Art Basel announces the 277 major international galleries for the 2023 edition of its Americas fair. The fair will host new participants and old familiar exhibitors, with new highlights from the Latin American scene and the Caribbean diaspora, as well as exhibitions and events outside the fair with leading museums, private collections and cultural partners throughout Miami Beach.
Fig. above: Art Basel in Miami Beach 2022, courtesy of Art Basel.
Presenting an exceptional survey of artists, galleries and new perspectives from the region and beyond, the established Americas fair in Miami Beach will host 277 leading galleries from 33 countries and territories, with nearly two-thirds of exhibitors headquartered in the Americas
24 galleries will participate in the fair for the first time, including newcomers from Egypt, Iceland, the Philippines and Poland.
The fair will feature an improved layout for visitor flow and experience, with enhanced rest and food areas.
Beyond the exhibition halls, Art Basel will collaborate with a variety of world-class institutions, private collections and cultural partners to offer an expanded programme of exhibitions, events and activities in Miami Beach throughout the week of the fair.
Art Basel, of which UBS is the Global Lead Partner, will take place from 8 to 10 December 2023, with preview days on 6 and 7 December at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC).
For the 2023 edition of Art Basel, the most important global fair in the Americas, 277 leading international galleries will come together to present artworks of the highest quality in all media – from painting and sculpture to photography and digital works – by artists ranging from early twentieth century modernist pioneers to contemporary artists. The exhibition will feature a wide range of artists, from early twentieth-century modernists to contemporary artists. Nearly two-thirds of this year’s galleries come from North and South America, joined by an exceptional number of exhibitors from Europe, Asia and Africa.
The fair welcomes 24 new exhibitors to Miami Beach, three of whom will be included directly in the main “Galleries” sector: Galerie Minsky (Paris), Ortuzar Projects (New York) and Weinstein Gallery (San Francisco). Six galleries are participating in the fair for the first time in Nova, the sector for galleries presenting new works by up to three artists; 8 galleries in Positions, where young galleries show ambitious solo presentations by emerging international artists; and 7 galleries in Survey, dedicated to galleries presenting artistic practices of historical relevance.
First-time exhibitors in Nova:
Château Shatto (Los Angeles)
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Gypsum Gallery (Cairo)
Lyles and King (New York)
Silverlens (Manila, New York)
The Ranch (New York)
First-time exhibitors in positions:
56 Henry (New York)
Bradley Ertaskiran (Montreal)
Deli Gallery (New York, Mexico City)
Galatea (São Paulo)
Llano (Mexico City)
Lomex (New York)
Woman (New York)
Galeria Dawid Radziszewski (Warsaw)
First-time exhibitors in Survey:
Freight+Volume (New York)
Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland)
Ryan Lee (New York)
Sterne (Los Angeles)
Vito Schnabel Gallery (New York)
Duane Thomas Gallery (New York)
Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery (New York)
In addition, the fair offers interesting presentations in its special areas:
Under the direction of Magalí Arriola, curator from Mexico City and director of the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Meridians will show 19 large-scale projects that exceed the dimensions of a traditional fair stand.
Kabinett – a staple of the Miami Beach fair, featuring thematic group exhibitions, art historical presentations and solo presentations – will be back, giving exhibitors the opportunity to present concisely curated installations in their main booths.
Led by curator Emily Butler and with free admission, the fair will once again host Conversations, a series of live debates bringing together the most inspiring figures in culture today. The renowned programme will feature thought leaders exchanging ideas on the most important issues shaping the world of art and culture.
Further details of the Meridians, Cabinet and Conversations presentations will be announced in the coming months, along with details of the rest of the fair programme.
For the first time, the fair will present an improved exhibition layout with five different Plazas in the renewed MBCC. The Plazas will improve visitor flow and provide seating, eating and drinking areas in the exhibition hall.
Noah Horowitz, CEO of Art Basel, says: “Having led our Miami Beach fair for six years as Director, Americas, I know first-hand the invigorating role our fair plays within the creative ecosystem of Miami, the wider region and the global art community. Year after year, Art Basel Miami Beach exceeds expectations in terms of the quality and breadth of art on display, but also the unique experience inside and outside the halls, attracting both established and entirely new audiences, and bringing out the best of the local cultural scene each December. Our offering this year proves once again the strength of our exhibition as a driver of the art world in America and around the world, and as an absolutely transformative cross-cultural experience – made possible by our world-class exhibitors, our world-renowned cultural partners and collaborators in Miami Beach and South Florida, and our exceptional team.
Vincenzo de Bellis, Director of Fairs and Exhibition Platforms, who is leading the 2023 edition, says: “Visitors to our Miami Beach fair this year will be in for surprises and will find an expanded platform to discover a diversity of artistic voices and perspectives that echo and resonate with Miami Beach’s ever-growing cultural offerings. With new participants from Mexico, Poland and Egypt, and programming inside and outside the Fair like we’ve never done before, the Fair takes on a new freshness and a new buzz of experiences, and we look forward to seeing it in full swing in December.
The new director of Art Basel, Miami Beach, Bridget Finn, will take part in the 2023 Miami Beach edition, which will be led by de Bellis in the interim. After taking office this autumn, Finn will take over as director of the 2024 Miami Beach exhibition.
The fair’s main sector will feature 222 of the world’s leading galleries showing painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video and digital works of the highest quality, including 10 exhibitors presenting works in editions, prints and multiples.
