AQUA Events + Exhibitions

Wednesday, November 30 | Live Mural Painting by Artist Patrick Church
Artist Patrick Church will be painting a signature artwork on the face of the Aqua Hotel during the Aqua VIP Preview. The artwork is a never ending pattern called 'All Over You' which explores human relationships and connectivity.

Wednesday, November 30 | 3PM-10PM | Aqua Art Miami VIP Preview
Admission for Aqua Art Miami + Art Miami + CONTEXT VIP Passholders, Accredited Press and Art Basel Miami Beach VIP Passholders .

Wednesday, November 30 | 7PM | Artistic Performance
SHIM ART NETWORK Presents EXQUISITE CODES by Alexandra Mas & Tilmann Grawe on the Aqua Sun Deck

Friday, December 2 | 3PM | Artistic Performance
« Itinérance » is a journey paced by the push and pull between the physical and the metaphorical worlds. It illustrates the state of mind of artists and fashion designers in a never ending quest for creativity, seeking answers through a path riddled with self-doubts and challenges. This artistic performance is at the cross-road of Fashion and Art, with 10 creations presented by fashion school IFA Paris paired-up with 10 masks crafted by artist Jase King. From darkness to light, the gradual evolution of colour hues, textiles and silhouettes questions the meaning of fashion : is it a protective armour or a mirror that reveals the truth within? is the official online partner of Aqua, Art Miami + CONTEXT. Collectors and art enthusiasts can use Artsy to browse exhibitor booths, make sales inquiries on available art works, and access fair information online via and the Artsy app for iPhone & iPad.

Tuesday, November 29  | 6:30PM-10PM | VIP Preview
Admission for Art Miami + CONTEXT + Aqua VIP Passholders, Accredited Press and Art Basel Miami Beach VIP Passholders


Buy an Icon, Save a Life in Ukraine

Black & White Project Space, Southampton, NY presents Icons on Ammunition Boxes – a
conceptual project by Ukrainian artists Sonia Atlantova and Olexander Klimenko.

From 2015, the artists have been painting icons on wood from Russian ammunition
(ammo) boxes and donating all sale proceeds to mobile hospitals that provide urgent
medical care to wounded Ukrainian soldiers and civilians. Since Russia began its invasion
of Ukraine in late February, 2022, their work remains more relevant than ever.

Icons on Ammunition Boxes are silent witnesses of war and symbols of victory of life over
death, symbols of life overcoming pain and horrors of war, and a dream of how Ukraine
will recover and flourish after the war.

The icons are painted on wooden fragments from military ammunition boxes abandoned
by Russian soldiers on the battle fields in Ukraine and rescued by Ukrainian deminers.
They transform the military rubbish smelling of death into life-affirming art and bring
hope for peace and justice to the country torn by war. They epitomize how violence and
pain can be transformed into peace and consolation and become the important source of
financial support to several mobile hospitals to make such transformation possible.
Icons on Ammunition Boxes have been exhibited at the European Parliament in Brussels,
Belgium, Parliaments of Ukraine and Lithuania, St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, Kyiv Pechersk
Lavra, and the Lithuanian Embassy in Ukraine as well as in many cities in Ukraine, Poland,
Germany, France, Holland, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Canada and US. The project
raised over $450,000 since inception.

Special Projects


Gallery Name: Atelier Benito                                         Gallery Name: Atelier Benito
Artist: Benito Esquenazi                                                  Artist: Benito Esquenazi
Year: 2021                                                                         Year: 2021
Title: Voyage of the Hero                                                 Title: You Are Worth More Than Your Weight in Gold
Medium: Acrylic on canvas                                             Medium: Steel, 43” t.v., electronic scale, computer,
Dimensions: 48 x 72 inches                                                             thermal printer, paint, “The WiG” operating system,
                                                                                                              “The WiG” graphical animation, audio composition,
                                                                                                              LED lighting, Audio Speakers
                                                                                             Dimensions: 33.5” x 38 5/16” x 61 5/16”


Gallery Name: Schinkel Fine Art                                         Gallery Name: Arte Globale
Artist: Linda Schinkel Rodney + Theodore M. Schinkel     Artist: Dominico Ludovico
Year: 2018                                                                              Year: 2022
Title: Circadian Sons                                                             Title: Skull Gold 2
Medium: aluminum, paint, ink/ mixed media                    Medium: Rare & Precious Marble, Travertino
Dimensions: 24x24x60” (14 lbs)                                                           Iranian Sourced on the Apuan Alps
                                                                                                                   & Natural Resin
                                                                                                  Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 24 cm

Gallery Name:
Arte Globale                                                Gallery Name: Alessandro Berni Gallery
Artist: Dominico Ludovico                                                    Artist: John Denis
Year:                                                                                        Year: 2022
Title: Queen                                                                           Title: Tidal
Medium: Marble from the Apuan Alps Carrara, Italy        Medium: Glass and Acrylic
Dimensions: 78cmH x 30cmW x 30cmD                           Dimensions: 84” tall x 21” wide x 21” deep

Gallery Name: Julia Seabrook                                            Gallery Name: Black White Project Space
Artist: Kian McKweon                                                           Artist: Ukraine Charity Collaboration
Year: 2021                                                                             Year: 2022
Title: Tall Book                                                                              Title: Buy and Icon, Save a Life in Ukraine
Medium: Mixed media, ceramic                                         Medium:
Dimensions: 84 x 21 x 21 inches                                       Dimensions: