Caesar started his career as a painter. He was the Director of West Midlands Minorities Arts Service. Co curated 'Into the Open' Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield (1984) and 'Caribbean Expressions in Britain' Leicestershire Museum and Art Gallery (1986). During a visit to New York in the 1980's he acquired a Canon film camera which he still uses - he has worked in countries including India, South America, South Africa, Albania and the Caribbean documenting diverse communities. The outcome has resulted in 18,000 vintage negatives. For the series 'US of A' he reworked the 35mm negatives and conceptualised them into new forms challenging the notion of religion, sex, identity and race.
Selected exhibitions: Into The Open: Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield UK 1984. Pogus Caesar Paintings: Cartwright Hall, Bradford UK 1986. Forward Ever Backward Never: Artangel, London UK 2003. Seeing Slavery: The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent UK 2007. That Beautiful Thing: Wolverhampton Art Gallery UK 2008. Pattern Recognition: The City Gallery, Leicester UK 2009. Islands on the Edge: Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston USA 2015. Staying Power: V&A Museum, London UK 2015.
Caesar's work is represented in public and private collections, including V&A Museum, London UK; The City Gallery, Leicester UK; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield UK; Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton UK and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham UK.
Caesar lives and works in Birmingham, UK