Art Basel today announced the gallery list for its 2016 show in Miami Beach, comprising 269 leading international galleries, drawn from 29 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Exhibitors will present works of art – from historically significant projects and film, to painting, photography and large-scale sculpture – by Modern and contemporary artists. With a reapplication rate of 98% for the Galleries sector and in addition to a strong selection of returning exhibitors, the show features 21 galleries who are completely new to the Miami Beach edition, including 12 first-time entrants to the Galleries sector. The fair, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 1 – 4, 2016.
2016 marks the fifteenth edition of the Miami Beach show, which has expanded over the years to include dedicated sections for film, outdoor sculpture, works in edition and curated shows of historical significance. The show has always offered both exploration – with new works created by emerging artists – and a continuity of a high quality international roster. Over 85 galleries exhibiting this year also took part in the very first edition in Miami Beach in 2002.
Sanford Biggers BAM, 2015 Courtesy David Castillo Gallery
Joining an extensive roster of returning galleries will be first-time participants from North and South America, including from Los Angeles: The Box, Marc Selwyn Fine Art and Various Small Fires; from New York: Callicoon Fine Arts, Clearing, Di Donna, Thomas Erben Gallery, JTT and Off Vendome; from Mexico City: House of Gaga and joségarcía ,mx; and from Curitiba in Brazil: Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte.
Survey returns with 14 focused presentations of work from before 2000,Romare Bearden (b. 1911, d. 1988) at DC Moore Gallery,Ibrahim El-Salahi (b. 1930) at Vigo Gallery, Betye Saar (b. 1926) at Roberts & Tilton. We can also look forward to David Castillo Gallery presenting works by Sanford Biggers (b. 1970) and Xaviera Simmons (b. 1974) that enunciate personal integrities within the context of larger cultural, historical, art historical and narrative constructs. Expect Jack Shaiman Gallery, White Cube, the Goodman Gallery and The Stevenson Gallery from South Africa. For a complete listing of exhibitors, go here.