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Miami Noize pt 3 w/ Ben Munoz and Jeremiah Ojo

podcast January 19, 2024

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Your boy JBarber manage to sit with two people from the Studio Noize fam while down at Miami Art Week. First up is Ben Muñoz, Chicano printmaker we talked to at Print Austin. JB met up with Ben and attended a bunch of the satellite fairs like Untitled, NADA, Ink, Prizm, and Pinta. We recorded a conversation riding in traffic after leaving Pinta. You get our fresh relfections on the day including how shows create a vibe, impressions of the work at the show, the best things about Miami, and more After that it’s the man himself Jeremiah Ojo, Founder and Managing Director of Ilèkùn Wa (an art business advisory firm). Jeremiah selected two artist to showcase at SCOPE and that lead to a conversation about what it means to show at the an art fair. What does an art career look like with being at Miami Art Week as the big goal? Listen, subscribe, and share!

Episode 181 topics include:

different fairs at Miami Art Week

Pinta – the Latin American art fair

creating a vibe an an art fair

comparing the work you see at the fair

participating in Scope Art Fair

curating for art fairs

increasing visibility and audience

defining what you want in your career

Benjamin Muñoz (b. 1993) is a Dallas-based multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans painting, installation, and monumental printmaking. Muñoz grew up in the vibrant Chicano culture of Corpus Christi, Texas, which boasts the country’s largest Day of the Dead celebration, lowriders shows, and unique food culture. The middle child of artist brothers, Muñoz found his voice by reflecting on his heritage, upbringing, and current surroundings.

J. Olayinka is the Founder and Managing Director of Ilèkùn Wa (Our doors), an art business advisory firm, facilitating & cultivating opportunities for visual artists of African descent to create, sustain and thrive.

Over the last decade, J. Olayinka has become a sought after arts and culture management consultant, working internationally in artist professional development, gallery management, and art fair operations. His collaborative work with minority emerging contemporary artists, art institutions, corporations, and collectors has carved a pathway of connectivity for creative professionals throughout the African Diaspora and on the continent. Having worked with a number of black-owned, fine art galleries throughout the African Diaspora, J. Olayinka has forged an alliance of artist collectives and galleries in North America, Europe, and Africa working uniformly to economically advance the artistic and cultural production of their communities. 

See more: Ben Muñoz website + Ilekun Wa Website

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