Thanks to our previous blogger-in-residence DeWitt Cheng for highlighting the fascinating work of several under-recognized artists from the San Francisco Bay area. You can read more of DeWitt’s SF Bay coverage on his personal webpage.
Next up, we turn to Miami, where a significant faction of the global art world will descend next month for the Art Basel Miami and New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) art fairs. Miami is known as the site of this glitzy convergence of the international art world– but what about the artists who live and work there all year round? Dirty Pink 305, a new organization founded by independent curator and writer Claire Breukel, is in the process of mapping that scene. Along with her Dirty Pink 305 partner Tina Acevedo, Claire will take up residence here on the Art21 Blog for the next two weeks to share some of what they’ve learned from their ongoing research into Miami’s artists and vibrant art community.
Claire Breukel, Founder, Dirty Pink 305, is an independent curator/writer and works as a Creative Advisor for Miami DDA. She has worked as Curator for Sportlifestyle company PUMA and as Executive Director for Locust Projects, Miami, and has written for Eikon, ArtPulse, Wynwood magazine, Arte Aldia and has a weekly column on Hyperallergic.com. She has curated exhibitions in Cape Town, New York, Miami, Vienna and San Salvador.
Tina Acevedo, Project Coordinator, Dirty Pink 305 is an artist and art student. For reasons she cannot recall she decided to pursue art and to become immersed in the art world. She completed her A.A. at Parsons School for Design and is currently working on obtaining her B.F.A. with a concentration in painting and film/electronic arts. Tina is interested in art that is compelling and breaks new ground. She is the project coordinator for Dirty Pink 305 and is based in Miami for the time being.