Xavier Cortada is Professor of Practice at the University of Miami Department of Art and Art History (with secondary appointments in the School of Law and the Miller School of Medicine). Particularly environmentally focused, Cortada develops work to generate awareness and action towards issues of global climate change.
Over the past three decades, the Cuban-American artist has created art at the North and South poles and across 6 continents, including more than 150 public artworks and dozens of installations, collaborative murals and socially engaged projects.
Cortada’s work is in the collections of the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the NSU Museum of Art in Ft. Lauderdale, the Whatcom Museum, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, the MDC Museum of Art + Design and the World Bank.
Cortada, who was born in Albany, New York and grew up in Miami, holds undergraduate, graduate and law degrees from the University of Miami.