International Contemporary & Modern Art Fair

December 2 - 7, 2014

2016 Event Schedule

VIP Preview

Tuesday, November 29 | 5:30 PM - 10 PM

Access for CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Miami + Aqua Art Miami VIP Cardholders and Members of the Press

Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami, Christie’s International Real Estate, and participating galleries and curators invite VIP collectors and accredited members of the press to experience an exclusive first view of the highly anticipated Art Miami + CONTEXT Fairs with a cocktail reception sponsored by Christie's International Real Estate and benefiting the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

These must-see events are the first opportunities to acquire the finest investment quality modern and contemporary works by emerging, cutting-edge and established artists prior to the fairs’ opening to the public the next day.

VIP Preview | Aqua Art Miami

Wednesday, November 30 | 3 pm – 10 pm
The opening of Aqua Art Miami has become the traditional Wednesday destination of influential collectors, connoisseurs and art professionals who migrate en masse from Art Basel Miami Beach’s Vernissage a short walk away. The fun and festive atmosphere encourages many to linger late in the Aqua Hotel’s inviting open spaces and seize the opportunity to purchase captivating works before the fair opens to the public.

Talks take place in the CONTEXT Pavilion one block north of Art Miami

Friday, December 2 | 3:00-3:40PM

From Object to Idea: New Ways of Collecting Contemporary Art
Moderated by Paco Barragan, editor at ARTPULSE and well-known curator and art critic discusses how to build a contemporary art collection with three prominent collectors.

Friday, December 2 | 4:00-4:40PM

Korean Pop Arts vs. American Pop Art 
Moderated by the Korea Arts Management Service - What is Korean pop art? This session investigates Korean and American pop art scene by bringing foremost Korean and American pop artists from different contexts together. This discussion curiously considers how their work might different or relate, each offering their unique perspective on producing and exhibiting artwork. Attendees get a chance to meet both Korea’s and America’s foremost artists.

Friday, December 2 | 5:00-6:30PM

Art Connect 
A networking reception hosted by the Korea Arts Management Service and the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

GROUP + PRIVATE ART TOURS  + Click for Tickets

Living International Art provides compelling, information-rich private tours led by art historians, focusing on individual artists and artistic movements, and on all mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and prints. Discussing both art historical significance and market history, Living International Art highlights the most exciting and important works of modern and contemporary art on view. Your group can either choose one of the tours below or request a custom tour.  For more information: +1 917-379-7575

General Tour - Art Miami always showcases the best representational and abstract art from the Post-war period until present times. Our guides provide an overview of the international painting, photography, sculpture, prints and installations exhibited, providing Insight into why the critically and curatorially acclaimed artists at the fair have gained recognition.

Modern and Contemporary Art History Tour - Major works by famous artists are available at Art Miami. View the artists who are in major museum collections and discuss why they're in the art history books.

Trends and Emerging Artists
- Art Miami and Context offer fair-goers the opportunity to see works by some of the most exciting young artists working today. After a decade of abstraction, many of them are now exploring representational art. Look closely at both directions and analyze what accounts for these trends.

Collecting Modern and Contemporary - Art fairs are the ideal place to begin the incredible journey of being a collector. View works by artists who have achieved market success and those who are positioned to do so. Discuss the factors - such as museum and critical attention - that often lead to market appreciation.

Custom Tour - If your group has a particular area of interest, please let us know! Whether it's contemporary art, 1980s European art, Latin American art or international prints and photography, we can create the tour ideally suited for you.


Tanya Traykovski
Tanya Traykovski, the founder of Living International Art Consulting, has a strong background in art history. As an art advisor, she has over 10 years of experience in identifying emerging artists who have gone on to achieve widespread market, critical and curatorial recognition. She also has expertise in sourcing and purchasing undervalued European Modern and Post-war artworks on behalf of individuals and corporations.

Tanya provides educational programs for the best international art fairs. In addition to leading group tours herself, she manages a group of artist and art historian guides.

Tanya holds an A.B. in Art History from Duke University, an M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art History from Christie's Education, and an M.B.A. from Bocconi University, Milan.

Joyce Siegel
Joyce Siegel works with not-for-profit arts organizations in New York City and is also a working artist with a studio in Long Island City in Queens. She teaches art history to 3rd and 4th graders in New York City public schools and takes students on tours of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Joyce curates art exhibitions for La Guardia Community College and The Fountain House Gallery where she is developing an arts business program.

Joyce also gives art tours in Chelsea to adult groups.

Joyce graduated from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Board of Directors at Art In General for over six years and currently serves on the Board of The Drawing Center. Siegel has held artist residencies at Yaddo and the Vermont Studio School.

