wipala / annica
December 1st, 2013 - April 19th, 2014
Surveying / William Cordova & Glexis Novoa
William Cordova is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner living in Miami/New York City. His work is installation based and includes performance, sculpture, film, photography, and drawing. Cordova focuses on architecture, landscapes, and history as a way to reconstruct, reconsider, and reconnect past events to reveal their relevancy in today's social climate. Creating ephemeral monuments through film, photography, and assemblage Cordova seeks to expand the overall experience of the visual arts as a platform for discussing our common experiences, needs, and struggles.
William Cordova graduated from Miami Central High School and studied Psychology and Fine Arts at Miami Dade Community College North Campus. Cordova received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996 and an MFA from Yale University in 2004. He has held residencies at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Headlands Art Center, Artpace, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, among others. He has exhibited in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. His work is in the public collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim Museum in New York, Harvard University, the Yale Art Gallery, Museo de Arte de Lima in Peru, Ellipse Foundation, Cascais in Portugal, Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, The Walker Art Center and La Casa de las Americas in Havana, Cuba among others.
Cordova was represented in the Museum of Modern Art/PS1 Greater New York exhibition, an overview presentation of contemporary artists whose contributions to the arts have had a significant influence in society. In 2011 Cordova was invited for his first one person museum exhibition in Europe, "yawar mallku: royalty, abductions y exiles at La Conservera in Murcia, Spain, and also awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. Cordova completed the American Academy in Berlin Fellowship in 2013.
Glexis Novoa was born in Holguin, Cuba in 1964, raised in Havana and received a BA from The National School of Art, Havana in 1984. He lives in Vedado, Havana and Little Haiti, Miami and works anywhere.
Since 1987 his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He has had solo presentations at Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, Tennessee; Lowe Museum, Coral Gables, Florida; 'Worcester Art Museum,Worcester, Massachusetts; Locust Project Miami Miami, Florida; Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida; The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana; Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba; Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba and Galeria Habana, Havana, Cuba, among many other venues. Novoa's work has been included in numerous group exhibitions and is featured in numerous private collections, international museums and in public places.