December 2009 – Verge Art Fair: New York’s ecoartspace presents Cortada’s Native Flags

Xavier Cortada
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Cortada at Verge Art Fair
About Native Flags
Infecundas featured in inaugural video exhibit
Facebook project addresses biodiversity
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Upcoming exhibit: Ancestral Journeys Deering Estate 16701 SW 72nd Avenue Palmetto Bay, Florida  33157  February 1st – 26th, 2010 Read more about Deering exhibit
Upcoming exhibit and project: Endangered World: Biscayne National Park Installation 9700 SW 328 Street Homestead, Florida 33033 February 19th – May 1, 2010 Read more about Biscayne National Park exhibit and installation Participants needed!
Upcoming lecture: San Jose State University Lecture:  Polar Art Installations: Global Awareness, Local Action  Thompson Art Gallery School of Art & Design San Jose State University San Jose, California  95912 February 23rd, 2010 5 pm Read more about SJSU lecture
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   Verge Art Fair: New York’s ecoartspacepresents Cortada’s Native Flags In conjunction with ecoartspace NYC, Xavier Cortada will present a participatory artwork titled Native Flags and invites everyone attending the Verge Art Fair as well as the general public to collaborate in the creation of the work. Cortada’s celebrated Reclamation Project will also be displayed in the lobby of the Catalina Hotel at the Verge Art Fair.
Verge Art Fair Catalina Hotel 1732 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Florida 33139 December 4 – 6, 2009,
Please visit for fair details. For further information please contact: Amy Lipton, Director ecoartspace NYC, at
About Native Flags    Melting polar sea ice has global political powers clamoring to place their flags over the Arctic to control the Northwest Passage shipping lanes and the petroleum and mineral resources beneath the ice.  Cortada developed Native Flags as an eco-art project to engage people globally in a reforestation campaign to prevent the polar regions from melting. At home, participants can also plant a native tree next to Cortada’s green flag and ask their neighbors to do the same. Together, they can help to support the regrowth of the planet’s native tree canopies – one yard at a time. On June 29th, 2008, Xavier Cortada arrived at the North Pole and planted a green flag to reclaim the landscape for nature. The trip was sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) as part of Cortada’s larger 90N project. The work addresses global climate change and included the reinstallation of Cortada’s Longitudinal Installation and Endangered World projects as part of a National Science Foundation Antarctic Artist and Writers residency. To participate in Native Flags please visit
Infecundas featured  in video exhibit Video by Xavier Cortada Music by Juan Carlos Espinosa Digital video 3m 11s 2007 Click here to see Infecundas video O Cinema, in conjunction with the Calix Gustav Gallery, present their inaugural exhibition of video art titled, Monitoring Art, on Saturday, December 5th with a reception open to the public and held in celebration of Art Basel and the Wynwood Art Walk.
Calix Gustav Gallery Wynwood Art District 98 NW 29th Street Miami, Florida  33127 December 1, 2009 – February 2, 2010
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Facebook artwork address biodiversity loss Art features animals from “Endangered World: North Pole installation”  During 2009-2010, Cortada will draw an endangered animal from each of Earth’s 360° and upload it his Facebook profile image. By assuming the animal’s identity on this social networking site, Cortada aims to show the ultimate interconnection: What endangers one species endangers all, including our own. To see drawings click here.