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Cortada's Antarctic Ice Painting will be on exhibit at Blue Sphere
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Cortada's Antarctic Ice Painting will be on exhibit at Blue Sphere

Cortada's Antarctic Ice Painting will be on exhibit at Blue Sphere at Cafeina in Wynwood

4/5/2013 to 4/29/2013
When: 4/5/2013
Where: Wyndwood Exhibition Center
Cafeina
297 NW 23rd Street
Miami, Florida  33127
United States
Contact: Lucinda Linderman

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Xavier Cortada "Getz" (Ice Painting: Antarctic Sea Ice series) Medium:  Sea ice from the Antarctica's Ross Sea, sediment from Antarctica's Dry Valleys and mixed media on paper Size: 12 inches x 9 inches Year: 2007 Created onsite at McMurdo Station, Ross Island, Antarctica

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” using sea ice, glacier and sediment samples provided to him by scientists working in Antarctica.  The artist titled the works on paper by randomly selecting the names of geographic features from a map of the continent that inspired their creation.

Miami artist 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 Holland, Hawaii and Latvia and Taiwan. Cortada serves as artist-in-residence at the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts | Office of Engaged Creativity.

 

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts


Xavier Cortada
Artist-in-Residence
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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