Blog / 3 Things: William Cordova


By Wendy

With 3 Things, every now and then we ask an artist who has worked with the Nasher Museum to tell us three things they’re listening to, working on, looking at, reading or just thinking about.

William Cordova was born in Peru in 1971 and grew up in Miami. He earned his MFA from Yale University in 2004 and his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996. His recent solo show, “laberintos,” earned lovely reviews at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York. His work was part of a three-person show in 2007 at the Nasher Museum, “Street Level: Mark Bradford, William Cordova & Robin Rhode.” This year, his work will be included in the Nasher Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl,” opening  Sept. 2. For more info on William, visit his gallery’s website.

1. William is reading
Postcolonial Melancholia
by Paul Gilroy
Space, Site Intervention edited by Erika Suderburg
Cartas Para Josefina by Miguel Hernandez  (re-reading)
Soul on Fire by Eldridge Cleaver (re-reading)

2. William is listening to
Nigor Mortis by Sananda Maitreya
Cholo Soy by Luis Abanto
Bad Luck by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
The Anthology (1968–1992) by Richard Pryor

3. He’s thinking about
Cisco Torres in San Francisco

IMAGE: Photo of William Cordova by Teka Selman

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