VALS: William Cordova
Tuesday, February 26
William Cordova is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner born in Lima, Peru. Lives and works Lima/Miami/New York City. Cordova’s work addresses the metaphysics of space and time and how objects and perception change when we move around in space. He received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,1996, and an MFA from Yale University, 2004.
William Cordova has been an artist in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem, American Academy in Berlin, Germany, Museum of Fine Art in Houston’s CORE program, Headlands Center for the Arts, Artpace, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, LMCC among others. He has exhibited in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia. His work is in the public collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Yale University, New Haven, CT, Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Peru, Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, PAM Museum, Miami, FL, La Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba. Cordova was represented in the 2008 Whitney Biennial, 2010 Museum of Modern Art/PS1 Greater New York. Cordova was included in Prospect.3 New Orleans Triennial; 2014 and the 12th Havana Biennial in 2015 at Casa de Africa, Havana, Cuba. 2016 included, SITE Santa Fe Biennial, New Mexico, Southern Accents, Nasher Museum, Durham, NC. In 2017 Cordova was awarded the Michael Richards Artist Award by LMCC, NY and the Florida Prize by the Orlando Museum, Orlando, FL.
Recent solo exhibitions include kuntur: sacred geometries, Illinois State University, IL, now’s the time: narratives of southern alchemy, Perez Art Museum; Miami, FL. Group shows include Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay, Whitney Museum of American Art. Forthcoming group exhibitions include Henry Art Gallery at University of Washington and the 13th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba (2019).
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The Wondrous Alchemy of William Cordova’s Sculptures
poster by Rafael Domenech, MFA ’19