Rick Lowe/ william cordova

Rick Lowe is a Houston-based artist and professor of art at the University of Houston. He has exhibited and worked with communities nationally and internationally. Lowe is best known for his Project Row Houses community-based art project that he started in Houston in 1993. His additional community projects include the Watts House Project in Los Angeles; the Borough Project in Charleston, South Carolina (with Suzanne Lacy and Mary Jane Jacob); Anyang Public Art Project 2010 in South Korea; Trans.lation: Vickery Meadow in Dallas, Texas; and Victoria Square Project in Athens, Greece. His work has exhibited in the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College; Phoenix Art Museum; Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; Kumamoto State Museum, Japan; Venice Biennale of Architecture; and Documenta 14, Kassel, Germany and Athens, Greece.

Among Lowe’s honors are the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, the American Architectural Foundation (AAF) Keystone Award, the Heinz Award for Arts and Humanities, the Skowhegan Governors’ Award for Outstanding Service to Artists, the Skandalaris Award for Excellence in Art + Architecture, and a United States Artists Booth Fellowship. He has served as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University, a Mel King Community Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an Auburn University Breedan Scholar, and a Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor at Stanford University. President Barack Obama appointed Lowe to the National Council on the Arts in 2013. In 2014, he was named a MacArthur Fellow.


william cordova is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner born in Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru. He lives and works in Lima, Miami, and New York City. cordova’s work addresses the metaphysics of space and time, specifically how objects and perceptions change when we move around in space. He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996 and an MFA from Yale University in 2004.

cordova has been an artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem; American Academy in Berlin; Museum of Fine Art, Houston’s CORE program; Headlands Center for the Arts; Artpace San Antonio; Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture; and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; among others. He has exhibited in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. His work is included in the public collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Walker Art Center, Museo de Arte de Lima, Ellipse Foundation, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), and La Casa de las Américas, among others. His work has been included in several surveys and biennials including the Whitney Biennial (2008), Greater New York at MoMA PS1 (2010), Prospect.3 (2014), 12th Havana Biennial (2015), and SITElines at SITE Santa Fe (2016).

His recent exhibitions include william cordova now’s the time: narratives of southern alchemy at PAMM (2018); the 13th Havana Biennial (2019); In Plain Sight at Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington (2018); and on the lower frequencies I speak 4U (alquimia sagrada) at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York (2020). He organized the AIM Biennial in Florida (2020). His forthcoming projects include solo exhibitions at Galerie Florian Schönfelder, Berlin, and 80M2 Livia Benavides, Lima.

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