Innovative Works by Columbia Artists Featured at 2023 Art Basel Miami Beach

Carlos Barragán
December 07, 2023

Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the most prestigious art shows in the world, is hosting a notable group of alumni from Columbia University School of the Arts this year. The event, taking place from December 8 to 10, 2023, features 277 premier galleries, offering a diverse and vibrant display of contemporary art.

The exhibition features contributions from Columbia Faculty members, including Assistant Professor of Visual Arts David Antonio Cruzwho will showcase his work at the main fair of Art Basel Miami Beach—and Professor Sarah Sze. Antonio Cruz’s intersectionally forward works in painting, drawing, video, and performance contest gender and identity stereotypes, while Sze investigates how artworks ascribe meaning to the places and times we inhabit while navigating the ceaseless proliferation of images and objects in contemporary life.

The alumni participating in the show and in surrounding exhibitions for Miami Art Week also bring a rich array of perspectives. At Art Basel, Lyn Liu '22 will be featured at the Kasmin Gallery Booth (D29), Pamela Bramble '88 and Dana Lok ’15 will exhibit their art at the Miguel Abreu Gallery Booth (B19), Tanya Merrill '18 will exhibit work with 303 Gallery, and Alison Elizabeth Taylor '05 will show her work with the James Cohan Gallery. Meanwhile, Aurélien Couput '13 will present work at the Art Miami fair at its prestigious waterfront location of One Herald Plaza in the heart of downtown Miami.

Several alumni will also exhibit work at various satellite fairs, galleries, and exhibition spaces throughout the city. Jose Zuniga '17 will display his work at Marquez Art Projects, while Jaqueline Cedar '07, Maria Antelman '11, and Naama Tsabar '10 are set to showcase at NADA Miami. Lizzie Zelter '22 will present her work at the Jane Lombard Gallery Booth, part of the Untitled Art Fair.

The 2023 Art Basel Miami Beach edition includes large-scale sculptures by Hew Locke, originally made for the façade of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art; new paintings by Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick; never-before-seen works by Argentinian-Italian Surrealist Leonor Fini; as well as group and solo presentations by 25 galleries participating in the fair for the first time, including exhibitors from Iceland, the Philippines, Egypt, and Poland.

Tickets to Art Basel Miami Beach 2022 can be found here.