William Cordova

Artist in Residence, 2015
Artist in Residence, 2006

A polaroid portrait of a person.

Artist Statement

I am interested in the metaphysics of space and time and how objects change and perception changes when we move around in space.

I was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Miami, FL at an early age, spent a short time in Houston, TX, Chicago and New York City. These transitions between countries, between economies, between the nuance of language and culture have developed for me an understanding of the visual world, its’ potential for limitations and its potential for resilience. I invest in these nuances to find a critical space, which pushes past complacency to modes of resistance in the present moment.

I studied at Miami Dade Community College, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Yale University School of Art. I held residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Center for Photography in Woodstock and the The American Academy in Berlin, Germany among others.

While at Headlands

chapters: making the invisible visible is a photo based project that evolved out of the urgency to recognize and archive historical events and places that have subsequently, in most cases, been forgotten or erased. Revealing the essential steps that contributed in the inner transformation of geography, class, economics and ethnicity as a transcending form of resistance and liberation.