NADA Miami, presented by the New Art Dealers Alliance, concluded the 20th anniversary edition

NADA Miami, presented by the New Art Dealers Alliance, concluded the 20th anniversary edition

NADA Miami, presented by the New Art Dealers Alliance, concluded the 20th anniversary edition of its fair this November 30th through December 3rd, with cutting-edge art, notable sales, and signature programming showcasing unique voices in contemporary arts and culture.

The 2022 edition of the fair welcomed over 12,000 visitors and featured 146 exhibiting galleries, art spaces, and nonprofit organizations from over 40 cities, including Paris, Tokyo, Dubai, Toronto, Buenos Aires, and Copenhagen.

Online Viewing Rooms for NADA Miami are live on through December 18th, 2022.

This year marked both the 20th edition of NADA Miami—which held its inaugural edition in 2003 with just 35 exhibitors—as well as the 20th anniversary of the New Art Dealers Alliance, which was founded in 2002.

The 2022 edition welcomed over 80 NADA members and 37 first-time exhibitors. The fair also featured NADA Presents, the organization’s signature programming series of conversations, performances, and events, as well as a Curated Spotlight, a special section highlighting a selection of galleries organized by a renowned curator and presented in partnership with TD Bank.

NADA Hosts 20th Anniversary Dinner with ILY2

Pictured: Liz Cocco, Thomas Ahlgren, Zack Tornaben, Leticia Gutiérrez-Peláez, DW Wong, Emily Stewart Han, Heather Hubbs. Courtesy of Madison Voelkel/BFA

NADA and Portland-based ILY2 welcomed NADA Miami participants, NADA Members, and special guests at in the Tiki Garden at Ice Palace Studios. Structured as a rolling dinner, the evening allowed for intimate conversation and casual dining atop new glassworks by Andi Kovel encased in lucite cubes.

Diners enjoyed a selection of artisanal cheeses, meats, and local fruits prepared by Ethan Brosowsky’s The Cheese Board and a whimsical cake installation by Yip.Studio. Thierry Isambert Culinary & Event Design curated a selection of passed hors d’oeuvres and mini plates including beech mushroom ceviche, whole beef tenderloin with truffle wafu, and hen of the woods with a dandelion quiche. Rosaluna, Coconut Cartel, and Figlia provided custom cocktails—a paloma, daiquiri, and classic spritz—to highlight the bright tastes of Miami.

Noteable Sales Across the Board

Courtesy of Alycia Kravitz/CKA.

On opening day, sales were flooding in with several galleries selling out their booths by the end of the day. Los Angeles gallery DeBoer sold works by artist Teresa Baker with prices ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. Lubov Gallery from New York sold out their booth of works by Connor Marie and Ella Rose Flood, with prices running from $1,000 to $12.000.

Miami gallery Jupiter Contemporary presented works by Ivorian-American artist Monsieur Zohore, with one work bought by a collection in France. Swivel Gallery, New York, sold three large paintings from Amy Bravo’s solo presentation for $9,200 each, and two sculptures for $3,500 each. Nina Johnson, another Miami gallery, sold two works by Rob Davis for a total of $9,000, and four works by Patrick Dean Hubbell, including one to collector and philanthropist Jorge M. Pérez for $14,000, and two works by Yasue Maetake for $6,000 and $7,500.

Curated Spotlight by Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels Shines

Courtesy of Alycia Kravitz/CKA.

Curated Spotlight highlighted eight solo presentations by exhibiting galleries and quickly became among the crowd-favorites at NADA Miami 2022.

NADA Miami 2022 Curated Spotlight participants included: Amy Bravo presented by Swivel Gallery, New York; Nandi Loaf presented by King’s Leap, New York; Lee Maxey presented by Olympia, New York; Nep Sidhu presented by Patel Brown, Toronto; Sienna Smith presented by Chela Mitchell Gallery, Washington D.C.; Pablo Gómez Uribe presented by PROXYCO Gallery, New York; Joe Zaldivar presented by Tierra del Sol Gallery, Los Angeles; and Monsieur Zohore presented by JUPITER Contemporary, Miami Beach.

PAMM Acquires Fifth Annual Acquisition Gift by Patrick Dean Hubbell from Nina Johnson

Patrick Dean Hubbell, You Keep Our Spirit Safe Between All Within the Day to Night, 2022, Oil, Acrylic, Enamel, Acrylic Dispersion, Sewing on Canvas, Wood Stretcher Bar, 76 x 72 inches.

