Art Basel Miami Guide DJ Mia Moretti
Art Basel Miami Guide DJ Mia Moretti

Dj Mia Moretti’s Guide to Art Basel Miami

Words by Jody Hume | 12.1.15
From cutting edge contemporary art exhibitions to fashion collaborations and  film premieres, Art Basel Miami is a must-go December destination for the art and culture-loving jet set. Whether you’re curating your art collection, scoring invites to the week’s most exclusive parties or just soaking up some December sunshine, our Fashion & Arts Ambassador, DJ Mia Moretti, has got you covered with her insider’s guide. Read on to discover which artists to watch, can’t-miss art fairs, nightlife hotspots, plus songs selected to get you feeling the arty Miami vibes.

1: NADA Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Guide DJ Mia Moretti

Where: FontaineBleau Hotel
What: Go to see new and emerging contemporary artists.

Art Basel Miami Guide DJ Mia MorettiTorey Thornton, Shh. Come inside. It’s so warm., 2014; image courtesy of Moran Bondaroff

Artist To Watch: Torey Thornton will have a piece at  Moran Bondaroff, booth No. 5.19.
MANWear: Mix and match pattern, texture and color, and channel your favorite funky art school teacher.
Nearby Hotspot: It’s next door to the Soho House so pop into Cecconi’s for an Aperol Spritz at the bar and a truffle pizza.
Inspo track: O Superman by Laurie Anderson

2: El Tucan Supper Club

Art Basel Miami Guide DJ Mia MorettiPhoto courtesy of El Tucan Miami

Where: Miami’s glamorous homage to cabaret and 1940s Cuba.
Insider Tip: Gio at the bar makes the best Mojitos in town.
Wear: Take a cue from Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface and steal the show with a Halston gown.
What: Head early for a dinner show with CuCu Diamantes and Alain Perez, stay for the 11-piece Latin orchestra that follows.

Art Basel Miami Guide DJ Mia MorettiPhoto coutesy of Amor Cronico

Inspo Track: Vengo by Cucu Diamantes

3: Art Basel Miami

Art Basel Miami Guide DJ Mia MorettiPhoto courtesy Art Basel Miami

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center
What: 267 leading contemporary galleries showing at booths this year.
Booth To Watch: Mary Boone Gallery
Wear: Gallery Girl Chic

Art Basel Miami Guide DJ Mia Moretti

Inspo Track: Eli Eli by Misun
Nearby Hotspot: Head a block over to Collins Avenue and lounge at Lobby Bar in the beautiful new Nautilus Hotel (18th and Collins).

4: National Premiere of “Ossession Vezzoli”  with Interview Magazine and UTA Fine Arts

Art Basel Miami Guide DJ Mia Moretti
Francesco Vezzoli
Who: Guest of honor Francesco Vezzoli, art dealers, art agents and art buyers.
Topic Of Conversation: Wow, who’s the DJ (hint, hint)?

Art Basel Miami Guide DJ Mia Moretti

Inspo Track: All My Lovers by Starchild & The New Romantics


Wear: Go baroque in a Prada metallic cocktail dress and make like your favorite artist’s muse who stepped right out of a painting. This Rochas roll up clutch is perfect to stash your paintbrushes, so you can join in the festivities too.

Inspired by Mia’s guide? Find more of her outfit picks in her curated Art Basel edit.

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