Residency Dates: February 11, 2024 - March 02, 2024
Application Deadline: October 15, 2023
Born in Lima, Peru, living in New York and Miami, 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, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Artpace, Headlands Art Center. He is also an award recipient from the Knight Foundation, Art Matters, Guggenheim Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Michael Richards Grant.
Community, Mentoring organizing and writing are part of my studio practice. These are essential components that evolved organically in my work and are now the tools I share with others as a way to cultivate a healthy and constructive environment for exchanging ideas. Illuminating intersections where different practitioners can come together and share ideologies, be rigorous in conceptualizing and realizing their ideas while being critical with one another will be part of the ACA residency period.
Applications closed. No open call available for this residency.