Art Basel 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. 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.
Comprising 193 of the world’s leading galleries, the Galleries sector presents the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography and video works. Highly competitive, the sector is always a highlight, leading 98% of last year’s exhibitors to reapply.
The Edition sector presents 11 global leaders in the field of prints and editioned works including: Alan Cristea Gallery, Carolina Nitsch, Crown Point Press, Gemini G.E.L. LLC, Pace Prints, Paragon, Polígrafa Obra Gràfica, Sabine Knust, STPI, Two Palms and ULAE.
Survey returns with 14 focused presentations of work from before 2000, comprising: Carmelo Arden Quin at Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte; Romare Bearden at DC Moore Gallery; Graciela Carnevale at espaivisor; Ibrahim El-Salahi at Vigo Gallery; Margaret Kilgallen at Ratio 3; Giorgio Morandi at Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M; Howardena Pindell at Garth Greenan Gallery; David Reed at Peter Blum Gallery; George Rickey at Maxwell Davidson Gallery; Mimmo Rotella at Robilant + Voena; Barbara T. Smith at The Box; Betye Saar at Roberts & Tilton; Kishio Suga at Tokyo Gallery + BTAP; and Jacques Villeglé at Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois.
The 16 curated solo booths in Positions provide focused platforms for individual artists to present a major project. This year, eight galleries exhibiting within the sector will be new to the show: Callicoon Fine Arts; Christian Andersen, High Art, JTT, Galerie Maria Bernheim, Off Vendome, Thomas Erben Gallery and Various Small Fires.
Nova, the sector dedicated to younger galleries showing new work by up to three artists, will this year feature 35 exhibitors. First time exhibitors will include Edouard Malingue Gallery, with a film by Wong Ping; House of Gaga, with paintings by Josef Strau and Vivian Suter; and Nanzuka, who will present a large-scale mixed media canvas by Keiichi Tanaami, drawings by Hiroki Tsukuda and a video by Oliver Payne.
In addition to showing premier artworks across five gallery sectors, many exhibitors will present works in Art Basel’s project-based sectors: Kabinett, Public and Film, currently being selected. Over the coming months, further details about these special sectors as well as about the Conversations and Salon program of panels and talks will be released.
For the full exhibitor and artist list, please click here.
The fair, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 1–4, 2016.
- Art Basel Miami Beach