Miami Art And Design Week 2022 is fast approaching, and collectors, dealers, and art enthusiasts are readying their wallets, presentations, and schedules. World-renowned and emerging fairs will draw the biggest names in contemporary art and design to the sandy beaches, palm tree-lined streets, and Art Deco hotels for which Miami is famous.
The main events of the week are Art Basel in Miami Beach, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), Untitled Art, Design Miami/, Scope and Art Miami present ideal opportunities to discover new artists and build your collection, at a variety of price points. While Miami truly has something for everyone, this curated selection of fair highlights will help you guide your week, complete with dates and locations for each exhibitor mentioned below.
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Where: Ocean Drive & 12th Street, Miami Beach
When: Tuesday, November 29 – Saturday, December 3
Directly on the sands of Miami Beach, Untitled Art is a highlight of the week because of both the art on view and the prime location. Untitled features established contemporary art dealers who show a strong selection of emerging and mid-career artists with international reach. The curation is always top-level.
This year’s edition of Untitled includes an impressive presentation of Ukrainian artists from the Kyiv-based Voloshyn Gallery. Mixed-media works by Nikita Kadan will be on view, reflecting on the memory and history of war at large, in order to better understand the current conflict with Russia.
Another highlight will be Asya Geisberg Gallery’s booth, with new works by Marjolijn De Wit, Melanie Daniel, Rebecca Morgan, and Shane Walsh. Particularly captivating are De Wit’s paintings, which are filled with ceramic objects that explore man’s relationship with nature and the built environment.
Making its Untitled debut is Carvalho park, which is showing large, luminous paintings by Yulia Iosilzon and Maximilian Rödel. Carvalho Park’s booth will exhibit Rödel’s soft pastel renderings of dreamy skies and sunsets.
The fair will also feature events, panels, and performances throughout the week, including Her Clique’s “What Can Art Do?” conversation series with leading artists and curators such as Zoë Buckman and Hank Willis Thomas, who will explore art as a political and social tool.
Several special projects will also draw viewers. Artist Rachel Garrard, for example, will mount a site-specific installation of large, rusted steel sculptures that appear to emerge from the sand, connected by drawn lines and mounds that create patterns and geometric symbols. Mexico-based Collector is responsible for this installation, named Pathways Beyond Time.
New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA)
Where: Ice Palace Studios, 1400 North Miami Avenue, Miami
When: Wednesday, November 30 – Saturday, December 3
Celebrating its 20th edition, the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) Miami fair brings together small and mid-size galleries presenting an exciting selection of emerging and mid-career artists. Located in Downtown Miami, the fair embraces the warm climate with outdoor lounging areas where visitors can relax and enjoy a robust series of panels, music performances, workshops, and artist talks.
A highlight of the fair will be Sapar Contemporary’s booth, featuring a new series of acrylic prints by Zinaida, entitled “She.”. The artist completed these works in Kyiv in June 2022 under constant bombing and limited access to electricity. The woman in “She” wears a costume that symbolizes eternal, divine feminity and contains references to Ukrainian, Greek, Berber, Arabic, Bulgarian, and Jewish cultures. Another highlight will be Shulamit Nazarian’s booth, which celebrates gallery artists with recent or upcoming career milestones.
NADA will also host its third Curated Spotlight section, featuring eight solo presentations of artists from NADA galleries, selected by a renowned curator. This year’s grouping was selected by Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels, director of Jack Shainman Gallery and founder of the gallery We Buy Gold. Included in the Curated Spotlight is Olympia, which will present new dreamy, eff tempera paintings by Lee Maxey.
Where: 1 Herald Plaza, NE 14th Street & Biscayne Bay, Miami
When: Wednesday, November 30 – Sunday. December 4
Located downtown, across Biscayne Bay, is Art Miami, the city’s longest-running art fair. Now in its 32nd edition, it shares space with partner fair Context. With windows overlooking the palm tree-lined bay, Art Miami celebrates the city’s tropical climate. The fair features emerging and established galleries that exhibit an eclectic range of media. Installation and digital art are on view alongside more traditional examples of modern and contemporary art.
A highlight of the fair will be Hillis Taggart’s two booths. The gallery is exhibiting a stunning selection of colourful, abstract paintings by contemporary artists Hollis Heichemer, Alex Kanevsky, and Bill Scott. Particularly engaging are Kavensky’s abstracted domestic scenes and figurative works, as well as Heichemer’s poetic paintings, which are inspired by the environment surrounding her New Hampshire home.
Seoul-based Pyo Gallery is bringing work by a selection of leading Korean artists including Chun Kwang Young, whose predominant medium is the handmade Korean paper called hanji. Chun is known for his unique “aggregation” works, which are three-dimensional objects wrapped and tied with hanji.
Reflecting on the current war in Ukraine, Art Miami is also featuring several artists who are donating portions of their sales to support various Ukrainian fundraisers. British printmaker Phil Shaw, for instance, has made a limited-edition run of charity prints, “Solidarity”, which will be on view with Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery. Exhibitors will also show their support by highlighting Ukrainian artists, such as Avant Gallery exhibition of Kyiv-based Lina Condes’ stainless steel sculpture The Thinker.
Where: 1800 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
When: Wednesday, November 30 – Sunday, December 4
Design Miami/ features some of the biggest names in contemporary design, as well as noteworthy emerging designers and dealers. This year’s fair will mark the 18th edition of Design Miami/ with a special theme: “The Golden Age: Looking to the Future.” Selected by the fair’s curatorial director Maria Cristina Didero, the uniting concept expands on that of this summer’s Design Miami/ in Basel, “The Golden Age: Rooted in the Past.” The idea is to explore the stylistic and metaphorical concept of a golden age that can be a utopian, hopeful future or an idealized history.
