Artist Projects

Puno Museum of Contemporary Art


Cesar Cornejo

Puno Museum of Contemporary Art is an alternative, grassroots museum in the town of Puno, Peru. Cornejo will contract with families in Puno to temporarily use rooms in their homes for local and international art exhibitions in exchange for making necessary improvements to those spaces. Puno Museum of Contemporary Art will also include workshops and other educational programs that take place in the newly renovated rooms. Puno’s project allows viewers, hosts and artists alike to interact meaningfully over an entire city, and makes the city itself an integral component in the exhibition.

Project Updates

  • 2010: Cornejo presents an early iteration of Puno Museum of Contemporary Art at the Gallery Lucia de la Puente in Lima, Peru

  • 2008: New York Foundation for the Arts becomes Fiscal Sponsor for Puno Museum of Contemporary Art