william cordova (b. 1969, Lima, Peru) is interested in the ephemeral visuality of transition and displacement, how objects and perception change and adapt within time and space. Moving from his hometown of Lima to Miami at an early age, and briefly living in Houston, Chicago, and New York City, cordova integrates the cultural nuances and histories from these environments within his work. Afro-Peruvian cosmology, Andean architecture, and metaphysics deeply influence cordova’s work, intersecting and merging with contemporary visual languages.
cordova 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. cordova most recently organized “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: Meditations on Resilience” (2022) at the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, which featured three print projects by cordova, Fab 5 Freddy, and Lee Quiñones in dialogue with one another. His work was also the subject of the solo exhibition on the lower frequencies i speak 4 u, at the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD (2022). His first major survey exhibition, now’s the time: narratives of southern alchemy, was presented at the Perez Art Museum; Miami, FL in 2018.