Xavier Cortada greets his holiness John Paul II during Jubilee Day for Artists.
- “Breaking the Silence” – Providing a platform for people in South Africa to learn about AIDS and to document stories from the pandemic (created in collaboration with participants at the XIII International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa).
- “The USAID Mural” – Teaming with USAID and Washington D.C. teens to develop a poster for participants at the XIII International HIV/AIDS Conference capturing a commitment to a holistic approach to AIDS prevention and care (created for the XIII International HIV/AIDS Conference in collaboration with Woodrow Wilson Senior High School’s Tigers Against AIDS peer counseling group, sponsored by USAID, Washington, D.C.).
- “In Remembrance of Stories Untold and the Healing Yet to Come” – Discussing community responses to sexual violence prevention, intervention and scientific information on sexual violence (created for the Center for Disease Control’s Center for Injury and Violence Prevention National Sexual Violence Prevention Conference, Dallas, TX).
- “Our Quilt” – Capturing the voices of children with cancer (created for the Arts in Medicine Program at the University of Miami Children’s Cancer Clinic, sponsored by the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council, Miami, FL).
- “The Love Mural” – Empowering 150 children being treated for cancer, sickle cell anemia, and hemophilia with the therapeutic power of art (created for the University of Miami Children’s Cancer Clinic, Miami, FL).
- “Listen to the Children of the Green Island” – Amplifying the voices of hearing-impaired Cypriot youth from both sides of the Green Line, the UN Peacekeeping Mission Buffer Zone separating the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities (sponsored by the United States Embassy, Nicosia, Cyprus).
- “The Art of Inclusion” – Creating a collaborative mural that allows children to work together with their peers who have varying developmental disabilities such as hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and genetic disorders (in collaboration with the University of Miami Mailman Center and Debbie School children, co-sponsored by the St. Stephen’s Art Festival and the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council, Miami, FL).
- “Our Community Mural” – Collecting the messages and drawings from over 400 participants representing a myriad of human services organizations (created for the Human Services Coalition Annual Meeting, Miami, FL).
- “America’s Millennium Canvas: Counties, Corporations, and Communities Working Together” – Tributing the success of America’s public and private partnerships with their communities (created for the America’s Millennium Canvas Conference, Charlotte, NC).
- “Domestic Violence Mural for UM Heroes” – Depicting the anguish of children and mothers from violent homes (created for the UM Mailman Center Heroes Program, sponsored by Regis House, Green Street Partners, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and the Mailman Center for Child Development, Miami, FL).
- “Children’s Friendship Project” – Facilitating conflict resolution discussions among 132 Protestant and Catholic youth from Northern Ireland (created for the Children’s Friendship Project for Northern Ireland 2000, sponsored by the United States Department of State, Belfast, Ireland).
- “MasterPeace 2000” – Developing a vehicle for students to use art to value diversity and create prosocial bonds in their schools and communities (created in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami-Dade Art in Public Places and Regis House, Miami, FL).
- “Healthy Women, Healthy World” – Advocating for policies, resources and networks to improve health and medical practices around the world (created during the Global Health Council’s 27th Annual Conference: A Century of Health for the Children of 2000, Washington, D.C.).
- “The Governors’ Spouses Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free Mural” – Bringing Governors’ spouses, their staff, state alcohol directors, and other experts to make a commitment to protecting America’s youth from alcohol use (created at the Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free National Conference, sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Institute of Health’s Offices of Research on Women’s Health and Research on Minority Health, Washington, D.C.).
- “Making a Difference Mural for the MADD 2000 National Youth Summit” – Engaging youth from every US Congressional District to address the dangers of drunk driving using art and the internet (created during the MADD 2000 National Youth Summit, Washington, D.C.).
