Miami artist Xavier Cortada continues his crusade against sea-level rise with a public project

Miami’s Xavier Cortada is a world-renowned multimedia artist using his creative talents and analytical mind to draw awareness to the dangers of climate change. Regardless of medium, his messages are ominous. As part of Clima, his 2016 multidisciplinary project, he wrote “Do Not Open,” a poem to connect present-day South Florida residents and political refugees

5 Questions with Xavier Cortada, Artist

Though Xavier Cortada has created art around the world, working at Pinecrest Gardens holds a special appeal to him. He can immerse himself in the nature that inspires his work as the Gardens’ new artist in residence. Cortada, 53, creates paintings, murals, mosaics, installations and more that reflect nature’s beauty and encourage viewers to protect

Frost Art Museum to Feature Socially Engaged Pieces

Xavier Cortada’s Flor500 and Four Elements will now be featured in the permanent collection of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. The display will feature a complete documentation of the project, including illustrations, essays and the research used to create Flor500’s formation. Know for his environmentally-oriented artwork, the museum’s education department hopes to use Cortada’s

Pandemic Perspectives: Coronavirus

Coronavirus By Xavier Cortada About the piece: The University of Miami professor created this digital artwork to launch his “Miami Corona Project,” a real-time record—from people communicating through different platforms—of the impact the pandemic has had on Miami-Dade County. For more on the artist: cortadaprojects.org/corona

Art Brings Life

When artist Carola Bravo moved from Venezuela to Pinecrest in 2012, the former art professor and department head for 20 years at Simón Bolivar University in Caracas was looking for a way to continue her passion for teaching. She began programs in her home that were equal parts education and art appreciation, and they also