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Global Warnings, by Suzaan Boettger, Art in America,
Issue No. 6, p 154-161 and 206-207, June/July 2008.
The Arts: "The Longitudinal Installation: Representing those affected by climate change." Xavier Cortada. Resurgence, edition 243, page 32-33 (July/August 2007)
Kunsthaus Miami exhibit. Review by Milagros Bello. Published in arte al día (International Magazine of Contemporary Latin American Art), edition 119, (July 2007).
Bold as Ice:
Miami artist Xavier Cortada finds fresh air at the South Pole.
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus.
Published in the Miami New Times on March 29, 2007.
Artist Xavier Cortada takes environmental awareness to the South Pole
By Deseraè E. Del Campo
Pubished in Miami Monthly Magazine, April 2007.
Xavier Cortada: ANTARCTICA
Blue Print Directory, Volume 10, March 2007.
It’s Florida’s turn to become a cultural state. Florida is still a very young state and the money we have is very young money. People are still trying to figure out what to do with that money and artists are trying to figure out how to get their first show in New York City or Paris. But that’s changing. The new kid on the block, the new empire, is Miami. I look at Miami the way I look at Italy at the beginning of the Renaissance.
--A Colorful Palette, an Open Canvas, 40 Voices on Florida’s Future (Special 40th Anniversary Issue), Florida Trend, Tampa, Florida (state-wide circulation), September 1998.
Xavier Cortada is not shy. Given that he once expected to make his career in politics, the Miami law-school-grad-turned-artist is no stranger to self-promotion in the name of spreading ideas. Which is exactly what he's doing now, except with a paint brush. And Cortada, like other emerging artists, is learning that there's a lot to be said for an outgoing personality when it comes to finding an audience.
--A New Breed of Artist, by Tananarive Due, The Miami Herald, Living and Arts, Miami, Florida, February 7, 1998.
Cortada, a painter and muralist, used a $3,000 New Forms grant from the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council to set up an interactive art studio. He bought a Webcam, hired an assistant and expanded his Web page -- www.cortada.com
--Artist's Interactive WebSite mines chat rooms for the muses, by Liz Balmaseda,The Miami Herald, April 10, 1999.
|Xavier Cortada is a great believer in the healing powers of communal art. Last week, young paceno drug addicts and alcoholics contributed to a mural-painting session Cortada organized outside La Paz’s Centro Boliviano Americano (CBA). With the help of some 200 high school students, the team effort produced a vast mural portraying the harsh realities of drug addiction and alcoholism in Bolivia.|
--The Healing Powers of Paint by Antonio Aruquipa, Bolivian Times, La Paz, Bolivia, October 16, 1997
Convinced that art is the most powerful and most universal language of all, Cuban-American artist Xavier Cortada uses his paintings to speak to the world. Most recently, he communicated with the people of Soweto. Cortada is visiting Johannesburg and Pretoria after arriving from presentations of his work in Madrid and Portugal. Next, he will travel to Mauritius and Sierra Leone.
|Miami artist Xavier Cortada proudly hosted the opening of his Cubaba exhibit in Miami this past spring. The son of Cuban immigrants, Cortada’s exhibit was geared towards the Latino populace in south Florida, but was not limited to that group. "Cuban, American, both, or neither," says Cortada of his all-inclusive target audience. |
--A Cuban Cubist, Smoke Magazine, Smoke Front, New York, New York (national circulation), Summer 1998