About

About

This year PULSE Miami Beach returns to Indian Beach Park at 46th Street and Collins Avenue, marking the 12th edition of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami. The fair will open on Thursday, December 1st with the Private Preview Brunch, 10am – 1pm, where over 75 local and international exhibitors will welcome VIP guests and press for first access to new works. As one of the most anticipated events during Miami Art Week, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is a well-respected source for the discovery of emerging to mid-career artists offering a comprehensive overview of the contemporary art market today.

Running through Sunday, December 4th, 2016, PULSE Miami Beach expands its footprint with a focused layout incorporating PULSE exhibitors in the North Tent and IMPULSE, CONVERSATIONS and POINTS exhibitors in the South Tent.

For more information on PULSE Miami Beach 2016 including hours, directions and how to purchase tickets, please see our Visitors page.


Founded in 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is an established part of the annual art calendar and is recognized for providing its international community of emerging and established galleries with a dynamic platform for connecting with a global audience. PULSE offers visitors an engaging environment in which to discover and collect the most compelling contemporary art being produced today.


PULSE Miami Beach 2016 Daily Schedule

PULSE Miami Beach 2016 is pleased to present a robust schedule of daily events and performances.

Thursday, December 1
10AM – 1PM: Private Preview Brunch
10AM – 1PM: Erica Prince’s The Transformational Makeover Salon
11AM: Beach Sessions Presents BOOMERANG’s For the Toward
3PM: Beach Sessions Presents BOOMERANG’s For the Toward
4PM – 5PM: Director’s Tour with Helen Toomer
5PM – 7PM: Young Collectors Cocktails
5PM – 7PM: Erica Prince’s The Transformational Makeover Salon
5:30PM – 6:30PM: Young Collectors Tour led by Arthena Founder Madelaine D’Angelo
6PM – 7PM: Peter London Global Dance Company’s SOKAISO, Presented by the Knight Foundation
6PM: Beach Sessions Presents BOOMERANG’s For the Toward

Friday, December 2
11AM: Beach Sessions Presents BOOMERANG’s For the Toward
2PM – 3pm: PAMM Picks Tour with Curator María Elena Ortiz
3PM: Beach Sessions Presents BOOMERANG’s For the Toward
6PM: Beach Sessions Presents BOOMERANG’s For the Toward

Saturday, December 3
10AM – 12PM: Miami Mornings
10AM – 12PM: Surfrider Foundation Beach Cleanup
11AM, 3PM & 6PM: Beach Sessions Presents BOOMERANG’s For the Toward
12PM, 1PM & 5PM: Beach Sessions Presents Loni Landon’s Fast Love

Sunday, December 4
10AM – 12PM: Miami Mornings
11AM, 3PM & 6PM: Beach Sessions Presents BOOMERANG’s For the Toward
12PM, 1PM & 5PM: Beach Sessions Presents Loni Landon’s Fast Love


PAMM Picks

PAMM Picks is a program created exclusively with PULSE Miami Beach that draws critical attention to works exhibited at the fair that connect to the Perez Art Museum Miami’s institutional mission. Works have been chosen by PAMM curator Maria Elena Ortiz. Below are the artists whose works were selected.

Polina Barskaya, Honey Ramka
Sharon Butler, SEASON
Mark Joshua Epstein, Vane
Adrian Esparza, taubert contemporary
Tony Gum, Christopher Moller Gallery
Lauren Kalman, Sienna Patti
JC Lenochan, Project For Empty Space
Rania Matar, Pictura Gallery
Annie Morris, Winston Wächter Fine Art
Vik Muniz, Rena Bransten Gallery
Jinie Park, Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Gordon Parks, Nicholas Metivier Gallery
Maja Ruznic, Jack Fischer Gallery
Paul Mpagi Sepuyo, Yancey Richardson
Devan Shimoyama, Samuel Freeman
Nobuyiki Takahashi, Rena Bransten Gallery
Mickaleine Thomas, Yancey Richardson
Wade Winslow, YoungArts
Aaron Zulpo, Project Art Space


 Advisory Committee

PULSE is pleased to welcome our 2015-16 Advisory Committee, a valued group of curators, directors and gallerists who actively support and advise the fair.

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From left to right: Maxwell and Charles Davidson, Sherry Dobbin, Todd Hosfelt, Alice Gray Stites, Cai Wagner

Maxwell Davidson IV, Director
Charles C. Davidson, Director
Davidson Contemporary

Maxwell Davidson and Charles C. Davidson are directors of Davidson Contemporary, which was founded in 2006 as a subsidiary of Maxwell Davidson Gallery with the intention of finding new, emerging, and mid-career artists around the world, and cultivating their work through exhibitions, art fairs, and placement in public and private collections. Davidson Contemporary represents artists working in virtually all media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and more.

