Archives for February 2016

Resident Artists



An evening of works-in-progress
Part of ArtCenter’s STUDIOcrawl: March 2

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | 7-10pm
On View through March 20, 2016
ArtCenter/South Florida | 924 Lincoln Road, Studio 211 & 100

And so our FIELD DAY is finally here, the fresh green grass of new works in progress is a journey through paintings, drawings, writings and performance art. The works were birthed through sweat and vulnerability, rooted in brutally honest attempts of trials and errors, guided by the signature FieldWork feedback process. We hope you can join us!

About FieldWork
As a founding program of The Field, New York, this valuable method of feedback has been utilized and honed by artists for more than 20 years. The Field Miami is part of the Field Network, based in New York, a consortium of 11 satellite locations in the U.S. and Europe.

FieldWork is for any emerging, mid-career or established artist looking for a new way to develop new or existing work and bring insight to their creative processes by allowing exposure to other artists’ feedback. One of the founding principles of FieldWork is that it is not curated – any interested artist is able to participate. FieldWork offers artists an opportunity to try out new ideas and take risks. FieldWork workshops afford artists a safe setting to receive honest and rigorous feedback about their art before it hits the stage or the wall.

ARTSail Residency

ARTSail Residency & Research Program

In the Fall of 2016,  ArtCenter/South Florida launched ARTSail, an artist residency aboard a sailboat, with a $40,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its 2015 Knight Arts Challenge.

ARTSail, in partnership with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, is a nomadic, floating art project that seeks to explore and take advantage of the extensive coastlines and waterways that surround Miami. ArtCenter will host one-month residencies on Miami’s waterways aboard a vessel where artists will be commissioned to create work inspired by Miami’s relationship to the water.

Water has played a pivotal role in shaping the identity of Miami and its communities and is increasingly becoming a central theme in ecological discussions. ARTSail residencies will offer creative solutions to develop awareness in the community about environmental concerns and engage the public in the discovery, preservation and protection of South Florida’s waterways.

Independent curator Ombretta Agró Andruff will manage the program and curate a variety of projects in conjunction with the residencies. For more information about this program or the resident artists and/or curators selected, please visit:

ARTSail residencies have been awarded to Mark Lee Koven (USA), the curator Blanca de la Torre (Spain), and the artist Simon Faithfull (U.K.).

Image courtesy of: The Impossible Dream

Miami Mini Maker Faire

 February 20 & 21, 2016 | 10am – 5pm
National Young Arts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33131Miami

Mini Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, artisans, tinkerers, entrepreneurs and educators who get together to show what they make and share what they have learned with local audiences. It’s a festival of do-it-yourself invention, creativity and resourcefulness in celebration of the Maker Movement.ArtCenter/South Florida will be participating along the Frost Science Museum by presenting ARTSail, an artist residency program aboard a vessel where works inspired by Miami’s relationship to water are created. Artwork by resident artist Hyeweon Shim and Miami-based artist Gustavo Oviedo will be on display at the Frost Science Pavilion.

Tickets are on sale now at The Music Makers Showcase featuring X Alfonso and Afrobeta takes place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on February 20th. Tickets to the Music Makers Showcase are free and can be downloaded at

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Report from Miami


Publication Presentation: Report from Miami
Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 7pm
ArtCenter’s Project 924
924 Lincoln Road, Second Floor, Miami Beach

Join Massimo Ghirardini and ArtCenter/South Florida’s alumna Karina Chechik for the presentation of Report from Miami, a comprehensive guide to understanding the world of the arts in Miami. It is a celebration of Miami-based artists, architects, collectors and art lovers.

Report from Miami is a special issue published by the Italian art, architecture and design magazine Spazi dell’Arte Contemporanea. It gives a complete overview of the development of contemporary art in Miami, by touring the wide variety of public and private art institutions, artists and agents of change within Miami’s culture. Its intention is also to document the city’s most important cultural events of the past 40 years, by reflecting on the history that has laid the foundation for Miami’s transformation into a metropolis and a mecca of contemporary art.

Spazi dell’ Arte Contemporanea is an Italian magazine published by Cavalieri del Nord Ovest, a not-for-profit institution, that focuses on contemporary art, architecture and design from an Italian perspective. Spazi dell’Arte Contemporanea expanded to new horizons by publishing special issues featuring cities and their artistic history—like Report from Miami.

Besides the printed edition, the magazine has a web version you can visit at


This event is free and open to the public.

Traveling to Cuba?


Traveling to Cuba?
Rosa Naday Garmendia
In partnership with O Cinema
ON VIEW February 11 – April 3, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, February 11 | 6-9pm
O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

Through the use of postcards, Traveling to Cuba? documents the natural human communication and exchange that is increasing between people who live in the United States and Cuba. On December 17, 2014, President Obama’s order to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba encouraged more contact which greatly expanded travel opportunities for Cuba bound visitors. For the last year and a half, Garmendia has invited travelers throughout Miami to participate in this project by asking them to mail from Cuba a postcard that she designed (Cuban postage included); this can take anywhere from 3 to 18 weeks. To date, Garmendia has distributed over 1,000 postcards and has received 152 in the mail.

Rosa Naday Garmendia | Havana, Cuba | Lives and works in Miami
Garmendia is a socially engaged artist whose art making process is fed by her interest in the human condition. For the last 15 years, she has cultivated a diverse artistic practice using a wide range of media including painting, drawing, fabric, collage, site specific installations, photography, illustration and mural painting. Recurrent themes and imagery in her work include visual expressions of identity, migration, alienation, history, war and beliefs. Garmendia’s art making process is fed by her experiences as a woman, an immigrant and an industrial worker, which have shaped her ideas about injustice. She is inspired by her personal relationship to colonization and the disrupted genealogies that come forth as a result. As an artist, she considers her studio practice a daily act of resistance.

Garmendia, born in Havana, Cuba, immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 8. She has pursued her fine art studies at various universities and art institutes, including University of South Florida, Parsons School of Design, University of Miami, Vermont Studio Center, and the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute. Garmendia has exhibited in Miami as well as New York, Cuba, Guadeloupe and Suriname.

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