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Littlest Sister's Platform, a symposium bringing together Miami’s most influential women in the arts, will invite panelists to engage in conversations and debate regarding current macro and local issues, from challenges in the field, the future of art fairs, real estate development and the arts, to gender and race inequality in the market. Prominent outside voices have been invited to spark dialogue with local practitioners and influencers.
Programmed throughout Miami Art Week, Platform will create informal opportunities of exchange for real critical discourse.

7221 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33150

(Free + Open To The Public — Seats Are Limited)



Monday, November 30
12 - 1:30pm
Art, Space and Development

Moderated by:
Eva Franch i Gilabert, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture

Lisa Austin, Fine Art Advisor and Founder and Director, Lisa Austin & Associates
Ximena Caminos, Chair of Faena Art, Executive Creative Director and partner of Faena Group,
and Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Faena Art Center and Faena Forum
Tiffany Chestler, Manager and Curator, Craig Robins Collection
Patricia Garcia-Velez Hanna, Art Director, Related Group
Avra Jain, Historic Preservationist and Founder, The Vagabond Group
Brandi Reddick, Curator and Artists Manager, Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places
Amanda Sanfilippo, Development Director, Locust Projects and Curator, Fringe Projects


Tuesday, December 1
12 - 1:30pm
Critical Discourse and Arts Writing

Moderated by:
Taylor Renee and Jessica Lynne, Founders and Editors, ARTS.BLACK

Felice Grodin, Artist
Olivia Ramos, Founder, Work Untitled
Anne Tschida, Visual Arts Writer and Contributor, The Miami Herald
Elisa Turner, Art Critic, Art Circuits and Former Art Critic, The Miami Herald
Monica Uszerowicz, Writer and Contributor, The Miami Rail


Wednesday, December 2
7 - 8:30pm
Boundaries of Art + Design

Moderated by:
Julia Haney Montanez, Design Consultant and Producer, Architectural Digest Design Show

Jessica Acosta-Rubio, Founder and Director, Design Pub
Silvia Barisione, Curator, Wolfsonian-FIU
Cheryl H. Jacobs, Executive Vice President, Miami Center for Architecture & Design
Cathy Leff, President of Leff Initiatives and Former Director, Wolfsonian-FIU
Karen Chekerdjian, Product Designer


Thursday, December 3
12 - 1:30pm
On Art and Collecting

Moderated by:
Katelijne De Backer, Director, Aqua Art Miami and Art New York

Ombretta Agro-Andruff, Independent Curator and Art Consultant
Francie Bishop Good, Collector, Artist, and Founder and Director of Girls’ Club Collection
Jane Hart, Independent Curator
Ibett Yanez, Director, de la Cruz Collection
Mikhaile Solomon, Director, Prizm Art Fair


Friday, December 4
5 - 6:30pm
Making, Variable, Media: The Autonomous Curve

Moderated by:
Kiran Gandhi, Music Industry Thinker and Activist

Jennifer Martin Bermudez, Contemporary Dancer
Jessica Martin, Artist and Designer
Deon Rubi, Designer
Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Artist
Tara Long, Artist


Saturday, December 5
12 - 1:30pm
Creating Spaces for Art Making I

Moderated by:
Micol Hebron, Artist, Educator, and Founder and Director, The Situation Room

Susan Caraballo, Artistic Director, ArtCenter/South Florida
Kathryn Mikesell, Collector and Founder, Fountainhead Residency
Rhonda Mitrani, Founder and Director, The Screening Room
Kim Yantis, Curator, Deering Estate
Jill Weisberg, Curator and Artistic Director, Downtown Hollywood Mural Project


Sunday, December 6
12 - 1:30pm
Creating Spaces for Art Making II

Moderated by:
Stephanie Sherman, Co-Director, Common Field, PhD student at UCSD, and Co-Founder, Elsewhere

Beth Boone, Artistic and Executive Director, Miami Light Project
Mariangela Capuzzo, Artistic Director and Lead Curator, ICArt
Zoe Lukov, Director of Exhibitions, Faena Art Center
Michelle Weinberg, Artistic Director, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
and Creative Director, Girls’ Club Collection


About Littlest Sister:

Littlest Sister 2015 presents ten unrepresented Miami based women artists including Cara Despain, AdrienneRose Gionta, Jessie Laino, Tara Long, Ana Mendez, Nun (Jessica Martin and Deon Rubi), Jamilah Sabur, Reed van Brunschot, Juana Valdes, and Clara Varas. Exhibition runs through
December 6, 2015.

Littlest Sister is a fragment of the explosive satellite art fair phenomena, exploring the “booth” as a venue to exhibit and sell art. Littlest Sister was produced in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2015 by Spinello Projects.


Spinello Projects is a Miami-based contemporary art program founded in 2005. The gallery supports and promotes the work of artists with unorthodox and experimental practices. Its mission: to initiate fundamental changes in Miami’s visual landscape and to present new aesthetic challenges to a broader global viewership.


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Littlest Sister is generously supported by Miami Modern Luxury, Little River // Miami™, Platform International,, and Locust Projects.


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