The Soho House guide to Art Basel Miami

A guide to what's on at the houses and around Miami during Art Basel | Soho House

Art Week returns to southern Florida next week. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening at our Houses and beyond

Tuesday 28 November 2023   By Soho House

The countdown to Art Week – one of the biggest events in Miami’s cultural calendar – has begun. In the run-up to Art Basel Miami next weekend, the city is getting ready to give itself over to all things art – and Soho Beach House and Miami Pool House are going to be front and centre of the action, with a host of panels, parties, and beachfront activations.

We’ve been celebrating the event for over a decade at Soho Beach House (2023 marks our 13th year), but this year is our first for Miami Pool House.

Our beach tent is getting an upgrade in readiness for what are set to be some much-talked about events, including our upcoming party with French fashion label IRO, and a performance from Juvenile in association with Porsche. There’ll be drinks from our friends at Bombay Sapphire, Patrón Tequila and Woodford Reserve, plus a pop-up beach shack with CELSIUS Energy and a Snowbirds and Flamingos party with Felix da Housecat, and LaCroix Sparkling Water.

Both Houses will be brimming with activations – from a mural with Nike and artist Lilian Martinez on Ocho to a new art installation – ‘Pollination Dance’ – from Fernando Laposse in collaboration with Perrier-Jouët.

Scroll on for our full line-up of Art Week programming and be sure to check out our events calendar, too.

A guide to what's on at the houses and around Miami during Art Basel | Soho House
A guide to what's on at the houses and around Miami during Art Basel | Soho House
A guide to what's on at the houses and around Miami during Art Basel | Soho House

What’s on at Soho Beach House Miami

Monday 4 December, 5pm to 7pm
Harland Miller in conversation with Kate Bryan

It’s been a busy year for the British artist. Miller sits down to discuss new projects and old with our Global Director of Art, Kate Bryan, including his presentation at the House, current exhibition at White Cube West Palm Beach and latest book release from Phaidon, In Shadows | Boogie. Guests can enjoy speciality cocktails by Bombay Sapphire, with books available for purchase and signing after the talk. 

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Wednesday 6 December, 11am to 12.30pm
In Conversation: Evian and Coperni

The other show in town during Art Week is Design Miami. In celebration of their much-anticipated collaboration, Coperni cofounders Arnaud Vaillant and Sébastien Meyer join Evian’s director of culture and experience Lucille Moreau, for a panel discussion – moderated by Sarah Harrelson – on design and the power of creative partnerships. 

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Wednesday 6 December, 10.30 pm to 3am
Porsche presents: art and music with Juvenile

We’re partnering with Porsche for a special night of art and music in the tent. It features a live
performance by Juvenile, a DJ set from DJ Ross One, and a special artwork by Lyne Lucien. 

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Thursday 7 December, 10am to 5pm
Cafe con Futura presented by Bebito’s and Rocky’s Matcha
Our annual pop-up with Bebito’s and Rocky’s Matcha opens at the front steps today, and will be open all day, every day until 6pm on Sunday 10 December. This year’s takeover is named Cafe con Futura, a collaboration with renowned abstract painter and pioneering graffiti artist, Futura, who will be setting the scene for the ultimate drinks break amid the Art Week hustle and bustle. 

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Thursday 7 December, 11am to 12.30pm
ICA talk and breakfast with Sasha Gordon
The US figurative painter joins us in the tent for a talk with ICA Miami’s artistic director, Alex Gartenfeld. Gordon – whose work is currently on show at the institute – is known for her self-portraits, executed in oils, which typically depict her nude body in strange situations. Enjoy a light breakfast, Bombay Sapphire cocktails and Saint James Tea as we take you on an intimate journey into the mind of this most compelling of artists. 

