Xavier Cortada
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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 inBolivia and Panama, AIDS murals in Geneva and South Africa, and eco-art projects in Taiwan, Holland, Hawaii and Latvia. (See bio)


  • Artist-in-Residence and Director, Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts | Office of Engaged Creativity, Miami Beach, FL (2011-present)

  • Artistic Director and Founder, The Reclamation ProjectMiami Science Museum, Miami, FL (2006-present)

  • Professional Artist (1997-present)


  • Vice Chair, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Tallahassee, FL (present)

  • Councilor, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council, Miami, FL (present)

  • Member, City of Miami Arts and Entertainment Council, Miami, FL (present)

  • Member, City of Miami Education Advisory Council, Miami, FL (present)

  • Executive Committee,  Miami-Dade Community Relations Board (CRB) (past)


  • Juris Doctor, University of Miami School of Law Coral Gables, FL (December 1991).





2012  Broward Public Art and Design Progam, Port Everglades Terminal 2, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2010   Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, City of Miami Gardens Aquatic Center, Miami Gardens, FL

2008   Art in State Buildings, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL. 

2008   Monroe County Art in Public PlacesUpper Keys Government Center,  FL.

2008   Pinellas County Art in Public PlacesFlorida Botanical Gardens, Largo, FL.

2007   Monroe County Art in Public Places North Key Largo Fire Station, Key Largo, FL.


In recent years, Cortada has delivered formal lectures about his art at:


2010     Sequentia, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL.

2010     North Pole/South Pole (90n/90s) InstallationsMiami Science Museum, Miami, FL. 

2010     Endangered World: 80.15 W/ InstallationBiscayne National Park, Homestead, FL.

2009     Native Flags: North Pole, ecoartspace, Verge Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL.

2009     The Reclamation ProjectMartin County Courthouse Cultural Center, Stuart, FL.

See more at EXHIBITS


2012   Cintas Fellowship Finalists Group Show, Freedom Tower | MDC Museum of Art + Design, Miami, F:
2012    Tallahassee, FL 

2011   Nurturing Nature, Concordia College's OSilas Gallery, Bronxville, NY

2011    Annual Alumnni ExhibitionUniversity of Miami College of Arts and Sciences Art Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

2010    New Media Festival, 5th editionHardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami, FL

2010    The Liberators Project/Liberadores (Denver Biennial of the Americas), Museo de las Americas,  Denver, CO.

2010    AdaptationArt and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL.

2009    Water: Three StatesAuburn University Art Gallery, Auburn, AL.

2009    Polar IdentityWorks Gallery, San Jose, CA.

2009    Antarctica: Collection from the Bottom of the WorldMaryland Science Center, Baltimore, MD.

2009    Sustainable?, Central Connecticut State University Gallery, New Britain, CT.

See more at EXHIBITS

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