PINTA MIAMI – Crossing Cultures gets ready for its 12th edition where different projects headed by international curators will be presented. This creates an environment that positions the fair beyond its Latin American roots, giving it a global perspective. During this edition PINTA MIAMI will receive more than 50,000 visitors. For the fourth consecutive year, the fair will take place in the Mana Wynwood space, located in the "Miami Art District", between December 5th and 9th.
After being a referent in Latin American art – for collectors, profesionals, museums and institutions all over the world – for more than a decade, PINTA MIAMI consolidates its Ibero-American focus with the presence of Spain and Portugal. Both countries will join the Pinta Countries Section alongside Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. A curator from each country will be in charge of selecting the galleries and artists that will be included in the country´s section, allowing visitors to discover the new artistic proposals. A complete program of guided visits, conferences and exclusive events has been created to focus on these countries and launch this initiative.
PINTA MIAMI’s Collections Program, will be honored to host, for the first time in Miami, the Colección INELCOM Arte Contemporáneo, one of the most important corporate collections in Spain. On this occasion, the fair will host different events and private visits.
PINTA MIAMI’s Main Section will feature the participation of 60 galleries, totaling up to 300 artists, from Latin America, the United States, and Europe. The Solo Project Section, headed by curator Jesús Fuenmayor, will continue to set up dialogs in the American continent.
Roc Laseca brings back Pinta Platforms Section, with an innovative program that aims to give modern and contemporary art, a bigger platform to. The section is presented as a set of cabinets to showcase an artist, and establishes a unique opportunity for the galleries and their artists.
Ysabel Pinyol from Mana Contemporary will curate the Projects Section which will host a vast panorama of renowned Ibero-American artists.
Among the special events in its 12th edition, PINTA MIAMI is making a tribute to Celia Birbragher, Founder and Director of Art Nexus Magazine, for her work of more than forty years promoting Latin American art and the Program of Conferences, organized by Americas Society.
Considered on the six best fairs to visit during Miami Art Week, PINTA MIAMI – Crossing Cultures presents itself in 2018 with new programs and initiatives from international curators. A boutique art fair that consolidates itself par excellence, as a Latin American Art Fair that emphasizes on its global character.
Diego Costa Peuser is a cultural promoter specializing in Latin American art. He has played a leading role in this field through different initiatives focusing on culture production which have had a significant influence on the understanding and the promotion of Latin American art in the global market.
Costa Peuser is the Director of Arte al Día International magazine, founded in 1980 and currently considered a leading publication among the specialized media devoted to the coverage of Latin American art. In this capacity, he has contributed to the recognition of the movements that allowed the development of modern art in Latin America, as well as to the awareness of contemporary artistic practices on the American continent, covering the activities of established, mid-career and emerging artists.
As co-founder and current director of the influential art fair PINTA New York, created in 2007, which has since 2014 moved to Miami and is presented as PINTA Miami in December, he has promoted a shift in the gaze of the global epicenters of cultural activities, to the nature of and historical importance of artists from Latin America. Costa Peuser has contributed to open a window for re-readings of art history, working to transform the recognition of essential figures of modern Latin American creation, in some cases, helping to unveil fundamental works in the panorama of contemporary Latin American art. In addition to his contributions through the conception and production of an event such as PINTA, Costa Peuser is one of the founders of Buenos Aires Photo and Lima Photo, the fairs that bring each of these cities in contact with the great photographers who were the founders of the continent's Modernism. These fairs establish a dialogue between the work they showcase and the powerful artistic language of photography all over the world.
In 2010, Costa Peuser was distinguished as one of the 100 most influential Latinos in Florida. Since 2011, he has been a member of the Board of the Miami TECHO Foundation, and during the previous editions of Art Basel Miami Beach, he organized the event Art Techos, which convenes distinguished artists with the aim of raising funds for the construction of homes in poverty-stricken sectors in Latin America.
In 2012, he inaugurated the first edition of Perú Arte Contemporáneo (PArC), the first contemporary art fair in Lima. It constituted a turning point for Peru, linking its art to the art of other continents, and also creating an extremely interesting space for reflection on key issues related to the production and circulation of present-day art. The fair also supports artistic exchange through an outstanding artist residencies program.
Costa Peuser's work as a promoter and disseminator has been one of the factors leading to the growing attention of Latin American art in the second millennium, in which the gazes of the world have transcended the confinement of borders.