June 2018 – 90N Exhibit


a solo exhibition
Xavier Cortada
on the 10th anniversary of his
art installations at the North Pole
Creative Pinellas Gallery
12211 Walsingham Road 
Largo, FL 33778 
Opening reception: 
Friday, June 29, 2018, 6-9 pm
Exhibition runs: 
June 29 to September 2, 2018
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Haiti Mural

The Making of Conan’s Haiti Mural

PRODEV Haiti thanks Conan O’Brien for visiting Haiti by presenting him with a collaborative mural painted by Xavier Cortada in Haiti during May 2018. It includes 104 messages from the children of Ecole Nouvelle Zoranje.
Watch making of the mural at http://teamcoco.com/prodev
Watch Conan’s reaction at  http://teamcoco.com/conanmural

Creative Pinellas Podcast

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Xavier Cortada is an artist who tackles climate change, endangered species, poverty, homophobia, Florida’s history and hard science with his artwork.
And he’s a funny, engaging, vibrant guy from Miami whose art projects are seen by millions, and get people all over Florida participating. Cortada’s work is featured in school textbooks and publications, on National Geographic TV and the Discovery Channel.
Xavier talks with Barbara St. Clair about marking the 500th anniversary of Florida’s colonization by Spain by working with biologists to find 500 native Florida wildflowers that he got 500 Florida artists to paint, while asking historians for 500 people vital to Florida’s history – who weren’t white men – and getting people around the state to plant 500 native wildflower gardens each dedicated to one of those people. Then he put the whole project and research online, where people could read up and share their own photos of natural Florida.
Xavier Cortada was commissioned to create beautiful artwork exploring the Higgs boson particle experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. He created art projects at both the North and South Poles to draw attention to climate change and endangered populations, with a project currently in the Antarctic that will take 150,000 years to complete.
His Reclamation Project encourages Floridians to take back nature from developers by planting native trees as an act of performative art. And he offers darkly comic advice for 5 Ways to Stop Sea Level Rise from destroying Florida’s coastline.
Xavier Cortada shares his passion for art as a tool for social change, for sculpting not a sculpture but a thriving community.
90N, a solo exhibition of Xavier Cortada’s work at the North Pole is on display at Creative Pinellas through September 2, 2018. The exhibition opens to a reception with the artist on Friday, June 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment through September 2, 2018. Details at cortada.com/90N
RSVP for the Opening Reception on June 29 at: http://creativepinellas.org/gallery/.
Find out more about Xavier Cortada’s art and explore images, writings and more at http://cortada.com.
Hear his TED Talk on the Higgs boson project at http://cortada.com/2013/cern/statement

Vermont Exhibition

of Hubbard Brook
Xavier Cortada
Artistree Gallery
2095 Pomfret Road
South Pomfret, VT 05067
Closing reception: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 5-7 pm 
Exhibition runs June 26 – July 14, 2018
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Pinecrest Gardens Exhibition

{in water}

Xavier Cortada
Hibiscus Gallery
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Exhibition runs May 3 – August 3, 2018
(Summer hours: Open only on weekends)
Cortada collaborated with Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) scientists to better understand the impact of global climate change on our ecosystems. He portrayed the diatoms they collect in their samples from the River of Grass to learn more about how sea level rise and environmental degradation will impact South Florida in the century to come. The works in the {in water} exhibition are inspired by their scientific research.
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