November 2021

HELLO to greet Art Miami, Support Eco-art on Giving Tuesday

End Miami Art Week with Mimosas at Eco-art Colonnade Dedication

Saying hello at art miami

COP26 attendee participates in Cortada’s “HELLO” art project (Glasgow, Scotland)

Earlier this month in Glasgow, artist Xavier Cortada’s HELLO project aimed to reframe the way delegates of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) saw one another and their collective vulnerability, notably to the risks associated with global climate change and sea level rise. (Click here to see interviews, performances and documentation during the 2 weeks of COP26)

Now, HELLO comes to Art Miami, whose elevation is only 3.27 feet above sea level. Rather than using a traditional name tag, the art fair’s attendees are instead challenged to identify themselves with qualifiers such as their personal elevations, hopes, and fears. 

“My art has a sense of urgency, but not of desperation,” said Cortada. “Art has the power to engage citizens in addressing our climate crisis – humanity’s greatest challenge.”

“HELLO my elevation is” sticker depicting Art Miami’s elevation above sea level: 3.27 feet


Volunteers collect mangrove propagules at Matheson Hammock Park for a “Plan(T)” installation

This Giving Tuesday, you can make a tax-deductible donation to Plan(T), Cortada’s New York Foundation for the Arts fiscally sponsored Artist Project.

Since 2006, Cortada has engaged scores of Floridians in learning about and addressing the widespread disappearance of native vegetation. His renowned socially engaged eco-art project, Plan(T), helps to protect our community by facilitating climate conversations and regrowing a salt-tolerant native tree canopy to help sequester carbon dioxide. Each year, Plan(T) hosts installations across Miami-Dade County and has been featured in all 50 public libraries and dozens of schools

NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship program supports artists across all disciplines by providing the tools to help them develop creative projects, build organizations, and craft sustainable careers.

“Plan(T)” installation currently on exhibit at American Institute of Architects in Downtown Miami

Click below to see catalogs:
15 Years of Reclamation Project   |   Plan(T)


Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 1-3 p.m.

Video: Public art launches “Flower Force” across dozens of households

To close out celebrations from Miami Art Week, Cortada invites you to join him at Pinecrest Gardens for an afternoon with art and mimosas. Cortada will dedicate his interactive, 200-foot long “Eco-art Colonnade,” a permanent exhibition of his most important socially engaged eco-art projects, and lead guests in participating in one of the nine featured projects.

In the Hibiscus Gallery at Pinecrest Gardens, guests can learn about his most recent work, Flower Force, and his long-term exploration of using art to engage communities in action on climate change. This exhibition showcases the importance of wildflowers and how the artist blurs the lines between public and private to catalyze a collective reimagining of what public art is and can be.

Click below to see catalogs:
In The Gardens   |   Flower Force