For the last two decades, Art Basel in Miami Beach has set up shop in the Miami Beach Convention Center each December. Since its first edition in 2002, the fair has ballooned into one of the biggest art weeks in the world and perhaps North America’s premier global art fair, with myriad satellite fairs, brand activations, art exhibitions, and, of course, parties. Nowadays, the circus surrounding Art Basel and Miami Art Week attracts not only the wealthiest art collectors, but practically every luxury brand and big-name celebrity who can get down to Florida for the week.
Lavish parties, fashionable looks, and celebrity gossip aside, Art Basel’s Miami edition remains a launching pad for many artists. Kim Jones famously discovered Amoako Boafo’s work at the Rubell Museum opening during Miami Art Week in December 2019 and subsequently offered him a Dior Men collaboration. As the 2022 fair gets underway, Highsnobiety selected 11 emerging artists to watch who will be exhibited at Art Basel in Miami Beach this December.