- Millennium International Volunteer Award, a United States Department of State/USA Today national award recognizing the artists collaborative mural work at the international level
- Jubilee Artist, Jubilee Day dedicated to Artists, The Vatican, Vatican City
- America’s Millennium Canvas
- Breaking the Silence
- Children’s Friendship Project
- Domestic Violence Mural
- Estampita de La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre
- Estampita de San Antonio María Claret
- Estampita de San Francisco de Asís
- Estampita de San Miguel Arcángel
- Estampita de San Sebastian
- Estampita de St. George
- Healthy Women, Healthy World
- In rememberance of stories untold and the healing yet to come
- Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free
- Listen to the Children of the Green Island
- Making a Difference Mural
- Masa Cárnica
- MasterPeace 2000
- Our Community Mural
- Our Quilt
- Redemption and Regret: San Juan Bautista
- The Art of Inclusion
- The Love Mural
- The USAID AIDS Mural
- XIII. Paredon
Events, Lectures, Installations and Presentations
- Presentation of the first five of ten Master-Peace 2000 murals at Art Expo South Miami, South Miami, Florida. (To learn more, visit www.artexposouthmiami.com/ — Site no longer available.)
January 8 – 9, 2000
- Participated in the capacity of PATH Artistic Director in the unveiling of PATH collaborative murals in Homestead Gardens and Modello Public Housing sites, South Miami-Dade County, Florida.
- “imago, imaginis“, solo art exhibit at St. Thomas University Atrium Art Gallery. Miami, Florida.
January 20, 2000 – March 8, 2000
- Slideshow presentation to the University of Miami Retired Professionals Institute, January 20, 2000, Coral Gables, Florida.
- “El arte como agente de prevencion”–an educational art exhibit and Spanish-language presentation on the use of art as a tool for drug and violence prevention. Sponsored by Regis House and the East Little Havana Community Development Corporation at Casa Grande (across the avenue from the Brickell Metrorail Station), Miami, Florida.
January 28, 1999
- Closing reception for “In the Capitol“ — Xavier Cortada’s solo exhibit in Florida State Cabinet meeting room. The exhibit is part of the State’s Division of Cultural Affairs Capitol Complex exhibit program, Tallahassee, FL.
November 26, 1999 – February 4, 2000
- “Art of Inclusion: A Children’s Collage.“ Creation of a collaborative mural that allows children with normal developmental abilities to work together with their peers who have varying disabilities such as hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and genetic disorders. The University of Miami Mailman Center/Debbie School children and their families will join staff in this effort co-sponsored by the St. Stephen’s Art Festival and the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council. The project begins February 2000 at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Complex, Miami, FL.
- Jubilee Day dedicated to Artists The Vatican, Vatican City: Miami artist Xavier Cortada will travel to the Vatican to participate in the Jubilee Day for Artists. Cortada will be one of only 600 artists and cultural figures invited by the Vatican from every country in the world to reflect on this Jubilee Year.
February 17 – 18, 2000
- Florida International Volunteer Corps 1999 Outstanding Achievement Award presentation to Xavier Cortada by FAVA/CA during Florida International Day Activities. Tallahassee, Florida.
February 23, 2000
- Master-Peace 2000: Implementation of the second half of the school-based art project exploring the lessons learned by humanity during the part millennium. The Internet-centered collaborative art project is co-sponsored by Miami-Dade Art in Public Places; Miami-Dade Public School’s Division of Life Skills and Regis House. This semester’s five schools are: Booker T. Washington High School, Carver Middle School, Paul Bell Middle School, Ruben Dario Middle School, and Shenandoah Middle School. Miami, FL. (Learn more)
- Millennium International Volunteer Award presentation to Xavier Cortada by U.S. Department of State and USA Today at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. A panel of representatives from the international education and cultural exhange community selected 30 winners, including President Jimmy Carter and Cortada, who receives the award in recognition for his collaborative art projects on four continents during the past decade.
March 1, 2000
- Speaker, Iron Arrow Honor Society Spring 2000 Tapping Luncheon. University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.
March 23, 2000
- Creation of Initiative Mural with the 50 Governors’ spouses, Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free, National Conference. This conference is sponsored by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Institute of Health’s Offices of Research on Women’s Health and Research on Minority Health, and will bring together Governors’ spouses, their staff, State Alcohol Directors, and experts in the field of prevention of alcohol use by children. Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C.
