Art Basel announces Exhibitors for its 2024 Show in Miami Beach

Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Art Basel announces Exhibitors for its 2024 Show in Miami Beach

Art Basel announced the participating exhibitors and first details of its 2024 edition in Miami Beach, taking place from December 6-8, 2024 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Led for the first time by Bridget Finn, Art Basel's stalwart fair in the Americas will host 283 galleries from 34 countries and territories presenting the best of their world-class programs, including 32 first-time participants, marking the fair's biggest cohort of newcomers since 2008.

Reflecting the fair's singular position at the geographic and creative nexus of North and South America, Art Basel Miami Beach will showcase historical rediscoveries and bold, contemporary proposals from leading galleries in the Americas as well as premier international exhibitors whose programs attend to artistic production in the region. Nearly two-thirds of exhibitors at this year's show hail from the Americas, representing the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, and Uruguay – a testament to Art Basel's mission to platform artistic excellence in the region and to support discovery and generative collaboration between regional and international art scenes and markets.

Exhibitors from Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina will join the Miami Beach fair for the first time. Newcomers from the United States come from Florida, New York, California, Illinois, Texas, and Oregon, alongside several galleries from Canada. From Europe, the fair will see an expanded presence of newcomers from Spain, Portugal, France, and Poland, with Romania being represented at the show for the first time. There will also be a significant showing of new joiners from Asia, hailing from China, Singapore, and South Korea, with a first-time presence of Indonesia at the Miami Beach show.

A significant increase compared to recent years, 25 galleries will enter the show's main sector, Galleries, for the first time this edition. This comes after the introduction of a new minimum-size booth option aimed at creating a more accessible and equitable starting point for small and mid-size exhibitors entering the main sector of the show. Galleries furthermore benefit from the fair's sliding scale pricing system, whereby galleries with a larger booth pay more per square meter than galleries with a smaller booth. Adopted in 2019 and implemented across Art Basel's four fairs globally, the linear sliding scale system was created to ensure a more level playing field for galleries across all segments of the market. Five galleries have also opted to share a booth at this year's show, a model introduced by Art Basel in 2019.

Bridget Finn, Director of Art Basel Miami Beach, said: 'We have an exceptional roster of galleries participating in our Miami Beach show this year, coming from all corners of the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The proposals in Nova, Positions, and Survey are of exceptional quality and ambition, and it's clear that galleries in the main sector will not be holding back come December, bringing their best of the best to this all-important fair in the world's leading art market. It was incredibly important that we carve out a more equitable path to participation for small and mid-sized galleries entering the main sector of this show, and the proof is in the extraordinary number of newcomers joining this edition. We remain super agile and attuned to the changing and individual needs of our galleries and their artists, and committed to creating an absolutely cannot-miss experience for them and for collectors, museums and foundations, major cultural partners, and visitors from Miami Beach and around the world.'

Meridians, the show's sector dedicated to projects that transcend the traditional art fair booth, will be curated for the first time this year by Yasmil Raymond, independent curator and outgoing Director of Portikus and Rector of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste-Städelschule. Raymond succeeds Magalí Arriola, who successfully oversaw the sector and its maturation since its introduction in 2019. Further details on Meridians and Kabinett, the sector for tightly curated presentations displayed by galleries in a separate section of their main booth, will be announced in the fall. Art Basel Miami Beach's renowned Conversations program will also return, curated for the first time this year by American writer, editor, and educator Kimberly Bradley. Details on dates, tickets, and the programming line-up for Conversations will be revealed in the next few months.

Main Image :The 2023 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. Courtesy Art Basel

Stephanie Cime

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