Miami Art Week returns November 29 to December 4, when the Magic City explodes with public art, pop-up projects, installations, activations and fairs. Below we’ve outlined a guide to the best events, 24/7 galleries and installations organized by “neighborhood” for your convenience.
Rosanna Kalis at Shelborne South Beach
For Miami Art Week 2022, Shelborne South Beach welcomes contemporary Korean artist Rosanna Kalis for a special activation in the hotel’s Oasis Garden, currently the location of the 2 Korean Girls pop-up restaurant. The semi-permanent and temporary art installations will transform the space with new murals, hanging clouds, and digital screens showcasing art and K-pop music videos. Rosanna’s paintings and custom sneakers will be installed in the hotel’s interior to flow toward the entrance to the pool deck. Lit podiums featuring the sneakers in acrylic cases will also be showcased throughout the event space. A special invite-only event will take place on Thursday, December 1, from 5-7 p.m. to unveil the installations. During the event, Rosanna will add a performative element by live painting a large-scale panel with a digital projection to add color and movement. This will be followed by a performance from local B-boy crew Flipside Kings to K-pop group Blackpink’s song “Pink Venom.”
Rachel Robinson from MTV’s The Challenge at Shelborne South Beach On Thursday, December 1, at 8 a.m., Shelborne South Beach welcomes fitness trainer Rachel Robinson for an exclusive activation in the hotel’s Oasis Garden. Known for creating intense live workouts and her role on MTV’s The Challenge, Robinson will be curating a workout for in-person guests while live-streaming to her followers on Instagram. Tune in LIVE at @Rachel_Fitness.
Becky Robbins at The Balfour Hotel – 24/7 Gallery
Becky Robbins may be associated with her famous ex-husband Tony Robbins, but she is also an accomplished artist who will be showcasing a variety of pieces from her most recent collection, “Yūgen,” at The Balfour Hotel during Miami Art Week. Set up and presented as a 24/7 gallery, guests are invited to view the museum-quality pieces in the hotel’s public spaces at any time of day. Seven pieces in the collection include the PALE BLUE DOT, referencing our journey on this tiny planet; LEAP OF FAITH, which revolves around taking risks; and LOVE IS STILL THE ANSWER, which was inspired by a Jason Mraz song.
“An Exhibit for Peace” at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach’s latest art installation, “An Exhibit for Peace,” is directed by Ronit Neuman in partnership with the prestigious Manolis Projects Gallery, founded and co-owned by artist J. Steven Manolis and his wife, Myrthia Natalie Moore. The exhibition is dedicated to nature’s unifying colors of Miami Beach’s sun, beach, water and sky and the blue and yellow shades of the Ukrainian flag. It features over 30 specially commissioned paintings by acclaimed contemporary artists – Ron Burkhardt, Carol Calicchio, Samuel Gomez, Jill Krutick, Aurelia Majorel, Timi Ogundipe, Annemarie Ryan and Camilla Webster – displayed mainly in the resort’s restaurant Fuego y Mar and some of the resort’s common areas. Proceeds from the art sold in this collection will go to José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen’s support efforts in Ukraine, helping deliver meals to countless families in war-torn parts of the country.
“A Concert of the Seven Decades & Beyond” at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach – Tuesday, November 29
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, in collaboration with Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg of MONAD Studio and Scott F. Hall, Luthier will be designing and constructing 3D-printed artistic instruments called sonic sculptures, which will be on display throughout the hotel. On November 29, the hotel will host a concert in partnership with the Miami Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the past seven decades of iconic Miami history, arts, and culture. As part of the performance, the 3D-printed instruments will be played by orchestra members. As an ode to the Magic City, conductor Eduardo Marturet will specially curate a soundtrack of songs central to Miami’s identity for the orchestra to perform in front of an influential crowd of local, regional and national notables, tastemakers, politicians, art collectors and artists.