Pérez Art Museum Miami curators perused through the fair to select the fifth annual NADA Acquisition Gift for PAMM, an acquisition gift for the museum’s permanent collection. PAMM Associate Curator Jennifer Inacio and Assistant Curator Maritza Lacayo have selected Patrick Dean Hubbell’s You Keep Our Spirit Safe Between All Within the Day to Night, 2022 from Nina Johnson. The piece incorporates a variety of mediums—including oil, acrylic, enamel, acrylic dispersion, and sewing on canvas—weaving together the symbolism of Hubbell’s Navajo heritage into the lexicon of post modern painting to create densely spiritual works that connect the view to his ancestral past.

Dynamic Talks & Events Drew Crowds Throughout the Week

Courtesy of Alycia Kravitz/CKA.

Fairgoers convened at NADA Miami throughout the week, taking in the relaxed atmosphere among tropical flora, hammocks, and a sculpture garden where dealers, collectors, and artists mingled with colleagues and visitors from around the world. The NADA Miami sculpture garden featured works presented by Dalè Zine, PRIMARY, M. LeBlanc, The Hole, Gattopardo, and ALMA.

This year’s fair featured various conversations, performances, and events as part of the NADA Presents program. Highlights included Children’s Museum of the Arts’ Executive Director Seth Cameron’s panel discussion about the future of children’s art; a panel on the future of arts publishing featuring Emmy Catedral (Center for Art, Research and Alliances), Allie Linn (United States Artists), Pauline Schellmann (Ars Publicata), and Hunter Braithwaite (VP of Cultural Counsel); and a discussion exploring the ways in which organizations create infrastructure for supporting artists featuring Nato Thompson (Artwrld), Kevin McCoy (digital media artist), Eileen Isagon Skyers (Friends With Benefits), Malcolm Levy (RefractionDAO), and Makayla Bailey (Rhizome).

NADA in the News

Amy Bravo at Swivel Gallery. Courtesy of Cary Whittier/ARTnews.

“A must for all collectors? The New Art Dealers Alliance’s NADA Miami 2022. It spans 146 galleries, art spaces, and nonprofit organizations from around the world and a special section curated by Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels.” – Alia Akkam, Architectural Digest

“They are excited to go to NADA to find out not just who’s just coming up next, but more about what’s in the zeitgeist and what’s percolating.” – Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels in an interview with Harrison Jacobs, ARTNews

“This showcase for emerging galleries and independent curators run by the nonprofit New Art Dealers Alliance, or NADA, started in Miami a year after its showier sibling Art Basel, with just 35 exhibitors. Now in its 20th edition with 146 galleries, art spaces and nonprofits from more than 40 cities, NADA Miami — held at Ice Palace Studios near the Design District — retains its quirkier, more down-to-earth vibe.” – Hilarie M. Sheets, The New York Times

“Two decades into the boundary-breaking fair’s tenure, it’s hard not to marvel at the numbers: 146 exhibitors (up from barely 50 in its founding year) from more than 40 cities fill the Miami film studio, each with a distinctive approach to overhauling the outdated standards of art selling and exhibition.” – Rachel Small, Cultured

“By midday, dealers were happily sharing a flood of sales. While buying at Art Basel—especially when it came to pricey six- and seven-figure works—was slower-paced and more thoughtful at its opening day, the lower price points at NADA, which tend to be in the four and five figures, seemed to be sparking confidence and demand.” – Eileen Kinsella, artnet News

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About Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels
Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels is a Director at the Jack Shainman Gallery where she manages artists within the gallery roster including Hank Willis Thomas, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Nina Chanel Abney and Meleko Mokgosi, among others. She is also the founder of We Buy Gold, a roving gallery. She is also on the curatorial team of The Racial Imaginary Institute, which seeks to change the way we imagine race in the U.S. and internationally by lifting up and connecting the work of artists, writers, knowledge-producers, and activists with audiences seeking thoughtful, innovative conversations and experiences. Joeonna was a founding Director of For Freedoms, the first artist-run Super PAC which uses art to inspire deeper political engagement for citizens who want to have a greater impact on the American political landscape.

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Founded in 2002, the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit 501c(6) collective of professionals working with contemporary art. Its mission is to create an open flow of information, support, and collaboration within the arts field and to develop a stronger sense of community among its constituency. Through support and encouragement, NADA facilitates strong and meaningful relationships between its members working with new contemporary and emerging art. In addition, NADA hosts annual art events in Miami and New York, including NADA Miami, NADA New York, and NADA House.

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