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Xavier Cortada (second from the left) serves as panelist for the “Sustainable Communities: The Private Sector, Government and the Arts – A New Era of Innovative Partnerships for Regional Economic Development” Roundtable Discussion in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Deputy Secretary Ron Sims.

Engaged Projects

  • BLOOM” – Restoring the natural wildflower landscape across Taiwan to reclaim land for nature (for Artbitat: Kaohsiung International Container Arts Festival, Taiwan).
  • Body & Sold” – Sharing the experiences of young victims of human trafficking from Southeast Asia and their journeys of loss of innocence and redemption (in collaboration with playwright Deborah Fortson and FIU theater majors at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. and the Rose Theatre, UK).


  • Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2011-2018 Florida International University Artist-in-Residence, Miami, FL

Group Exhibitions


  • Science 331(6017):548 · February 2011 
    Cortada, Xavier. (2011). Genome-sequencing anniversary. Painting the genome for the public.. Science (New York, N.Y.). 331. 548.



Events, Lectures, Installations and Presentations