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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
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exhibit by Xavier Cortada
Oct. 14 - Dec. 9, 2005
Miami Dade College North Campus
North Art Gallery
11380 NW 27 Ave., Building 5000.
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December 1, 2005:
11a: opening of reclamation installation |
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).
- The Miami Mangrove Forest,
an installation by Xavier Cortada at
(during Art Basel Miami Beach 2004) and
(during Art Miami 2005), Miami, FL.
an exhibit of large-scale drawings by
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--
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
Miami, Florida (featuting the Painted Cuban Plane and Freedom
Luggage Installation), May 19, 2004.
in the rotunda of the
Florida Supreme Court
March 1 - July 15, 2004
(exhibit on long term loan to Supreme Court
for exhibit in Judicial Meeting Room)
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
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) from December
20th, 2002 - January 29, 2003.
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
- Estampitas Religiosas, a solo exhibit at
the Divine Word Mission Gallery in Techny, Illinois from June 3
-August 31, 2002.
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.)
-- 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-sponsored by the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs. Exhibit runs through
January 18, 2002.)
demons at Casa Grande Cultural 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
Cultural 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.
Nostalgia, Coconut Grove, Florida, 2000.
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,
Compartiendo con Panamá: a collaborate
effort that includes an art exhibit at the University of
Panamá, workshops and a mural creation and art project in three Panamanian cities,
"ONANi: the African presence
in contemporary Latin American and Caribbean visual arts," at El Taller
Puertorriqueño in Philadelphia, PA, the group show opens on Jan 22, 1999; artists'
reception on February 12, 1999.
Art Works by Xavier
Cortada at the Glass Gallery at Pembroke Pines Government Center --
opening reception and dedication of artist's "Festival Among the Pines" poster
on February 12, 1998.
Welcome Medusa, The Wirtz Gallery, South
Miami, FL, January 1999.
"Arte + Arte",
Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, Coral Gables, FL, 1998.
City Link Best of
Gallery Show, Art Serve, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, 1998.
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,
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,
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.
QueeRoots/QueerSpace, Miami, FL, 1996.
Cuban Artists Exhibit at
the United States Capitol Building, House Office Building Rotunda, Washington, D.C.,
Women Through the Eyes of Latin American Artists
--Carib Art Gallery, SOHO, New York,
Berkeley Art Center
Association 11th Annual National Juried
Exhibition, Berkeley, California, 1995.
American Art, Washington, D. C ., 1995.
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.
(Hope)-- United States Cultural Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 1994.
"Delivery: To the People of Soweto"
--Ipelegeng Community Center, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1994.
Canvas" --Washington Irving Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain, 1994.
and Freedom Luggage Installation
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Xavier Cortada's painting on the actual
Russian Antonov-2 Colt airplane that brought a
family from Cuba to the United States.
Surrounding the plane are 46 pieces of luggage
numbered sequentially from 1959 to 2004,
representing each year the Cuban community has been
in exile. Each piece will include letters from
exiles describing what they left behind in Cuba and
what they found when they arrived here.
virtual art exhibits:
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Opening reception for demons on
Friday, November 9 , 2001 from 8 to 10 p.m.
Exhibit runs through December 10th.
No Tengan Miedo
Tengan Miedo" see paintings and conceptual works
exhibited at the Latin American Art Museum on-line.
Welcome Medusa, a solo
exhibit at The Wirtz Gallery, South Miami, FL, January 1999
a solo exhibit at the ArtCenter / South Florida, Miami Beach,
FL, April - May 1998