BIO

CÉSAR DAMIÁN (Mexico City) is a visual artist, editor, and a cultural promoter. He did his undergraduate degree in Information Technology at the Instituto Tecnológico de Pachuca in Hidalgo, Mexico. Then he studied photography at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona and at the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. From 2002 to the present he has participated in diverse exhibitions, projects, and exchange programs in Mexico, Canada, Argentina, and England. He has received prizes and fellowships for creators, including those granted by the Fondo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Hidalgo (FOECAH) awarded three times and those of the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) on two occasions. He received honorable mention in the 6th Photojournalism Biennial Mexico 2005 and was selected for the Calgary-Banff Photography Festival 2007 in Canada and at the Festival de la Luz 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Also he is the founder of FRONDA, a non-profit organization which objective is to promote artistic discipline in rural and urban spaces, out of Mexico city through the creation of projects aiming to the creation, exploration, training, exchange and diffusion of interdisciplinary and intercultural art. FRONDA involved cross-disciplinary artists to create a cultural exchange between Mexico and Canada. CÉSAR DAMIÁN lives and works in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico.