Founded in 2012 by Jeff Lawson, Untitled Art has come to be recognized as both a fixture of Miami Art Week and a perennial favorite of collectors and art enthusiasts for its presentation of diverse artists and galleries, engaging programming, and thought-provoking curation. Born out of a desire for a new type of art fair, Lawson created Untitled Art as a first-of-its-kind curated show that emphasizes experience, discovery, and a cohesive curatorial narrative. Now in its eleventh year, the focus of the forthcoming edition is collaboration across the local and global art community—and with over 140 galleries from 31 countries participating, Untitled Art 2022 will be the most diverse presentation to date.
Speaking on the forthcoming fair, Lawson said “For this year’s edition of Untitled Art, we are looking to stage an ambitious and forward-thinking presentation that reconsiders the role of an art fair in today’s cultural landscape. In response to the growing commercialization of the art world, we are prioritizing collaboration, inclusivity, and providing space for collectors, art historians, curators, writers, and academics to interact, learn, and discover.” Supporting this endeavor, the curation of the fair will promote dialogue by staging interesting and unexpected juxtapositions between the galleries, artists, and non-profits who will be present.
Untitled Arts “Nest” section will also be returning for its second year, which Lawson initiated in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on galleries worldwide. Nest offers subsidized booths to young and emerging galleries, mitigating what might otherwise be a prohibitive expense to participate. This year’s Nest Prize is sponsored by the fair’s digital partner Vortic, a platform for art establishments to expand their digital reach through cutting edge technology. Untitled Art was the first art fair to introduce a virtual reality version of an art fair during the pandemic and it continues to facilitate the fair’s ongoing commitment to making contemporary art accessible to a broader audience.
Opening next week on November 29, 2022, the newest iteration promises to be an incredible opportunity to discover diverse new artists and galleries, experience innovative programming, and be immersed in the best that the contemporary art scene has to offer.
According to Lawson, “We say it every year, but this year’s fair is one of the best we have put together in our 11 years of presenting on the sands of Miami Beach. We have more exhibitors than ever, coming from more regions across the globe. Galleries and non-profits are bringing young artists with truly interesting things to say, and we are also prioritizing highlighting historical voices through a new dedicated presentation—this year with Imi Knoebel, shown by Galerie Christian Lethert. It has been a major priority for us to look at all facets of the art industry to see how the fair can really make an impact beyond the market. We have very exciting things ahead.”
See highlights from the forthcoming edition of Untitled Art below.