Sherry Dobbin, Creative Director, Director of Times Square Arts
Times Square Alliance

Sherry Dobbin is the Creative Director & Director of Times Square Arts at the Times Square Alliance. Since February 2012, she has developed programs for Times Square’s electronic billboards, public plazas, vacant areas, popular venues, and online platforms. Ms. Dobbin brings over 20 years international experience across performance and visual arts, and art in the public realm, where she has worked as producer, administrator, consultant and curator. Prior to Times Square, she was the Director of Robert Wilson’s The Watermill Center and a Project Director of arts-led regeneration throughout London and Eastern UK. Ms. Dobbin sits on advisory and review panels for cross-disciplinary arts organizations, including PULSE Advisory Committee, The Laundromat Project, Eyebeam and Open House New York, and co-teaches “The Arts & Artist in Urban Revitalization” at the NYU Robert F Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Todd Hosfelt, Founder
Hosfelt Gallery

Todd Hosfelt founded Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco in 1996 with the belief that art is transformative — with the power to change audiences’ world-view.   In the past twenty years, he has curated more than 250 exhibitions in a program that brings a refined aesthetic vision to an investigation of cultural, social and intellectual history.

Alice Gray Stites, VP Museum Director
21c Museum Hotels

Alice Gray Stites is Museum Director and Chief Curator of 21c Museum Hotel. A multi-venue museum located in Louisville, Cincinnati, Bentonville, Durham, Lexington, and Oklahoma City, 21c was founded by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, collectors and preservationists who are committed to bringing works of art to the public through innovative exhibitions and programs that expand the audience for contemporary art. Stites curates exhibitions, site-specific installations, and a range of cultural programming at all 21c Museum Hotels. 21c also collaborates on arts initiatives with artists and other cultural organizations worldwide. Since opening in Louisville in 2006, 21c has presented over 85 exhibitions. Recently, Stites has curated Hybridity: the New Frontier; Dis-semblance: Projecting and Perceiving Identity; Albano Afonso: Self-Portrait as Light; Blue: Matter, Mood, and Melancholy; Aftermath: Witnessing War, Countenancing Compassion; Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art; Seeing Now, and others. Prior to joining 21c as Chief Curator in 2012, Stites was director of artwithoutwalls, a non-profit, non-collecting public arts organization, and from 1995-2006 was adjunct curator of contemporary art at the Speed Art Museum. Stites has lectured at universities and conferences such as Art Basel Conversations, Leaders in Software and Art, TEDx Stockholm, Moving Image Spotlight, PULSE Perspectives, the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, NewInc at the New Museum, and has served on many juries, including ArtPrize 2013 and PULSE Prize 2014. She has been active on advisory boards at the University of Kentucky’s College of Design and at the Art Museum, as well as at the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. Stites graduated magna cum laude from the University of Virginia, and holds an M.A. from Columbia University.

Cai Wagner, Director
Wagner+Partner

Wagner studied Arts and Humanities at Freie Universität Berlin. Before starting his first gallery in 2000 with partners, he worked as a theatre stage designer.  In 2008, he opened his current gallery, Wagner + Partner, in Berlin focusing on contemporary painting and photography. For 10 years, Wagner was a board member of the Berlin Gallery Association. He lives and works in Berlin.

 


PULSE Team

Helen Toomer, Director
Helen Toomer is the Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair. She is the former Director of the Collective Design Fair, which launched in New York in 2013. Helen has extensive experience in the worlds of event development, marketing, partnerships, operations and management in both Europe and the United States. In addition to her art fair experience, she also owned a contemporary gallery on New York’s Lower East Side from 2011 – 2013. She graduated with honors from the Arts institute of Bournemouth, England.

Elizabeth Boyle, Fair Manager
Elizabeth has been working with Ramsay Fairs since 2013 and has been handling exhibitor relations and operations as Fair Manager since 2017. Elizabeth has extensive background in fair management, as well as experience marketing and successfully operating art fairs. She studied Art History at university and is currently earning a Masters in Arts Administration.

Alexandra Slattery , Communications and Marketing Manager
Alexandra Slattery is Communications Manager of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, handling all aspects of marketing and communications. She previously worked at ArtBinder where she helped galleries and collectors utilize new technologies to organize their inventories and promote their artists and programs. Alexandra holds BAs in both Art History and Journalism from New York University.

Caitlin Britton, Partner & Sponsorship Manager
Joining the team in 2014, Caitlin explored various aspects within PULSE – from producing social media to on-site production – before finding her niche in building and maintaining relationships between the fair and innovative brands to make the visitor experience a dynamic one. She graduated in 2013 with a BA  in Communications Studies from James Madison University.