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Thursday 7 December, 2pm to 6pm
Snowbirds and Flamingos: Art Week edition – Felix da Housecat and friends with LaCroix Sparkling Water

Grab a LaCroix drink and head to the tent for this special MIA x LA edition of the ultimate disco party. It’s set to be an electrifying day of sounds, as Felix da Housecat and friends line up for an afternoon of music, with special guests DJs Michelle Leshem, Lisbona Sisters and Nicky Night Time.

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Thursday 7 December, 10pm to 3am
A night with IRO

The Parisian fashion brand celebrates its love for art and music in the tent. Featuring art by RIOCAM and an all-women DJ line-up with Layla Benitez and Desiree, head down for a night of dancing, drinks and special photo moments. 

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Friday 8 December, 12pm - 1pm 
SSENSE presents: "Is... This... Creative?"

Join us in the Library for a panel discussion moderated by SSENSE head of creative and content, Thom Bettridge. Panellists include Ebony L Haynes, senior director at David Zwirner / 52 Walker, PIN-UP magazine editor, Emmanuel Olunkwa, and Florence Tétier, creative director of Jean Paul Gaultier. You’re invited to join us in the Snug for light bites and refreshments following the discussion, from 1pm to 5pm.

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Friday 8 December, 2pm to 6pm 
Patrón presents: an afternoon with Hermanos Gutiérrez and Helado Negro

Join a celebration of Latin culture, in partnership with Patrón, featuring an afternoon of special live sets. First up, Ecuadorian-Swiss brothers Alejandro and Estevan, who perform as Hermanos Gutiérrez, an instrumental band rooted in Western and Latin American sound. They’re followed by American-Ecuadorian musician Helado Negro, whose bilingual songs explore Latinx identity. 

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A guide to what's on at the houses and around Miami during Art Basel | Soho House
A guide to what's on at the houses and around Miami during Art Basel | Soho House

What’s on at Miami Pool House

Friday 1 December, 9pm to 12am 
Art Week kick-off party with Mýa

Start Art Week the way you mean to go on – with us at the House. Featuring a special live performance by singer Mýa, get ready for a night of drinks and dancing by the pool, along with special photo moments and surprises. This event is first come, first served; an RSVP is not a guaranteed entry, so we encourage you to arrive early. 

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Sunday 3 December 4pm to 7pm
Chivas Golden Hour with Mia Moretti and Johnathan Schultz
Meet us for an unforgettable golden hour experience at the Pool House. Sip on Chivas speciality cocktails, while enjoying the sounds of DJ Mia Moretti’s beats, and elevate your experience with an exclusive glass painting workshop by acclaimed Art Basel artist Johnathan Schultz. The painting sessions are first come, first served, with four back-to-back sessions for 15 guests each.

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Thursday 7 December, 11am to 12.30pm
Art Talk and morning Mimosas with Anakena Paddon

Anakena Paddon, Art Collection Manager at Soho House, shares behind-the-scenes experiences of her role – its challenges and creative processes, and what she looks for when it comes to selecting artwork to live within Soho House’s diverse spaces. 

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Thursday 7 December, 9pm to 1am
Una Noche con Amazon Music

Expect back-to-back DJ sets from LA-based collective Pangea Sound, Olea, and Mexican-American artist Cuco – whose Support Your Friends collaboration T-shirt by community brand Kids of Immigrants will be making its debut. 

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Friday 8 December 8pm
Andrew presents: Trick Daddy and Trina

In celebration of their collaboration with one of Miami’s most notorious record labels, Slip-N-Slide Records, the team behind Andrew bring us a night of music in true Miami fashion. Responsible for the mainstream success of local rappers like Trick Daddy, Trina, Rick Ross and Pitbull, Slip-N-Slide can be credited for the global rise of Miami’s most iconic rappers. Join us at the Pool House for DJ sets by DZA, Silent Addy and Pedro, and a live performance by Trick Daddy and Trina. 

Around Town
Whether you’re a seasoned Art Week attendee or here for the first time, the sheer number of things to do and see can feel overwhelming. To help you navigate the cream of the crop, we’ve asked Ana Clara Silva – leader of the Soho Beach House Art Club – to assemble her must-see guide to this year’s galleries and shows.

