A Goodbye to Art Basel 2016

As an art and design nerd, this is an exciting time of year for me.

Art Basel week was my gateway to further exploring the art scene in Miami. During my junior year at FIU, I was looking for an internship opportunity to get my feet wet in anything relating to my future career path. At the time, Hangar Art Gallery in Wynwood was looking for interns to help out during their Art Basel event and to further help them with Wynwood's monthly art walks. This was back in 2012, when Wynwood was rising to it's peak of fame. Forget about boutiques and restaurants, Wynwood was mostly galleries and only a couple of bars back then. It was exciting, to say the least, to be involved even at a minimal level.

For the next Art Basel weeks, between now and then, I either had finals to study for or simply couldn't find the time to explore as much as I would have liked. But this year, I took advantage of almost every moment to explore everything I wanted to do. From finally visiting the O.G. Art Basel fair on Miami Beach, to Love Lost, Miami, to the PAMM's Julio Le Parc exhibit (*playground), Uncle Luke's performance, to the Art Miami fair. Some pieces were political, some were from more well-known artists of the past, some were local, and some were international. All in all, it was great. By Sunday, I was Baseled-out along with my partner in crime, Rony.

It was hard to narrow it down, but here are some of my favorite pieces and moments. Enjoy!