“Into the Wild (Future)” at Sagamore South Beach
Sagamore South Beach, Miami Beach’s historic art deco hotel known for its year-round art programming and museum-quality exhibitions, is once again celebrating Miami Art Week with a series of interactive activations and events. This year’s theme will be “Into the Wild (Future).” From November 30 through December 4, 2022, Jonathan Cowan Productions and Electric Ibiza will return for a five-day Art Week takeover, featuring hotel-wide gallery displays, immersive audiovisual experiences, a hugely anticipated exhibition from a famous high-end gallery, mural artists like Sebastien “Mr. D 1987” Boileau, and daily outdoor pool and dance parties with world-class DJs. The hotel’s two-story bungalows will also be turned into mini-galleries where visiting artists sleep upstairs and display their work downstairs. Guests may even catch them working on projects as they stroll through the hotel’s sculpture gardens.
The Gabriel South Beach
The Gabriel South Beach is partnering with L Brand Group and Twenty6North Productions to bring the Magic City an engaging special activation with several art experiences. Serving as the unofficial after-party of SCOPE Art Show, the hotel’s Floridita building and show-stopping glass-bottomed rooftop pool will be adorned with themed exhibits, artists, DJs and immersive experiences.
Fred Black Sunset Harbour
Fred Black, located in South Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood, is a lifestyle boutique with a well-curated selection of contemporary brands, luxury items and fine art. This year for Art Week, the boutique will have several artworks on display for shoppers to peruse. The first 20 people to post a selfie with a Marilyn Minter art found in-store and tag #FredBlackStore will receive a $50 gift card.
Villa Azur Miami Beach
From Wednesday, November 30, to Saturday, December 3, Miami Beach hot spot Villa Azur will be showcasing works by Toronto-based artists Diogo “D-Snow” Neves and Max Jamali. The chic French supper club is known for its glitz and glamour, exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, and avant-garde evenings in its enchanting open-air courtyard. On Wednesday, November 30, guests can attend the weekly dinner soirée, Peligrosa, from 6:30 p.m. to close, featuring fire girls, beats by DJ Yez, a live saxophonist and more. On Thursday, it’s the original Thursday Night Dinner Party with eclectic entertainment and beats by DJ Stephan M. On Friday, December 2, the restaurant will be hosting an invite-only cocktail reception for media and VIPs, where artist D-Snow will be live painting. The party continues into Friday evening and picks up again on Saturday night to close out the festive weekend.
Sao Paulo-born Diogo “D-Snow” Neves started his career as a teen with graffiti street art that grew into a passion. He uses a variety of materials such as spray paints, acrylics, diamond dust, prints and resin to make his pieces, which he describes as “urban with a twist of modern.” He has now expanded his portfolio to include sculptures, cars, murals, boats and more.
Max Jamali is a mixed-media artist with an award-winning background in fashion photography. He’s known for using luxury materials such as diamond dust, exotic leather, 24-karat gold, genuine silver and Swarovski crystals to create pieces that scream opulence. Each piece features his “M” logo handcrafted from snakeskin.
“The Unknown Zone” with Brooke Einbender at Arlo Wynwood
Arlo Wynwood, the first hotel to open in Miami’s preeminent creative and cultural district (November 1), has partnered with pioneering “phygital” (physical + digital) artist Brooke Einbender to host “The Unknown Zone,” a captivating immersive art experience during Miami Art Week 2022. The hotel will feature “mind-bending” installations that bridge the physical and digital realms, including Enbender’s mixed-reality reclaimed door installations layered with cutting-edge technology. The exhibition opens Tuesday, November 29, and will be complimentary to guests and visitors.
The Elser Hotel &Residences
The Elser Hotel & Residences has partnered with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring several art experiences to life during Art Week. The hotel’s lobby will become a 24/7 art gallery featuring Guatemalan artist Diego Olivero’s “Lluvia de Lana” installation, which consists of long wool threads in an alluring mix of colors cascading from the ceiling, causing visitors to pause and stare in wonder. The hotel is also partnering with L Brand Group and Twenty6North Productions to bring a memorable activation to its 19,000-square-foot sun deck with combined art experiences that will attract art fanatics, nightlife fans and foodies. The Elser Hotel & Residences continues to push boundaries during Art week by inviting guests to not only contemplate art but also experience it by expressing themselves through body art. The sprawling sun deck will also be the place to get made-to-fade tattoos while enjoying a special pop-up bar experience with a local mixologist.
