Time: The Past is More Infinite Than the Future – Collapsing the linear


Instructor: william cordova, artist

william cordova

william cordova is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner born in Lima, Peru and living in Miami/New York City. Cordova’s work addresses the metaphysics of space and time and how objects change and perception changes when we move around in space. Cordova received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,1996 and an MFA from Yale University, 2004.

He has been in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, MacDowell Artist Colony, Artspace and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, among others. He has exhibited in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. His work is in the public collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, the Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Peru, Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL, La Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba among others. Cordova was represented in the Museum of Modern Art/PS1 Greater New York exhibition, an overview presentation of contemporary artists whose contributions to the arts have had a significant influence in society.

In 2011 Cordova was invited for his first one person museum exhibition in Europe, yawar mallku: royalty, abductions y exiles at La Conservera, Murcia, Spain and also awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. In 2013 he was nominated and participated in the prestigious American Academy in Berlin Fellowship. In 2014 Cordova was included in Prospect.3 New Orleans Biennial. In 2015, his activities included a one person show at 80M2 Gallery in Lima, Peru; Casa de Africa in Cuba, Havana, Cuba during the 12th Havana Biennial, fellowships at Harold Washington College, Chicago, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX and Headlands Art Center in Sausalito, CA.

In 2016 William Cordova will participate in the SITE Santa Fe Biennial. Forthcoming solo exhibitions will include Sikkema Jenkins, NY, and 80M2 Livia Benavides Gallery in Lima, Peru, and fellowships at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans and Montalvo Art Center, CA.

yawar mallku (meditations on the african,andean y asian diaspora)


Instructor: Onajide Shabaka, artist

Onajide Shabaka


Onajide Shabaka’s practice is concerned with historical/biographical themes related to geography that include African diaspora and Native American cultures. He studied at the California College of the Arts and received his MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Onajide Shabaka has participated in various international art residencies including most recently in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Everglades National Park, Florida, and Suriname.  Recent exhibitions include move something’: metaphysics of space & time, Under the Bridge Space, North Miami, FL, SWEAT Broadsheet Collaboration, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY (2016); The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona, Girls’ Club Collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Hortivz, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2015); Third Space; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL, MIA/BER, Galerie Verein Berliner Kunstler, Germany (2014); Unpunished, Sue Scott Gallery, New York (2011); DCG Open, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL (2010). Individual exhibitions include Nierika Pasajes y Entradas, Under the Bridge, North Miami, Fl (2015); Zeichnangen ind Wandabjekte, Galerie Schuster, Postdam, Germany (2012); Lake Superior Walk, North Shore, Grand Marais, Minnesota (2007).

Forthcoming exhibitions include group shows “65th Annual All Florida Exhibition,” Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL (2016). Shabaka lives and works in Miami, Florida.

bill black jack horton by Onajide Shabaka

Art History Lectures

Issues in Modern and Contemporary Art and World Culture

Class Schedule

Saturdays at 2pm • $5 per class.

Area professors and visual artists will conduct these classes.

Free for members, North Miami residents,
and city of North Miami employees

Art teachers may register with Miami Dade County Public Schools for professional development credits. Reading list provided for each lecture: Schedule of topics are listed below.


12/19 • The impact of Art Fairs and Art Market Speculation


1/16 Identity Issues: Feminist and Queer art
• Identity Issues: Protest Art: (Re)constructing Spaces of Resistance
• The Body: Baartman to Beyonce: Appealing/ Appalling Buttocks in Contemporary Popular Culture


2/13 • Place: Imagined Places and (De)Territorialized Identities in Postcolonial Black Arts
2/20 • Language: An Artist’s Perspective – Using letters, words and Spanglish phrases to interpret and re-purpose meanings addressing contemporary issues
2/27 • Spirituality: A Discussion of the Sacred Arts of Afro-Cuban Lukumi Religion


3/5 • Identity Issues:  Nationality and Ethnicity
3/12 • Time: The Past is More Infinite Than the Future – Collapsing the linear


4/2 • Handiwork, The Place of Craft in Art Today

4/9 • Street Artists

Call 305.893.6211 to register by phone.