Miami’s New Times talks to Aldo Castillo, the new director of the Miami Art Fair, about the second edition of a fair that is more local in focus than the Art Basel Miami Beach:
“Since taking this job, I have concentrated in supporting the burgeoning local arts community,” says Castillo. “With Basel you have a broader world focus. I think it’s important to support the galleries developing in your different art districts and those spaces that contribute to culture here year round and not only in December,” Castillo adds. […]
“I want our fair to showcase established local art spaces and artists,” says Castillo, who also managed to attract Alejandra Von Hartz and Ramon Cernuda—two of only four local dealers who managed to crack the seeming Basel blockade against local spaces— this year.
Castillo, himself a former dealer, who operated his own space in Chicago for two decades before snagging his current gig, says he enjoys adding a curatorial eye to make MIA a snazzier event and hopes to draw upwards of the 17,000 visitors who attended last year.
Miami International Art Fair More Local Than Art Basel (Miami New Times)