- 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).
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS:
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.
SELECTED ART FAIRS:
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
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITS:
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