The Best Moments From 2018 Miami Art Basel

This year we attended a mix of different Art Basel events including the long-established fairs, private artist showings, pop-up exhibitions, and the street art experience of Wynwood Walls.

We started our Art Basel experience by attending the opening press reception for Spectrum and Red Dot. The exhibition moved to Mana Wynwood – offering an exceptional and elevated world-class experience for both exhibitors and art enthusiasts with more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space.


Thursday we started the morning by attending the 29th edition of Art Miami, Miami’s premier international contemporary and modern art fair. Taking place at the One Herald Plaza, Art Miami committed to showcasing the most significant artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries offered by a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.

Directly adjacent to Art Miami, we attended the seventh edition of their sister gallery, CONTEXT - Miami’s international emerging art fair.


After the art fairs, we headed over to Wynwood for a special event hosted by Champs Sports. This pop-up event featured a curated sneaker art gallery auction with 100% of the proceeds going to the Irie Foundation. With production support from High Caliber Events, Champs Sports Ill-ustrated matched a diverse pool of artists and the hottest new sneakers to create original work in new mediums, ranging from sculpture to animation.


We moved over to Miami Beach during the weekend for the 14th edition of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair. PULSE returned to its oceanfront home at Indian Beach Park with two spacious tents: While the North Tent hosted multi-artist exhibitions, the South Tent featured singular and dual-artist presentations, along with spaces for non-profit and alternative models.
Zhanna Kadyrova, artist and sculptor based in Kiev, Ukraine, was awarded the 2018 Miami Beach PULSE Prize.


In conjunction with Art Miami and CONTEXT, we finished our Art Basel experience at Aqua. The satellite gallery takes places at one of South Beach’s charming Art Deco hotels with spacious exhibitions rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard.