Why Exhibit at ART ASIA?
Since its founding in 2008, ART ASIA Miami has attracted VIPs from prominent institutions, museums, and private collections from the Americas, Europe as well as emerging markets in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Notable patrons that have attended ART ASIA Miami include Charles Saatchi, Guggenheim Museum New York, Tate Modern, Agnes Gund, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Deutsche Bank AG, The Menil Collection, Whitney Museum of Art, Pearl Lam, MoMA New York, The Bass Museum of Art, Marty Margulies, Christie’s, Chuck Close, Marc and Livia Straus, The Frost Art Museum, Jérôme Sans, The Lowe Art Museum, the Oppenheimers, Asia Society, The Andy Warhol Museum, MOCA Los Angeles, The Zechendorfs, The Riverside Art Museum, The Toledo Museum of Art, and Sotheby’s, among many others. In 2012, ART ASIA Miami attracted over 35,000 visitors and VIP guests all through its six-day run.
ART ASIA Miami boasts triumphant sales for both established and emerging artists.
The total sales of ART ASIA 2012 increased from the previous year and reached into the millions. A significant percentage of galleries reported strong sales and almost all galleries reported major follow up sales to collectors, whom they met during the fair. Eli Klein of Eli Klein Fine Art stated, “For the fifth straight year we had a terrific experience at Art Asia. Our booth exclusively featured Liu Bolin's Hiding in New York series. We sold editions of every photo displayed. We also sold Liu Bolin's Man in Fist sculpture priced at $32,000”.
ART ASIA Miami’s integrated marketing strategy brings quality collectors together with quality galleries and media attention.
Email campaigns reaching an audience of nearly 35,000, ART ASIA Miami focuses on targeted direct mail campaigns and outreach with multiple organizations. We work closely with private advisory firms, museums, and luxury concierge services to further promote the attendance of high level patron members, board trustees, personal advisors, and key press. We also maintain an active presence on social media. As of December 31, 2012, our Facebook page is liked by 6,230 people from around the world, Facebook posts reaching 37,981 people during the Fair.
ART ASIA Miami has been receiving great media attention with tremendous press inquiries.
In 2012, the fair was featured in major publications including The New York Times, The Miami Herald, artdaily.org and GalleristNY. Collector Adam Lindemann spoke highly of ART ASIA by describing us as "amazing" and "couldn’t be beat". The Fair was also highlighted as a must-see in the high-profile media including ART INFO, Art-Collecting.com, Art Facts, and Artnet.
Miami in December
Miami in December is a designated gathering spot for top collectors, journalists, critics, curators, art advisors, designers, celebrities, and all art enthusiasts from around the world.
In addition to Art Basel Miami Beach and 19 other international art fairs happening simultaneously, there are museum and gallery openings, private collection viewings, and parties hosted by major collectors to enhance the experience and maximize exposure. ART ASIA Miami takes place in this most important week on the US art calendar, and has become an essential part of the must-see art event.
Artist Talks, Tours, and Forums
ART ASIA Miami engages collectors and visitors through its solid art education programs.
The fair has hosted lectures by Wu Hung, Alexandra Munroe, Vishakha N. Desai, Leeza Ahmady, Jérôme Sans, Melissa Chu, Richard Vine, and Zheng Shentian as well as by representatives from auction houses Phillips de Pury, Sotheby’s, and Christie’s. Topics included the Asian art market, museums in the twenty-first century, the history of Chinese contemporary art, and art in Central Asia today.
ART ASIA Miami is proud of its curatorial strength, which has drawn tremendous attention of the collectors and media alike.
Among others, ART ASIA 2009 presented Truly Truthful, an exhibition of 20 internationally recognized artists from 15 countries curated by Leeza Ahmady. In 2012, for the first time in our five-year history, ART ASIA presented a special section dedicated to contemporary art from the South Asian subcontinent. The Salaam Bombay: Beauty And Chaos Within The Urban Environment, an exhibition of 22 world-known artists curated by Jasmine Wahi, the New York-based independent curator and the co-founder of Project For Empty Space, is a homage to the idea of the urban environment and all of the elements big and small that make cityspaces so unique.
Art Asia Presents
Launched in 2010, ART ASIA Presents series feature special projects that highlight the talents of both the emerging and established Asian artists.
ART ASIA Miami 2012 proudly continued the ART ASIA Presents series with seven special projects featuring works by 30 artists. Highlights included Laurens Tan’s Babalogic, presented by Tally Beck Contemporary (New York); Qin Weihong’s Gurdians, presented by Art Lexing (Miami); Pratima Björkdahl’s Mix+Match (2012) and Fay Ku’s Paper Tiger Army (2012), presented by Uprise Art (New York); Marlene Rose’s Through Ancient Eyes, presented by GB-Aibo Asian Art (New York); Monica Johan Bose’s Indelible Scent and Preema Nazia Andaleeb’s Marry My Egg, curated by Gallery Cosmos (Bangladesh).