Maria Estrany-y-Gendre
Maria Estrany-y-Gendre has been a collector and student of the Arts for the past fifteen years.

She is Argentine by birth and Spanish by heritage. She was awarded two Certificates from Christie’s Education including one in Collecting Contemporary Art and the second in Modern and Contemporary Art and is finishing the Master's program in Modern & Contemporary Art and the Markets there as well. She has lived on four continents having resided in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Tokyo, Japan; London, England and New York, US and speaks five languages.

In addition to her Art Studies, Maria represents Centro Cultural Borges, a major art venue in Buenos Aires; has run VIP relations for PINTA NY, the foremost Latin American art fair in North America, and represents a variety of artists in the United States.

Ashley Yarchin
Ashley Yarchin is a South Florida native now living in Dallas, Tx. Launched in 2014, her firm provides professional curatorial and design expertise to both private and corporate collectors across the country. Ashley’s passion and practice are based on an appreciation – both aesthetic and academic – for artful objects and their impact on the places in which we live and work. Ashley earned a master’s degree in modern and contemporary art and its markets from Christie’s Education in New York City. Simultaneously, she studied at the New York School of Interior Design. She also holds a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago as well as a bachelor’s degree in comparative arts from Washington University in St. Louis. Ashley’s prior professional experience comes from an accomplished career in television news – an industry in which she received two Emmy awards and more than a dozen national and international accolades for her work as a reporter and anchor.

Alejandra Esayag
Alejandra Esayag received her B.A. in Art History from the University of Miami and her M.A. from Christie’s Education New York. Esayag is the former Assistant Director of Arevalo Gallery and KaBe Contemporary. Most recently, she was the head producer of the EFG-ArtNexus Latin America Art Award. Alejandra is now the Co-Director of Culturadora, an educational and curatorial platform aimed at activating a new generation of art and culture lovers. While heading Culturadora, Esayag has produced and curated several exhibitions and special projects such as: “The Everywhere Exotic” a special exhibition presented in the curated section of Art Miami New York 2015, “Conceived Without Sin” presented at Radiator Arts in Long Island City, and ARTECHONY: “A Remix of Abundance, Contructing Sustainability”.

Group/Corporate tours - $600, up to 12 people per guide + $30 per person discounted fair admission ticket
Private tours - $60 per person for a private one hour group tour, minimum 4 & maximum 8 people.  + $30 per person discounted fair admission ticket
Private one-on-one VIP art advisory sessions - $125/hour + $30 per person discounted fair admission ticket

Our tours generally run for 1 - 1 1/4 hours, and we looking forward to guiding your group through the fair! For more information: +1 917-379-7575.





Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury network will once again be a Main Sponsor of the Fair and will host an interactive booth at Art Miami showcasing top properties from around the world in conjunction with 15 of their top affiliates.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami, the Official Luxury Hotels of Art Miami will host a special exhibition in conjunction with the fair of emerging and mid-career international talents on display in the hotel lobby.

Diamonds Unleashed will once again host an interactive booth at Art Miami. Diamonds Unleashed is a “profits with a purpose” brand founded by world-renowned jewelry designer Kara Ross to promote and support women’s empowerment. Through its multiple initiatives and philanthropic platforms, Diamonds Unleashed continues to drive the movement for women’s rights.

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) once again will be the philanthropic benefactor of the VIP Previews for Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami. Pérez Art Museum Miami  promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. is the Official Online Partner of Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami.  Artsy is the most comprehensive resource for learning about and collecting art from the world’s top galleries, museums, art fairs, and auctions. Collectors and art enthusiasts can use Artsy to browse exhibitor booths,make sales inquires on available art works, and access fair information online via and the Artsy app for iPhone & iPad.

Artsy’s exclusive online previews will launch in advance of the fairs on November 22 to the general public, with a special first-look for press and VIPs on November 21.

The Children’s Art Center will provide a safe playroom on-site at Art Miami for children ages 3-13, who are introduced to art while their parents visit the fairs. Children enrolled in the program will have exclusive access to participate in activities including art explorations, games, puzzles and storytelling. The Center will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.

Visual and Recording Artist Al Baseer Holly “ABH” Makes International Debut with "Childhood Access Memories Exhibition” to Benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation. ABH’S Work Has Been Quietly Collected By Those In The Know. The Break Out Exhibition Will Be Highly Sought After To Support A Great Cause. The work is being represented by Arcature Fine Art of Palm Beach. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the exhibition will benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation. The Foundation plans to use those proceeds to enhance the newly created; Perry J. Cohen Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.