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xavier cortada
has been commissioned to create art for the White House,
the World Bank, Nike, HBO, the Global Health Council &
the Miami Art Museum.

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Xavier Cortada art exhibits:




    Plural Miami
    group show curated by Antonio Zaya

    Opening reception on

    Saturday, December 3
    , 2005
    from 7pm to 11pm

    World Arts Building
    2214 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL
    For more info
    click here


     a solo exhibit by Xavier Cortada

    Oct. 14 - Dec. 9, 2005

    Miami Dade College North Campus
    North Art Gallery
    11380 NW 27 Ave., Building 5000. 

    For more info
    click on image.

    December 1, 2005:
    opening of reclamation installation | Noon: lecture


  • La Calavera Art Exhibit, a group show presented by The City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs and The Ice House Cultural Center from October 29, through November 26, 2005 at The Ice House Cultural Center in Oak Cliff (1004 W. Page Street, Dallas, TX 75208).


    Division of Cultural Affairs

    a solo exhibit by

    Xavier Cortada

    in the

    Capitol Gallery

    Florida Capitol,22nd Floor,
    Tallahassee, FL

    April 4 - June 3, 2005

    click here for more



  • The Miami Mangrove Forest, an installation by Xavier Cortada at OMNIART 1 (during Art Basel Miami Beach 2004) and OMNIART 2 (during Art Miami 2005), Miami, FL.

  • XL, an exhibit of large-scale drawings by Miami artist Xavier Cortada
    as he celebrates his 40th birthday (XL is the Roman Numeral for 40),
    September 17 - October 31, 2004 in his studio.
  • Compartiendo: Art in the Drug Court, a long term exhibit by Xavier Cortada
    in the  Miami-Dade County Drug Court, Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building, 1351 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33125-- Courtroom 4-4
  • Recent paintings by Xavier Cortada on exhibit at the Art Gallery at FGCU Library Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Fort Myers, FL during May 20, 2004  - June 11, 2004.

  • ¡Celebra Libertad!, Miami, Florida (featuting the Painted Cuban Plane and Freedom Luggage Installation), May 19, 2004.
  • May It Please the Court, a solo exhibit in the rotunda of the Supreme Court of Florida, March 1st - July 15th, 2004.
  • Turning Pages: Celebrating South Florida Artist-Made Books. group show, from October 30, 2003  thru December 19, 2003 at the
    Centre Gallery Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus
    300 NE 2nd Avenue
    Miami, FL. 

    Other exhibit venues include: 
    • Books as Aesthetic Objects
      Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection:                   
      Florida Atlantic University
      West Palm Beach, FL    
      January 14 – February 29, 2004

      Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
      Broward County Main Library
      Broward County, FL
      March 18 – May 8, 2004

  • 2003 Hispanic Hertitage Month Murals -- Exhibit of two murals in the rotunda of the State of Florida Capitol presented by the Honorable Jeb Bush Governor of Florida and the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs,  September 15- October 31, 2003.
  • Artwork by Hispanic Artists, a group show curated by Lucy Keshavarz for the Rotating Art Exhibition Program at the Aventura Government Center (19200 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL) fromDecember 20th, 2002 - January 29, 2003.
  • Ancestors:  Origin of Community an installation by Marvin Weeks and Xavier Cortada (with works exhibited by Purvis Young) at the historic Lyric Theater in Miami's Overtown Community.  Opening reception on November 30th, 2002 at 7 pm, runs through December 8, 2002.
  • Estampitas Religiosas, a solo exhibit at the Divine Word Mission Gallery in Techny, Illinois from June 3 -August 31, 2002.
  • ArtCARE: Outreach to Juveniles in Adult Jails -- February 1, 2003 - March 24th, 2002 at Casa Grande Cultural Center.  (*The exhibit is co-presented by Miami-Dade Art in Public Places and by the Law Offices of Public Defender Bennett H.  Brummer (in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida.  It is also co-sponsored by  Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs.)
  • HistoryDisabilityArt --   Opening reception on Wednesday,  December 12, 2001, 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Casa Grande Cultural Center, Miami, FL.  (*This exhibit explores the History of Disabilities and is presented by the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development.  It is co-sponored by the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs.   Exhibit runs through January 18, 2002.)
  • demons at Casa Grande Culural Center, 104 SW 9th Street, Ground Level, Miami, Florida. Opening reception on Friday, November 9 , 2001 from 8 to 10 p.m

