Press Release

Miami River Art Fair
December 4-9, 2012

Opening Preview and Press: Tuesday, December 4, 6-10pm
For VIP card holders only

Miami Convention Center at James L. Knight International Center
400 SE 2nd. Ave
Miami, Fl. 33131

Open to the public:
Wednesday to Saturday, December 5-8, 11am-8pm
Sunday, December 9, 10-2pm

MIAMI, Florida (September 20, 2012)

Mayor Tomás Regalado on behalf of The City of Miami, has officially endorsed the Miami River Art Fair as a “herald for the revitalization of the Lower Miami River district, the city’s waterfront destination of the twenty-first century.”

About Miami River Art Fair (MRAF)

The Miami River Art Fair is an international contemporary art fair which will take place at the Downtown Miami Convention Center inaugurating during the winter art fair season.

With over 200 artists and nearly 35 countries represented, the Miami River Art Fair will provide a unique fair-going experience during the art fair season as the only waterfront art fair. Miami River Art Fair will feature both an indoor booth setting at the Riverfront Hall of the Miami Convention Center and the one-of-a-kind Riverwalk Sculpture Mall, which will feature monumental sculpture on the banks of the historic Miami River.

The Miami River Art Fair is in alliance with the Art Monaco Art Fair and featuring a 600 sq.ft booth featuring their most critically acclaimed artwork from previous editions of the fair. In addition to the Mayors office, the fair is endorsed by the Miami River Commission, as well as the consulates of Germany, Spain, Mexico, Chile and Peru which have artists participating in the fair.



Miami River Art Fair is proud to announce our inaugural first edition exhibitors:

Riverwalk Sculpture Mall Artists

Emili Armengol | Spain, Corina Bastarrechea | Venezuela, Jorge Cavelier | Colombia, Francisco Ceron | Colombia, Rafael Consuegra | Cuba, Petra Liebl-Osborne | Germany, Zinaida Lihacheva | Ukraine, Amado Melo | Dominican Republic, Rodolfo Sanchez-Lalinde | Colombia

Installations & New Media

Pia Cruzalegui | Peru, Felipe Herrera | Venezuela, Florence Nief-Benhamou | France, Carlito Palmeira | Brazil, Melissa Pita | USA, Emanuele Viscuso | Italy, Té Para Tres | Venezuela

Riverfront Hall Exhibitors

Architecture Gallery Munich | Germany, Pedro Avila Gendis | Cuba-USA, Andres Becker | Chile, Jonathan Brender | Venezuela, Rodrigo Cabrera | Mexico, Francisco Ceron | Colombia, The Current Art Group | International, Juan de Lascurain | Mexico, George Diebold | USA, Şule Dincel Sarikaya | Turkey, Peter Engels | Belgium, Espacio Norte | Mexico, Focus Asia, Focus Mexico, Focus Serbia, Mark W. Forman | USA, The Gallery at Kona Kai | USA, Dunia Gatica | Mexico, Italia Arte | Galleria Folco | Italy, Konzeptuart | USA, Dimitri Kosiré | France, Zinaida Lihacheva | Ukraine, Llei D’Art | Spain, Rosalba L. Alarcon | Venezuela, Robert Mazerolle | Canada, Amado Melo | Dominican Republic, Fabio Mesa | Colombia, Metal’s Interventions | Colombia-Venezuela Linda Morales | Venezuela, Florence Nief-Benhamou | France, Nina Torres Fine Art | Miami, Wladimiro Politano | Italy-Venezuela, Melanie Prapopoulos | UK-USA, Vanecha Roudbaraki| Iran-France, Patricia Secco| Brazil, Erminio Souza | Brazil, Ivonne Torres | Mexico, Valladares | Cuba, Van Roberto | Dominican Republic, Dario Viejo | Cuba-USA, Voix Etranges | France, XPO-Art | Monaco

Event Organizer

Miami River Art Fair is organized by Nina Torres Art Productions and produced in collaboration with the Foundation of Contemporary Art.

Fair Director

Nina Torres is the Director for Miami River | Art Fair. For over 20 years, Nina Torres has been actively participating in the international art market, specializing in Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art. Nina has curated and overseen nearly 300 exhibitions at international venues, including the “Europalia Biennial of Art; Brussels, Belgium”1993, and “XII Festival Del Centro Historico Ciudad de Mexico” 1995-1996 and has partnered with the Miami River Commission to foster and encourage art in public spaces.