Creme de la Creme: Art Basel Miami Beach Announces 2016 Gallery Line-Up

Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami has announced the gallery line-up for its 2016 show at the Miami Beach Convention Centre. It includes 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.

Attracting leading collectors, curators, museum directors and critics from across the globe, Art Basel in Miami Beach is the premier art show in the Americas, with half of the galleries having exhibition spaces in the region. The geographically diverse list of participants spans 29 countries around the world, including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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 an 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.

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.

New participants from Europe include Christian Andersen, Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M., Galerie Greta Meert, Galerie Maria Bernheim, High Art and Vigo Gallery. Reflecting Art Basel’s global reach, first-time exhibitors from Asia will include Edouard Malingue Gallery, Leo Xu Projects, and Nanzuka. For the full gallery list, please visit

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. In addition to many long time exhibitors, Galerie Nagel Draxler returns for this edition following a five-year hiatus. After previously participating in the show’s proposal based sectors, eight exhibitors will join the Galleries sector for the first time, including Altman Siegel, Bergamin & Gomide, Cherry and Martin, GALLERYSKE, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Labor, Menconi + Schoelkopf and Pilar Corrias. For the full gallery list, please visit

The Edition sector presents 11 global leaders in the field of prints and editioned works. This year’s show will feature 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 (b. 1913) at Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte; Romare Bearden (b. 1911, d. 1988) at DC Moore Gallery; Graciela Carnevale (b. 1942) at espaivisor; Ibrahim El-Salahi (b. 1930) at Vigo Gallery; Margaret Kilgallen (b. 1967, d. 2001) at Ratio 3; Giorgio Morandi (b. 1890, d. 1964) at Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M.; Howardena Pindell (b. 1943) at Garth Greenan Gallery; David Reed (b. 1946) at Peter Blum Gallery; George Rickey (b. 1907, d. 2002) at Maxwell Davidson Gallery; Mimmo Rotella (b. 1918, d. 2006) at Robilant + Voena; Barbara T. Smith (b. 1931) at The Box; Betye Saar (b. 1926) at Roberts & Tilton; Kishio Suga (b. 1944) at Tokyo Gallery + BTAP; and Jacques Villeglé (b. 1926) at Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois. Further details on the individual projects will be announced in the coming months. For the full gallery list, please visit

The 16 curated solo booths in Positions provide focused platforms for individual artists to present a major project. Adrià Julià (b. 1974) will transform Dan Gunn’s booth into a multi-media installation, which includes a mural based on Picasso’s ‘Guernica’. For Manuel Burgener’s (b. 1978) first exhibition in the United States, Galerie Maria Bernheim will create an installation through the interplay of light between sculptures and photograms. Callicoon Fine Arts will feature tapestries and enamel paintings by Ulrike Müller (b. 1971), while High Art will exhibit a series of ‘Trans-Habitats’ – invented microcosms – by Max Hooper Schneider (b. 1982). Through text, video, and an architectural intervention, Beto Shwafaty (b. 1977) will address social and economic issues from Brazil’s recent political history at Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani. At RaebervonStenglin, an interactive installation by Dane Mitchell (b. 1976) will disperse an artificial scent that is typically used by hunters as olfactory camouflage. JTT’s installation of paintings by Becky Kolsrud (b. 1984) will reflect both her devotion to the female form as well as her infidelity to style, while at Off Vendome, Jeanette Mundt’s (b. 1982) suggestive female figures from historical paintings are set directly within the space in a performative staging. Melanie Gilligan’s (b. 1979) TV-sculptures at Galerie Max Mayer will be populated with abstract animations that comment upon systems of commerce. At Thomas Erben Gallery, Mike Cloud’s (b. 1974) heavily layered collages will recycle product imagery and scenes of consumer culture. Maggie Lee’s (b. 1987) immersive installation will recreate a teenage girl’s bedroom complete with embedded video works and handmade ephemera, while Gao Ludi’s (b. 1990) installation at White Space Beijing will appropriate symbols from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to explore the relationship between virtual and real worlds. At Galeria Marilia Razuk, Ana Luiza Dias Batista (b. 1978) will distort everyday objects – keys, a doormat, and games – in a playful expression of futility. Sector highlights will also include an installation of decorative, figurative and functional terracotta works by Shelly Nadashi (b. 1981) at Christian Andersen; a series of new sculptures and paintings exploring characteristics of human behavior by Melike Kara (b. 1985) at Peres Projects; and wall-based works and a floor installation by Amy Yao (b. 1977) at Various Small Fires. For the full gallery list, please visit

