ART ASIA Miami is a highly selective showcase of galleries from around the world that focuses on the best of established and emerging contemporary artists from throughout Asia.
Established in 2008, ART ASIA has hosted fairs in Miami and Basel. The fair has positioned itself as the forum for international galleries, curators, artists, collectors, and educators to exchange ideas and enable new audiences to see fresh and exciting works from the complete Asian Diaspora.
In 2009, ART ASIA launched a curatorial and educational program that featured a landmark exhibition curated by Leeza Ahmady titled Truly Truthful. With over 20 artists from 15 countries Truly Truthful sought to dispel the myth that Asian contemporary art is narrowly focused on a single region.
ART ASIA Miami 2010 focused on special projects that challenged the pre-existing notions of Asian contemporary art today. ART ASIA Miami featured established and emerging artists through six special projects with works from China, India, Iran, Korea and Japan. The fair welcomed more than 30,000 visitors—top collectors, curators, critics, artists, and art enthusiasts.
In 2011, ART ASIA Miami will further develop the presence of Near Eastern, Middle Eastern, and South East Asian galleries and artists—paying special attention to broadening the understanding of Asian contemporary art. In 2011, the fair will host programming including artist talks, curatorial tours, and discussion panels.