From the Root, 2004-11
Collage, graphite and gold leaf on paper
22.5 x 30.25 inches
57.2 x 76.8 cm
Casco, 2008
Reclaimed photo collage on paper
50 x 50.375 inches
127 x 128 cm
Untitled, 2011
Photo collage and paint on paper
111 x 52.25 inches
281.9 x 132.7 cm
Untitled (Lumumba-zapata), 1969-2009
3,000 bundled newspapers, reprinted photographs, stones, gourds
14 feet tall, width and depth variable
We Laugh to Keep from Crying (despues de H.P.N.)
From: a few minor rebellions (para papa loco), 2010
Folder, mixed media collage
Set of 10 collages
11.75 x 18.25 inches (this work)
29.8 x 46.4 cm
Our Song, Our Method, Our......
From: a few minor rebellions (para papa loco), 2010
Folder, mixed media collage
Set of 10 collages
11.75 x 17.75 inches (this work)
29.8 x 45.1 cm
this is not 4 U (I miss U already...), 2009
Aluminum foil, cardboard, reclaimed Plexiglas, tape
17 x 29.5 x 7 inches
43.2 x 74.9 x 17.8 cm
laberintos (after octavio paz), 2003-09
Appropriated vinyl records from undisclosed ivy league institution in response to that institution's refusal to return 200 Inca artifacts from Peru after it originally borrowed them in 1914
Dimensions variable
prophets (p.l.o. d.c.), 2009
gold leaf, graphite, watercolor on paper
50.5 x 102 inches
128.3 x 259.1 cm
untitled (geronimo), 2009
paper bag, feathers, plastic coin wrapper
13 x 22.25 x 7 inches
33 x 56.5 x 17.8 cm
Moby Dick (for Oscar Wilde, Oscar Romero y Oscar Grant), 2008
Mixed media on reclaimed police car
48 x 76 x 108 inches
121.9 x 193 x 274.3 cm
Badussy (or machu Picchu after dark), 2004-2005
200 found speakers, debris
Dimensions variable
untitled (endless...4-p.young), 2013
Reclaimed lamp shades, metal rod, light bulbs
Approx. 185 x 24 x 24 inches
469.9 x 61 x 61 cm
William Cordova

William Cordova was born in Lima, Peru in 1971 and moved to Miami, Florida at an early age, also spending time in Houston, Chicago, and New York. He 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. He has participated in numerous artist residencies including Artpace, San Antonio, TX; The Core program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Woodstock Center for Photography, NY, The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine; and American Academy in Berlin, Germany.
Recent solo exhibitions of Codova’s work include ceiba: reconsidering ephemeral spaces at Davidson College, Davidson, NC (2016); yawar mallku: metaphysics of time and space at 80M2, Lima, Peru; and swing/SPACE/miami: william cordovaceiba: reconsidering ephemeral spaces, MDC Museum of Art + Design at Miami Dade College, Miami, FL (2014). His work is included in collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Yale Art Gallery, New Haven; Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru; Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; and La Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba; among others.
William Cordova
smoke signals: sculpting in time
April 7 - May 13, 2017
William Cordova
yawar mallku: temporal landscapes
March 7 - April 6, 2013
William Cordova
ankaylli: spatial and ideological terrain

Marfa Contemporary
William Cordova - "ankaylli: spatial and ideological terrain" Marfa Contemporary 100 East San Antonio St. Marfa, TX 79843 October 6 - December 22, 2017 In “ankaylli: spatial and ideological terrain,” opening at Marfa Contemporary on October 6, 2017 and on view through December 22, 2017, artist William Cordova exposes relationships between Pre-Columbian traditions, modern architecture, and spiritualism as inflected through Marfa, a town where the three intersect. read more