Featured Projects

Below is a list of other participatory art projects created by Xavier Cortada. Feel free to browse through them and participate with them as well!

Endangered World

Xavier Cortada’s “Endangered World” has addressed global biodiversity loss through art installations at the South Pole (2007), North Pole (2008), Holland (2009) and Biscayne National Park (2010) and through online participatory art projects.

Visit EndangeredWorld.org


Flor 500

FLOR500 is a participatory art, nature, and history project created by Miami artist Xavier Cortada to commemorate Florida’s quincentennial in 2013. The project marks the importance of the moment when the history of our state changed forever and gives us a glimpse of what its landscape was like 500 years ago.

Visit Flor500.com


Longitudinal Installation

Xavier Cortada painted and placed 24 in a circle around the North and South Poles, each representing a person living in a different part of the world affected by climate change. The shoes were placed next to each other in their respective longitudes as a proxy for people in the world below. After positioning the shoes, Cortada went to each shoe and recited a statement from a person living in that longitude about how climate change affected or will affect them.

Visit LongitudinalInstallation.org


Native Flags

On June 29th, 2008, Miami artist Xavier Cortada arrived at the North Pole and planted a green flag to “reclaim it for nature.” Cortada created this NYFA sponsored artist project to engage people globally to help slow the polar thaw: Participants plant a native tree next to a green flag at home and ask their neighbors to do the same.

Visit NativeFlags.org


Cortada Projects

Here you can see all of the work Xavier Cortada has done over the past two decades and get to know more about the artist.


Participatory Art Projects

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