Xavier Cortada, “WAIST-ED”, freezer, uneaten food, clear plastic bags, and Sharpie marker, 2003.
(in the permanent collection of Miami Dade College Art Gallery System)

WAIST-ED was first exhibited in Turning Pages: Celebrating South Florida Artist-Made Books, a traveling group show originating at the Centre Gallery in Miami-Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL (October 30 – December 19, 2003).

It was subsequently exhibited during October 10- November 10, 2006at the gallery’s A WELL-KEPT SECRET: 40 Years of Collecting, a group exhibit featuring works by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Nevelson, Claus Oldenburg, Joseph Beuys, Jean DuBuffet, Keith Haring, Alexander Calder, David Hockney, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Jose Bedia, Jesus Soto, Julian Schnabel, Christo, Jean Ward, Guido Llinas and more.