What’s on at the city’s museums

ICA Miami
Thursday 16 November to Sunday 17 March 2024
Charles Gaines: 1992-2023 is a new survey at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) and traces the evolution of the second half of the influential artist’s practice. The exhibition brings together 60 works, from 1992 to the present day, and features two monumental pieces – one of which Gaines is recreating for the first time in almost two decades.

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The Bass
Monday 4 December to Sunday 5 May 2024

Opening during Art Week, Hernan Bas: The Conceptualists explores conceptual art as a permissive realm for creative behavior and an inviting space for queerness. In his paintings, drawings and installations, Bas creates intricately detailed scenes that invite viewers to decipher an astounding number of visual references. The show features 35 paintings – many of which have never previously been exhibited in a museum setting – and will include the artist’s largest canvas to date.

(Soho Beach House has an ongoing partnership with The Bass, including programming at the House and guided visits at the museum.) 

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Tuesday 5 December to Sunday 28 April 2024

LA-based multidisciplinary artist Gary Simmons has played a key role in situating questions of race, class and gender identity at the centre of contemporary art discourse since the late 1980s. Covering 30 years and encompassing approximately 70 works, Gary Simmons: Public Enemy is the first comprehensive career survey of his work and its most in-depth to date. 

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Art Basel, Miami Beach
Friday 8 to Sunday 10 December

The US edition of the renowned art fair turns 21 this year. Featuring leading galleries from five continents and showcasing significant works by masters of both modern and contemporary art, alongside the new generation of emerging stars, it was the catalyst for what has since developed into Miami Art Week, and continues to be at the forefront of conversations about art on an international scale. 

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Untitled Art, Miami Beach 
Wednesday 6 to Sunday 10 December

This leading independent art fair – which sets up shop on the sands of Miami Beach every year – is guided by a mission to support the wider art ecosystem, and offers an inclusive and collaborative platform for discovering contemporary art by emerging artists and historical figures. Programming includes new artist projects and performances, as well as panel discussions throughout the fair. Soho House members have VIP access to the fair – be sure to get your passes. 

Register here, using code ‘23SohoHouse’ in the VIP code field. 

Untitled Art Podcast Lounge, Thursday 7 December, 5.30pm to 6.15pm. 
This year at Untitled Art, San Francisco Cities Without Houses member Jonathan Carver Moore will be exhibiting Bay Area artists’ works from Kacy Jung and Namita Paul (booth C4). He will also be moderating the exhibitor panel, Making and Claiming Space. Presented by Moore, with member Mari Robles, from Headlands Center for the Arts, Natasha Becker of the de Young Museum, collector Storm Griffith, and Jung.

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What’s on at the city’s galleries

Sunday 3 December to Sunday 13 January 2024

The gallery that started life in a century-old house within Miami's historic Little Havana neighbourhood has a new space. Marking an exciting new chapter in the gallery’s journey, its new home in Allapattah is showing the work of Alejandro Piñeiro Bello across Art Week and beyond. The Cuban-born artist’s work examines the sociocultural dimensions of the Caribbean and its diaspora. 

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KDR’s gallerist, Katia David Rosenthal, is a Miami Pool House Committee member and Bello’s work is part of the Pool House collection.

Nina Johnson
Monday 4 December to Saturday 6 January 2024

One of Miami’s leading galleries – headed up by Soho Beach House member Nina Johnson – is showcasing Olympia, a solo exhibition of entirely new works by New York-based artist and designer Katie Stout. In her most ambitious show yet, the exhibition features large-scale bronze, glass and ceramic pieces, marking a new era for the artist, alongside a body of never-before-seen watercolours. Like all Stout’s work, these walk a careful line between the utilitarian and the abstract, while wryly investigating themes of form, function, and what is traditionally considered female. 