March 23-24, 2000
- Unveiling Ceremony of the “Art of Inclusion: A Children’s Collage”, sponsored by the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council and the St. Stephen’s Coconut Grove Art Festival. UM Mailman Center for Child Development, Debbie School. Miami, FL.
March 29, 2000 @ 12:00 p.m.
- Begining of WebStudio sessions for Master-Peace 2000’s Spring projects in five Miami-Dade County Public Schools. (Learn more)
May 22 – June 2, 2000
- Creation of AIDS awareness movable mural with assistance from youth attending Wilson High School in Washington, DC. The USAID-sponsored mural will reproduced as posters for distribution during the XIII World AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa in July 2000.
April 27 – May 1, 2000.
- Master-Peace 2000: Dedication ceremonies for the murals created during Spring 2000 in five Miami-Dade County Public Schools. (Learn more)
May 22 – June 2, 2000
- Creation of Mural for the Center for Disease Control’s Center for Injury and Violence Prevention National Sexual Violence Prevention Conference in Dallas, TX.
May 16-19, 2000
- Voices 2000: Working with participants in the Youth Forum, Family Forum, Provider Institute and Ryan White Title IV Project Director’s meeting to develop a collaborative mural for the AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families’ Sixth Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
May 19- 22, 2000
- Unveiling of poster and dedication of a domestic violence mural for University of Miami Heroes Program, Mailman Center for Child Development. (The project is co-sponsored by Regis House). Miami, FL,
June 1, 2000
- Creation of “Listen to the Children of the Green Island,” a collaborative mural (60″ x 144″) created on the Green Line (the UN Peace Keeping Mission Buffer Zone separating the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities) with hearing-impaired Cypriot youth from both sides in an International Earth Day project sponsored by the United States Embassy in Cyprus.
June 2 – 11, 2000
- Our Community’s Mural: Building Bridges to Build Community, Creation of collaborative mural with 400 community leaders and activists during the Human Services Coalition of Dade County Annual Celebration in the Caleb Center, Miami.
June 12, 2000 @ 4:00- 6:30 p.m.
- Creation of “Healthy Women, Healthy World” Collaborative Mural for Global Health Council’s 27th Annual Conference: A Century of Health for the Children of 2000, Washington, DC.
June 13-16, 2000
- Historical Museum of Southern Florida: Opening of Master-Peace 2000 exhibit and reception to honor art teachers and organizational collaborators, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL (To learn more visit http://www.master-peace.org/mp2k — Site no longer available)
June 17, 2000 – July 16th, 2000
Indiana Teen Institute –– creation of “Impact”, a pro-social collaborative mural with over 100 high school students from across the State of Indiana attending the Summer Institute in Vincennes, Indiana.
July 22-26, 2000
- Presentation of the “In rememberance of stories untold and the healing yet to come“ mural at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s Ribbon Cutting and Inauguration Ceremony, Harrisburg, PA.
July 20, 2000
- Creation of America’s Millennium Canvas: Counties, Corporations, and Communities Working Together mural for the National Association of Counties (NACo) National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
July 15-18, 2000
- Creation of Breaking the Silence collaborative mural with participants of the XIII World AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa
July 5 – 14, 2000
- Creation of collaborative pro-social mural at Archdiocese of Miami Catholic Charities’ Centro Mater West, Hialeah Gardens, Florida.
- Creation of the PATH Millennium Mural using messages written by residents and staff of all of Miami-Dade County’s Public Housing sites. PATH, or Public Art Transforming Housing, is a project co-sponsored by Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, Miami-Dade Housing Department, and the Miami-Dade Police Department.
- Group Show: City Link Best of Artist exhibit at ArtServe Gallery, 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Ft, Lauderdale, FL. For more information, call 954/462-9191 or 954/356-4941. Admission is free.