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 (b. 1984); House of Gaga, with paintings by Josef Strau (b. 1957) and Vivian Suter (b. 1949); and Nanzuka, who will present a large-scale mixed media canvas by Keiichi Tanaami (b. 1936), drawings by Hiroki Tsukuda (b. 1978) and a video by Oliver Payne (b. 1977). Also at the fair for the first time, Leo Xu Projects will present an installation of works by aaajiao (b. 1984), Cui Jie (b. 1984) and Liu Shiyuan (b. 1985), exploring the urban model and dystopian myth of Shanghai. Clearing will bring together Harold Ancart (b. 1980) and Korakrit Arunanondchai (b. 1986), who have drawn upon their close relationship as real-life studio neighbors to collaborate on an installation made specifically for the show.

The sector will also include a disquieting installation of new works that use animal furs, chicken skin, and synthetic flora to explore anxieties resulting from radical biotech by Anicka Yi (b. 1971) at 47 Canal; Rita Ponce de León (b. 1982) and Ishmael Randall Weeks (b. 1976) at Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo; Rey Akdogan (b. 1974) and Elaine Cameron-Weir (b. 1985) at Hannah Hoffman Gallery; Xavier Antin (b. 1981) and Renaud Jerez (b. 1982) at Galerie Crèvecoeur; and Matthias Bitzer (b. 1975) with Armin Boehm (b. 1972) at Francesca Minini. Nicole Wermers (b. 1971) and Margo Wolowiec (b. 1985) will explore the social and psychological meanings of everyday forms at Jessica Silverman Gallery. Wojciech Bąkowski (b. 1979), Christine Rebet (b. 1971) and Julia Rommel (b. 1980) will consider narrative and time-based practices through drawing, painting and animated film at Bureau. Solo presentations will include a series of hanging hand-blown glass balls by Kaspar Müller (b. 1983) at Société; salvaged sculptures and a socio-politically charged video by Kostis Velonis (b. 1968) at Kalfayan Galleries; conceptual works made of textile, plexiglass, wood and steel by Mika Tajima (b. 1975) at 11R; a 360 degree projected video environment by Taro Izumi (b. 1976) at Take Ninagawa; and sculpture comprised of freshly cut hedges by Chosil Kil (b. 1975) at One and J. Gallery. Joan Jonas (b. 1936) will pair several freestanding Murano mirrors with a video piece in her solo booth at Galleria Raffaella Cortese. Also of note will be solo exhibitions of Wanda Pimentel (b. 1943) at Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte and Michael Dean (b. 1977) at Supportico Lopez. Simone Subal Gallery will present a large-scale collaborative environment and video by Anna K.E. (b. 1986) and Florian Meisenberg (b. 1980), while Ghebaly Gallery will exhibit a site-specific collaboration between Kelly Akashi (b. 1983) and Patrick Jackson (b. 1978), exploring the use of architectural space and a visceral relationship to the body.

