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Xavier Cortada
Summer exhibits
June 2010
In this issue
Biennial of the Americas
David Castillo Gallery
Art & Culture Center of Hollywood
Art Center South Florida

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Biennial works

The works on paper and video art Cortada created for the Biennial of the Americas are available to collectors exclusively through the following Miami gallery:

Hardcore Art Contemporary Space
3326 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, Florida 33127
Telephone: 305.576.1645
Contact: Rochi Llaneza
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Cortada to participate in Biennial of the Americas
Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, Colorado  80204
June 24th - September 26th, 2010

Xavier Cortada's "Ancestral Journeys" has been selected by curator Maruca Salazar for Museo de las Americas Liberators Project as part of Denver's inaugural Biennial of the Americas.  The Biennial is an international event that celebrates the culture, ideas and people of the Western Hemisphere.

Cortada's DNA-based interdisciplinary work depicts the ancestral journeys of this hemisphere's current inhabitants. In their blood they capture evidence of the routes their deep ancestors took from their original journey out of East Africa 60,000 years ago.  By marking the appearance and frequency of genetic markers in modern humans, we can determine when and where ancient humans moved around the world.

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Cortada, Ancestral Journeys: Paternal Lineage (Y Haplogroup I1a),
Xavier Cortada, "Ancestral Journeys: Paternal Lineage (Y Haplogroup I1a)," archival ink on paper, 60" x 45" (limited edition of 5), 2010.

"Ice Paintings" available at David Castillo Gallery
"Leverett" is one of four Antarctic ice paintings on exhibit through July 3rd.

Leverett, an "Ice Painting" by Xavier Cortada, 2007
David Castillo Gallery
2234 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida  33127
June 12th - July 3rd, 2010

Opening reception: Sat., June 12th, 7p - 10p

David Castillo Gallery is proud to present DCG Open, a survey exhibition of sixty-six Miami-based artists. The strength and diversity of the artists in DCG Open is massive, impressive, enlightened, and wonderful. Miami has become a place for much discussion regarding the role of the arts, the expansion of private collection museums, the support of public museums, art fairs, the performing arts center, the university museums and everything in between. But in all this, there can only be one center for culture anywhere in the world and that will always remain the artists and their production. 

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"Ice Paintings" at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
1650 Harrison Street
Hollywood, FL 33020
June 6th - August 12th. 2010

Nine of Xavier Cortada's "Antarctic Ice Paintings" are on exhibit in the Adaptation group show curated by Jane Hart at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida.  This is the first time this group of ice paintings has been be exhibited in Florida.

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Nine "Ice Paintings" on display through August 1
Ice Paintings, Art 
and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL (2010)


"Ice Paintings" on exhibit at Art Center South Florida

Ice Paintings at Art 
Center South Florida, 800 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL

Art Center South Florida
800 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Florida  33139
May 12th - June 28th, 2010

Xavier Cortada, recipient of a 2006-2007 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers fellowship, traveled to Antarctica to implement a series of projects and installations. While there, the Miami artist created "ice paintings" by melting the very ice that threatens to cause sea levels to rise globally. 

Cortada titled the works on paper by randomly selecting the names of geographic features from a map of the continent that inspired their creation. 

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Cortada's Antarctic Ice Paintings have previously been exhibited at:

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Kunsthaus Contemporary Art Space, Miami, FL
Capitol Complex/Governor's Office, Tallahassee, FL
Wolfson Centre Gallery, MDC Galleries, Miami, FL
Maryland Science Museum, Baltimore, MD
Thompson Gallery at Cambridge, Weston, MA
CCSU Art Gallery, New Britain, CT

9/13/2014 » 11/1/2014
Cortada to celebrate 50th Birthday with "Littoral Creatures" exhibit opening on September 13th

9/27/2014 » 1/4/2015
Glenbow Museum (Calgary, Canada): Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775 - 2012

Green Drinks: Virginia Key | FLOR500 Wildflower Seed Distribution at History Miami museum

11/12/2014 » 12/17/2014
Littoral Creatures: Broward College Exhibit and Lecture

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.


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Xavier Cortada created art installations at the North Pole and South Pole to address environmental concerns at every point in between. He’s been commissioned to create art for the White House, the World Bank, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, Florida Botanical Gardens, the Miami Art Museum, Museum of Florida History, Miami Science Museum and the Frost Art Museum. Cortada has also developed numerous collaborative art projects globally, including peace murals in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, child welfare murals in Bolivia and Panama, AIDS murals in Switzerland and South Africa, and eco-art projects in HollandHawaiiNew HampshireLatvia and Taiwan

Cortada serves as artist-in-residence at the The FIU | College of Architecture + The Arts.  FIU | CARTA engages our local and global communities by deploying the power of architecture + the arts to createinnovate, and inspire solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems. Offering 9 graduate and 8 undergraduate degrees within 7 academic departments, our more than 2,500 majors have the unique experience working with our award-winning faculty, in nationally ranked programs, in the heart of Miami — one of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities! For more information, visit us at