“It’s been a crazy year — I might need a vitamin C shot before I get to Miami!”, says gallerist Mariane Ibrahim, who — just a couple of weeks before the fair — seems to me to be in no need of a boost.
It has, however, been a particularly busy time for her. In September, she moved her eponymous seven-year-old gallery from Seattle to Chicago, a city that she feels best suits her programme of young artists from Africa and the African diaspora. In October, she exhibited for the first time at the Fiac art fair in Paris, having also had her first booth at Frieze New York in May, chalking up successful sales and critical acclaim at both events. And at the end of November, Ibrahim opened Disembodiment, a group show in collaboration with the UTA Artist Space in Beverly Hills that addresses preconceptions of the black, male body (until January 25)."