Find more information here

A guide to what's on at the houses and around Miami during Art Basel | Soho House

What’s on at the city’s alternative art spaces

Locust Projects
Tuesday 5 December to Saturday 10 February 2024

Showing in the main gallery, Waterbirds: Migratory Sound Flow, by Mexican artist Tania Candiani, is a body of work that responds to language, sound and the afterlife of obsolete technologies. The Project Room features new work by Cornelius Tulloch – an artist in the Miami Pool House collection. ‘Poetics Of Place’ is an architectural installation set in the ruins of a Miami home’s porch that aims to create a communal space for cultural exchange, storytelling, and creative expression. 

Find more information here  

Miami Design District
Wednesday 6 to Tuesday 26 December

Miami is a cultural juggernaut and Making Miami is a love letter to our great city. Shaped by community leaders, arts organisations, philanthropists, artists and the institutions that uplift them, Miami’s cultural body is rivalled by few cities in the world, and yet its origin story remains largely untold. This dramatic outdoor installation – powered by Jayaram Law – features four of the most influential spaces that emerged in the Design District in the early 2000s, and which continue to thrive and support artists today. 

Find more information here 

Other Art Week events highlights

Fountainhead residency
Thursday 30 November, 7pm to 8.30pm

This open house is an opportunity to meet Fountainhead’s resident artists for November, Adelisa Selimbašić, Ellon Gibbs, and Mia Chaplin. Both Chaplin and Selimbašić are winners of Untitled Art Fair’s Fountainhead Residency Prize, which is awarded to two female-identifying, non-binary women exhibiting at this year’s fair. This event offers a chance to discover more about their lives and inspirations, and experience their work before it goes on public view at the fairs. 

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Bakehouse Art Complex
Thursday 7 December, 9am to 12pm

The venue’s annual Miami Art Week event is back. Baker’s Brunch: Open Studio + Cafecito offers walk-through breakfast treats and light refreshments as visitors explore the largest artist complex in Miami. It’s a great opportunity to meet artists working in their studios and shared art-making spaces. 

Reserve a spot here

The Sandbox Stage
Thursday 7 December, 7pm to 2am

Adapt Or Die is a music and art festival that illuminates a host of taboo topics through music, visual art, and performance art. It also marks the 10 year-anniversary of the Crass Lips holding space for disruptive art at Art Basel Miami and will also serve as the release of the book Tales From The C**t, which presents an overview of the past decade in photographs and loquacious anecdotes. 

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For our full line-up of programming during Art Week, check out our events calendar.

Soho Beach House offers an amended guest policy during Art Week, as outlined below:

From Tuesday 5 December, members are permitted to admit one guest after 6pm. Please note that if the House reaches capacity at any time, access may be limited. All members have access to Miami Pool House throughout the week. 

Please refer to Miami Pool House’s opening hours and guest policy here

Soho House Miami’s Beach Tent hours across Art Week 2023 are as follows:

Saturday 2 December: 9pm to 3am
Sunday 3 December: 12pm to 6pm
Monday 4 December: closed
Tuesday 5 December: 12.30am to 3am
Wednesday 6 December: 11am to 6pm, 10:30pm to 3am
Thursday 7 December: 10am to 6pm, 9pm to 3am
Friday 8 December: 11am to 6pm, 9pm to 3am
Saturday 9 December: 1pm to 7pm, 10pm to 3am
Sunday 10 December: 12pm to 6pm

Miami Pool House opening hours:

Friday 1 December: 7pm to 9pm – open to Miami Pool House members only
9pm to 12am – open to all members
Saturday 2 December: 11am to 5pm
Sunday 3 December: 11am to 6pm
Monday 4 December: 11am to 6pm 
Tuesday 5 December: 11am to 4pm
Wednesday 6 December: 11am to 5pm
Thursday 7 December: 11am to 5pm, 7pm to 1am
Friday 8 December: 11am to 5pm, 8pm to 1am
Saturday 9 December: 12pm to 6pm
Sunday 10 December: 12pm to 6pm

For more information about Art Week at Soho House click here