Artist at Area Stage
Xavier Cortada is a Cuban-American artist who combines talent with concern for
social and political issues such as racism, poverty, human rights, AIDS and Cuba.
Cortada's paintings have been seen on four continents with exhibits in museums and
galleries in Washington, D.C., New York (Soho), San Antonio, Berkeley, Madrid,
Johannesburg, Mauritius, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Peru and other places.
He was the first foreign artist to exhibit in Soweto after
the end of Apartheid. Cortada has also created a series of participant-driven community
murals commissioned by groups such as HBO, the Indiana Governor's Office, MADD and the
Metro-Dade Cultural Affairs Council. See Vecinas and other paintings at: Area Stage, 645
Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (South Beach), FL (opening tonight at 10 pm).