Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Aqua Art Miami has a new boss

Art Miami LLC, parent company of Florida's longest running premier contemporary and modern art fair Art Miami and producer of five of America's most respected international art fairs, announced today that it has appointed Jennifer Jacobs as Director of Aqua Art Miami. Art Miami LLC acquired the fair at the conclusion of the 2012 edition.

"I am happy to announce that Jennifer Jacobs has joined us as the new Fair Director of Aqua Art Miami. Based in the Northwest, where the spirit of Aqua originated, Jennifer has extensive background in the visual arts and fair management, and has been closely aligned with Aqua since its inception as an exhibitor, visitor and supporter. I am confident she will champion the fair's artistic mission to furthering emerging and cutting edge galleries and be a leading force in driving our success as we begin Aqua Art Miami's new chapter," said Nick Korniloff, Art Miami LLC, Fair Director and Partner.

"I am thrilled to build upon the successful reputation of Aqua", said Jennifer Jacobs, Aqua's new Director. "Over the last eight years Aqua Art Miami has been recognized within Miami Art Week as a showcase for young dealers and galleries with strong emerging and mid-career artists, all amidst a fun and relaxed environment. Pairing that program with new and increased opportunities around marketing and audience services, I'm extremely excited to develop a vibrant and expanded future for Aqua in 2013 and beyond."

Prior to joining Aqua, Jacobs consulted and directed with  the development and launching of new art fairs on the West Coast, and brought collectors and museum groups to art fairs and events throughout the world through her company The Jacobs Group LLC. Prior to that, Jacobs served as the Director of Development for the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA). Based out of Portland, OR, Jacobs will also assist in exhibitor recruitment efforts for the 2013 editions of CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, and the 2014 edition of Art Wynwood.

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