The anticipation for Art Basel Miami Beach 2023 is building as the iconic art fair prepares to host 277 leading international galleries, showcasing the world's finest artworks across diverse media. The event, due to be held from December 8 to 10, 2023 at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), is supported by Global Lead Partner UBS.

Art Basel has unveiled the lineup of 277 premier international galleries from 34 countries and territories set to grace the 2023 edition of its celebrated Americas fair. The 2023 edition of the Art Basel event is poised to welcome both fresh faces and seasoned exhibitors, offering an enriching experience enriched with new highlights from the Latin American and Caribbean art scenes. It will also extend its influence beyond the fair halls, partnering with leading museums, private collections, and cultural institutions across Miami Beach for a week of art-related exhibitions and events.

CEO of Art Basel, Noah Horowitz, says: 

Having led our Miami Beach fair for six years as Director, Americas, I know first-hand the galvanizing role our show plays within the creative ecosystem of Miami, the broader region, and the global arts community. Art Basel Miami Beach continues to exceed expectations year after year, in the quality and range of the art on view, and in the singularly magnetic experience within and beyond the halls which continues to attract both established and entirely new audiences and bring out the best of the local cultural scene each December. 

Our offering this year demonstrates yet again the strength of our show as an engine of the world of art in the Americas and globally, and as an utterly transformative cross-cultural experience – made possible by our premier exhibitors, our world-renowned cultural partners and collaborators in Miami Beach and South Florida, and our exceptional team.”

Art Basel Miami Beach 2023: A showcase for newcomers

Art Basel Miami Beach is set to host 25 fresh faces at the show, with three of them making a direct entry into the main Galleries sector. These new additions, which include Galerie Minsky from Paris, Ortuzar Projects from New York, and Weinstein Gallery from San Francisco, are poised to contribute vibrant diversity to the art extravaganza. 

Additionally, six galleries will mark their first appearance in the Nova sector, designed for galleries showcasing new works by up to three artists. Nine galleries will make their debut in the Positions sector, dedicated to young galleries presenting ambitious solo exhibitions by emerging international artists. The Survey sector will also see the inclusion of seven first-time exhibitors, focusing on galleries highlighting artistic practices of historical relevance.

Among the inaugural participants in the Nova sector are notable names such as Château Shatto from Los Angeles, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Gypsum Gallery from Cairo, Lyles and King from New York, Silverlens from Manila and New York, and The Ranch from New York. The Positions sector will see fresh talent like 56 Henry from New York, Bradley Ertaskiran from Montreal, Deli Gallery from New York and Mexico City, Dürst Britt & Mayhew from The Hague, Galatea from São Paulo, Llano from Mexico City, Lomex from New York, Mrs. from New York, and Galeria Dawid Radziszewski from Warsaw. 

In the Survey sector, newcomers like Freight+Volume from New York, Elizabeth Leach Gallery from Portland, Ryan Lee from New York, Stars from Los Angeles, Vito Schnabel Gallery from New York, Duane Thomas Gallery from New York, and Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery from New York are set to make their mark on the Miami Beach art scene. These fresh additions will undoubtedly infuse new energy and perspectives into Art Basel Miami Beach's dynamic art landscape.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2023: Where Art and Conversation Converge

Art Basel Miami Beach 2023 promises an array of captivating presentations within its special sectors. Curated by Magalí Arriola, Director of Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City, the "Meridians" sector will take center stage with 19 large-scale projects that transcend the traditional art fair booth, providing a unique platform for artists to push the boundaries of their creativity and engage with visitors on a grand scale. It's an opportunity to experience art that challenges conventions and immerses attendees in groundbreaking installations.

The much-anticipated return of "Kabinett" is sure to delight art enthusiasts, as this mainstay section of the Miami Beach show brings thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases, and solo presentations to the forefront. Here, exhibitors curate concise installations within their main booths, offering a curated journey that tells compelling stories and highlights the art's historical and cultural significance. 

Moreover, Art Basel Miami Beach will host "Conversations," a series of live debates programmed by curator Emily Butler, which will be free to the public. This renowned program will gather thought leaders to engage in dialogues on the key topics that are shaping the world of art and culture. It's a unique opportunity to witness some of today's most inspiring cultural figures exchange ideas, insights, and perspectives, creating a dynamic intersection of art and discourse that defines the spirit of Art Basel Miami Beach.

The Art Basel Miami Beach 2023 is a week of enriching art and culture

Beyond the fair halls, Art Basel Miami Beach is expanding its cultural reach by collaborating with top-tier institutions, private collections, and cultural partners throughout Miami Beach. The fair is set to engage art enthusiasts with an extensive program of exhibitions, events, and activities that will enliven the city during the fair week. This year's edition, taking place from December 8 to 10, 2023, with preview days on December 6 and 7, aims to deliver an engaging experience for visitors, enriched with exceptional artistry and cultural engagement.

Vincenzo de Bellis, Director, Fairs and Exhibition Platforms, says: 

Visitors to our Miami Beach show this year will be met with surprises, and an expanded platform for discovering a diversity of artistic voices and perspectives, which echo and reverberate across Miami Beach’s ever-growing cultural offer. With new participants from Mexico to Poland and Egypt, and a program both within and beyond the fair like we have never done before, there is an injection of freshness to the fair, and a vigor of experience which we look forward to playing out in full in December.”