Xavier Cortada is an American artist. His work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and cultural venues across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Antarctica and Africa. From 2011 to 2018, Cortada based his engaged art-science practice at Florida International University, serving in the School of Environment, Arts and Society and the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA). He is most recently a Professor of Practice in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami. Cortada studio is based at Pinecrest Gardens, where he serves as Artist-in-Residence. A hallmark of his work is engaging scientists in his art-making and producing participatory science-art exhibits. Xavier has participated in on site and virtual artist-in-residence programs at both the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, NH and the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, OR. His work at Hubbard Brook includes: the WaterViz for Hubbard Brook, Wind Words, and the Hubbard Brook Water Paintings. His work at HJ Andrews includes the WaterViz for HJ Andrews and CLIMA 2016.