Competition: US & Canada
William Cordova’s practice has been motivated by a creative engagement in architecture, geometry and history. These are essential components in Cordova’s life and have shaped his world view. He is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner interested in the roots of abstraction, history of textile encoding and non-linear narratives. Cordova illuminates the synthesis of memory, ritual and mythology to further disrupt, challenge and reassess definitions of our collective landscape. His site-specific installation work is both expansive and intimate. Intersecting the economy of materials with ephemeral and spatial rhythms. Juxtaposing social political theories with Third Cinema strategies that frame the unframed thus manifesting subversive visual aesthetics. Cordova has held residencies at Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Project Row Houses, The American Academy in Berlin, Germany among others.
Photo courtesy of the Fellow.