Xavier Cortada

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Our Community (is like a Mangrove Forest), 2004 Acrylic On Canvas 6'6" X 17'6" © Xavier Cortada
Firebush, 2010 Digital Art © Xavier Cortada
Horseshoe Crab 5 , 2004 Charcoal On Canvas 72 Inches X 36 Inches © Xavier Cortada
Horseshoe Crab 1, 2004 Charcoal On Canvas 72 Inches X 36 Inches © Xavier Cortada
(The Four Nucleotides:) Adenine, 2010 Acryclic On Canvas 60" X 72" © Xavier Cortada
(The Four Nucleotides:) Guanine, 2010 Acryclic On Canvas 60" X 72" © Xavier Cortada
Plaza Azul, 2009 © Xavier Cortada
Plaza Roja, 2008 Hand Painted Ceramic And Glass Mosaic 96" X 96"' X 18" © Xavier Cortada
Plaza Allapattah, 2008 Hand Painted Ceramic And Glass Mosaic 96" X 384"' X 18" © Xavier Cortada
Endangered World (North Pole), 2008 © Xavier Cortada
Longitudinal Installation (at the North Pole), 2008 24 Women's Shoes Aligned In A Circle (15 Degrees Apart) Around The North Pole © Xavier Cortada
Cyan roots 2, 2006 Acryclic On Canvas 48 Inches X 36 Inches © Xavier Cortada
Mangrove Forest, 2007 Acryclic On Canvas 48 Inches X 60 Inches © Xavier Cortada
(The Four Nucleotides:) Cytosine, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 60 × 54 Inches © Xavier Cortada
Aer (Four Elements at the Frost Art Museum), 2008 Digital Art (Sublimation Dye On Fabric) 40 Feet By 10 Feet © c 2008 Xavier Cortada
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  • Juris Doctor, University of Miami School of Law Coral Gables, FL (December 1991).
  • Master of Public Administration, University of Miami Graduate School, Coral Gables, FL (December 1991).

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, Coral Gables, FL (December 1986).


2008    Polar Attractions, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

2008   E. P. A. (Environmental Performance Actions), EXIT ART, New York, New York

2007    Weather Report, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado
           (Exhibit curated by Lucy Lippard).

2007     Envisioning Change  presented by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Natural World Museum:

  • Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway (June- August 2007)

  • Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium (October - December 2007)

  • Ministry of Culture, Monaco (February - March 2008)

2007    Sublime Climate, Thompson Gallery at the Cambridge School, Weston, Massachusetts

2006    SCOPE Art Fair Sculpture Garden, Miami Beach, FL

2006     Miami in Transition, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (April - October)

2006     El Corazon, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

2006     A Well-Kept Secret: 40 years of Collecting, Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL

2005     La Caravela, Ice House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

2003     Turning Pages:  Celebrating South Florida Artist-Made Books, Centre Gallery Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus (Miami, FL), FAU Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection (West Palm Beach, FL) and Bienes Center for the Literary Arts (Ft. Lauderdale, FL).

1999     ONANI: The African presence in Latin American and Caribbean Visual Arts, El Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, PA

1997     The Condition of Pandemics: Towards the Millennium, Longwood Arts Gallery (Bronx Council of the Arts), Bronx, NY.


2007     Kunsthaus Booth, Art DC (Art Fair), Washington D.C. (April)

2007     Trends, Arte Americas (Art Fair), Miami Beach, FL (March)

2005     OMNIART MIAMI III (Absence of Place), Miami, FL

2005     Plural Miami, curated by Antonio Zaya in the World Arts (during Art Basel 2005), Miami, FL

2004     OMNIART MIAMI  I and II (honoring Art Basel Miami Beach and Art Miami 2005), Miami, FL



2007    South Pole Installations, Wolfson Center Gallery, MDC Art Galleries, Miami FL

2007    The Reclamation Project and Native Flags,  Miami Science Museum, Miami, FL

2007    Ice Paintings, Governor's Office Gallery, The Capitol, Tallahassee, FL

2007    Endangered World, Capitol Rotunda, Tallahassee, FL

2007     Antarctica, Kunsthaus Miami Contemporary Art Space, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL

2006     The Markers, Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium, Miami, FL

2006     The Reclamation Project, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

2006     Mangroves, solo exhibit at Artel Gallery, Pensacola, FL

2005     Mangroves, solo exhibit at Miami-Dade College North Campus Gallery, Miami, FL.

2005     Mangroves, Xavier Cortada's solo exhibit in the Capitol Gallery (22nd Floor), presented by the State of Florida's Division of Cultural Affairs Capitol Complex exhibit program, Tallahassee, FL.

2004     May It Please the Court, a solo exhibit in the rotunda of the Florida Supreme Court, Tallahassee, FL

2000     Master-Peace 2000 exhibit, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Miami, FL

1999     Compartiendo con Panamá, University of Panama, Panama City, Panama.

1998     "CUBABA," ArtCenter / South Florida, Miami Beach, Florida

1997     "Compartiendo con Bolivia: Museo Tambo Quirquincho, La Paz, Bolivia and Museo Historico Regional, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. 

1997     "inter/cambios", solo exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cusco, Peru

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