William Cordova

William Cordova, born in Lima, Peru, lives and works in Lima, Miami and New York. He graduated with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996 and went on to earn an MFA from Yale University in 2004.

Recent solo exhibitions of his work include smoke signals: viviendo pa’ la ciudad at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (2012) and yawar mallku (royalty, abduction & exile)at La Conservera in Murcia, Spain (2011), his first solo exhibition in Europe. His work is in such public collections as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Yale Art Gallery, New Haven; Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru; Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; and La Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba; among others. He has held numerous residencies and is currently a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.

William Cordova
yawar mallku: temporal landscapes
March 7 - April 6, 2013
William Cordova
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

William Cordova featured in "Walden, revisited" at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, October 31, 2014 - April 26, 2015. "Walden, revisited" features works by contemporary artists inspired by Walden–the pond; the book published in 1854 by natural history philosopher, social critic, and early environmentalist Henry David Thoreau; and the connection and disconnection between the two. Today, 160 years after its first publication, Walden is firmly ensconced in the canon of great American literature. read more