William Cordova

Peruvian, b. 1971

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William Cordova

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Peruvian, b. 1971

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Having lived and worked fluidly between three different cities (New York, Miami, and his hometown of Lima, Peru), William Cordova creates artwork that deals with his real-life issues of transition and displacement. He investigates the differences in culture, language, and economics through his work: installations, drawings, and sculptures that combine discarded materials and ephemera—such as old shoes, tires, and books—to withdraw and reconsider their cultural and historical significance. Often site-specific, Cordova’s installations challenge preexisting histories of the places they occupy and present new perspectives on the fleeting significance of his subjects. In his 2006 installation the House that Frank Lloyd Wright built for Fred Hampton y Mark Clark, Cordova recreated a historical narrative (a 1969 police murder of two Black Panthers) and placed it in contemporary context to challenge and reinterpret its history.

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Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Biography

Having lived and worked fluidly between three different cities (New York, Miami, and his hometown of Lima, Peru), William Cordova creates artwork that deals with his real-life issues of transition and displacement. He investigates the differences in culture, language, and economics through his work: installations, drawings, and sculptures that combine discarded materials and ephemera—such as old shoes, tires, and books—to withdraw and reconsider their cultural and historical significance. Often site-specific, Cordova’s installations challenge preexisting histories of the places they occupy and present new perspectives on the fleeting significance of his subjects. In his 2006 installation the House that Frank Lloyd Wright built for Fred Hampton y Mark Clark, Cordova recreated a historical narrative (a 1969 police murder of two Black Panthers) and placed it in contemporary context to challenge and reinterpret its history.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 3 more
Articles Featuring William Cordova
My Frieze Week NY Highlights
May 9th, 2013
My Frieze Week NY Highlights
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