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Xavier Cortada and Sebastian the Ibis at the Miami Herbert Business School Plan(T) Installation.

Engaged Projects

  • Plan(T)” – Planning and plan(T)ing for a future with climate change and saltwater intrusion (sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts, Miami, FL).
  • Letters to the Future” – Lengthening the collective “care horizon” beyond our lifetimes (Miami, FL).
  • Land of the Free” – Reciting the U.S. Constitution to sound alarms about the over-saturation and poor conditions at these facilities (performance at the Homestead Migrant Detention Center, Homestead, FL).
  • Flower Force (Ceramic Sculptures)” – Inspiring individuals to plant wildflowers in their local communities to restore Florida’s natural landscape (Miami, FL).

Public Art Commissions

  • Pinecrest Mangrove Forest,” Pinecrest Gardens, Pinecrest, FL
  • A Pelican’s Path,” Fine Plaza, Miami-Dade Housing Authority, Miami, FL


  • 2017-2022 Pinecrest Gardens Artist-in-Residence (Artist’s Studio), Pinecrest, FL

Group Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

  • Plan(T), Miami Dade Public Library System (Main Library and all 50 branches), Miami, FL
  • Florida is Nature, 22nd Floor Gallery, Florida Capitol, Tallahasse, FL

Funded Research

  • Co-Principal Investigator (along with UM Law Professor Jessica Owley, RSMAS Associate Professor Katharine Mach, Economics Assistant Professor Ian Wright, and Law Librarian Nicholas Mignanelli), On the Move: Climate Migration and Retreat in South Florida, the Caribbean, and Beyond,University of Miami U-LINK Phase 1 Grant.



  • 2019 New York Foundation for the Arts, NYFA sponsored artist: Plan(T)


  • April – Cortada Joins as University of Miami Professor of Practice
  • July – On the 4th of July, Cortada performs Land of the Free
  • September – Plan(T) Exhibition
  • December – Xavier Cortada participates in UNTITLED, ART Fair

Events, Lectures, Installations and pRESENTATIONS