent the State of New York for HERFLAG 2020, a nationwide initiative which commemorates 100 years of Women’s Suffrage, with a female artist representing each of the 36 states that ratified the 19th Amendment. Upcoming exhibitions of her work include the 26th Annual Watermill Center Benefit and Auction, July 2019 and Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art, August 2019. Her artwork and exhibitions have been featured internationally in many publications including American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Forbes, Newsweek, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed and Confused, New York Magazine, i-D 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 while she completed her degree. Upon graduation from university, she continued her career in London where she was awarded photography commissions by Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar 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 fashion photography to contemporary art. That same year she launched 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 as a platform supporting women in art. She continues to explore her creative vision as an artist vis-a-vis traditional and new mediums and finds strength in examining new ideas in contemporary culture. Indira Cesarine currently lives and works in Tribeca, New York.

ARTIST STATEMENT 

“Empowering feminist themes are often a point of departure for my multi-sensory series. My work questions the place of humanity in context with contemporary civilization and is often influenced by autobiographical content and women’s history at large. I connect with thematic subject matter that engages a narrative of social discourse and art activism. As a multi-disciplinarian artist, I often work across several mediums including photography, video, sculpture, painting, and printmaking to convey a rich and diverse narrative. Through my exhibitions and artwork, I challenge the status quo, as well as tackle stereotypes and double standards. I draw from historical narratives in an effort to create empowering artwork that can have an impact on the viewer, be a catalyst for change or provide insight into history which may have been overlooked. As an artist, I find it is more effective to communicate my ideas through visual and sensory explorations that can uniquely address the world we live in today.”

INDIRA CESARINE’S ARTWORK & CURATORIAL HAS BEEN FEATURED IN:
(SELECT PUBLICATIONS)

      • Vogue (US)
      • Vogue Italia
      • Forbes
      • Newsweek
      • Harper’s Bazaar
      • W Magazine 
      • The Guardian
      • The Observer
      • The Huffington Post
      • i-D Magazine
      • New York Magazine
      • Nylon Magazine
      • Teen Vogue
      • AnOther Magazine
      • Dazed Digital
      • Hunger Magazine
      • Artsy
      • Vice Media (Broadly, Creators)
      • Bullett 
      • Whitewall 
      • Art News
      • Art Report
      • Arte Fuse

PRESS LINKS 


EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY / PUBLICATIONS HAVE INCLUDED

Indira Cesarine’s photography has been commissioned by international publications including:

      • British Vogue 
      • French Vogue
      • Vogue China
      • Vogue Italia 
      • GQ (UK + Australia)
      • British Esquire
      • InStyle (US & UK)
      • Glamour (France + Germany)
      • Tatler (UK)
      • Elle (UK & Australia)
      • Marie Claire (UK)
      • L’Officiel (France)
      • Grazia Italia 
      • Harper’s Bazaar (International Editions)
      • The Times Magazine (UK)
      • Sunday Times Style (UK)
      • Stylist Magazine (UK)
      • You Magazine (UK)
      • Self Magazine
      • Cosmopolitan 
      • Flaunt Magazine 
      • Ocean Drive 
      • Out Magazine 
      • The Untitled Magazine 

EDUCATION
Columbia College, Columbia University –  BA / Triple Major: Art History, Women’s Studies, French
Choate Rosemary Hall – Cum Laude with honors in Photographic Art and History
New York Film Academy – Film Directing
Raindance Academy (UK) – Certificate in Film Production
Continuing Education: New York Academy of Art, SVA, Parson’s School of Design. ICP, Art Students League


ARTWORK CATALOGUES

Indira Cesarine – Neon Sculptures 

Indira Cesarine – Steel Sculptures 

Indira Cesarine – Papiliones Series 

Indira Cesarine – Eyes Open / Eyes Closed Series 

Indira Cesarine – ONLY YOU Series as featured at SCOPE Art Basel