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Seventeen: 17 local artists reinterpret Cortada's "80.15 W" carbon paper drawings
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Seventeen: 17 local artists reinterpret  Cortada's

12/1/2011 to 1/5/2012
When: Opening reception: December 1st
6:30 PM
Where: Gallery at Cortada Studio
Casa Grande - Ground Level/Eastside
104 SW Ninth Street, Suite B
Miami, Florida 
United States
Contact: Vince Herrera, Director for Special Projects at the Gallery at Cortada Studio

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Last year, Miami artist Xavier Cortada created a mile-long installation consisting of 360 flags running from the entrance of Biscayne National Park to the water's edge: 360 participants each painted a flag depicting an endangered animal representing one of Earth's 360 degrees. This year, Cortada worked with Vince Herrera who invited fellow Miami artists to each create a work depicting one of the 17 threatened and endangered species that call Biscayne National Park home.

The seventeen invitees are: Vince Herrera, Ernesto Kunde, Alex Yanes, Kazilla, Sean Ritchwood, Diana Contreras, Eleazar Delgado, BMD, Anthony Burks, TMNK, Kid, Courtney Rutter, Clay Frye, Yoko Sigiura, Monique Lassooij, Sri Prabha, and Alexandra Seda. 
These 17 works will be exhibited at the gallery adjacent to Cortada's Miami studio.  

Cortada's  original drawings of the seventeen species -- including the Wood Stork, the Key Largo Rat, and the Smalltooth Sawfish-- will be on display at his studio.  Signed, numbered, limited-edition prints are available for sale online (click here to see STORE).

Cortada created the 17 drawings on carbon paper, as a metaphor for the impact (or "carbon footprint”) that humans have had on these species, even across the boundaries of protected nature preserves. 

For more information, please contact Vince Herrera, Director for Special Projects at The Gallery at Cortada Studio,, (786) 303-8991. For directions, see

80.15 W Cortada, 2010

Titled for Biscayne Bay's longitude, Cortada's
"80.15 W" features the 17 threatened and endangered species that call Biscayne National Park home.

Xavier Cortada, "Roseate Tern," 2010.

Xavier Cortada. "Elk Coral," 2010.

Xavier Cortada, "Smalltooth Sawfish," 2010.

Xavier Cortada, "Hawksbill Turtle," 2010.

The gallery will also display some drawings of Cortada's "Endangered World." Cortada has created "Endangered World" installations at the South Pole (2007), North Pole (2008), Holland (2009) and Biscayne National Park (2010), as well as online participatory art projects (, to engage community members in addressing the large-scale loss of our planet's biodiversity.

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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