Beyond Art Week: Miami Beach's Public Art and Artistic Community


27 December 2022

27 December 2022

Moderated by Brandi Redick, Cultural Affairs Manager for the City of Miami Beach, in conversation with artists involved in the City's No Vacancy initiative where artists from throughout the region are invited to create site-specific work in hotels throughout the area: Antonia Wright and Ruben Millares, Brookhart Jonquil, and Edouard Duval Carrie.

About Antonia Wright and Ruben Millares

Over the past ten years, Antonia Wright and Ruben Millares have developed an extensive and experimental body of work. Through a multidisciplinary practice of video, performance, sculpture, sound, and light, Wright Millares’ work physically embodies the mechanics of power dynamics to challenge the absurdity of the hegemonic world order. Their projects are uniquely informed by Wright’s background in poetry and Millares’ foundation in music. Antonia Wright and Ruben Millares are Cuban-American artists born in Miami, FL.

About Brookhart Jonquil

Brookhart Jonquil was born in Santa Cruz, California in 1984. He lives and works in Miami. Jonquil’s projects have been commissioned by the Bass Museum of Art, the De la Cruz Collection, MoCA Tucson, Vizcaya Museum, and the Cornell Art Museum. Jonquil received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010, where he was awarded a graduate fellowship. He earned both a BFA in studio art and a BA in art history from the University of Arizona.

About Edouard Duval Carrie

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Edouard Duval-Carrié fled François Duvalier’s regime with his family to reside in Puerto Rico, New York, Montreal and Paris before settling in Miami Beach. Duval-Carrié studied at the Université de Montréal and McGill University in Canada before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola College, Montréal in 1978. He later attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1988 to 1989. He resided in France for many years and currently lives in Miami Beach.

About Brandi Reddick

Brand Reddick is a recognized public art curator and arts administrator. With over 20 years of experience in the field, she has developed nationally recognized programs and launched policy-setting initiatives that have substantially increased funding and support for arts and culture throughout the municipalities for which she has served. Ms. Reddick is currently the Cultural Affairs Manager for the City of Miami Beach, a position she has held since 2016. Prior to her time at the City of Miami Beach, Ms. Reddick served for 13 years as the Curator for Art in Public Places in the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.