Cristian Ordóñez

Birthdate: 1976

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile 

Based location: Canada 

Social profiles 

Cristian Ordóñez website 

Cristian Ordóñez CV English 

Cristian Ordóñez Instagram 

Cristian Ordóñez profile Sur Gallery


Cristian Ordóñez (born 1976, Santiago, Chile)  

Cristian Ordóñez is a Chilean multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. Cristian has over 20 years of experience as a photographer, graphic designer, and lecturer. Cristian graduated with honours in graphic design from DUOC Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (2000). He has participated in artist and academic-led workshops including the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (now known as WDO) in Santiago, Chile, the online workshop Teaching Art and Design through the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) in 2020, the Winter Solstice Workshop with Mark Steinmetz at The Humid in Athens, Georgia, in 2021, and the Photopolymer Gravure Workshop with Angela Snieder at Open Studio in Toronto in 2022. He has also participated in online courses such as Arts & Politics: Reflections of the 20th Century, with Mónica Salinero, sponsored by the Corporación Cultural USACH in Santiago, Chile. He has been the recipient of significant grants and awards, including the Burtynsky Grant (2021), and he was the yearTK winner of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.  

Cristian Ordóñez’s studio work is with the photographic medium. He explores the inherent capabilities of photography, so the final piece is a bounded series where the images are edited or accompanied by text and they evolve into a collaborative work between graphic designers, publishing houses, and writers. Cristian Ordóñez has self-published nine work series including On Trial (2022), Notes (On Trial) edition 01,02,03 (2021), and Other Voices (2019). His work has been exhibited in Canada and Internationally, including in the solo exhibition Frecuencia (2021) at Galeria Animal in Santiago, Chile. His work has also been part of the collective exhibition The People United (2022–2023) curated by Tamara Toledo, showcased at Sur Gallery, Toronto, and the Workers Art and Heritage Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.

Trama  (detail)


Pigment prints (medium format film negative, scanned and laser printed, re-scanned, and pigment printed on enhanced matte photo paper) mounted on birch plywood

Image from the collective exhibition The People United, curated by Tamara Toledo, Sur Gallery, Toronto, 2022

Solo exhibitions

Cristian Ordóñez solo exhibition Frecuencia, Galeria Animal, Santiago, Chile, 2021

Collective exhibitions

Cristian Ordóñez collective exhibition The People United, curated by Tamara Toledo, Sur Gallery, Toronto, 2022-2023


Cristian Ordóñez interview Nowhere Diary, 2021


Claudia Bernal online video studio critique with Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, LACAP, Toronto, 2022 

Published work by Cristian Ordóñez

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Published work about Cristian Ordóñez

Cristian Ordóñez review by Alejandra Villasmil, 2022 

Press release

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List of Grants, Awards and Projects

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Documents courtesy of the artist 

Biography (2023)

CV (2023)

Using Format