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Untitled Art Announces Exhibitor List for 12th Edition in Miami Beach

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Leading independent art fair Untitled Art announces 163 exhibitors in its 2023 edition, representing 39 countries and showcasing nearly 600 artists in its largest, most international and diverse presentation to date. The 2023 fair will be held on the sands of Miami Beach between Ocean Drive and 12th Street from Wednesday, December 6 to Sunday, December 10, with a VIP and Press Preview on Tuesday, December 5.

Guided by an ongoing mission to support the broader art market, Untitled Art’s 2023 program reflects a greater emphasis of the fair’s commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility, which are at the heart of two new curatorial themes shaping this year’s presentation: “Gender Equality in the Arts” and “Curating in the Digital Age.” These two themes signal Untitled Art’s dedication to showcasing cutting-edge contemporary art while simultaneously addressing pertinent issues faced by the art world and beyond.

Spurred by the fair’s growth across VIP development, institutional acquisitions, expanding prizes, new partnerships, and continued support of emerging spaces and non-profits, Untitled Art 2023 will be the largest edition to date – including participation of 163 exhibitors (a near 15% increase from 2022). The ‘Nest’ sector of the fair, driven by Untitled Art’s dedication to fostering the growth of emerging spaces and supporting the larger art ecosystem, will return for its third year, featuring 20 galleries and non-profits. Through ‘Nest,’ Untitled Art provides subsidized booths as a response to traditional barriers of entry presented by art fair participation.

As an integral part of Untitled Art’s commitment to amplifying a more diverse array of voices across the artistic community, the forthcoming 2023 edition centers its efforts on cultivating a platform that is more gender inclusive through its curatorial theme “Gender Equality in the Arts,” with nearly 60% of all exhibiting artists and 35% of exhibitors identifying as female or non-binary. Creating more opportunities for artists of all genders will occur across all aspects of the fair’s programming, from special projects and performances to artist talks, podcasts, and dedicated awards. Untitled Art’s commitment to diversity will also reach beyond gender identity to encompass a more meaningful representation of BIPOC, Latin American and Asian artists and exhibitors (37% and 23% respectively) as an essential step in fostering a more inclusive platform that reflects a broader range of experiences.

With exhibitor representation from 39 countries, Untitled Art’s 2023 exhibition further reinforces its commitment to a global outlook and reach, with heightened inclusion of galleries from Asia as well as Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Participation of galleries from outside mainstream art hubs is also stronger at this year’s edition. This extends beyond major cities such as New York and Los Angeles in the US via exhibitors such as SEPTEMBER from Kinderhook, NY; Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI; Jonathan Carver Moore, San Francisco, CA; and Praise Shadows Art Gallery, Brookline, MA; plus, wider representation of international art scenes via CURRO, Guadalajara; CONSTITUCIÓN, Argentina; kó, Nigeria; TEMA Projects, Lithuania; Richard Koh, Singapore/Thailand/Malaysia; and TERN Gallery, Bahamas, among others.

One of the first art fairs to take place virtually, Untitled Art has long embraced the power of technology for its ability to foster more sustainable and accessible approaches to curating exhibitions and engaging audiences worldwide. Aligned with the 2023 edition’s second curatorial theme, “Curating in the Digital Age,” which delves into the evolution of curatorial practices within the framework of rapid technological advances, this year’s programming prominently spotlights influential figures driving this discourse forward. Untitled Art has once again partnered with Vortic as the fair’s Digital Partner, who will generate virtual extensions of exhibitor booths and advance digital innovation through its generous Vortic Prize. Evidencing the critical adoption of these advancements are initiatives by powerhouse galleries around the world – Victoria Miro Projects, an online project space of the eponymous international gallery, also confirms its participation in the 2023 edition; as well as Platform, an ecommerce site that curates its offerings with a team from David Zwirner, which will support this year’s ‘Nest’ Prize. Further details of Untitled Art’s 2023 Prizes will be announced in October 2023.

Untitled Art additionally extends its support across the art ecosystem to include art critics and writers through its ‘Untitled Edit’ platform aimed at furthering the crucial advancement of art criticism. The initiative offers paid opportunities for budding and established voices to generate dialogue around themes prominent across this year’s fair. Articles will be published on Untitled Art’s website and shared across social media, and an open call will be announced on Instagram for the next generation of art critics to participate. Art students also always receive a discounted ticket rate as part of the fair’s support of art education, with an Education Partner to be announced in the coming months along with additional 2023 Partners, Programming, and Events.

To reduce its environmental impact, Untitled Art has joined the Gallery Climate Coalition and works closely with the City of Miami Beach to ensure a zero-impact presentation. The 2023 fair will also reintroduce, adapt, and expand the original Nautilus-inspired pavilion that was custom-designed by Keenen/Riley for its inaugural edition in 2012.