SVAD Distinguished Artist Series: william cordova

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The UCF School of Visual Arts and Design is proud to welcome artist william cordova as part of the SVAD Distinguished Artist Series. The SVAD Distinguished Artist Series is an initiative that introduces the UCF students and community to professional and emerging contemporary artists in various fields of study. 

This lecture by william cordova is co-sponsored by the School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) and the Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA).

Those attending will enjoy a lecture from william cordova on his artistic practice and will also have to opportunity to engage in a Q&A session afterwards. The SVAD Distinguished Artist Series is free to attend and open to the public.

Artist Biography :
Born in Lima, Peru, living in New York and Miami, william cordova’s practice has been motivated by a creative engagement in architecture, geometry, and history. These are essential components in cordova’s life and have shaped his world view. He is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner interested in the roots of abstraction, history of textile encoding and non-linear narratives. cordova illuminates the synthesis of memory, ritual and mythology to further disrupt, challenge and reassess definitions of our collective landscape. His site-specific installation work is both expansive and intimate. Intersecting the economy of materials with ephemeral and spatial rhythms. Juxtaposing social political theories with Third Cinema strategies that frame the unframed thus manifesting subversive visual aesthetics. cordova has held residencies at Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Project Row Houses, The American Academy in Berlin, Germany, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Artpace, Headlands Art Center. He is also an award recipient from the Knight Foundation, Art Matters, Guggenheim Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Michael Richards Grant. 

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