Art Basel Announces Miami Beach 2018 Galleries and Sectors

Above: Tschabalala Self ,Grape Soda. 


Today Art Basel announced the list of 268 leading international galleries selected for its 2018 Miami Beach show. From 34 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, the exhibitors will present Modern and contemporary works by emerging and established artists. Alongside a robust roster of returning galleries, this year’s show features 29 galleries who are participating for the first time. With more than half of its participants having exhibition spaces in the Americas, Art Basel in Miami Beach is the leading art show of the region. This year, the renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) will be concluded, with expected completion of the parks as a next phase of the project to be realized in the coming years. Together with the redesigned floorplan and enhanced layout, the upgraded facilities will provide a premier platform for the exhibiting galleries.

The main sector of the show features 198 galleries of the world’s leading galleries presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawings, installation, photography, video and digital works. This year, a strong list of returning participants is joined by 12 galleries that have previously participated in the show’s Nova, Positions or Survey sector: Boers-Li Gallery, Canada, David Castillo Gallery, DC Moore Gallery, Essex Street, Tanya Leighton, mor charpentier, Proyectos Monclova, Ratio 3, Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte, Travesía Cuatro and Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois. Two galleries in the main sector – Kayne Griffin Corcoran and Cardi Gallery – will be completely new to the show, while Barbara Thumm will return to the sector after a brief hiatus. For the full gallery list for Galleries, please visit

The sector presents 11 global leaders in the field of prints and editioned works: Alan Cristea Gallery, Crown Point Press, Gemini G.E.L., Carolina Nitsch, Pace Prints, Paragon, Polígrafa Obra Gràfica, STPI, Two Palms, ULAE and Susan Sheehan Gallery, who participates in the Miami Beach show for the first time. For further information, please visit

Allowing curators, critics, collectors and visitors to discover new talents from across the globe, galleries in Positions present one major project by a single artist. This year, the sector features 14 solo booths, including eight exhibitors who are participating in the show for the first time, such as: Mexican gallery Parque Galería, who will present the second chapter of the Ecuadorian artist Oscar Santillán’s ‘Dawn and Dusk Seen at Once’ series that narrates the history of science in Latin America; Amsterdam-based Upstream Gallery, presenting ‘La Casa Lobo’, a monumental feature film of stop-motion animations by Chilean artist duo León & Cociña; and This Is No Fantasy + dianne tanzer gallery from Australia, presenting new paintings by Vincent Namatjira that reflect on the artist’s Aboriginal heritage and its complex colonial history. Additional first-time participants include: Bodega, Commonwealth and Council, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, Madragoa and Galerie Jérôme Poggi. For the full gallery list for Positions, please visit

Providing a platform for galleries to present new work by up to three artists, Nova this year features 29 exhibitors. First-time participants include: blank projects, Carlos/Ishikawa, Selma Feriani Gallery, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Grimm, Hanart TZ Gallery, Levy Delval, Josh Lilley, Linn Lühn, Morán Morán, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma and Tiwani Contemporary. Highlights include: ‘World Matters’, an installation inspired by Paleolithic Venus figurines by French artist Marguerite Humeau, presented by Clearing; a site-specific installation titled ‘Backroom’ by American artist Derek Fordjour, presented by Josh Lilley; and ceramics and textile-based works by Mexican artist Pia Camil, presented by Instituto de visión. For the full gallery list for Nova, please visit beach/nova.

The sector returns for its fifth year with 16 focused presentations of work created before 2000. Six exhibitors will join the sector for the first time: Sabrina Amrani with textile-based works by Chant Avedissian; Tibor de Nagy with a presentation by Larry Rivers; Eric Firestone Gallery, with work by Joe Overstreet from the late 1960s and early 1970s that speaks to the African-American experience; Paci contemporary, with a series of computer-generated composite portraits by Nancy Burson; Venus Over Manhattan, with work by Maryan that merges abstraction and figuration; and Walden, with a series of embroidered fabric works by Feliciano Centurión. Further highlights include Peter Blum Gallery, with a presentation of early works by Joyce J. Scott; Anat Ebgi presenting works by Paraguayan artist Faith Wilding, recognizing her contribution to the discourse of feminist art history, and Hales Gallery’s presentation of Virginia Jaramillo’s work that reflects on her time in New York during the Black Power movement – a transitional period in her life. For further information, please visit

Museums Shows and Private Collections

Visitors to the Miami Beach show will have the opportunity to view South Florida’s leading museums and private collections:

• The Bass

‘Paola Pivi: Art with a View’ ‘Aaron Curry: Tune Yer Head’ ‘The Haas Brothers: Ferngully’

• Frost Art Museum – Florida International University

‘Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago’

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami)

‘Larry Bell: Time Machines’

‘Manuel Solano: I Don’t Wanna Wait For Our Lives To Be Over’ ‘Judy Chicago: A Reckoning’

‘William N. Copley’

• NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

‘Remember to React: 60 Years of Collecting’

‘William J. Glackens and Auguste Renoir: Affinities and Distinctions’

• Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) ‘AfriCOBRA: Messages to the People’

• Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

‘Arthur Jafa: Love is the Message, the Message is Death’

‘Grids: A Selection of Paintings by Lynne Golob Gelfman’

‘Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83: A Documentary Exhibition’

‘Ebony G. Patterson . . . while the dew is still on the roses . . .’

• Wolfsonian – Florida International University ‘Deco: Luxury to Mass Market’

‘Made in Italy: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976’ ‘This Is Not A Temple’

‘Art and Design in the Modern Age’

• de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space ‘More / Less’

• Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

The Warehouse features works by Ibrahim Mahama, Olaf Metzel, Keisuke Takahashi, Peter Buggenhout, Imi Knoebel, Paola Pivi, Cate Giordano, Stephen Shore, Kishio Suga, Barry McGee and Gilles Barbier. The exhibition will also feature masterworks by Anselm Kiefer, Sol LeWitt, Olafur Eliasson, Ernesto Neto, Michael Heizer, George Segal, Tony Smith, John Chamberlain, Willem de Kooning, and Isamu Noguchi.

• The Rubell Family Collection ‘Purvis Young’

‘New Acquisitions

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