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Engaged Projects

  • Florida is… Nature” – Asking Floridians to define their state by its natural environment, not by the edifices and man-made encroachments that displace nature (conceptualized during his residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, FL).
  • Testamento” – Connecting the climate crisis and rising seas as it relates to the inaccessibility of generational property ownership in Miami to the Communist regime in Cuba (exhibited at CLIMA, hosted by the City of Hialeah and Honoring the Future, Miami, FL).
  • Five Actions to Stop Rising Seas” – Conceptualizing the urgency of sea level rise with a site-specific performance (performed during his residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, FL)

Public Art Commissions

  • (Rededication/Replica:) “Commemorating 100 Years of Juvenile Justice,” Miami-Dade Children’s Courthouse, Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, Miami, FL
  • Florida is… Diatoms,” Turkey Lake Plaza, Florida Turnpike Department of Transportation, Orlando, FL
  • Florida is… Wildflowers” (“Wildflowers” and “Seedbombs)”), West Palm Beach Plaza, Florida Turnpike Department of Transportation, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Florida is… Endangered Animals” (“Panthers,” “Wood Storks,” “Florida Bog Frogs,” “Eastern Indigo Snakes,” “Burrowing Owls,” “Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers,” “Gopher Tortoises,” “Lower Keys Rabbit,” “Miami Blue Butterflies,” “Key Deer,” “Red Wolves,” “Stock Island Tree Snails,” “Reticulated Flatwoods Salamanders,”)Ft. Drum Plaza, Yeehaw Junction, FL.
  • Just Below the Surface (Founding of Miami Beach),” City Hall, Miami Beach, FL


  • The Robert Rauschenberg Residency: Rising Waters Confab, Captiva, FL

Group Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions


  • February – In Deep with Diatoms at Frost Art Museum
  • March – Just Below the Surface for Miami Beach Centennial
  • April – Cortada delivers art-science talk at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • May – Cortada participates in Rauschenberg Art Residency
  • June – Letter to Pope Francis on climate change includes Cortada’s digital artwork
  • August – August 2015 Newsletter
  • November – CLIMA Exhibit
  • December – Holiday Cheers 2015

Events, Lectures, Installations and Presentations

February 14, 2015 – August 30, 2015