Inside Feelings, Outside Voices: Reflections from Miami brings together the work of ten BIPoC artists living and working in Miami Dade County.
In November 2020, Green Space Miami launched the Green Space Initiative. This community effort sought to amplify the work of Miami-Dade County artists who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPoC) as the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown brought a halt to South Florida’s arts scene, cancelling events and opportunities for artists to exhibit, perform, teach, and work.
A committee of Miami’s cultural leaders and educators came together to select 10 artists from hundreds of submissions. From Pérez Art Museum, FIU Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami, PRIZM Art Fair, Little Haiti Cultural Center, and other Miami-Dade cultural organizations, the Initiative team united around shared principles of inclusion, community empowerment and education. The ultimate ambition of the project was to build a show for all to witness the work and voices of these artists in person.
Through these paintings, photography, sculptures, installations and videos, the 10 artists selected for the award address race, gender, immigration, justice reform, healthcare access and education, illuminating life in Miami and critical issues of our time and place. Their work reminds us of urgent conversations, which the pandemic intensified, and continue to inform and stimulate the work of Miami’s artists.