Twenty Columbia Artists Exhibiting Work at Art Basel in Miami Beach

BY Gina Hackett, November 26, 2019

Twenty Columbia visual artists, including two faculty members and nineteen alumni, will exhibit work at the 2019 Art Basel and other associated art fairs in Miami during the first week of December. 


Founded in 1970, the prestigious international art fair showcases work from around the globe with the aim to connect artists, galleries, and collectors.


This year, over the course of five days, over 200 of the world’s leading art galleries will “display artworks by over 4,000 artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video, and digital art,” according to the Art Basel website.


Following the American showcase in Miami Beach, which runs from December 4 through December 9, 2019, Art Basel will move on to its annual shows in Hong Kong and Switzerland in 2020.


Highlights from this year include alumna Allison Janae Hamilton ’17, who is showing her sculpture, Fencing mask with alabaster grapes, and speaking on the panel Confronting Climate Change Denial, which is part of Art Basel’s Conversations program. 


Returning Art Basel exhibitors include Derrick Adams ’03, Aki Sasamoto ’07, Natalie Frank ’06, and Allison Katz ’08. 


Both adjunct assistant professor Esteban Cabeza de Baca ’14 and Katz are exhibiting multiple works at Art Basel this year, with Cabeza de Baca working in painting and sculpture and Katz working in painting.


Several other Columbia artists are exhibiting work at various fairs associated with Art Basel taking place during the same week in Miami Beach.


Tickets to Art Basel can be purchased here


Congratulations to the following artists, who are listed below with their respective gallery or fair:


Columbia University at Art Basel in Miami Beach, 2019

1901 Convention Center Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33139


Boers-Li Gallery (Booth E18)


Oaths, 2019; Dreamers, 2017; Red Vase, 2018

Esteban Cabeza de Baca ’14 (Faculty)


Marianne Boesky Gallery (Booth B11)


Fencing mask with alabaster grapes, 2019

Allison Janae Hamilton ’17


Rhona Hoffman Gallery 


Gray Area Series: Heading Out, 2015 

Derrick Adams ’03


Woman VI, 2018 

Natalie Frank ’06


Bortolami Gallery (Convention Center)


Past in a future tense, Table 1, 2019; Past in a future tense, Table 2, 2019

Aki Sasamoto ’07


David Kordansky Gallery Booth F17


Spirit Transfer, 2019

David Altmejd ’01


Untitled, 2019

Jason Fox ’88


Concerning Cambodia: Star Wars 1976, 2019

Matthew Brannon ’99


Casey Kaplan 


Concerning Vietnam: Great Hall of the People, Beijing, February 21, 1972, 2019

Matthew Brannon99


Antenna Space (Booth N20)


Boy with Cock, 2019; JMW, 2018; Phil Lips, 2018

Allison Katz ’08


Additional Sites:


NADA Miami

1400 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33136


Maria Antleman ’11

Colin Hunt ’99

Patrice Renee Washington ’14

Emily Ludwig Shaffer ’17

Gina Beavers (Faculty)



Ocean Drive and 12th Street, Miami Beach, Florida


Paula Wilson ’05

Theo Downes-Le Guin ’86



4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140


Tze Chun ’06

Brian Clamp ’00



801 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Brendan Burns ’95