Increased lineup from Asia at Art Basel Miami 2012

Lots of big names and emerging artists from Asia are included in the 2012 edition of Art Basel Miami.

The eleventh edition of Art Basel Miami kicks off this Thursday, 6 December 2012. Asian participants to the fair grew this year, with seven galleries representing the region. Below we have listed those galleries and the artists they are bringing.

Still from Zhang Ding, 'Buddha Jumps over the Wall', 2012, single channel video. One of the works that will be presented by ShanghART Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012.

Galleries, Novas, Positions and Kabinnetts

The fair will feature four main sections for galleries:

  • Art Galleries, the main section.
  • Art Nova, a section for galleries representing two or three artists with new works.
  • Art Positions, composed of one major project from each participating gallery.
  • Art Kabinett, in which selected galleries from the main section present curated exhibitions in separate, delineated spaces in their booths.

In total there are 257 galleries participating in Art Basel Miami 2012, hailing from five continents and over thirty countries. Of the participants, about half are from the United States and Latin America. In addition to the larger presence from Asia, there will also be two galleries from Africa participating.

Asia’s offering

Below we list the Asian participants in the Art Galleries section of the fair as well as some of the artists whose work they are bringing.

Chemould Prescott Road | Mumbai, India

  • Jitish Kallat
  • Reena Kallat
  • Shilpa Gupta
  • Rashid Rana
  • Hema Upadhyay
  • Shezad Dawood

Kukje Gallery | Seoul, Korea

  • Cecily Brown
  • Bill Viola
  • Jenny Holzer
  • Jean-Michel Othoniel
  • Anselm Reyle
  • Candida Hofer
  • Haegue Yang
  • Kibong Rhee
  • Yeondoo Jung
  • Lee Ufan
  • Michael Joo

Kukje will also present a special exhibition of Ghada Amer’s sculptures and paper works at Miami’s M Building.

Long March Space | Beijing, China

  • Liu Wei
  • MadeIn Company
  • Wu Shanzhuan
  • Yang Shaobin
  • Zhang Hui
  • Zhan Wang

Long March Space will also present the latest work from artist Hu Xiangqian The Labor Song|Night at Art Basel Miami Beach’s Art Video section.


  • Tatsuo Miyajima
  • Kohei Nawa
  • Noriko Ambe
  • Daisuke Ohba
  • Yusuke Komuta
  • Lee Ufan
  • Natsuyuki Nakanishi

ShanghART & H Space | Shanghai, China

  • Chen Xiaoyun
  • Geng Jianyi
  • Liang Shaoji
  • MadeIn Company
  • Yang Fudong
  • Yang Zhengzhong
  • Zhang Ding
  • Zhang Enli

Tomio Koyama Gallery | Tokyo, Japan

  • Franz Ackermann
  • Masako Ando
  • Katsuyo Aoki
  • Inka Essenhigh
  • Nano Funo
  • Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Takuro Kuwata
  • Shintaro Miyake
  • Jon Pylypchuk
  • Laurie Simmons
  • Diego Singh
  • Kishio Suga

In the Art Nova section the sole participant from Asia is Vitamin Creative Space from Guangzhou, China. They will present works from Zheng Guogu and Hao Liang. Neither Art Kabinett nor the Art Positions section has any Asian galleries.

The eleventh edition of Art Basel will be held in Miami Beach, Florida from 6 through 9 December 2012. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 contemporary artists.



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