Programs + Special Projects

VIP Program

SCOPE is pleased to invite its Platinum and VIP Members for engaging conversations and integrations at the SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion. The SCOPE VIP Program for Miami Beach 2017 includes:

Panel Discussion
Amar’e Stoudemire in Conversation
Hosted by Sotheby’s
Moderated by Sotheby’s Contemporary Art SVP, Eric Shiner

Amar’e Stoudemire, The Melech Collection
Graham C. Boettcher, R. Hugh Daniel Director, Birmingham Museum of Art
Awol Erizku, Artist
Tangie Murray, Executive Director at Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Panel Discussion
Feminist Art for a New Era: Harnessing the Power of Art in the Fight for Women’s Equality
Hosted by artnet
Moderated by artnet Associate Editor, Sarah Cascone

Zoe Buckman, Artist
Carolina García Jayaram, President & CEO of National YoungArts Foundation
Jennifer Scanlan, Curatorial & Exhibitions Director, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Mashonda Tifrere, Founder of ArtLeadHer

Panel Discussion
Hosted by Def Jam
Moderated by Def Jam SVP of A&R, Noah Preston

Noah Preston, SVP of A&R, Def Jam
Jesse Boykins III, Artist
Devonte Hynes, Artist

*All SCOPE VIP Events are by invitation and confirmed RSVP only, first come first served, with no guarantee.

Official Party

Special Performance by Jesse Boykins III
Courtesy of Def Jam
Friday, Dec, 8, 9pm – 12am
ORA Nightclub, Miami Beach

*By invitation and confirmed RSVP only, entry based on capacity.

The Melech Collection

SCOPE is pleased to collaborate with The Melech Collection, launched by six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire.

Stoudemire will curate a 40 foot installation as a highlight of SCOPE Miami Beach’s Special Programs. With a sincere interest in nurturing the careers of emerging artists, Stoudemire has commissioned emerging Brooklyn artist, Steven Cogle, to create a site-specific work centered upon the contemporary artist’s role in creating a future history.

Citing African influences in his work, Cogle attributes much of his style to the environment in which he grew up: East New York. From this Brooklyn vantage point, Cogle interprets “sacred stories” throughout the African Diaspora, approaching his subject matter as “tribal Africa crossed with urban blight”.

Additionally, Stoudemire will conceptualize and lead a lively panel discussion in SCOPE’s Atrium, moderated by Sotheby’s Contemporary Art SVP and former Andy Warhol Museum curator, Eric Shiner.

Felipe Pantone

Chromadynamic Dimensional

Courtesy of Mirus Gallery

SCOPE has invited Felipe Pantone to create a site-specific installation for the Atrium of its Miami Beach Pavilion. Pantone will hand-paint hundreds of conduits to create a three-dimensional gradient computer glitch. Pantone approaches this work as humble attempt to combine imagery from the 21st century with the structural innovations established by the Venezuelan master Soto in the 60’s. Juxtaposed against a serene ocean backdrop, Chromadynamica Dimensional will greet visitors upon entry, and set the tone for a dynamic 18th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Felipe Pantone began his art career in Southeast Spain with graffiti art. From then on he was drawn to the art world and settled in the city of Valencia, Spain where he further developed his skills and distinctive avant-garde graffiti style. After establishing himself as an innovator within the graffiti world, with a career spanning the past decade, Felipe Pantone has abandoned letterforms, embracing abstraction, and drawing influence from various disciplines such as kinetic and op art. Felipe Pantone has anchored himself as one to watch within the contemporary field.

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series 2017

Emerging artists from all across North America have submitted their artwork to the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series competition for a chance to become the next grand prize winner. Now it’s up to you to vote on the pieces you think should move on to the Finals.

The two entries with the highest votes will be deemed the online winners and will advance to showcase their art at SCOPE Miami Beach. This year’s grand prize winner will collaborate with Artsy on a public installation in New York City, set to debut in 2018.

Discover new artworks at the Bombay Sapphire booths at G18 + H30.

Breeder Program

Long-established as the original incubator for emerging work, SCOPE’s Breeder Program celebrates its 16th year of introducing new galleries to the contemporary market. A remarkable opportunity for exposure, Breeder Program alumni include: Peres Projects, John Connelly Presents, Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Daniel Reich Gallery, Bischoff/ Weiss, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, SEVENTEEN, ROKEBY, Taxter Spengemann, Magical Artroom and Spinello Projects, among other notable galleries.



Futurist and “world soul” audio-visual artist Jesse Boykins III, the seductive LA-based songwriter/producer, will release his concept album BARTHOLOMEW this December with Def Jam Recordings.

Accompanying each track is a visual impression by Markus Prime. Stylistically simplistic, the content of each image captures the central idea of its respective song. Along with the digital release of BARTHOLOMEW, willl be a series of short video artworks, available December 8, 2017.

BARTHOLOMEW features a “who’s who” of rising musicians across the R&B, Hip Hop and Pop landscape, including Willow Smith, Odd Future member Syd (now of L.A. trip-hop band the Internet), Luke James, Noname, Little Simz, Bridgette Kelly, Dej Loaf and more. Jesse stars as Bartholomew, the astral man, as blunt as he is dreamy and explorative, in other words, the ideal Jesse. The album package includes “Visual Expressions” and its companion short film which he categorizes as a sci-fi romantic comedy inspired by songs and moments on BARTHOLOMEW.

Concepts by Jesse Boykins III | @jesseboykins3rd

Illustrations by Markus Prime |


A Column Health initiative curated by Colin Beatty and Craig Smith.

SCOPE is delighted to be working with Column Health’s Craft Guild to de-stigmatize addiction and raise awareness of treatment and recovery. For SCOPE Miami Beach 2017, Column Health has collaborated with New York-based artist, Tom Fruin, to create the exhibition “” that presents a selection of works spanning Fruin’s critically-acclaimed career and addresses shared issues of de-stigmatizing addiction.

The “” exhibition will include Fruin’s Quilt series composed of drug bags and other found detritus the artist collected throughout his exploration of New York City. A craft typically considered ‘women’s work’, quilting is oftentimes a deliberate narrative, and in Fruin’s case, a New York story that strengthened his optimism. Also on view is Fruin’s ICON series, an extension of the quilted drug bags., with a re-imagined narrative. Tom Fruin’s eponymous houses and water towers and internally lit, sculptural mosaics that function as beacons of color and light. These “Icons” transform mundane landscapes into vibrant expressions of humanity.

Column Health’s engagement in the production of art and cultural work is an intentional, purposeful approach to the conversations currently surrounding addiction and to provide a new space for these conversations to better address the stigma surrounding the disease of addiction. Reducing this stigma provides hope to individuals seeking more humane treatment for their illness and helps create a new model of connecting to community and engaging in de-stigmatizing dialog around the disease. Rather than disrupting the narrative, we want to facilitate these community connections through the support of art production and those artists whom are mission aligned and share the same hope for all those affected by this disease.