We’re kicking off the opening of william cordova now’s the time: narratives of southern alchemy on April 26 at PAMM. South Florida’s very own cultural practitioner william cordova, artist Leslie Hewitt, and PAMM Associate Curator María Elena Ortiz will sit down and chat about the various intersecting narratives cordova’s work is informed by from architecture, to cinema, literature, and music. Be sure to pass by the shop after exploring the new exhibition and check out cordova’s museum catalogue.
william cordova (b. 1969, Lima, Peru; lives in Miami, New York, and Lima) 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. He has had solo exhibitions at Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, TX; Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Artpace, San Antonio; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada; and Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art; Ritter Art Gallery at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham; Oakland Museum of California; Palm Springs Museum of Art; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. His work belongs to numerous public and private collections including the Berger Collection, Zurich; Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru; New Orleans Museum of Art; Seattle Museum of Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Pérez Art Museum Miami; and the Miami-Dade College Museum of Art and Design.
Leslie Hewitt studied at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Yale University School of Art, and New York University, where she was a Clark Fellow in the Africana and Visual Culture Studies programs. She was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and the recipient of the 2008 Art Matters research grant to the Netherlands. A selection of exhibitions includes the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Power Plant in Toronto, Artists Space in New York, Project Row Houses in Houston, and LA><ART in Los Angeles. Hewitt has held residencies at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the American Academy in Berlin, Germany, among others.From 2012 to 2017, she was a faculty member at Barnard College in the Department of Art History, where she was actively engaged in the Harlem Semester. She is currently part of the faculty of the School of Art at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.