Art Miami and Sister Fairs Will Have More Exhibitors Than Art Basel’s Main Fair

See what Nick Korniloff has up his sleeve.

Brian Eno, 3 Fields (2016). The piece will be shown at CONTEXT Art Miami 2016. Courtesy of Paul Stolper Gallery.

The Nick Korniloff art fair empire is expanding in his hometown of Miami, so it is perhaps not all that surprising that the biggest show in town during Miami Art Week this year isn’t Art Basel in Miami Beach: With 272 galleries across his three properties, Art Miami and its sister fairs CONTEXT and Aqua will boast three more dealers than the main event over in the convention center.

“Technically you could say it’s the largest program of contemporary and modern art by one fair producer in Miami this year,” Korniloff told artnet News in a phone conversation.

The total of dealers will remain at 47 for the Miami Beach-based Aqua, but up in Wynwood, Art Miami will have 125 galleries, 10 more than last year, while CONTEXT will be up to 100 participants from 90. Thanks to the growth at CONTEXT, which also had galleries request larger exhibition spaces, the fair has outgrown its previous location and will move one block north, still adjacent to Art Miami.

Brian Eno, Asynchronous (2016). The piece will be shown at CONTEXT Art Miami 2016. Courtesy of Paul Stolper Gallery.

Brian Eno, Asynchronous (2016). The piece will be shown at CONTEXT Art Miami 2016. Courtesy of Paul Stolper Gallery.

Among new exhibitors at CONTEXT will be London’s Paul Stolper Gallery, which is bringing an installation of light box “colorscapes” by musician, composer, and artist Brian Eno, known for his work with such musical acts as U2, David Bowie, the Talking Heads, and Elvis Costello.

Art Miami will also have a celebrity presence, with the debut of new works from Academy Award winner Adrien Brody at New York’s Benrimon Projects. The actor had a pop-up show in Miami in 2015, and has showed work over the past year at Korniloff’s Art New York and Art Southhampton fairs, where he reportedly received rave reviews from celebrities including Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Strahan, and Brooke Shields.

“The wonderful thing about Adrien’s work is that he paints with a lot of vibrant colors, but also with meaning,” said Korniloff. “He has a message which is very strong in all of his work, whether it’s related to the environment or social and political issues.”

Adrien Brody. Courtesy of David Benrimon Fine Art LLC.

Adrien Brody. Courtesy of David Benrimon Fine Art LLC.

Bernie Taupin, the lyricist for Elton John for going on 50 years, is also expected to be an Art Miami highlight with a booth at New York’s Waterhouse & Dodd, building on the success of his showing at sister fair Art Wynwood.

For its part, Aqua, which takes its name from its venue, the Aqua Hotel, features a wide array of young, emerging, and mid-career artists. It will host a panel discussion, “Unconscious Bias and the Art World,” with partnering organization Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) on the morning of December 2.

When asked to described the difference between the three Miami Art Week fairs, Korniloff told artnet News that “the main difference is in the markets.”

Bernie Taupin, <em>World’s Most Wanted</em> (2016). Courtesy of Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery.

Bernie Taupin, World’s Most Wanted (2016). Courtesy of Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery.

“In Art Miami, you will find the most important works of established contemporary, modern and post war art, while in CONTEXT, you will discover artworks that are fresh and new, pushing the boundaries of contemporary art,” he added. “Aqua Art Miami is a unique, boutique art fair where one can discover new, hip galleries representing artists and art movements.”

The VIP preview for Art Miami and CONTEXT will take place on November 29 and will benefit the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Aqua will open the following afternoon, timed to the Art Basel preview. According to Korniloff, it has become a popular post-convention center stop for fair-goers, with the catchphrase “Basel to Eight, Aqua Late.”

See which galleries are participating below.


