(Miami, FL) — Prizm Art Fair is pleased to announce the dates and new location for the fair’s 4th edition. Spanning two weeks and coinciding with Miami Art Week, Prizm Art Fair will take place November 29 through December 11, 2016 at its new location: 7230 NW Miami CT in the Little Haiti / Little River community, which is noted for its growing art scene. Founded in 2013 by Mikhaile Solomon, Prizm Art Fair presents the work of international emerging artists with a select focus on solo presentations by African artists and artists from the Global African Diaspora who are traditionally unrepresented by galleries in the mainstream art world.
New for the 4th edition, Prizm Art Fair will feature four special sections: Prizm Preview, Prizm Panels, Prizm Film, and Prizm Perform curated collaboratively by Fair Director, Mikhaile Solomon and interdisciplinary artist William Cordova. Submission-based, the 4th edition of Prizm Art Fair will focus on a central theme that explores the global impact of Africa’s cultural DNA. This year’s fair will feature solo presentations by artists including Amber Robles-Gordon, Firelei Baez, T. Elliott Mansa, Oasa Duverney with Rush Arts Gallery among others. A full list of exhibitors is forthcoming.
SNAPSHOT OF PROGRAMING FOR 2016:
Famous Art Critics
Wednesday November 30th 7pm – 11 pm
Venue: Miami Science Barge: 1075 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33130
The Famous Art Critics is a cohort of multi-cultural art enthusiasts who gather for dinner and dialogue annually during Art Basel to discuss, highlight and elevate diverse individuals, institutions, and best practice for pathways to cultural equity in art: journalism, curation, and execution praxis.
Friday December 2, 2016
Caribbean Canon: Presented by Museum Hue
Co-Founders, Daniela Fifi, Stephanie A. Cunningham, and Erin K. Hylton of the online platform, Caribbean Canon, give a practical overview of their project and contemporary Caribbean art education. Through exploring art education strategies within intangible cultural heritage and the visual arts, this online platform aims to elevate the value of Caribbean arts, provide teacher/student support and encourage a sustainable creative economy within the region.
More to be announced.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 29th, 2016
7 PM – 11 PM by invitation
VENUE: 7230 NW Miami CT
JOIN PRIZM FOR AN EVENING OF COCKTAILS WITH OUR EXHIBITING ARTISTS TO MARK THE BEGINNING MIAMI ART WEEK
NOVEMBER 30th – DECEMBER 11th 2016
PRIZM GENERAL ADMISSION
One-day Pass $15
Multi-Day Pass $50
Student Pass $5
PAMM Member Pass $5 11 AM – 7 PM
VENUE: 7230 NW Miami CT PRIZM’S DOORS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
PRIZM is an annual art fair presentation that takes place over the course of two weeks coinciding with Miami Art Week and producing cultural events that run throughout the year. Founded by Mikhaile Solomon in 2013, Prizm’s mission is to expand the spectrum of exhibiting international artists from Africa and the African Diaspora, and emerging markets that connect to the African Diaspora and reflect global trends in contemporary art.
Each year the fair rotates location and works with different curators to present salient works in solo presentations that highlight the diversity in contemporary visual art practices today.
In addition to engaging nationally and internationally, Prizm has a strong commitment to the local Miami cultural community. This goal can be seen in this year’s location in Little Haiti/ Little River bringing a wider audience to new and existing local art spaces. Through the fair and ongoing programming throughout the year, Prizm provides a space for cross cultural exchange, education and exhibition opportunities highlighting the work of African artists and artists of the African Diaspora who are often unrepresented by traditional galleries.
About Mikhaile Solomon
Mikhaile Solomon was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is of Caribbean heritage. Her parents are from the island of St. Kitts – Nevis. She is a graduate of Florida International University’s Graduate program in Architecture and completed her undergraduate degree in Theatre Arts at the University of South Florida. She is a Miami New Leaders Council Fellow alumna, served as the 2016 New Leader’s Council Co-Chair and is currently a Connect Florida Fellow.
In 2013, Mikhaile founded and currently serves as Director of Prizm Art Fair, a cutting-edge art fair that expands the spectrum of exhibiting international artists from the global African Diaspora and Emerging Markets during Art Basel Miami Beach. Prizm’s mission is to exhibit a diverse roster of artists whose works reflect global trends in contemporary art, through a series of cultural events which culminates in our annual curated fair. Prizm’s roster includes artists from the Caribbean, United States, and Africa.
About William Cordova
William Cordova is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner born in Lima, Peru. Lives and works Lima/Miami/New York City. His work addresses the metaphysics of space and time and how objects change and perception changes when we move around in space. He received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,1996 and an MFA from Yale University, 2004.
Cordova’s residencies include The Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston’s CORE/MFAH program, American Academy in Berlin. Awards include Guna S.Mudheim Visual Arts Fellowship (2013), Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2011), Art Matters Grant (2009), Rema Hort Mann Foundation (2005), South Florida Cultural Consortium (2001).
Exhibitions include Venice Biennial (2003), Whitney Biennial (2008), Greater New York (2010), Havana Biennial (2015), Site Santa Biennial (2016) among many other international exhibitions.
For inquiries, please contact Mikhaile Solomon at email@example.com or 954-372-6241. For schedule of events and programming, please visit www.prizmartfair.com.
Media contact and interviews please contact Lainya Magana at 347.395.4155 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PRIZM Art Fair
November 29 – December 11, 2016
BusquedaOshun O-delay, 2016
Archival print chine collée and acrylic on paper
210 in x 24 in
Courtesy of the Firelei Baez and PRIZM
Nyame O. Brown
Watercolor on Paper
30 x 20 in
Courtesy of the Nyame O. Brown and PRIZM
Raft of Medusa, 2015
24 x 36
Courtesy of the Alexis Peskineand PRIZM
AfrofewcharizmForeva in Dis Piece, 2015
Courtesy of Nyugen Smith and PRIZM
Single Drawn Line, 2014
Digital print on archival Epson paper
48 x 36 in.
Courtesy of Juana Valdes and PRIZM
Transformations 2, 2015
Courtesy of Nadia Nuggins and PRIZM