PULSE Miami Beach 2017 has announced its artist selections for the PULSE PRIZE competition as well as the list of exhibiting artists who will be presented in the CONVERSATIONS Sections of the fair's South Tent. There are 16 artists who are contenders for the PULSE PRIZE and will present their art in the SOLO Section of the art fair, held during Miami Art Week in December. The PULSE PRIZE is a jury-awarded cash grant given directly to a chosen artist during PULSE Miami Beach. 

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"Xhosa Woman - Umfazi" by Tony Gum, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Christopher Moller Gallery.

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This year's jurors are Lolita Cros, Independent Curator;  Kathryn Mikesell, Founder of the Fountainhead Residency; Tommy Ralph Pace, Associate Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; and Roya Sachs, Curator of Lever House Art Collection and Artistic Director of Spring Place.

Past PULSE PRIZE Winners include Thomas Broadbent of Brooklyn (2016 New York PULSE Prize) and Devan Shimoyama of Pittsburgh (2016 Miami Beach PULSE PRIZE). The PULSE PRIZE winner is announced during the art fair. Following is the list of artists and the gallery who are in the running for the 2017 Miami Beach edition and will present their art in the SOLO Section:

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JoAnne Carson | Black & White Gallery / Project Space

Cristobal | WHITECONCEPTS

Andy Dixon | BEERS LONDON

Tony Gum | Christopher Moller Gallery

Alejandro Hernández| CEDE GALERIA

Amy Hill | Front Room Gallery

Sky Kim | Carrie Able Gallery

Todd Lanam | Mark Wolfe Contemporary

Diane Landry | VIVIANEART

Raquel Maulwurf | Livingstone Gallery

Mariu Palacios | Ginsberg Galeria

Lissa Rivera | ClampArt

Donna Ruff | Rick Wester Fine Art

Devan Shimoyama | Samuel Freeman Gallery

Deborah Tarr | LPH

Lisa Wright | COATES & SCARRY

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At PULSE Miami Beach, the CONVERSATIONS Sections gives galleries license to stretch out, curatorial, to create new visual and conceptual dialogues between two artists in addition to their main gallery booth in the GALLERIES Section. The following artists will be paired and presented by the galleries listed:

 

Polina Barskaya & Jason Reyen | Honey Ramka

William Christenberry & Maysey Craddock | David Lusk Gallery

Chris Durosz & Keun Young Park | Muriel Guépin Gallery

Alex Ebstein & Eric Standley | VICTORI + MO

Richard Garrison & Noah Loesberg | robert henry contemporary

Kim Won Geun & Zhuang Hong Yi | NIL GALLERY

Katsumi Hayakawa & Tokuro Sakamoto | GALLERY MoMo

Scott Ingram & Christina West | HATHAWAY

Cheryl Kelley & Sharon Moody | Bernarducci Gallery Chelsea

Dave Kinsey & Jaybo Monk | Kallenbach Gallery

Markus Linnenbrink & Ramekon O'Arwisters | Patricia Sweetow Gallery

Aliza Morell & Senem Oezdogan | Uprise Art

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"Bright Living Room" by Polina Barskaya, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Honey Ramka.

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In addition to the SOLO and CONVERSATION Sections, PULSE Miami Beach presents a GALLERY and POINTS Sections for galleries or non-profits and alternative galleries to exhibit, respectively. For the full gallery exhibitor list, click here. For the galleries invited to exhibit in POINTS, click here.

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BASIC FACTS: PULSE Miami Beach will be presented Thursday, December 7, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140. Tickets are $25 or $15 for seniors and students or $40 for a Multi-Day Pass. Click here for details.

Follow #PULSEPRIZE to learn more about each nominated artist and their practice.

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