Xavier Cortada, 2019 | Watch
Cortada discusses the inspiration and process behind creating the “Underwater HOA” and dives deeper into the wicked problem facing Miami, Florida.
Bill Bilowit, 2006 | Watch
A brief history about how Cortada pioneered eco-art in Miami and developed the “Reclamation Project,” an initiative that has engaged scores of Floridians in learning about and addressing the disappearance of local mangrove forests.
Xavier Cortada, Adam Roberti, Ryan Deering | Journal of Environmental Media, 2022 | Article
In this article, Cortada et al. make the case that the “Underwater Homeowners Association” provides a creative approach to developing interdisciplinary partnerships, engaging communities and mobilizing agents of change.
Alan C. Braddock and Renée Ater | American Art, 2014 | Article
Art historians reflect on Cortada’s Antarctic Ice Paintings: “The more we learn about the artist, his materials, and the context of production, the more we recognize this to be a work of our time, even as it gestures to the past and future.”
Monica Uszerowicz | Hyperallergic, 2015 | Article
Art critic reviews Cortada’s 2015 exhibit that engaged Florida residents with 12 days of interactive arts programming during the 12 days of the COP21 Paris Talks to draw connections between their climate vulnerability and the solutions that were being concurrently proposed.
Pablo Helguera | Jorge Pinto Books Inc., 2011 | Book
Helguera draws on histories of performance, pedagogy, sociology, ethnography, linguistics, community and public practices to provide a curriculum and framework for thinking about the complexity of socially engaged practices.
Xavier Cortada | Arts Link, 2022 | Article
In a feature article for Arts Link, published by Americans for the Arts (the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education), Cortada challenges cultural organizations to prioritize climate work and ask themselves if they’re breaking ground or losing ground.