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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.

2008     Ancestral Dinner Party (The Genographic Project), Miami Science Museum, Miami, FL.

2007    South Pole Installations, Centre Gallery, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Miami, FL.

2007    Native Flags and The Reclamation ProjectMiami Science Museum, Miami, FL.

2007     AntarcticaKunsthaus Miami Contemporary Art Space, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL.

2006     The Reclamation Project, Bass Museum of Art, Miami BeachFL.


• 2005 Mangroves, solo exhibit at Miami-Dade College North Campus Gallery, Miami, FL.

• 2005 Mangroves, Capitol Complex Exhibitions: Capitol Gallery (22nd Floor), Tallahassee, FL.

• 2004 May It Please the Court, a solo exhibit in the rotunda of the Florida Supreme Court, Tallahassee, FL

• 2001 No Tengan Miedo, solo exhibit at Latin American Art Museum, Miami, FL

• 2000 Master-Peace 2000 exhibit, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Miami, FL

• 2000 "imago, imaginis", St. Thomas University Atrium Art Gallery, Miami, FL.

• 1998 "CUBABA," ArtCenter / South Florida, Miami Beach, Florida

• 1997 "Compartiendo con Bolivia: Museo Tambo Quirquincho (La Paz), 

and Museo Historico Regional (Santa Cruz), Bolivia. 

• 1997 "inter/cambios", solo exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cusco, Peru

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

2010    Art in Embassies, Malabo, Equitorial Guinea

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.

2008    The Green Project presented by the Claire Oliver Gallery, Miami, FL.

2008    Polar Attractions, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.

2008    EPA (Environmental Performance Actions)EXIT ART, New York, NY.

2007    Weather ReportBoulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO -- curated by Lucy Lippard.

2007     Envisioning Change, presented by the Natural World Museum and the United Nations Environment Programme at the Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway (June-August), and the BOZAR Center for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium (October- December), and the Ministry of Culture in Monaco (in February 2008).

2006     Miami in Transition, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL.


  • 2004 OMNIART MIAMI I and II (honoring Art Basel Miami Beach and Art Miami 2005), Miami, FL

  • 2003 Turning Pages: Celebrating South Florida Artist-Made Books, Centre Gallery Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus (Miami, FL), FAU Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection (West Palm Beach, FL) and Bienes Center for the Literary Arts (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

  • 1999 ONANI: The African presence in Latin American and Caribbean Visual Arts, El Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, PA

  • 1997 The Condition of Pandemics: Towards the Millennium, Longwood Arts Gallery (Bronx Council of the Arts), Bronx, NY

  • 1995 Berkeley Art Center Association 11th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley, CA


  • BLOOM at Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2011.

  • Paths and Traces/Chemins et TracésFondation Derouin – Symposium 2009, Les Jardins du Précambrien, Val-David, Quebec, Canada, 2009.

  • Kunst- en natuurwandeling OverLevenFoundation Nature Art Drenthe (Stichting Natuurkunst Drenthe), Drenthe, the Netherlands, 2009.

  • 90N (North Pole) Installations, New York Foundation for the Arts, NYFA sponsored artist, 2008.

  • Art in Antarctica (South Pole Installations), National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, 2006-2007.

  • Prior grantors also include: U.S. State Department, USAID, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade Art in Public Places.


2010     Hardcore Art Contemporary Space booth, SCOPE, Miami, FL

2009     ecoartspace, verge (Art Fair), Miami Beach, FL (December)

2007     Kunsthaus Booth, Art DC, Washington D.C. (April)

2007     Trends, Arte Americas, Miami Beach, FL (March)

2006    SCOPE Sculpture Garden, Miami Beach, FL

2005     OMNIART MIAMI III (Absence of Place), Miami, FL

2005     Plural Miami, curated by Antonio Zaya in the World Arts (during Art Basel 2005), Miami, FL

2004     OMNIART MIAMI  and II (honoring Art Basel Miami Beach and Art Miami 2005), Miami, FL

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Xavier Cortada
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
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Miami Beach, FL 33139

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


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