September 2, 2000 @ 7 p.m. – September 25, 2000
- Creation of Children’s Mural for the American Cancer Society’s Families R.O.C.K. Weekend (Reaching Out to Cancer Kids), a weekend of learning, sharing and fun at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida
September 15-17, 2000
- Making a Difference Mural, an internet-supported collaborative mural created with youth from every US Congressional District during the MADD 2000 National Youth Summit in Washington, DC. The mural will be unveiled on the steps of the US Capitol.
October 3, 2000 @ 10 a.m.
- University of Miami Hispanic Heritage Month: Slideshow presentation of murals and paintings by Xavier Cortada. Cuban-American artist and UM alum (B.A. ’86, M.P.A. ’91, J.D. ’91) Xavier Cortada will share the lessons learned in using his art to build community across four continents. His slide show presentation will also include murals and paintings addressing cultural identity and heritage. University of Miami Pearson Residence Halls Monday.
October 30, 2000 @ 4 p.m
- Poster Unveiling of the “Listen to the Children of the Green Island” mural at the Fulbright Center on the United Nations Peace Keeping Force Buffer Zone (the Green Line), Nicosia, Cyprus. (The project, mural and poster is sponosored by the US Embassy in Nicosia and involved the participation of Greek and Turkish Cypriot hearing impaired children during June 2000).
October 23-29, 2000
- Children’s Friendship Project for Northern Ireland mural sponsored by the U.S. Department of State: Miami artist Xavier Cortada will travel to Northern Ireland to create a collage-mural to capturing the lessons learned by the 132 youth who visited America during Summer 2000 to participate in the Children’s Friendship Project for Northern Ireland. This mural will be completed and dedicated during the group’s reunion in Northern Ireland and presented to the Minister of Culture.
October 21, 2000
- Unveiling of the Our Community’s Mural for the Miami-Dade Human Services Coalition, Continental Bank, Little Havana.
November 8, 2000
- Imago/Imaginis exhibit presentation for the Consular Corps of Greater Miami. Event sponsored by the Office of the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, the Miami-Dade Sister Cities Program, and the East Little Havana Community Development Corporation, Casa Grande, Miami, FL.
November 10, 2000
- USAID World AIDS Day 2000, Washington, D.C. –Dedication of “Reaching Out” Mural at Wilson High School, Washington, D.C.
- Color Us Impressed
By Jake Cline and Candice Russell
City Link — The Art Issue
August 30, 2000
- Indiana teen institute camp teaching valuable lessons
By Andrea Preston Vincennes Sun-Commercial
July 26, 2000
- Muralist to send AIDS message via international seminar
By Gail Meadows
The Miami Herald
July 8, 2000
- Miami-Dade students’ murals mark history of last millenium
By Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo
The Miami Herald
June 18, 2000
- Author, Artist among highlights at NACo 2000
County News, National Association of Counties, Volume 32
May 15, 2000
- Cortada y el Arte de Incluir
By Armando Alvares Bravo, art critic
El Nuevo Herald
March 26, 2000
- People in the Arts: Off to Italy
By Gail Meadows
The Miami Herald
February 14, 2000
- Xavier Cortada a toda maquina
By Armando Alvarez Bravo, art critic
El Nuevo Herald
February 13, 2000
- The People Column: Fashion and furniture collide for a cause
By Michael Hamersly
The Miami Herald
January 30, 2000
- Models turn the Tables at Furniture Show
The Miami Herald
January 31, 2000
- Asalto de imaginación
By Soren Triff
El Nuevo Herald
January 27, 2000
- Interactive, family-friendly art fest set
By Maryann Holland
The Miami Herald
January 6, 2000
- 3 exhibits, 2 prestigious awards, & 1 Vatican invite for Cortada
- Governors’ Spouses Form Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Launches National Initiative to Prevent Underage Drinking
March 23, 2000
- Miami Volunteer to be Honored at US State Department’s Millennium International Volunteer Awards Gala
- Master-Peace 2000 Exhibition Opens at Historical Museum of Southern Florida
June 9, 2000