AQUA Art Miami Celebrates its 13th Year of Supporting Emerging & Mid-Career Artists during Miami Art Week

AQUA Art Miami Celebrates its 13th Year of Supporting Emerging & Mid-Career Artists during Miami Art Week

(December 6 - 10, 2017)

AQUA Art Miami, a sister fair of Art Miami, will celebrate its 13th edition this year at the AQUA Hotel in Miami Beach, 1530 Collins Avenue. A VIP Preview will be held on Wednesday, December 6 before the fair opens its doors to the public December 7-10. 

The fair is a must-attend destination for influential collectors and art professionals looking to discover fresh talent and acquire works from emerging and mid-career artists. This year, 51 international exhibitors will present exciting works in intimate exhibition rooms that open onto the classic South Beach hotel’s beautiful courtyard. 

Through the years, AQUA Art Miami has solidified itself as a unique event that stays true to its signature ‘relaxed-yet-energetic’ vibe, which is why it remains a favorite gathering spot for both seasoned and new collectors to view and purchase art of the highest quality, while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections. Once again, the fair will host spellbinding performance pieces and exhibit a curated selection of special projects. This year, AQUA Art Miami will shine a spotlight on fashion and style and its distinct relationship to contemporary art, through standout projects that include: 

• Live Tattoo Art by Thea Duskin presented by Ghostprint Gallery (Richmond)

Duskin is renowned for her exquisite watercolor tattoos and will provide live performances at select times throughout the fair, where in addition to working on large, pre-scheduled pieces, Duskin will offer fairgoers the opportunity to acquire an original one-off, single-session tattoo that can be completed in a short amount of time. Priced at $500, they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

• AQUA Moments presented by Black Ship (Miami) 

AQUA Moments will re-imagine space through sound, architecture, scent and the visual arts to create new environments that engage audiences to identify with all aspects of their surroundings by curation that stimulates and provokes multisensory satisfaction. As part of this program, multimedia performance artist Bea Pernia will provide the musical atmosphere for the VIP Preview.

• "Which Comes First, the Art or the Fashion?” presented by Morphew (New York)

Fashion and art have always been collaborators, and to this end, Morphew presents an art gallery and shop to showcase the ways in which these two worlds coexist through offering the most avant-garde 20th century designers and artists of luxury vintage fashion. The space will feature an installation dedicated to Keith Haring and his Pop Shop, as well as a collaboration with Kara Ross and Unleashed, where three original Bindi works utilizing vintage textiles will celebrate a collective of artisan women from Bareilly, India, who are experts in the art of hand beading. These pieces were created through Unleashed’s work as a global social impact brand that provides women the opportunity to break the poverty cycle through education and job creation. 

Multi-Day Passes provide admission to Art Miami, CONTEXT and AQUA Art Miami. A One-Day Pass provides admission to AQUA Art Miami only. Complimentary shuttle service will be available between the fairs. Tickets: $25 one-day pass; $95 multi-day pass; $20 Students 12-18 & Seniors 62+. 

For further information on tickets and fair schedule, please visit


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