Amoako Boafo
Rising Star

Claire Selvin, ARTnews, November 13, 2019

The Rubell Museum in Miami, which will open its new 100,000-square-foot space in the city’s Allapattah neighborhood on December 4, has been known for jumpstarting the careers of young artists with its coveted residency program supported by the Knight Foundation. Sterling Ruby, who has gone on to have his works shown in major exhibitions like the Whitney Biennial and to sell for over $1 million at auction, became the first artist-in-residence in 2011 (and, coincidentally, will have a show this December at the ICA Miami). In past years, the institution has also showcased works by Oscar Murillo, Lucy Dodd, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Cy Gavin, Sonia Gomes, and Allison Zuckerman during Art Basel Miami, drawing international crowds and providing a kind of exposure that can be game-changing—not least on the market.