Adler & Conkright Fine Art | Miami
Allan Stone Projects | New York
Alon Zakaim Fine Art | London
Amstel Gallery | Amsterdam
Andrea Schwartz Gallery | San Francisco
Antoine Helwaser Gallery | New York
Arcature Fine Art | Palm Beach, Florida
Arthur Roger Gallery | New Orleans
Ascaso Gallery | Miami
Benrimon Projects | New York
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery | New York
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery | Miami
Berry Campbell Gallery | New York
Bowman Sculpture | London
C. Grimaldis Gallery | Baltimore
C24 Gallery | New York
Casterline|Goodman Gallery | Aspen
Catherine Edelman Gallery | Chicago
Cecilia de Torres, Ltd.| New York
Cernuda Arte | Coral Gables, Florida
Chowaiki & Co. | New York
Christopher Cutts Gallery | Toronto
CONNERSMITH | Washington, DC
Contessa Gallery | Cleveland
Cordeiros Galeria | Porto, Portugal
Cynthia Corbett Gallery | London
David Benrimon Fine Art | New York
David Klein Gallery | Detroit
DE RE Gallery | Los Angeles
Dean Project | Miami Beach
Diana Lowenstein Gallery | Miami
DIE GALERIE | Frankfurt
Dillon + Lee | New York
Dolby Chadwick Gallery | San Francisco
Durban Segnini Gallery | Miami
Eduardo Secci Contemporary | Florence
Espace Meyer Zafra | Paris
Fabien Castanier Gallery | Los Angeles
Galería Freites | Caracas
Galerie Boulakia | Paris
Galerie Dukan | Paris
Galerie Ernst Hilger | Vienna
Galerie Forsblom | Helsinki
Galerie Francesco Vangelli de’Cresci | Paris
Galerie Michael Schultz | Berlin
Galerie Terminus | Munich
Galerie von Braunbehrens | Stuttgart
Gallery Delaive | Amsterdam
Gallery Rueb | Amsterdam
Gazelli Art House | London
Goya Contemporary Gallery | Baltimore
Haines Gallery | San Francisco
Heller Gallery | New York
HEXTON | modern and contemporary | Chicago
Hollis Taggart Galleries | New York
Horrach Moya | Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Jackson Fine Art | Atlanta
James Barron Art | Kent, UK
Jaski | Amsterdam
Jenkins Johnson Gallery |San Francisco
Jerald Melberg Gallery | Charlotte
Jerome Zodo Gallery | London
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art | Los Angeles
Klein Sun Gallery | New York
KM FINE ARTS | Los Angeles
Kuckei + Kuckei | Berlin
Kustera Projects | New York
Leonard Hutton Galleries | New York
Lisa Sette Gallery | Phoenix
Long-Sharp Gallery | Indianapolis
Louis K. Meisel Gallery | New York
Lyndsey Ingram | London
Lyons Wier Gallery | New York
Marina Gisich Gallery | Saint Petersburg, Russia
Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg – Vienna | Vienna
Mark Borghi Fine Art | Palm Beach
Mark Hachem Gallery | Paris
Mayoral | Barcelona
McCormick Gallery | Chicago
Michael Goedhuis | London
Mimmo Scognamiglio Gallery | Milan
Mindy Solomon Gallery | Miami
Mixografia | Los Angeles
Modernism Inc.| San Francisco
Nancy Hoffman Gallery | New York
NanHai Art | San Francisco
Nikola Rukaj Gallery | Toronto
Now Contemporary Art | Miami
Olga Korper Gallery | Toronto
Omer Tiroche | London
Opera Gallery | Miami
Other Criteria | New York
Pablo Goebel Fine Arts | Mexico City
Pan American Art Projects | Miami
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design | Heusden aan de Maas, Netherlands
Queue Projects | Greenwich
Renate Bender | Munich
RGR + Art | Valencia
Rosenbaum Contemporary | Boca Raton
Rosenfeld Gallery | New York
Rudolf Budja Gallery | Miami Beach
Scott White Contemporary Art | San Diego
Simon Capstick-Dale | New York
Sims Reed Gallery | London
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery | New York
Sundaram Tagore Gallery| New York
Tansey Contemporary | Santa Fe
Taylor Graham | New York
Tresart | Coral Gables
Torch | Amsterdam
UNIX Gallery | New York
Vallarino Fine Art | New York
VERTES | Zurich
Waltman Ortega Fine Art | Miami
Wanrooij Gallery | Amsterdam
Waterhouse & Dodd | New York
Wellside Gallery |  Seoul
Wetterling Gallery | Stockholm
Yufuku Gallery | Tokyo
Zemack Contemporary Art | Tel Aviv
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery | Chicago


