Miami Art Shows To Look Out For At Miami Art Week

Ugo Rondinone’s Miami Mountain at The Bass, Miami.
Ugo Rondinone’s 'Miami Mountain' at The Bass, Miami. | © The Bass
Laurence Kidd

Miami Art Week – spanning November 28 through December 4 – provides South Florida’s art enthusiasts with a wide array of options for viewing, collaborating on, and buying art. Drawing thousands of artists, designers, curators, galleries, institutions, and collectors from around the world, these art fairs collectively constitute an essential stop on the art-world calendar. Here, we highlight the art shows and fairs that you won’t want to miss this year.

1. Art Miami


Taking place in the renowned Wynwood Arts District, Art Miami is a leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during Miami Art Week. Over 80,000 collectors, curators, museum professionals, and art enthusiasts are expected to be in Wynwood for this one-of-a-kind exhibition, and over 100 international art institutions and galleries will be participating.

When: November 29 – December 4

2. Context Art Miami

2. Context Art Miami
© Context Art Miami

Context Art Miami

The sister fair to Art Miami (same place, same time), this show focuses on the development and support of emerging and mid-career artists. The goal of the creators of Context Art is to cultivate meaningful and productive dialogues between artists, galleries, and collectors while giving up-and-coming artists a prominent place to display their work. The fair will showcase contemporary work in a variety of media from on-the-rise talents in South Florida. Last year’s Context Art show was a notable success, attracting 14,500 collectors, curators, artists, connoisseurs, and designers as well as 82,500 visitors over a six-day period.

When: November 29 – December 4

Where: NE 34th Street (between Buena Vista Blvd & NE 1st Avenue), Miami, FL, USA

© Context Art Miami

3. Miami Project

3. Miami Project
© Miami Project

Miami Project

This is an absolute must-attend event for any art enthusiast traveling to Miami Beach this December. Miami Project Edition 5 will be erected atop and within an expansive structure located in Miami Beach, just steps from the entrance of NADA Miami. The fair will be built seamlessly into the existing architecture, elegantly housing 60 exhibiting galleries. The public is welcome to attend from Wednesday, November 30th (11:00am – 7:00pm) to Sunday, December 4th (closes at 6pm). The fair will feature world-class programming including artists’ projects, curator-led talks, and special events.

When: December 1 – 4

Where: 6625 Indian Creek Drive, Miami, FL, USA

© Miami Project

With a history of over 75 art fairs spanning more than 15 years, SCOPE is celebrated for its singular ability to forecast new trends. Respected globally, the fair’s predictive acumen garners extensive critical acclaim, making it one of the premier showcases for international emerging artists as well as multi-disciplinary creative programming. Last year, the fair drew 1.2 million visitors, a figure that speaks for itself.

When: November 29 – December 4

Where: Miami Beach Pavilion. 801 Ocean Drive, Florida, USA

4. Aqua Art Miami

Aqua Art Miami

Also taking part in the interactive and spectacularly coordinated Miami Art Week, Aqua Art Miami will feature more than 45 dynamic young galleries from North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and innovative special programming including performances, new media, and solo installations. The fair, set within a classic South Beach hotel, is known for presenting vibrant international art and supporting young dealers and galleries showing emerging and mid-career artists.

When: November 29 – December 4

Where: Aqua Hotel. 42 NE 25th St, Miami, FL, USA

Design Miami

Design Miami is a global forum for design. Each fair brings together influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators, and critics from around the world. Those involved with Design Miami seek to broaden awareness of modern design, and the fair features exhibitions of 20th and 21st-century furniture, lighting, and objets d’art. Miami Art Week and Design Miami work hand-in-hand, facilitating collaborations between artists, designers, and institutions along with joint panels and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art, and fashion.

When: November 30 – December 4

Where: Meridian Avenue & 19th Street, Miami Beach, USA

5. PINTA Miami


Preparations are underway for Pinta Miami’s large-scale tenth-anniversary edition to be held at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center in the heart of the Miami Art District from November 30 to December 4, 2016. This edition will celebrate the remarkable history of a fair that has left its mark on modern and contemporary art from Latin America. Since its inaugural edition in 2006, PINTA has become one of the most important outlets for Latin American talent in the region. Thanks to the fair’s management strategies, a large number of works of Latin American art have been acquired by major museums. For example, the Museum of Modern Art in New York acquired work by Abraham Palatnik for its permanent collection. Similarly, work by Elías Crespín was purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

When: November 30 – December 4

Untitled Art Miami

Founded in 2012, Untitled Art is an international art fair that focuses on contemporary art from a range of disciplines. Untitled enlists a carefully selected curatorial team to identify a group of galleries and artist-run exhibition spaces to show in an architecturally distinct venue. The fair is organized by Omar López-Chahoud, who has been the artistic director and chief curator of Untitled since its founding.

When: November 30 – December 4

Where: City Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

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