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Art Basel Miami Beach Has Unveiled Its Galleries List for 2023, Spotlighting Exhibitors From Latin America and the Caribbean Diaspora

Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB) has named the 277 galleries to take part in its 2023 edition in December, a drop from last year’s 283 exhibitors. The fair will shine a spotlight on the Latin America scene and the Caribbean diaspora, and will welcome exhibitors from Egypt, Iceland, the Philippines, and Poland.

The number of exhibitors at this year’s ABMB may have drooped slightly, but it’s still a bigger affair than in 2019, which saw 268 galleries take part. Participating galleries come from 33 countries and regions; nearly two-thirds hail from North and South America. They will be joined by galleries from across Europe, as well as a handful from Asia and Africa.

In addition to the usual global blue-chip names including Pace, Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner, and Gagosian, ABMB will feature 24 first-time exhibitors. Among them are three galleries—Galerie Minsky from Paris, New York-based Ortuzar Projects, and San Francisco’s Weinstein Gallery—that have been selected to join the main Galleries sector directly, where Minsky and Weinstein will be sharing a booth to jointly present a solo showcase of Argentine-Italian surrealist artist Leonor Fini.

Eight galleries that previously showed in the Nova, Positions, or Survey sectors will graduate into the Galleries sector. They include Shanghai’s Antenna Space, Ruth Benzacar Galeria de Arte from Buenos Aires, Fitzpatrick Gallery from Paris, Larkin Erdmann Gallery from Zürich, plus New York’s Company Gallery and Nicola Vassell, as well as the Los Angeles-based Anat Ebgi and Night Gallery.

Nova, a sector for galleries showcasing new works by up to three artists, will see six newcomers including Silverlens, the Manila-based gallery that opened its first overseas outpost in New York last year, Gypsum Gallery from Cairo, which represents artists living and working between the Middle East, Europe and the United States, plus the New York-based Lyles and King and The Ranch, as well as Château Shatto and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles based in Los Angeles.

Eight first-time exhibitors including three from New York, Bradley Ertaskiran of Montreal, Galatea from São Paulo, Warsaw’s Galeria Dawid Radziszewski, and Llano from Mexico City will take part in Positions, a sector dedicated to young galleries’ solo presentations of emerging artists from around the world. The Survey sector, which highlights historical rediscoveries, will feature seven new galleries, including five from New York, Elizabeth Leach Gallery from Portland, and the Los Angeles-based Stars.

“With new participants from Mexico to Poland and Egypt, and a program both within and beyond the fair like we have never done before, there is an injection of freshness to the fair, and a vigor of experience which we look forward to playing out in full in December,” said Vincenzo de Bellis, Art Basel’s director of fairs and exhibition platforms, in a statement. De Bellis spearheaded the 2023 edition of ABMB in the interim before its incoming director Bridget Finn assumes her role this fall. Finn will lead the 2024 fair.

Fair organizers added that the 2023 edition will see a new, enhanced layout to improve visitor flow at venue Miami Beach Convention Center, which underwent an extensive $640 million renovation and expansion project to address rising sea levels threatening the region. Art Basel Miami Beach will have its VIP and preview days on December 6 and 7, followed by a public opening through December 10. Running concurrently are a range of satellite fairs including NADA, Design Miami, Untitled, and Scope.