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Scoop Art Recap: Art Basel Miami 2015

Posted on December - 9 - 2015

An Art Basel recap is a bittersweet thing: it means we have to say goodbye to this event for an entire year while still telling you about how amazing 2015 was for global contemporary art. Even more so, how meaningful this year has been for Latin American art awareness. More than 75,000 visitors are thought to have attended this art celebration!

Latin American art was an unavoidable presence this year- from key player Brazil to up and coming Guatemalan art, Art Basel’s 14th. Edition was nothing short of stupefying. Anyone who thought they knew what was coming was in for a big surprise… 267 galleries participated from more than 32 countries, out of which 26 were Latin American nations! Read on to see Scoop Art’s honorable mentions:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jorge Mara –  La Ruche

Henrique Faria Fine Art

Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte

Mexico

OMR

Kurimanzutto (Be sure to read our news article on Latin America’s top galleries!)

Fritzia Irízar (Her work on the Mexican Revolution speaks about the desire for independence and freedom heard throughout Latin America)

Dr. Lacra

fritzia-irizar.jpegFritzia Irízar. Photo: Oriol Tarridas for Artsy

Guatemala

Darío Escobar (large-scale installations)

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São Paulo, Brazil

Luciana Brito

Raquel Arnaud

Millan

Colombia

Adolfo Bernal

Felipe Arturo

Fernando Botero

Uruguay

Joaquín Torres-García

Peru

Elena Damiani

Cuba (the world is opening it’s doors to Cuban art and it does not disappoint – read our top picks for Cuban art here)

Wifredo Lam

Zilia Sánchez

Carlos Alfonso

In addition to Art Basel, various art fairs took place during the same week such as Art Miami in Wynwood (our very own Guatemalan artist Diana de Solares displayed her unique artistic talents), Pinta (focused on Latin American art) as well as museums such as Pérez Art Museum and Frost.

Each year brings a new crop of innovative artists just waiting to be discovered, we are sure Latin America will continue to rise amongst the best – Scoop Art is one proud family!

By: Daniela Serra

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Photo: Creative Mapping