8 galleries that have previously exhibited in Nova, Positions or Survey will move to the main sector to present the full range of their programme, including: Antenna Space (Shanghai), Ruth Benzacar Galeria de Arte (Buenos Aires), Company Gallery (New York), Anat Ebgi (Los Angeles), Larkin Erdmann Gallery (Zurich), Fitzpatrick Gallery (Paris), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), and Nicola Vassell (New York).
Four galleries will be represented with joint stands in the main sector. Parrasch Heijnen Gallery from Los Angeles and Franklin Parrasch Gallery from New York will jointly present an exhibition in honour of the legendary Brockman Gallery, which operated in Los Angeles from 1967 to 1990 and was the first major contemporary gallery run by and for black artists. The presentation is organised in close collaboration with and curated by Alonzo Davis, one of the founders of Brockman Gallery. Galerie Minsky from Paris and Weinstein Gallery from San Francisco will also share a booth and present a solo exhibition by the Argentine-Italian surrealist artist Leonor Fini with paintings, never-before-seen drawings of theatre and opera sets from the artist’s personal collection, and a selection of sculptures, including masks for masquerade balls and Fini’s anthropomorphic wardrobe from 1939.
The Nova section is dedicated to galleries presenting works created by one, two or three artists within the last three years. The Nova section includes 21 presentations by 22 galleries. Highlights include: two never-before-exhibited sculptures by Puerto Rican artist Daniel Lind-Ramos from his María series, presented by The Ranch (New York), which depict the critical language of Ramos’ assemblage practice, characterised by towering anthropomorphic figures and totems composed of salvaged objects and organic materials from his hometown of Loíza, the largest Afro-Caribbean enclave in Puerto Rico; a new series of oil and spray paintings by Basim Magdy, an Egyptian artist living in Basel, who is exhibiting his paintings in the US for the first time. S. Gypsum Gallery (Cairo); a selection of paintings by American artist Matt Bollinger depicting an alienated middle America, with a recurring cast of residents in “Holmes, Missouri”, a fictional community constructed by the artist, presented by Dublin gallery mother’s tankstation; und eine Serie von Ölgemälden auf Holztafeln der in Los Angeles lebenden Künstlerin Shizu Saldamando, die amerikanische Sozialräume anhand von Porträts analysiert und mit Blumenarbeiten aus Stahl und japanischem Washi-Papier der Künstlerin durchsetzt ist, präsentiert von der Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles). Der Sektor umfasst auch einen gemeinsamen Stand der Londoner Galerien Arcadia Missa und Soft Opening, die dafür bekannt sind, eine Plattform für queer-feministische Diskurse zu bieten.
Survey shows works created before 2000 in 17 galleries. Highlights include: a tribute to Liliana Maresca, the legendary Argentine sculptor, painter and performance artist who greatly influenced the country’s art scene in the 1980s and 1990s, presented by Rolf Art (Buenos Aires); a solo exhibition by Karen Finley, Karen Finley: REDACTED, focusing on the artist’s groundbreaking interactive installation GO FIGURE, which she installed at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in 1997 during her protracted legal battle with the National Endowment for the Arts, and whose subsequent presentation at the Whitney Museum was cancelled following the artist’s defeat in the Supreme Court, presented by Freight+Volume (New York); a solo booth featuring American artist Vivian Browne’s groundbreaking abstract paintings of Africa, created after an influential trip to Nigeria in 1971, presented by Ryan Lee (New York); and a series of eight erotically charged paintings of factory workers from the estate of Swiss artist Rudolf Maeglin, created between 1932 and 1948 and never before seen in the US. S., including two rare large-scale works in which the artist’s unique provocation of gender resonates with urgency, presented by Meredith Rosen Gallery (New York).
Museum exhibitions and private collections
Art Basel Miami Beach visitors will have the opportunity to experience South Florida’s world-class museums and private collections, which will offer a wide range of outstanding events, exhibitions and special projects throughout the week of the fair. Key exhibitions coinciding with Art Basel include:
Carola Bravo – Between Absence and Presence”.
de la Cruz
House on the move
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami)
Charles Gaines: 1992-2023′
Ahmed Morsi in New York: Elegy of the Sea’
Cornelius Tulloch: Poetry of Place
Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
Mimmo Paladino: Painting and Sculpture’
Motherwell, Segal, Stella
Helen Levitt – New York street photographer 1930s-1990s
Sculpture only: Bladen, Fabro, Heizer, Noguchi, Perlman, Merz, Serra, Tony Smith, Snelson, Tucker, Franz West, Wilmarth’
‘New to the collection: Jenny Brosinski, David Deutsch, Jürgen Drescher, Hadi Falapishi, Anna Fasshauer, Duane Linklater, Alessandro Piangiamore, Magnus Plessen, Sara Ramo, Rose B. Simpson, Giuseppe Spangulo, Lisa Williamson, Marina Zurkow, and James Schmitz’
Pérez Museum of Art Miami (PAMM)
Joan Didion: What she means
Yayoi Kusama: Love Calls’
Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich: ‘Too bright to see
Marcela Cantuária: The South American Dream’
Jason Seife: Coming to Perfection’
Gary Simmons: Public
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Pablo Picasso: “Dust you are, to dust you return”.
House of Glackens
Cosmic Mirrors: Highlights of Haitian Art from the Collection’
The Eye of CoBrA
Highlights from the Collection
The 19th edition of Design Miami/ will coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach from 6-10 December 2023, with a Preview Day on 5 December 2023. Design Miami/ will bring together world-class presentations of 20th and 21st century design and provide a global forum for collector design.
Miami Beach Convention Centre
1901 Convention Ctr Dr, Miami Beach
FL 33139, United States
Friday, 08.12.2023 – Sunday, 10.12.2023