Galleries with strong artistic pairings will include Galerie Micky Schubert, showing sculptures by Benedicte Gyldenstierne Sehested (b. 1977) and paintings by Mark van Yetter (b. 1978); Silvia Cintra + Box 4, with psychologically laden textile pieces by Cinthia Marcelle (b. 1974) and Laercio Redondo (b. 1967); Maisterravalbuena, with Maria Loboda (b. 1979) and Cristián Silva (b. 1969); mother’s tankstation, with Nina Canell (b. 1979) and Sebastian Lloyd Rees (b. 1986); and Revolver Galería, where José Carlos Martinat (b. 1974) and Andrea Galvani (b. 1973) both explore the distance between the real and the virtual through glass. Lawrence Abu Hamdan (b. 1985) and Oscar Muñoz (b. 1951) both investigate the use of language in spy systems at mor charpentier, while artists Aleksandra Domanović (b. 1981) and Oliver Laric (b. 1981) will consider methods of production and reproduction at Tanya Leighton. Freedman Fitzpatrick will explore shared tendencies across three generations of German artists: Amelie von Wulffen (b.1966), Lucie Stahl (b. 1977) and Mathis Altmann (b. 1987). Never-before-seen paintings by the enigmatic Vern Blosum (b. unknown), will question the conceptual production of authorship at Essex Street, along with new sculptures by Chadwick Rantanen (b. 1981). David Castillo Gallery will present 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. Galeria Leme features a presentation of Vivian Caccuri (b. 1986) and Jaime Lauriano (b. 1985) exploring dynamics between Brazil and the African continent, centered around the Malê Revolt, an 1835 insurgency of enslaved African Muslims in Brazil. At Travesía Cuatro, both Sara Ramo (b. 1975) and Mateo López (b. 1978) will explore the language of objects, while at Instituto de visión, Marlon de Azambuja (b. 1978), Alberto Baraya (b. 1968) and Sebastián Fierro (b. 1988) will challenge representations of Latin America as an exotic stereotype. For the full gallery list, please visit

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.

The Miami Beach Convention Center, Art Basel’s home since the Miami Beach edition launched in 2001, is currently undergoing renovation, to be completed in 2018. Carefully planned by city officials around the Art Basel shows, the construction will result in improved exhibition halls and state of the art facilities for exhibitors and visitors. During the renovation, Art Basel will continue to take place throughout the same four exhibition halls as in past years. For more information on the project, please visit

Art Basel has always had a close relationship with regional arts organizations. As such, South Florida’s leading museums time their strongest exhibitions of the year to coincide with Art Basel. In December, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will present ‘Julio Le Parc: Form into Action’, an exploration of kinetic work by one of the leading Argentinian artist; ‘Susan Hiller: Lost and Found’, an immersive video installation; ‘Sarah Oppenheimer: S-281913’, a series of architectural interventions; a solo show of paintings by David Reed; and work by Ulla von Brandenberg in the museum’s project gallery. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) will present ‘Thomas Bayrle’, while NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will show ‘Belief + Doubt: Selections from the Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection’, ‘Francesco Clemente: Dormiveglia’, ‘Regeneration Series: Anselm Kiefer from the Hall Collection’ and ‘Samson Kambalu: Nyau Cinema’. Other highlights include ‘Modern Dutch Design’, ‘The Pursuit of Abstraction’, The Politics of -Isms’ and ‘Visionary Metropolis: Tony Garnier’s Une Cité Industrielle’ at the Wolfsonian-FIU; a project by Mark Dion at the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden in partnership with Florida International University; ‘Question Bridge: Black Males’ and ‘Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers’ at the Norton Museum of Art; ‘When We Were Young’ and ‘José Parlá: Roots’ at YoungArts; and ‘The Other Dimension: Contemporary art practice as the existence of higher dimensions’ by Antuan Rodriguez at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Recently rebranded as The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum will present off-site activations throughout the week as the museum looks ahead to its re-opening in Spring 2017.

Visitors from across the world will also have the opportunity to view the city’s internationally renowned private collections. This includes ‘Toda Percepción es una Interpretación: You are Part of It’ with works from Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and CIFO Collection at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), ‘Progressive Praxis’ at the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, ‘Jannis Kounellis: Paintings; Anselm Kiefer: Installations; Featuring: Radcliffe Bailey, Florian Baudrexel, Mark di Suvero, Mark Dion, David Ellis, Mark Manders, Olaf Metzel, Meuser, Will Ryman and Jason Schmidt’ at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse and ‘High Anxiety: New Acquisitions’ at the Rubell Family Collection.

