photo MIAMI 2009, December 1 – 6, 2009
Now in its fourth year, photo MIAMI, the acclaimed contemporary international fair of photo-based art, video, and new media, returns in a new, 30,000 square foot venue at NW 34th Street and North Miami Avenue in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. Coinciding with Art Basel Miami Beach, the fair opens on December 1 with a Gala VIP Invitational Reception.
The fair’s new location is strategically positioned in Miami’s midtown arts corridor. photo MIAMI is on the main thoroughfare for all of the major satellite fairs in Miami, as well as the Rubell Family Collection and the new warehouse for the Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz Collection, which will open that week.
Wynwood Arts District
3401 North Miami Avenue and NW 34th Street
Miami, FL 33137
Opening Night Reception
Tuesday, December 1 | 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Wednesday, December 2 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday – Saturday, December 3 – 5 | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 6 | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
photo MIAMI 2009, the critically-acclaimed contemporary international fair for photo-based art, video, and new media is pleased to announce it has secured a new 30,000 square foot venue at N. Miami Avenue and NW 34th Street in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. Coinciding with Art Basel Miami Beach, pM09 will commence with an opening reception on December 1st. The fair will present a high profile, critically curated invitational featuring a broad range of premiere galleries and visual artists. Additionally, the fair will showcase a select group of applicant exhibitors.
“Since its inaugural run in 2006, Photo Miami has always been successful,” commented pM09’s Charles Guice. “Last year the fair hosted exhibitors from more than 14 countries and is the only major, global photo-based art fair during Art Basel Miami Beach. We had record attendance in 2008-more than double that from the first year-and pre- sales numbers are looking stronger than ever.”
photo MIAMI, the acclaimed contemporary international fair of photo-based art, video, and new media, returns this December with an international roster of galleries from Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Spain, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Coinciding again with Art Basel Miami Beach, the fair, themed A Year of Magical Thinking, welcomes a premiere group of returning exhibitors, as well as a number of first-time participants.
Stephen Cohen, who established the fair in 2006 and who currently serves as the fairâ€™s managing director notes, â€œThis year photo MIAMI will offer collectors, curators, and patrons an immediate and comprehensive overview of what a truly international contemporary art fair can be. With a strong curatorial team and an exciting theme, the 2009 edition is looking to be one of the best yet.â€
Recently acquired by FOTOmarkt, a newly formed group of investors passionate about photo-based art, photo MIAMI continues its commitment to expanding an already diverse exhibitor pool, as well as a strong focus on featuring both established and emerging artists from the U.S. and abroad.
FOTOmarkt owners Steve Eshelman and Marisa Arango commented, â€œTo have curatorial talent such as Isolde Brielmaier, Charles Guice, and Brookie Maxwell, all who have had significant experience in the contemporary art market, can only result in a high profile, globally relevant selection of premiere galleries.â€
â€œSince its inaugural opening, photo MIAMI has always been successful,â€ added Guice. â€œLast year the fair hosted exhibitors from more than fourteen countries and is the only major photo-based art fair during Art Basel Miami Beach. We had record attendance in 2008â€”more than double that from the first yearâ€”and with the roster of galleries we have this year, we expect those numbers to increase significantly.â€
Isolde Brielmaier, Ph.D., a professor at Vassar College and Columbia University and a New York-based curator, has presented exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. She has also developed programs for museums, corporate clients and international art fairs, including ARCO, Art Chicago and the Armory Show/VOLTA NY.
Charles Guice, Director of Charles Guice Contemporary, has exhibited frequently at contemporary art fairs, including photo l.a., photo MIAMI, and AIPAD, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the California College of the Arts and the Nominating Committee for the Aperture West Book Prize.
Brookie Maxwell, Director of Gallery 138 in New York, has produced numerous theme-based gallery exhibitions, public and private art project commissions, and events addressing the concept of a new world paradigm with groups including Inferential Focus, Facing History and Ourselves, and Women Moves.