CONTEXT Art Miami, (www.contextartmiami.com) presented by Art Miami, returning for its seventh edition December 4 – 9, 2018, has announced its 2018 exhibitor list featuring the works of emergent, mid-career and cutting-edge artists from 96 galleries, representing 21 countries and 63 cities.
This year’s fair will kick off with a Platinum VIP Preview for top collectors, curators, and members of the press on Tuesday December 4th, from 4:30PM – 5:30PM to benefit the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), sponsored by Christie's International Real Estate. The VIP Preview will open for all VIP Cardholders at 5:30PM and continue until 10PM. This is the eighth consecutive year that PAMM has been the fair’s exclusive VIP Preview benefactor and Art Miami LLC has already donated more than $150,000 to further the museum’s collection and mission. The partnership remains an integral part of the Art Miami Group’s larger commitment to the city of Miami.
CONTEXT Art Miami features an open atmosphere, creating a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for the presentation of contemporary art by emerging and established galleries. Once again, the fair will be held alongside Art Miami at the prestigious waterfront location of One Miami Herald Plaza on Biscayne Bay, nestled between the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways in the heart of Downtown Miami. The fair offers an unparalleled level of accessibility to the activities and collectors on Miami Beach with convenient parking and shuttle service.
New works from returning galleries include Christian Voigt, presented by Lucia Mendoza; Elio Rodriguez, presented by 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel; Estefanía Martín Saénz presented by GEMA LLAMAZARES; Eric Zener, presented by Gallery Henoch; George Rouy, presented by ANNA ZORINA GALLERY; Jen Mann presented by DURAN|MASHAAL; Kangi Connie Wang presented by Z GALLERY ARTS; Mario Soria presented by N2 Galería;Meredith Pardue, presented by Laura Rathe Fine Art; Nikoleta Sekulovic, presented by Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, Rafa Macarrón, presented by Galería Casa Cuadrada; Susan Chrysler White presented by Kim Foster Gallery; and Toyin Loye, presented by Chiefs & Spirits.
The 2018 edition welcomes new exhibitors including GALERIE ISABELLE LESMEISTER from Regensburg, presenting artists including Maria Agureeva, whose work shows how the body becomes a hybrid space where materiality of flesh is connected with an individual consciousness and identity. The Light Gallery from Medellin will make their Miami debut with a selection of Latin American works, from artist’s including Cecilia Paredes– known for her performance photography, she uses her body as a canvas to explore themes such as the power of nature, femininity, and migration. Los Angeles's Art Angels will present new works from American contemporary artist Christopher Florentino aka Flore. Peninsula Fine Art from Guanacaste Province in Costa Rica will debut with work by Jean Marc Calvet, known for his vibrant paintings of multitude of small details.
2018 CONTEXT ART MIAMI EXHIBITOR LIST
3 Punts Galeria | Barcelona; 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel | New York; Able Fine Art NY Gallery | New York; Ai Bo Gallery | Westchester; Alida Anderson Art Projects | Washington; Analog Contemporary | Philadelphia;ANNA ZORINA GALLERY | New York; ANSORENA | Madrid; Art Angels | Los Angeles; ART DESIGN GALLERY | Guéthary; ArtLabbé Gallery | Coral Gables; Avenue des Arts | Los Angeles; Bel Air Fine Art | Miami; Bivins Gallery | Dallas; Black Book Gallery | Denver; BLANK SPACE | New York; Bruce Lurie Gallery | Los Angeles; Cantor Fine Art | Venice Beach; Cavalier Galleries | New York; Chiefs & Spirits | The Hague; CHUNG JARK GALLERY | Seoul; Connect Contemporary | Atlanta; Contempop Gallery | New York; Counterpoint Contemporary | Bridgehampton; Cube Gallery | London; Denise Bibro Fine Art | New York; DS Projects | Miami; Duane Reed Gallery | Saint Louis; DURAN | MASHAAL | Montreal; Estudio Arte Contemporaneo | La Habana; ETERNITY GALLERY | Miami; FP Contemporary | Los Angeles; FREDERIC GOT | Paris; Gabriel Wickbold Studio and Gallery | Sao Paulo; Galería Alfredo Ginocchio | Ciudad de México; Galería Casa Cuadrada | Bogotá; Galeria Contrast | Barcelona; GALERIA LGM | Bogotá; GALERIE BENJAMIN ECK | Munich; GALERIE ISABELLE LESMEISTER | Regensburg; Galerie LeRoyer | Montreal; Galerie Matthew Namour | Montreal; Galeries Bartoux | Paris; GALLERIA STEFANO FORNI | Bologna; Gallery Aurora | Yang-san; Gallery G-77 | Kyoto; Gallery Henoch | New York; GALLERY JUNG | Seoul; Gallery TABLEAU | Seoul; GAMA GALLERY | Istanbul; GEMA LLAMAZARES | Gijón; Hang Art | San Francisco; Hashimoto Contemporary | San Francisco; HAVOC Gallery | Burlington; HEITSCH GALLERY| Munich; Hernandez Art Gallery | Milan; Heron Arts | San Francisco; HOHMANN | Palm Desert; Juan Silió Gallery | Santander; K+Y Gallery | Paris; Kim Foster Gallery | New York; Laura Rathe Fine Art | Houston; Lawrence Fine Art | Lawrence; Liquid art system | Capri; Lucía Mendoza | Madrid; MAC | Milan; Markowicz Fine Art | Miami; Momentum Gallery | Asheville; N2 Galería | Barcelona; NIL GALLERY |Paris; NINE Gallery | Gwangju; Oliver Cole Gallery | Miami; Peninsula Fine Art | Guanacaste; Projects Gallery | Miami; Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery | New York; Rele Gallery | Lagos; Retrospect Galleries | Byron Bay; RHODES | London; Ronen Art Gallery | Amsterdam; SASHA D espacio de arte |Córdoba; Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance |Rancho Santa Fe; Simons Gallery | The Hague; Spoke Art | New York; STOA | Estepona; TAMBARAN 2 |New York; Tauvers Gallery international | Kyiv; ten|Contemporary |Nevada City; The Light Gallery | Medellin; URGEL | FLECHA | Madrid; Vitavie Gallery | Toronto; VK Gallery | Amsterdam;Want Art Gallery | New York; Whitewall Contemporary | Delray Beach; Woolff Gallery| London; Z GALLERY ARTS | Vancouver; ZK Gallery | San Francisco.