Highlights include the Design Miami/ debut of Superhouse. The gallery is presenting “Dreamroom,” a booth from the Curio section that takes the form of an immersive bedroom scene with wild forms and bold colours, featuring designs by Ellen Pong, Kim Mupangilaï, Ryan Decker, and Sean Gerstley. In line with the cutting-edge and exploratory ethos of the Curio section, Superhouse’s designs include a futuristic, playful side table and lamp by Pong that is part horse, part dolphin.
Throughout the fair, mirrors abound. Emma Scully Gallery, in its Design Miami/ debut, will present a Curio booth entitled “Reflecting Women,” dedicated to mirrors by female designers; and Gallery All will bring several new cast bronze peach mirrors by The Haas Brothers, including one whimsical, splashy design entitled Mirrorianne Boesky, after the duo’s gallerist Marianne Boesky.
At Design Miami don’t aslo overlook favorites like the Future Perfect, which has curated 30 pieces that run the gamut from Seungjin Yang’s resin-cast balloon love seat to soaring Halo lamps from Bradley Bowers—or the impressive newcomers. Albi Serfaty, for example, founder and creative director of the Tel Aviv lighting studio Aqua Creations, is making his mark at the fair for the first time with his Light on Water booth. (The standout Lakes collection embraces silk shades and mirrored polished metal reminiscent of fresh water.) Up-and-comer Superhouse will make its inaugural appearance at the fair with Dreamroom, an immersive environment with works by Ellen Pong, Kim Mupangilaï, Ryan Decker, and Sean Gerstley. Meanwhile, beloved New York City gallery R & Company will show works by Philadelphia-based ceramicist Ruberto Lugo, and Dolce & Gabbana will display their collection of one-of-a-kind Alta Gioielleria jewelry. Before heading out, be sure to check out Ben Ganz’s collaboration with USM, a part of the Swiss designer’s work for PIN–UP Home, which presents limited-edition modular designs inspired by the skyline of New York City.
The fair is also known for its luxury partners such as Audi, Perrier-Jouët, and Fendi, which will present a range of exclusive new projects and immersive experiences throughout the week. Particularly exciting is Come Stai?, a new chair by Gaetano Pesce with Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta, in the luxury brand’s first partnership with Design Miami/.
Galleries and Studios Attending
Dreamcloud by Nina Magon for Cosentino
Spanish materials company Cosentino will present a sculpture by interior designer Nina Magon during Miami Art Week. The installation will use eight slabs of stone from Cosentino, as well as lighting elements by Studio M Lighting.
From Functional Art to Collectible Design, today Carpenters Workshop Gallery produces and exhibits functional art by international artists or designers, both rising and established, going outside their traditional territories of expression. Actively involved in the research and production of limited edition works, the gallery’s choices are guided by seeking an emotional, artistic and historical relevance; a relevance that must appear evident.
AGO Projects is a design-centric hub and designer representation space started by Rudy F. Weissenberg and Rodman Primack. Based in the energizing creative capitals of Mexico City and New York, AGO Projects is committed to incubating and promoting exceptional design voices. We work together with artists and designers to realize personal projects of various scales while actively enhancing international alliances and opportunities. We believe in the power of good design as an agent of positive transformation. We encourage the handmade and support artists and designers with a heightened level of social and environmental consciousness that strive for a more equitable society.
Dolce & Gabanna Casa
Magen H Gallery
With special emphasis given to French post-war designers, the collection progresses the artistic dialogue between these historically significant works and contemporaries who visually articulate a personal philosophy. These pieces reveal the compelling tension between the organic spirit of the material and the artists’ mastery over the medium. From its inception, the collection of works has been built on the founding premise that art and design are allied and interdependent.
Todd Merrill Studio
Todd Merrill Studio represents a group of international artists, each with a singular vision and unprecedented point of view.In creating works of collectible design, each takes a hands-on approach intersecting contemporary design, fine art, traditional craft techniques, and pioneering innovation.
Where: Ocean Drive & 8th Street, Miami Beach
When: Wednesday, November 30 – Sunday, December 4
Like Untitled Art, Scope is located on the sands of Miami Beach. Celebrating its 21st edition this year, the fair provides a platform for artistic innovation, embracing artists and exhibitors who are diverse and experimental. Scope aims to showcase contemporary art with a global lens and engage in critical issues and global politics.
A highlight of Scope will be the booth for Knowhere Art Gallery, a Black-owned space based in Martha’s Vineyard. The gallery will present new paintings from rising star Charly Palmer’s “Infinite Black” series, which is inspired by Black power, pride, and strength. Also of note is Imago, a gallery based in Lugano, Switzerland, which will show works by Andrea Gallotti, Matteo Pugliese, and Tom Vack. New abstract, mixed-media paintings by Gallotti will showcase the artist’s explorations of colour, material, and gesture.
Also embracing mixed media is The Contemporary Art Modern Project, based in Miami and Westport, Connecticut, which is presenting several mixed-media and fibre works including Sherene, a vibrant new figurative collage by Brazilian artist Silvana Soriano. The piece exemplifies Soriano’s interest in using art to explore narratives, poems, and personal stories.
Scope also features The New Contemporary, an experiential, multidisciplinary program in the atrium where daily events will occur. Included in this year’s program are musical performances, panel discussions, and morning healing and meditation sessions.