The Miami International Art Fair (MIA) returns to Downtown Miami's Bayfront Park for its 4th edition on January 17–21. Gathering an international collection of galleries from as far as Beijing, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Paris, London, and New York, the fair will present a dynamic display of some of the 21st century’s most promising established and emerging artists.
Cutting edge artwork in a broad range of genres and motifs will be available to collectors, including painting, mixed media, photography, sculpture, digital, electronic, performance art, works on paper, functional design and studio jewelry design.
Special exhibitions and “project rooms” will be highlighted, including:
- An interactive installation from French “light painter,” photographer Jadikan LP, presented by Art Vitam (Paris + Miami).
- A special exhibition of light works from Stephen Knapp, presented by Setford & Bridges (Paris & New York); Knapp has an exhibition opening at the LOWE Museum on January 25th.
- Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery (Stamford) will introduce the internationally-renowned and award-winning furniture designer and artist Paco Camus of Madrid, Spain.
- Cuban born, Miami-based artist Carlos Estevez will present a special exhibition of his works and a coinciding lecture, “Across the Universe,” sharing his artistic practices and discussing the future of emerging 21st century art.
- A special exhibition of Miami’s most promising young artists, curated by the University of Miami Art Department.
The artwork on display will cover more than three decks SeaFair, organizer International Fine Art Expositions' 220-foot mega-yacht. Fair programming includes informative lectures by leading museum experts, designers and artists. “Living with Art” will be presented by Monica Suleski, Designer and Principal of Eclectic Elements, Art & Design Gallery, Coral Gables. Artist Stephen Knapp, who for over thirty years has developed innovative new light paintings transformed by the use of light prisms, will present “New Light.” David Setford, curator, museum director, writer, and art advisor will present “On Collecting: 21st Century New Art.”
In addition to a series of daily “Meet the Artist” receptions and presentations, collectors can look forward to fine wine and gourmet food to pair with fine art. In the VIP Lounge connoisseur wine tastings will be featured Friday through Sunday. Regional wine tastings - showcasing fine rare wines from California, Tuscany and France - will be presented by Stefano Campanini, owner of Wine by the Bay. All tastings are by separate ticket. Tickets can be purchased on the fair website.
The Preview Evening on January 17th will begin with a First View from 6 – 8 p.m. exclusively for MOCA Shaker’s members followed by a Collectors’ Invitational from 8-10 p.m. for VIP collectors and dealers’ guests. For more information on becoming a MOCA Shaker, visit the museum website at www.mocanomi.org.
MIA takes place aboard SeaFair, docked at the InterContinental Hotel Dock at Bayfront Park, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL. Fair hours are Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19, 12 – 10 p.m. and Sunday and Monday, January 20 and 21, 12 – 7 p.m. MIA offers convenient valet parking and optional priority boarding. Tickets can be purchased at the door, $15 for a one-day ticket, $20 for a multi-day ticket and $30 for a Priority Boarding ticket. Advance ticketing is available on the fair website. As per United States Coast Guard regulations, all attendees are required to show a photo ID upon entry.