Esperanza Cortés

About Esperanza Cortés

Esperanza Cortés is a Colombian born multidisciplinary artist and former Afro Latin dancer based in New York City. Cortes’s passion for the mosaic of the Americas, its folk art traditions, rituals, music, dance and their ever evolving changes are at the core of her sculptures, paintings, installations, site-specific projects and interventions. Her artwork examines the extent to which a consciousness, national or personal, defines itself through the opposing force of a transcultural experience.

Her work is poetically and intricately crafted to encourage the viewer to reconsider social and historical narratives especially surrounding Colonialism. Specifically, it raises critical questions about the politics of erasure and exclusion.

Cortés has exhibited in Solo and group exhibitions in venues including Smack Mellon Gallery, Bronx Museum of Art, Queens Museum, El Museo Del Barrio, MoMA PS1 and Socrates Sculpture Park in NYC. National exhibitions include Albright-Knox Gallery, Turchin Center for The Visual Arts, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Art Museum. International exhibitions have included Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Japan, Mexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Spain and Greece.

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La Mano Poderosa

Second Sight

Emerald Tears

Radiant Child



Still Life


Arrested Symphony


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