11.12 GALLERY | Moscow
3 Punts Galeria | Barcelona
57 Projects | Los Angeles
532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel | New York
Accola Griefen | Brooklyn
Adelson Galleries | New York
Affinity for ART | Hong Kong
Ai Bo Gallery | Purchase, New York
Alida Anderson Art Projects | Washington, DC
Ansorena Galeria de Arte | Madrid
Arch Gallery | Miami
Art Bastion | Miami
Art d’Aurelle Gallery | New York
Artêria | Quebec
ARTPARK – Galleries Association of Korea | Seoul
Baik Song Gallery – Galleries Association of Korea | Seoul
Bau-Xi Gallery | Toronto
Bensignor Art Gallery | Buenos Aires
Black Book Gallery | Denver
Caldwell Snyder Gallery | San Francisco
Cantor Fine Art | West Hollywood
Christopher Martin Gallery | Dallas
Contempop Gallery | New York
Cube Gallery | London
Denise Bibro Fine Art | New York
Dialecto Gallery | San Francisco
EEAC – Eastern Europe Art Connection | Warsaw
Fabien Castanier Gallery | Los Angeles
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery | Stamford, Connecticut
Galería Alfredo Ginocchio | Mexico City
Galería Casa Cuadrada | Bogota
Galeria Enrique Guerrero | Mexico City
Galería Gema Llamazares | Gijón, Spain
Galería Juan Silió | Santander, Spain
Galería LGM | Bogota
Galerie Andres Thalmann | Zurich
Galerie Barbara von Stechow | Frankfurt
Galerie Bhak – Galleries Association of Korea | Seoul
Galerie Friedmann – Hahn | Berlin
Galerie GAIA – Galleries Association of Korea | Seoul
Galerie Matthew Namour | Montreal
Galleria Ca’ D’oro | Miami
Galleria Stefano Forni | Bologna
Gallery G-77 | Kyoto, Japan
Gallery Henoch | New York
Gallery Jung – Galleries Association of Korea | Seoul
Gallery LEE & BAE – Galleries Association of Korea | Busan, South Korea
Gallery Tableau | Seoul
Gibbons & Nicholas | Dublin
Hazelton Galleries | Toronto
Hohmann | Palm Desert, California
JanKossen Contemporary | Basel
Joerg Heitsch Gallery | Munich
K. Imperial Fine Art | San Francisco
K+Y Gallery | Paris
Kang Contemporary | New York
Keumsan Gallery – Galleries Association of Korea | Seoul
Kim Foster Gallery | New York
Knight Webb Gallery | London
Kostuik Gallery | Vancouver
LaCa Projects | Charlotte
Lawrence Fine Art | East Hampton
Laura Rathe Fine Art | Houston
LEEHWAIK Gallery – Galleries Association of Korea | Seoul
LICHT FELD Gallery | Basel
Lucía Mendoza | Madrid
Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art | Scarsdale, New York
metroquadro | Turin
Modus Art Gallery | Paris
Mugello Contemporary | Los Angeles
N2 Galería | Barcelona
Octavia Art Gallery | New Orleans
Paik Hae Young Gallery – Galleries Association of Korea | Seoul
Paul Stolper Gallery | London
Pigment Gallery | Barcelona
PYO Gallery Seoul – Galleries Association of Korea | Seoul
Ranivilu Art Gallery | Miami
Robert Fontaine Gallery | Miami
RoFa Projects | Potomac
SASHA D ESPACIO de arte | Córdoba, Spain
SET ESPAI D’ART | Valencia, Spain
Shine Artists/Pontone Gallery | London
Shirin Gallery | New York
Skipwiths | London
Susan Eley Fine Art | New York
ten | Contemporary | Nevada City
The Public House of Art | Amsterdam
UBUNTU Art Gallery | Cairo
UNION Gallery | London
Valli Art Gallery | Miami
Villa del Arte Galleries | Barcelona
Walker Contemporary | Waitsfield, Vermont
Woolff Gallery | London
ZK Gallery | San Francisco


212 Arts | New York
AC Contemporary Art | Buenos Aires
Aca Art Center | Miami
ArtHelix | Brooklyn
AUREUS Contemporary | Providence
Azart Gallery | New York
BoxHeart Gallery| Pittsburgh
C Fine Art | New York
CASS Contemporary | Tampa
DGG | Melbourne
Elisa Contemporary Art | Riverdale, New York
Exposure Gallery | Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Fegan Fine Art | Dallas
Fine Art Consultancy | London & Tokyo
GACI/Prak-sis | Chicago
GAGA Gallery | Seoul
Galerie Bruno Massa | Paris
Gallery 300 | Santa Rosa, California
Gama Art | Istanbul
Georgia State University – Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design | Atlanta
GX Gallery | London
Hang Art | San Francisco
j fergeson gallery | Farmville, Virginia
Jenny Green Gallery | Bend, Oregon
Kallenbach Gallery | Amsterdam
La Lanta Fine Art | Bangkok
Lassiter Fine Art | Birmingham, Alabama
LEBO Studios | Miami Beach
Lise Braun Collection | Paris
Mayer Fine Art | Norfolk, Virginia
McCaig-Welles | Brooklyn
New Apostle Gallery | Brooklyn
Onishi Gallery | New York
Owen James Gallery | Brooklyn
Pele Prints | St. Louis
Phylogeny Contemporary | Seattle
Projects Gallery | Miami
Rademakers Gallery | Amsterdam
SCAI | Seoul
Signature | Atlanta
Simons Gallery | London
Space 776 | Brooklyn
Stick Together Gallery | New York
The Gallery | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Unicorn Gallery | Miami
Vertical Gallery | Chicago
Working Method Contemporary | Tallahassee
ZIA Gallery | Chicago

Art Miami is on view at 3101 NE 1st Avenue, Wynwood, Miami, November 29–December 4, 2016. 

CONTEXT Art Miami is on view at 34th Street (between NE 1st Avenue and Buena Vista Blvd.), Wynwood, Miami, November 29–December 4, 2016. 

Aqua Art Miami is on view at 1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, November 30–December 4, 2016. 

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