November 11, 2009 - photo Miami - Expands its base with international talent
November 11, 2009

Expands its base with international talent

Sean Higgins, Raga Jog, 2009. Courtesy the artist and Collette Blanchard Gallery.

A Year of Magical Thinking

December 1 – December 6, 2009

Midtown Miami
Wynwood Arts District

photo MIAMI, the acclaimed contemporary international fair of photo-based art, video, and new media, returns this December with an international roster of galleries from Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Coinciding with Art Basel Miami Beach, the fair, entitled A Year of Magical Thinking, offers collectors, curators, and patrons an immediate overview of the new global art market.

photo MIAMI was recently acquired by FOTOmarkt, a group of investors passionate about photo-based art. Owners Steve Eshelman and Marisa Arango commented, “photo MIAMI features critically relevant work by established and emerging artists from the U.S. and abroad. We’re thrilled to have the curatorial talent of Isolde Brielmaier, Charles Guice, and Brookie Maxwell, all whom are making significant impact in the contemporary art market.”

“Envisioning photo MIAMI as a truly international fair, we traveled to biennials around the world, engaging in profound conversations about art with artists, collectors and curators as we shaped the fair,” added Guice. “Our creative vision extends from Vilém Flusser to Anna Mendieta. It embodies the ongoing dialogue between artist and viewer, artist and environment, and artist and patron. This year of global economic turmoil has shaken our sensibilities while reminding us that safety is an illusion, that crisis is an opportunity, and that art is not an expression of safety; it’s expression of being alive.”


3 Punts Galeria – Barcelona
Abba Fine Art – Miami
Alonso Art, Inc. – Miami
Daniel Azoulay Gallery – Miami
Camara Oscura – Madrid
CSquare Gallery – New York
Stephen Cohen Gallery – Los Angeles
FULL_ART – Sevilla
Charles Guice Contemporary – New York
Hardcore Art Contemporary – Miami
Galerie Hiltawsky – Berlin
Irvine Contemporary – Washington, D.C.
Light Work – Syracuse, U.S.
Florence Lynch Gallery – New York
Mercado Art – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Mountain Fold – New York
M.R. Gallery – Beijing
Galerie Orange – Montreal
PaciArte Contemporary – Brescia
RICA The Gallery – Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Red Truck Gallery – Ann Arbor
Galeria Sandunga – Granada
Galeria Sicart – Barcelona
Steps Gallery – London
TZR Galerie – Düsseldorf
Verve Gallery of Photography – Santa Fe
Galería Visor – Valencia


Isolde Brielmaier, Ph.D., a professor at Vassar College and Columbia University and a New York-based curator, has presented exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. She has also developed programs for museums, corporate clients and international art fairs, including ARCO, Art Chicago and the Armory Show/VOLTA NY.

Charles Guice, Director of Charles Guice Contemporary, has exhibited frequently at contemporary art fairs, including photo l.a., photo MIAMI, and AIPAD, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the California College of the Arts and the Nominating Committee for the Aperture West Book Prize.

Brookie Maxwell, Director of Gallery 138 in New York, has produced numerous theme-based gallery exhibitions, public and private art project commissions, and events addressing the concept of a new world paradigm with groups including Inferential Focus, Facing History and Ourselves, and Women Moves.


Now in its fourth year, photo MIAMI, the acclaimed contemporary international fair of photo-based art, video, and new media, returns in a new, 30,000 square foot venue at 34th and North Miami in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District.

The fair is strategically positioned on the main thoroughfare for all of the major satellite fairs during ABMB, as well as the Rubell Family Collection and the new warehouse for the Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz Collection, which will open that week.

photo MIAMI 2009 commences on Tuesday, December 1, with an Invitational VIP Opening Reception and with public hours Wednesday, December 2 through Sunday, December 6.

Please visit for more information.

photo MIAMI
7304 Beverly Boulevard, #138
Los Angeles, California 90036
tel. 323-552-7255
fax. 323-389-2825

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