Fernando Caceres Jara is a Peruvian art maker and architectural heritage consultant, currently living and working in Stockholm.
Fernando has studied at Cambridge University, the Courtauld Institute and the Architectural Association AA, London — specialising in fine art and historic building conservation . His areas of expertise include the conservation of easel and panel paintings, the conservation of polychrome objects, historic painting techniques and the recreation of historic schemes.
In his research and creations Fernando explores materials and techniques of historic paintings, syncretism and artistic vernaculars and the Renaissance in Europe and the New World. Recently Fernando has been exploring themes and figures of the epic of Gilgamesh, which he turned into an important collection of watercolours. In 2012 he started a series of ephemeral architectural installations with the project ‘Sparkling Slums’.
As a descendent of the earliest people of the High Andes, Fernando is deeply committed to preserving the complex richness of the oral tradition of his ancestors and spreading the Andean culture. He explores, transforms and translates Andean – and other ancient – myths, legends and rituals into contemporary pieces of art.
Since his presentation in Quito in 1998, where he exhibited and held conference papers during the negotiations of the Peace Treaty between Peru and Ecuador, Fernando has been praised as a leading Peruvian painter by national and international critics. His painting ‘The Seven Aymaras Harmonies‘ was given by Alberto Fujimori, the President of Peru to Jamil Mahuad, the President of Ecuador to commemorate this memorable event. In 2011 Fernando was awarded the First Consumer Intelligence Prize in Watercolour at the 159th Autumn Exhibition of the Royal Academy West for his painting ‘Gilgamesh and Enkidu‘.
2016-2018 Master in Fine art Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design
2010-2012 Postgraduate Diploma in Building Conservation. AA Architectural Association School of Architecture.
2001-2004Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings. Courtauld Institute of Art. University of London2000-2001 MA Art History Qualifaying Year. Birkbeck College. University of London.2000-Sum.Preservation of Medieval Books. International Academic Projects. Montefiascone, Italy. Summer workshops.1999-2001 Certificate of higher Education in Historic Building Conservation. Cambridge University.1999-General English. Anglia Polytechnic University.1989-1994Fine Art Degree. Fine Art School of Art Puno, Peru. 1987-1988Technical Restorer. Workshop with Vitali Suslov, Peru.1981-1986 Secondary School, San Juan Bautista, Puno, Peru.PAST EXHIBITIONSPhilosophical Stays, The Portable Gallery, London, 3rd June 2009Pans adorations, Zalhfysen Gallery, Norway April 2009Bristol Art Trail, 2008Philosophical Landscapes. The Art Zone, Gallery Fore, London, 6 18 December 2004.The Kwazulu-Natal fundraising art auction at Goodenough College: June 21, 2003. Goodenough College, William House, London.Walking under the Milky way, Latin American Week at Goodenough College Churchill room 2- 8th March 2003. Summer Art Exhibition: 6-18 August 2002, Cambridge Corn Exchange.Jubilee Exhibition: 11th May to 9th June, Haddenham Studios & Gallery.Open Exhibition 2002 Contemporary Art: The Wombat Gallery, 29th March 7th April. Whittlesford.Coullurwatana Contemporary Latin American Art. 18th February- 03th March 2002. Gallery. Lincoln.Civilizing Rituals, Ancient rituals in a modern civilization. July 2001. Cambridge Open Studio.Pachawayra , The Memory of the Wind. 16th February- 25th February 2001. Haddenham Studios & Gallery.Millennium Om.16th December 1999- 22 January 2000. Suisho Gallery. Cambridge.Cayma y Caracoto, Patrimonio Religioso del Sur del Peru. 6th 12th September 1999. Claustro Mayor Iglesia San Francisco. Arequipa, Peru.On the Gods, Pachacamac. 02 of April 1999 16th. First Museum of the Peruvian Pisco Maximo Lariera. Pachacamac. Lima Peru.A Magic World made by the Men for the Gods. 1999 City Council Hall Puno, Peru.Christmas at the Shuish Gallery. 10th 22 December 1998. Shuish Art Gallery, Cambridge.In the Time when the Gods lived in the Andes. October 1998. The Pyramid, University San Francisco of Quito, Ecuador.In the Time when the Gods lived in the Andes. November 1998. Centro Historico Pio Jaramillo Alvarado. Loja, Ecuador.Crossing Borders, Urban nomads. 30th April 16th May 1998. Shuish Art Gallery, Cambridge.A meeting with the Angels. 18th - 24th 1998 April Saint Emmanuel Church the Garden Hall. Cambridge.First International congress of Andean Painters, IV Congress of Union Centro Andino de Arquitectos. November1996. Architectural School (Jujuy Architects College) Argentina.The Children of the Sun. 1997. Trinity and all College. University of Leeds.The Children of the Sun. 1996. Canning House and British Lusso Council. London.New Artist Exhibition. 1994. Organised by the Banco de Credito del Peru. Lima, Peru.,
Future Shows: Philosophical Stays, The Portable Gallery, London, 3rd June