The most recent project of renowned Cuban-American artist Carlos Estévez, Cities of the Mind features nine large-format paintings that reference the artist’s fascination with city plans. Inspired by the Havana of his youth, the Medieval European cities to which he has traveled extensively as an adult, and his abiding interest in symbolic cosmology and origin stories, Estévez has created in this body of new work personal maps of the human mind influenced by ancient cartography. Guest curated by Dr. Carol Damian and generously supported by Laura Blanco, Chris and Susanne Armstrong, and Rafael and Marijean Miyar.
“Fire Figure Fantasy” is ICA Miami’s first major exhibition to showcase its permanent collection, with a focus on recent acquisitions. Since its founding in 2014, ICA Miami has established itself as a singular voice in artistic stewardship and research with a collection that champions leading emerging and established artists. Local and national voices are represented in dialogue with some of the most … +
ICA Miami is proud to present “Carlos Alfonzo: Late Paintings,” which brings together over a dozen paintings from 1990, the artist’s final year of production. Relying on an established exhibition and research practice of delving into significant periods in artists’ work, ICA Miami takes a deep and definitive look at the final series of works in Alfonzo’s oeuvre. The largest gathering of … +
By the 1980s, the first waves of Cuban exiles who migrated to South Florida in the previous two decades had begun to establish themselves as an economic force with increasing political power. In the process they developed an ideological narrative around which the community could rally; that is, to liberate Cuba from communism. This thinking not only informed their political and social … +
The Pérez Art Museum Miami in Florida has given its 2022 Pérez Prize to Los Angeles–based artist Rafa Esparza. The award, which honors artistic achievement, comes with a $50,000 unrestricted cash grant and was presented to the artist over the weekend at the museum’s annual Art of the Party gala. Esparza is among the most closely watched artists working in the U.S. … +
Fadojutimi cites and updates the key art historical elements of the twentieth century—grids, webs, transparency and layering, and the mixing of disparate kinds of mark-making—to suggest processes or elements that are in exalted search for their final forms, blossoming, or in movement. Her complex images, which use a surprising and electric color palette, can suggest plants and garlands, microscopic activity, marine landscapes, … +
Coral City Camera is a multimedia artwork and (click here for live stream) research tool by artist-scientist duo Coral Morphologic and presented by Bas Fisher Invitational (BFI) and Bridge Initiative. Submerged alongside PortMiami, the Coral City Camera reveals the surprising diversity of pioneering coral reef organisms that call Miami home. Coral Morphologic is studying these populations in conjunction with NOAA and the … +