Visiting Artist Lecture: William Cordova
William Cordova is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner born in Lima, Peru. He lives and works Lima, Miami, and New York City, and has exhibited in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Cordova’s work addresses the metaphysics of space and time and how objects change and perception changes when we move around in space. He received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996 and an M.F.A. from Yale University in 2004.
Cordova has been in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston’s CORE/MFAH program, Headlands Center for the Arts, Artpace, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, LMCC, McDowell Colony, Woodstock Center for the Arts among others. His work is in the public collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Harvard University; Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut; Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Peru; Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal; Perez Art Museum, Miami; La Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba among others.
Cordova was represented in the 2010 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, Murcia, Spain and also awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. In 2013 he was nominated and participated in the prestigious American Academy in Berlin Fellowship. Cordova was included in Prospect.3 New Orleans Biennial in 2014. In 2015, his work was included in a one person show at 80M2 Gallery in Lima, Peru; and participated at the 12th Havana Biennial; Casa de Africa, Havana, Cuba. In 2016 Cordova participated in the SITE Santa Fe Biennial, New Mexico; Southern Accents, Nasher Museum, Durham, North Carolina; and Oakland Museum of Art in California. Fellowships will include the Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, and Montalvo Art Center, California.
All School of Art Visiting Artist Program lectures are free and open to the public.