  • prime -- a process - art installation -- at Casa Grande Culural Center, 104 SW 9th Street, Ground Level, Miami, Florida.  Opening reception: September 13, 2001.
  • No Tengan Miedo, Latin American Art Museum solo exhibit exploring the impact of Pope John Paul II's visit to Cuba the third anniversary of the trip.  Address:  2206 SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho), Miami, FL  Opening Reception:  January 12, 2000.

  • City Link Best of Artist exhibit at ArtServe Gallery, 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Ft, Lauderdale, FL.  Opening reception on Saturday, September 2 and the show hangs through September 25, 2000.

  • Cuba Nostalgia, Coconut Grove, Florida, 2000.

  • "imago, imaginis", solo art exhibit at St. Thomas University Atrium Art Gallery:  January 20, 2000 (opening night) through March 8th, 2000. Miami, FL.

  • "In the Capitol" -- Xavier Cortada's solo exhibit in Florida State Cabinet meeting room.  The exhibit,  held from November 26, 1999 through February 4, 2000 is part of the State's Division of Cultural Affairs Capitol Complex exhibit program, Tallahassee, FL.

  • CUBABA, a solo-exhibit at the ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL, April - May 1998.

  • "Cubans in America", Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art group show, Coral Gables, FL, 1998.

  • Compartiendo con Bolivia, 1998, Opening exhibit for a year-long cultural program entitled  "Sucre - Plaza Mayor de la Cultura Iberoamericana". The exhibit  to coincide with a meeting of the federation of binational centers.  Then, Cortada's exhibit travels to Tarija for the International Festival de la Cultura "Abril en Tarija", and later to Potosí a/o Oruro for an exhibit in coordination  with the Partners of the Americas.

  • Compartiendo con Bolivia, 1997, During October 1997 XAVIER CORTADA opened two Arts America sponsored exhibits: one at Museo de Historia, Universidad Autónoma "Gabriel Rene Moreno," the Regional Museum of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and the other at the Museo Tambo Quirquincho, the municipal museum in La Paz, Bolivia, 1997. After his departure, the exhibit continued traveling through Bolivia, including the Binational Center in Cochabamba.

  • Works on Display, Area Stage, Miami Beach, FL, 1997

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

  • Lambda Conference, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, 1997.

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

  • Aspects of the Human Condition -- solo show at the Galeria Sol y Luna, San Antonio, Texas, 1996.

  • Home...a nice place to be, Palm Beach County LISC, The Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida, 1996.

  • ART ACT, QueeRoots/QueerSpace, Miami, FL, 1996.

  • Cuban Artists Exhibit at the United States Capitol Building, House Office Building Rotunda, Washington, D.C., 1996.

  • Women Through the Eyes of Latin American Artists --Carib Art Gallery, SOHO, New York, 1996.

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

  • Moscoso Gallery--Latin American Art, Washington, D. C ., 1995.

  • "Mwenge" and "Heart of the Matter" -- USIS Community Center, Dar Es Salam, Tanzania, 1994.

  • "Heart of the Matter--Drawings Depicting Substance Abuse and other Problems in our Society" -- United States Embassy, Port Louis, Mauritius,1994.

  • "Mwenge" (Hope)-- United States Cultural Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 1994.

  • "Delivery: To the People of Soweto" --Ipelegeng Community Center, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa,1994.

  • "Acrylics on Canvas" --Washington Irving Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain, 1994.





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Xavier Cortada has exhibited his works in museums, galleries, and cultural venues around the world and has pioneered the use of the Internet in collaborative art-making. The Miami-based Cuban-American artist, attorney, and activist has worked collaboratively with diverse groups across the United States, Latin America, Europe and Africa to create pro-social community murals and participant-driven art projects. 

Cortada has created murals for:

The White House
The World Bank
Global Health Council
World AIDS Conferences
Miami-Dade County Juvenile Courthouse
Miami-Dade Art in Public Places
Miami Art Museum

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