PINTA MIAMI – Crossing Cultures gets ready for its 12th edition, where different projects with international curators are to be showcased, offering a unique platform to what’s a Latin American art fair with a global perspective. The fair is to take place at the same spot as last year, Mana Wynwood, located in Miami’s Art District, from the 5th-9th of December.
Mana Wynwood 2217 NW 5TH AVE. Miami, FL 33127 – USA
Dates & Hours
By invitation only: Preview EFG Tuesday, December 4: 6 pm – 9 pm
Official Opening (Access VIP Card) : Wednesday, Dec 5: 5 – 9 pm
Thursday, December 6: 12 pm – 8 pm
Friday, December 7: 12 pm – 8 pm
Saturday, December 8: 12 pm – 8 pm
Sunday, December 9: 12 pm – 7 pm
PINTA MIAMI is a must stop for collectors, curators and artists from all over the world that are to visit the fair during Miami Art Week.
The PINTA MIAMI VIP Program is an agenda of activities created to enrich your visit to the fair which includes exclusive events, guided visits to private collections, museums and institutions, among other activities.
PINTA MIAMI’s Collections Program, will be honored to host, for the first time in Miami, the Colección INELCOM Arte Contemporaneo, one of the most important Corporate Collections in Spain. On this occasion, the fair will host different events and private visits.
Image: Viaje al centro de la Tierra: penetrable, 2014. Damián Ortega (Sculpture)
One more year, PINTA MIAMI will gather in its Main Section around 60 galleries from Latin America, the United States and Europe , will present artworks from more than 300 artists. So an important space is given for those well known artists like Carlos Cruz-Díez, Carmen Herrera, Fernando Botero, Iván Contreras Brunet, Jesús Rafael Soto, Jorge Eielson, Julio Le Parc, Lydia Okumura, Marta Boto, Waltercio Caldas and Wilfredo Lam, between others. Also a space for new talents opening the possibility of new discoveries.
In the early seventies in Caracas (Venezuela), Claudio Perna did a series of experiments under the title "Infiltraciones" [Infiltrations]. The works consisted of classic paintings [J1] projected onto[J2] or interrupted by the bodies of the artist’s friends and of the artist himself. That idea—cherished by Perna—of "infiltrating" the art world with the brashness of other bodies is, in my view, an excellent metaphor for what is now, for a great many viewers, the primary way to relate to art: the intense juncture of an abundance of works and visitors part and parcel of the art fair format as art agora.
For Pinta Projects (Pinta Miami 2018), Proyecto Visible with the collaboration of curator Jesús Fuenmayor has decided to present a group of four outstanding emerging Latin American artists interested in reflecting in their work the "flaws," "noises," and "interruptions" that occur in dialogue both within the works themselves and between them and the environments in which they are exhibited.
In PINTA Countries Sections we will present 9 focus countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Perú and Venezuela. As a novelty this year we will feature 2 European Countries: Spain and Portugal. All sections will be curated, and the galleries will propose 1 or 2 artists born after 1980, giving visitors the opportunity to discover emerging artists.
Pinta Miami "Crossing Cultures", in its 12nd edition, launches for the first time Pinta Platforms, an innovative program for galleries curated by Roc Laseca, and devoted to provide additional visibility to modern and contemporary art contributions. Pinta Platforms serve as a group for cabinets of Solo Projects to highlight the work of a single artist, and mark an ever-experienced opportunity for gallerists to show their represented artists in a unique way.
Ysabel Pinyol studied architecture in Barcelona and Chicago before opening her gallery in Barcelona, working with a group of international artists. Later, she relocated to New York City, where she currently lives and works. In 2010 Ysabel joined Mana Contemporary as a Chief Curator. In 2014 Pinyol co-founded Mana Residencies in Jersey City and Chicago, a yearly residency program for mid-career artists. She is currently developing a cultural exchange program in Miami, featuring a residency program for Latin American artists.
In PINTA EDITIONS leading publishers will present editioned works and prints some of these made in collaboration with renowned artists. The result of this section will provide PINTA Miami’s visitors a unique experience to see significant and rare publications.
PINTA MIAMI is making a tribute to Celia Sredni de Birbragher, Founder and Director of Art Nexus Magazine, for her work of more than forty years promoting Latin American art.
Celia Sredni de Birbragher is a Colombian editor, researcher, collector, artist, critic, leader and entrepreneur who support the arts in Latin American for over 40 years. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from the Universidad de los Andes, and since 1976 have been the founder, editor and publisher of ArtNexus. In 1997, Mrs. Birbragher created the ArtNexus Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports, among other projects, the ArtNexus Documentation Center based in Bogota.
Sofía Imber, (Rumania, 1924 – Caracas, 2017)
Journalist, Art Critic and Museum Director.
The decisive participation of Sofía Ímber in the development of journalism, art criticism and Venezuelan cultural institutions make her one of the most influential figures in the contemporary history of the country and Latin America. With an attractive personality, inimitably controversial style, radical and exemplary commitment to work and critical acuity when interpreting creative and social processes, she carried out the necessary transformations to bring the country's museums to a level of quality marked by excellence in the formation of collections and communicational and educational activities.
Since its inception, EFG has been characterized by its entrepreneurial spirit, which has led it to become one of the major international private banking institutions with presence in 40 countries. This spirit exists at all levels of the organization and aims to deliver creative and agile wealth solutions that ensure long-lasting relationships.
EFG’s commitment with modern and contemporary Latin American art forms part of its institutional essence, that combined with its entrepreneurial spirit, seeks to promote regional artists and exhibitions globally. For the fifth consecutive year, EFG is proud to be the main sponsor of PINTA MIAMI 2018 - Crossing Cultures. Additionally, the EFG Latin American Art Award, in Collaboration with ArtNexus, further highlights this commitment with the region, its culture and its people, enhancing the activities related to art that the institutions supports at an international level. On its eighth year, the acquisition prize recognizes the work of emerging artists.