Miami Design District
2022 MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT DESIGN COMMISSION: ROCK | ROLL BY GERMANE BARNES
The Miami Design District has awarded Miami-based architect and designer, Germane Barnes, the 2022 Miami Design District Annual Design Commission. Barnes’ winning installation, Rock | Roll was designed as a celebration of the BIPOC communities who have shaped Miami’s one-of-a-kind, polyethnic culture, from the city’s foundations to today. Curated by Anava Projects, Rock | Roll marks is conceived as a love letter to the people of Miami, Barnes’ multi-scale installation draws on the vibrant visual language of Miami Carnival. It will be realized across the Design District’s public spaces as well as a special installation at the entrance of the Design Miami/.
CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION: TWO OF THE SAME KIND
The Craig Robins Collection consists of contemporary art and innovative design, displaying within the Miami Design District headquarters of DACRA and rotating on a bi-annual basis. This year, “Two of The Same Kind” highlights the work of Marlene Dumas and Jana Euler, two artists whose painting and drawing practices are broadly represented in the Collection holdings. The theme of dualism threads through two portraits by pop icon Andy Warhol, both commissioned decades ago by Craig Robin’s mother and Jackie Soffer’s mother separately, acting as a spectacular coincidence. The multifaceted Collection also features design pieces by the recently acquired Sasha Gordon and by established favorites such as Zaha Hadid, Jean Prouvé, Marc Newson and Maarten Baas.
Dates: November 30 – onward. Hours: 10am – 12pm. Location: DACRA Headquarters, 3841 NE 2nd Ave.
GAGOSIAN & JEFFERY DEITCH | 100 YEARS
Gagosian is pleased to announce 100 Years, the sixth group exhibition—including an online incarnation in 2020—organized by Gagosian in collaboration with Jeffrey Deitch in Miami’s Design District during Miami Art Week. 100 Years—on view at the historic Buick Building—explores the interplay of past, present, and future through works by contemporary artists who are in dialogue with the sweeping cultural and environmental changes of the past century—as well as those who anticipate future possibilities. The contributors to 100 Years, who include Refik Anadol, Theaster Gates, Douglas Gordon, Urs Fischer, Tom Friedman, Austin Lee, Jamian Juliano Villani, Rick Lowe, Keiichi Tanaami, and Taryn Simon, among others, recognize the critical nature of the titular period, sloughing off a sense of weariness with time itself to consider past and future with new optimism.
Dates: November 28 – December 4. Hours: Monday 5pm – 8pm; Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 10am – 6pm. Location: Buick Building NE 2nd Ave.
MARIO CARBONE’S OUR LADY OF ROCCO PART II | POP-UP
Following its hit 2021 debut, Our Lady of Rocco – the coveted collaboration between NYC-based womenswear brand La Ligne and famed chef and restaurateur Mario Carbone – is announcing the launch of Part II. Inspired by 1980s New York City and uniform dressing, the limited-edition collection offers streetwear pieces like a burgundy satin bomber, statement T-shirts, trousers and luxe wool cap, embroidered with the brand’s signature crown logo. This year, the brand extends to a new category: bespoke tailoring in the great Italian sartorial tradition. During Art Basel, the brand will host a pop-up offering one-of-a-kind vintage Nino Cerruti suits and blazers that have been reworked to include the brand’s signature lining and brass buttons. The Vintage Cerrutis will be available exclusively at the pop-up where customers can also get the suits further tailored.
Dates: November 29 – December 3. Hours: 12pm – 8pm. Location: ZZ’s Club | 151 NE 41st St.