The 2018 edition will also feature a series of dynamic exhibitions, special projects, highlight presentations, new media work, performance and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture throughout the fair and public outside areas.
Solo exhibitions will include San Francisco’s Heron Arts presentation of Donald Ian McCaw, a Canadian performance artist who situates his very personal autobiographical paintings in the context of a very impersonal story about a businessman seeking to reinvent the way fine art is made. He plays out the story of Mba Fabrications Inc., presenting business initiatives with convincing earnestness. From Havana, Estudio Arte Contemporaneowill present a solo show by Cuban artist Rubén Alpízar who explores the postmodern language and its ambiguity of political, economic, social and artistic resources in a contemporary world. London gallery Rhodes Contemporary will present Triple Art Bypass, a solo exhibition by British artist Lucy Sparrow. Within their booth, the gallery will show an immersive installation of an operating theatre and a consulting room made entirely from felt. From Miami, DS Projects will debut a solo exhibition by Argentinian artist Marcolina Dipierro, who addresses the notion of modern abstraction, exploring formal aspects of modern architecture and design in combination and contrast with various forms and materials. Bolo Art/Rele Gallery from Lagos, making its debut appearance at the fair will present a solo show by Nigerian artist Victor Ehikhamenor known for his work with traditional African motifs, religious cosmology drawings and immersive installations. Markowicz Fine Art will present new installation work by street artist KAI. Born in Los Angeles, KAI is recognized globally for his social commentary through his signature body of work IF, a character of no color, sex or race. Cantor Fine Art will present a solo show by German born artist Andrew Myers, known by his large scale three-dimensional portraits.
CONTEXT Video is an energetic curated program for video art, experimental film and moving image works. The program will present a contemporary view on the medium, and will be held on the fair’s main floor.
CONTEXT Sound Positions began in 2014, and has grown into a strong platform for the presentation of Sound Art at both CONTEXT Art Miami and CONTEXT Art New York. For our seventh edition in Miami, Sound Positions will be curated by Contour Editions. The program creates an immersive and intimate situation to listen to work of emerging and established sound artists. The program will be held on the fair’s main floor.
Artsy.net is the official online partner of CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Miami and Aqua Art Miami. Collectors and art enthusiasts can use Artsy to browse exhibitor booths, make sales inquiries on available art works, and access fair information online via Artsy.net and the Artsy app for iPhone and iPad. Artsy’s exclusive online previews will launch in advance of the fairs with a special first-look for press and VIPs on November 27th and to the public on November 28th. artsy.net
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
The 2018 VIP Preview Beneficiary is the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The 2018 Sponsors and Partners are: Christie’s International Real Estate, CHUBB Insurance, Artsy.net, JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami, Spuntino Catering, Boulud Sud, Resorts World Bimini, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Bass Museum, Independent Collectors, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA), Museum of Contemporary Art, Uber, ARTIKA, Modern Luxury, Miami Herald, Art Nexus, Art Circuits/GMCVB, Art Districts/Art Pulse, Art Hive, Arts and Antiques, Selecta Magazine, GRØSS Magazine, Create! Magazine, Palm Beach Illustrated, Art and Culture.
HOURS AND LOCATION
· Opening Night Platinum VIP Preview | Tuesday, Dec 4: 4:30PM - 5:30PM
· Opening Night VIP Preview | Tuesday, Dec 4: 5:30PM – 10PM
· General Admission | Wednesday, Dec. 5 – Sat., Dec. 8, 11AM –8PM; Sunday, Dec. 9; 11AM – 6PM
The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion, One Herald Plaza @ NE 14th Street, Downtown Miami.
On Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & MacArthur Causeways
- One Day Pass (includes admission to Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami only) - $55
- Multi-Day Pass (includes admission to Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami and Aqua Art Miami) - $100
- VIP Pass - $275
o Valid for admission to Art Miami + CONTEXT Art Miami VIP Preview, December 4th, 5:30pm until 10pm; Unlimited admission to Art Miami + CONTEXT Art Miami during public fair hours; Access to Art Miami VIP Lounge + CONTEXT Art Miami VIP Lounge (except during previously scheduled private events); Complimentary admission to partnering Museums (special exhibitions may require additional ticket purchase); Access to Aqua Art Miami VIP Preview on December 5th, 3pm-10pm and unlimited admission during fair hours.
- Seniors 62 years+ (includes admission to Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami only) - $35
- Students 12-18 years (includes admission to Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami only) - $35
- Groups 10 or more (includes admission to Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami only) - $35
- Children 12 and under, when accompanied by adult – free