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At the nexus of North America and Latin America, our Miami Beach show presents artworks from across the globe. The world's leading galleries participate, drawing over 70,000 visitors each year.

With miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture, world-class art museums, and a glittering nightlife, Miami Beach ranks among America's most iconic cities. During Art Basel, it embraces the artworld with special exhibitions at museums and galleries across the city, transforming the week into a dense and dynamic cultural event.

What to expect

What to expect

Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as pieces by a new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall. Ambitious large‐scale artworks, film and performance become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park.



This year, over 200 of the world's leading international Modern and contemporary art galleries display artworks by over 4,000 artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video, and digital art. Visitors can find works ranging from editioned pieces by young artists to museum-caliber masterpieces.

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Designed for galleries to present one, two or three artists showing works created within the last three years, the Nova sector features strong juxtapositions and never-before-seen pieces fresh from the artist's studio.

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This sector allows curators, critics, and collectors to discover ambitious new talents from across the globe, by providing a platform for a single artist to present one major project.

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Leading publishers of editioned works, prints, and multiples exhibit the results of their collaboration with renowned artists, providing visitors the opportunity to see significant, and rare publications.

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In a separately delineated space within their booths, galleries present a curated exhibition by an artist of their choice. The diverse curatorial concepts for Kabinett include thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases and solo shows for rising stars.

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Survey presents precise art historical projects. These may include solo presentations by an individual artist, juxtapositions and thematic exhibits from artists representing a range of cultures, generations and artistic approaches.

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As part of Art Basel's show in Miami Beach, over 20 large-scale sculptures and installations by leading and emerging international artists will be installed in Collins Park. Public is curated by Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund. The sector is produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art and supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture.

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Organized in association with David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and London's Artprojx, the Film sector presents a dynamic program of films. Outdoor screenings take place at SoundScape Park, where works are shown on the 7,000-square-foot projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center; and inside the Miami Beach Convention Center. In addition, New York-based film curator Marian Masone selects a feature-length film for a special screening at the Colony Theatre.

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Art publications from around the world display their magazines in single-magazine stands, or the collective booth. Editors and publishers often attend the show and many magazines contribute presentations to Salon, our afternoon series of lectures and discussions by prominent members of the artworld.

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Nicholas Baume


Nicholas Baume

Nicholas Baume has been Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund since 2009. Recent Public Art Fund exhibitions include solo projects by Ryan Gander, Paola Pivi, Rob Pruitt, Eva Rothschild, Thomas Schütte, Monika Sosnowska, and Oscar Tuazon; the group exhibitions 'Statuesque' and 'Common Ground'; a major career survey, 'Sol LeWitt: Structures 1965 – 2006'; Ugo Rondinone's colossal 'Human Nature' exhibition at Rockefeller Center; and the landmark project 'Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Columbus'.

Marian Masone


Marian Masone

Marian Masone is a film curator, lecturer and writer based in New York. For over 20 years Masone has worked at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, America’s pre-eminent film organization. She sits on the selection committees for two of The Film Society’s most prestigious festivals: 'The New York Film Festival' and 'New Directors/New Films', a co-production with the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Masone has been a guest lecturer and curator for leading institutions such as Parsons School of Design in New York and Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. Her writings on film and media have appeared in many film-related and general newspapers and magazines.


Art Basel's stimulating program of Conversations and Salon talks allow audiences to deepen their knowledge of artistic practice, the international artworld, and the art market.

The daily Conversations series offers the audience access to the thinking of important artworld players –artists, curators, critics and collectors –who offer their unique perspectives on producing, collecting and exhibiting art. 

Salon is an open platform for dozens of short, often informal presentations, such as artist talks, panels, lectures and performances with a range of speakers representing many different aspects of the artworld.

Conversations & Salon is programmed by Mari Spirito.


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View a selection of videos from this year. For all videos from our series of talks, please visit and subscribe to the Art Basel channel on YouTube.

Future dates

  • 2017

    December 7 – 10

  • 2018

    December 6 – 9

  • 2019

    December 5 – 8

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