Maybe it's because we perpetually play gateway to the Spanish-speaking world. Or because of the international presence of Art Basel. Perhaps it's the well-heeled cool of the Design District. Whatever the reason—or reasons—may be, Miami dwellers cannot deny: Our fair city is a total hotbed for cutting-edge creativity.
While we have venerable collectors and MOCA in our midst, what really keeps the 305's scene so fiery is the abundance of up-and-comers who're making like Haulover Beach and creating some major waves
. So, instead of hanging out daily in Wynwood to scoop the Next Big Thing, we asked David Castillo
, a true Miami insider to give us his rundown on emerging artists to know. Not only did he highlight a handful of his own rising stars from his namesake gallery
, but the internationally renowned dealer pointed out some young guns whose ascent he is closely watching
. From performance artists who play dress up to a video-inspired sister-act, Castillo's picks are a Who's Who of Miami's creative ingenues.
Photo: Courtesy of the artist; "134 days and 21 hours," courtesy of the artist.