The Untitled Magazine‘s editor-in-chief and publisher, Indira Cesarine, began her career as a photographer, working for top modeling agencies Elite, Ford and Wilhelmina Models while still in her teens. After completing a triple major from Columbia University in Art History, French, and Women’s Studies, she continued her career in London where she was commissioned by British Vogue, GQ, Esquire, and many other international titles. She was featured in the 1995 TV movie, “Ford Supermodel of The World”, and the same year her career was highlighted in an E! TV special on her early rise in fashion photography. She continued to work internationally as a fashion photographer for many years, shooting for renowned publications and brands such as Vogue, InStyle, The Times, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Dior, Kenzo, Charles Jourdan, and Cerruti, to name a few.
Alongside her photography career, Cesarine worked as a magazine editor for several publications, including as the Editor At Large of British indie magazine Don’t Tell It in the late 90s, and as Fashion Editor at Large of Canadian publication Lush Magazine from 2006 – 2009.
In 2009, Cesarine launched Untitled Media, and it’s first publication, “XXXX Magazine, The Untitled Magazine“, an online multimedia publication that produced a daily edition covering fashion and contemporary art as well as a bi-annual special edition featuring 20-30 original short films, which were additionally screened at cinemas, galleries, museums and festivals internationally. The print edition of “The Untitled Magazine” was launched in 2011, with the “Voyage” Issue 4. In 2012 the print magazine became globally distributed to over 30 countries with the “Cinema” Issue 5, which featured a cover story photographed by Cesarine of actress Vanessa Hudgens.
Cesarine personally oversees each issue, curating not only the artists, photographers, and themes, but also the casting and many other elements of the productions. She continues to contribute as a photographer and journalist to the publication and has expanded Untitled Media to include Untitled Productions, a full-service production house and creative agency, The Untitled Boutique, an online fashion retail site, and The Untitled Space contemporary art gallery located in Tribeca, New York. The Untitled Space gallery specializes in emerging and established contemporary artists exploring conceptual framework and boundary-pushing ideology through mediums of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, and performance art, with an emphasis on women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ artists.
Aside from her business ventures, Indira Cesarine continues to explore her creative vision as a multidisciplinary artist. Cesarine works with photography, video, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. She has directed fashion films, narrative, and documentary short films, as well as video art productions. Her work has been exhibited internationally at many galleries, museums, art fairs, and festivals, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hudson Valley MOCA, Mattatuck Museum, French Embassy Cultural Center, Albany Institute of History and Art, CICA Museum, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Art Basel Miami, SCOPE Art Fair, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Sotheby’s New York, 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 for the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, New York. She has additionally curated many photography and video art exhibits in collaboration with The Untitled Magazine, and with The Untitled Space, is able to extend her curatorial to contemporary artists. Since launching The Untitled Space, Cesarine has curated over 50 exhibitions and has exhibited artwork by more than 500 artists. In 2019 she launched Art4Equality, an initiative supporting equality-themed exhibitions and special projects including films and public art. In 2022, she launched Untitled Auctions, an online auction platform presenting primary market auctions for emerging and mid-career artists which additionally raises funds for notable charitable organizations and non-profit foundations.
Cesarine’s artwork and exhibits have been featured internationally in many publications including American Vogue, Vogue Italia, The New York Times, Forbes, Newsweek, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Huffington Post. She has additionally been featured on many TV shows including Inside Edition, E! TV, MTV, Entertainment Tonight, The Ricki Lake Show, Fashion One TV, High Society, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, as well as “Make Me a Supermodel” US and UK editions.
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