William Cordova is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner born in Lima, Peru. Cordova lives and works in Lima, Miami, and New York City. Cordova’s work addresses the metaphysics of space and time and how objects and perceptions change when we move in space.
Residencies include The Studio Museum in Harlem, Houston’s Museum of Fine Art CORE/MFAH program, Headlands Center for the Arts, Artpace, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, McDowell Colony, Woodstock Center for the Arts among others.
He has exhibited in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia. His work is in the public collection at Whitney Museum of American Art; Guggenheim Museum; Walker Art Center; Harvard University; Yale Art Gallery; Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Peru; Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal; Perez Art Museum; and La Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba among others. Exhibitions include 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 (2013); his first solo museum exhibition, yawar mallku: royalty, abductions y exiles at La Conservera, Murcia, Spain; Prospect.3 New Orleans Biennial (2014); solo show at 80M2 Gallery, Lima, Peru (2015); 12th Havana Biennial, Casa de Africa, Havana Cuba (2015); SITE Santa Fe Biennial, New Mexico (2016); Southern Accents, Nasher Museum, Durham, NC (2016); and All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA. Awards include the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2011); and the American Academy in Berlin Fellowship (2013). He received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,1996 and an MFA from Yale University, 2004.
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