Design Miami is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami Beach, and Basel, Design Miami has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design. In its 12th edition, Design Miami will take place from November 30 – December 4 at Meridian Avenue and 19th Street in Miami Beach opposite the Miami Beach Convention Center. For more information, please visit

GALLERIES Exhibiting

303 Gallery

A Gentil Carioca

Miguel Abreu Gallery Acquavella Galleries Altman Siegel

Ameringer McEnery Yohe Art : Concept

Alfonso Artiaco

Galerie Guido W. Baudach galería elba benítez

Ruth Benzacar Galeria de Arte Bergamin & Gomide

John Berggruen Gallery Bernier/Eliades

Blum & Poe

Marianne Boesky Gallery Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Mary Boone Gallery



Luciana Brito Galeria

Gavin Brown’s enterprise Galerie Buchholz

Campoli Presti

Casa Triângulo

Casas Riegner

Cheim & Read

Cherry and Martin Mehdi Chouakri

James Cohan Gallery Sadie Coles HQ Contemporary Fine Arts Galleria Continua

Paula Cooper Gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey Pilar Corrias

CRG Gallery

Galerie Chantal Crousel DAN Galeria 2016

Thomas Dane Gallery Massimo De Carlo Elizabeth Dee

Di Donna

Andrew Edlin Gallery galerie frank elbaz

Foksal Gallery Foundation Galeria Fortes Vilaça Peter Freeman, Inc. Stephen Friedman Gallery Gagosian Gallery

Galerie 1900-2000 joségarcía ,mx

Gavlak Gallery

Gladstone Gallery

Galerie Gmurzynska Galería Elvira González Goodman Gallery

Marian Goodman Gallery Galerie Bärbel Grässlin Alexander Gray Associates Richard Gray Gallery Howard Greenberg Gallery Greene Naftali

Galerie Karsten Greve AG Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art

Kavi Gupta

Hammer Galleries Hauser & Wirth

Herald St

Galerie Max Hetzler Hirschl & Adler Modern Rhona Hoffman Gallery Edwynn Houk Gallery Xavier Hufkens

Ingleby Gallery

Alison Jacques Gallery rodolphe janssen

Annely Juda Fine Art Casey Kaplan

Paul Kasmin Gallery kaufmann repetto

Sean Kelly

Kerlin Gallery

Anton Kern Gallery Kewenig

Kicken Berlin

Galerie Peter Kilchmann Kohn Gallery

König Galerie

David Kordansky Gallery

Andrew Kreps Gallery

Galerie Krinzinger

Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery kurimanzutto


Landau Fine Art

Simon Lee Gallery

Lehmann Maupin

Galerie Lelong

Dominique Lévy Gallery

Lisson Gallery

Luhring Augustine



Mai 36 Galerie

Jorge Mara – La Ruche

Gió Marconi

Matthew Marks Gallery Marlborough Gallery Inc. Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art Barbara Mathes Gallery

Galerie Hans Mayer


Fergus McCaffrey

Galerie Greta Meert

Anthony Meier Fine Arts Galerie Urs Meile

Menconi + Schoelkopf

Mendes Wood DM

kamel mennour

Metro Pictures

Meyer Riegger

Galeria Millan

Victoria Miro

Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Mnuchin Gallery

Stuart Shave/Modern Art

The Modern Institute

Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder Galerie Nagel Draxler

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art Helly Nahmad Gallery

Francis M. Naumann Fine Art Galería Leandro Navarro neugerriemschneider

Galleria Franco Noero

David Nolan Gallery

Galerie Nordenhake

Galerie Nathalie Obadia




Pace/MacGill Gallery Franklin Parrasch Gallery Galerie Perrotin

Petzel Gallery

Galerija Gregor Podnar Galerie Eva Presenhuber ProjecteSD

Almine Rech Gallery

Regen Projects

Galeria Nara Roesler Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Andrea Rosen Gallery Michael Rosenfeld Gallery Lia Rumma

Salon 94

SCAI The Bathhouse

Esther Schipper /

Johnen Galerie

Galerie Thomas Schulte Marc Selwyn Fine Art

Jack Shainman Gallery ShanghART Gallery

Sicardi Gallery

Sies + Höke

Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Skarstedt


Fredric Snitzer Gallery Sperone Westwater

Sprüth Magers

Nils Stærk

Standard (Oslo)

Galleria Christian Stein Stevenson

Galeria Luisa Strina

team (gallery, inc.)

Galerie Thomas

Tilton Gallery

Tornabuoni Art

Van de Weghe Fine Art

Van Doren Waxter Vermelho

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects Waddington Custot Galleries Galleri Nicolai Wallner Washburn Gallery

W entrup

Michael Werner

White Cube

Galerie Jocelyn Wolff

Zeno X Gallery

David Zwirner