2023

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Engaged Projects

Public Art Commissions

Residencies

  • 2017 – 2025: Pinecrest Gardens Artist-in-Residence (Artist’s Studio), Pinecrest, FL
  • 2022 – present: Inaugural Artist-in-Residence, Office of the Mayor, Miami-Dade County, FL
  • May 17 – 23, 2023: Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire

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 2 Grant

Publications

  • “COMMUNITIES THAT CARE”: INCORPORATING SOCIALLY ENGAGED ARTISTIC PRACTICES INTO CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION; Bernard P. Perlmutter & Xavier Cortada
    CLINICAL LAW REVIEW
    Volume 29 Number 2
    2023

Newsletters

  • January – New England’s Museum Acquires Cortada’s “Water Paintings”
  • February – Come Celebrate with my at FIU Law!
  • March – Cortada Science Art Academy at Pinecrest Gardens Launches March 27th!
  • April – Cortada Creates “Grounded” Public Artwork in Liberty City
  • May – Cortada Unveils Public Bus, Delivers Public Art Keynote Address
  • June – Cortada Creates Public Art for Deerfield Beach, Launches Extreme Heat Awareness Campaign
  • July – Cortada Challenges Hispanic Journalists on Climate
  • August – Cortada Creates Sculptures for Botanical Garden; Urges Climate Action in Speeches
  • September – Cortada’s Art is a Witness to South Florida
  • October – Cortada’s climate art to engage residents at County Parks
  • November – Knight Foundation’s $100K Award Elevate Cortada’s Climate Art at Miami Art Week
  • December – Cortada named #100Latinos2023, featured at United Nations COP28

Talks

events

“The Underwater” project engagement every Sunday at the Pinecrest Gardens Hibiscus Gallery; 11am – 2pm

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

  • “Art & Activism” with BLUE Missions
    April 13 & 15, 2023
  • “Art in the Gardens” exhibition opening at Pinecrest Gardens
    April 15, 2023
  • “Underwater Vote,” “The Underwater” & “HELLO” at the University of Miami’s 2023 Earth Day Fair
    April 21, 2023
  • Hosting the University of Miami Environmental Law Program at Pinecrest Gardens
    April 21, 2023
  • Unveiling of the #KeepFossilsUnderground electric bus 
    April 22, 2023
  • “A Journey Through Space and Time” event for Earth Day 2023 at the University of Miami’s Cosford Cinema
    April 22, 2023

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Press