Sunday, November 30, 2014

Oceans of Notions for Basel

To coincide with ABMB 2014, Swampspace Gallery is pleased to present it's annual signature exhibition titled Oceans of Notions - Observations on the Ebb and Flow of Matter.  The installation will feature curatorial works by Oliver and Lucia Sanchez.  

Oceans of Notions will focus on the creative impulse, intrinsic to our dependence on water, the inhospitable allure of the oceans and our collective earthbound psyche.  Oceans of Notions is the curatorial debut of the father and daughter collaboration. 

Opening Reception November 29, 2014  7-11pm
Closing Reception December 27, 2014    7-11pm
Open daily Monday-Saturday  11-7pm   

Swampspace Gallery has been an artistic mainstay in the Miami Design district for over a decade. Swampspace is a recipient of the prestigious Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant 2014.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Kamel-Bak - Performance Series - Design District

Please join us for another remarkable night at the Design District's Site-Specific Performance Series. Shows start the fabulous De La Cruz Bldg for a musical interlude with the New World Symphony. Then we stroll over to 3900 N Miami Ave for a sneak peek at the intriguing Gina Gionfriddo's U.S. Drag. Finally we top off the attractions with Kamel-Bak at Swampspace featuring the antics of David Rohn, Adora and Jasmine Kastel and their outrageous triple threat Homo-sapien Collabs made all the better with cool smooth libations compliments of Grey Goosey Juicy.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Choosy People Choose Swampspace

We Need Your Vote to Make 2015 Our Best Year Ever.

We also need your Peeps Votes so Share with Friends.

Please take a moment to Text: 

VOTE5 to 22333

For international calls - Toll Free

Text: VOTE5 to 747-444-3548

Voting Ends November 17

Winner is Announced December 1, 2014

For Further info Visit:

Monday, October 13, 2014

Swamptoberfest and People's Choice Award

Press Release  - October 13, 2014

Swampspace Gallery to Partner with the Knight Foundation of South Florida. 

The director of Swampspace, Oliver Sanchez announced today the nomination of the gallery by the Knight Foundation to their People's Choice Award, South Florida.  The announcement is a welcomed recognition for the maverick artist run project space located in the Miami Design District for nearly a decade. 

Swampspace is pleased to present an Open House that focuses on the People's Choice Campaign. Everyone is invited to our Campaign Opening on October 22ndSwamptoberfest will be a spectacular celebration featuring special performances by Otto Von Schirach the untamable, Oscar Fuentes the Biscayne Poet, The Candidate by David Rohn and Adora, installations by Sleeper, Magnus Sodamin and other oddities courtesy of Miami's most intriguing artists.  

Swampspace was founded on the premise that promoting artistic values increases civility among diverse groups that make up our greater community.  It presents monthly exhibitions ranging from visual arts and sculpture to theatrical performance and musical interludes.  With nearly fifty exhibitions and critical acclaim, Swampspace is now recognized to be a place both sophisticated enough for arbiters of taste and unvarnished enough for the iconoclast.

The People's Choice Award highlights small arts groups making a difference in South Florida.  It's part of the Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest funding the best ideas for the arts.  Winners of both the challenge and People's Choice will be announced in December.

Voting for People's Choice Begins October 20th Ends Nov 17. 

Vote for Swampspace by phone: 

Text VOTE5 to 22333
(No space between VOTE and the number 5.  For international callers, text VOTE5 to 747-444-3548)

For further information visit: 

3940 N. Miami Avenue  Miami, FL 33127


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Valley of Tears

To jump start October and our nomination to the Knight Foundation 

People's Choice Award 2014


is sentimental in presenting 

Valley of Tears
One Night Only

paintings by Adolfo Sanchez

Mark your calendar:

Swamptoberfest is October 22nd

A night of celebration like no other.

Join us for the Campaign Blast-off
and stay tuned for details on... 

How to Vote for Swampspace!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Noel Morera - Copper Fest

Swampspace is pleased to host the Copperbridge Foundation presention of "Postcards from Havana" by Noel Morera. The exhibition features Morera's  seminal painting inspired by his life on the coast of Havana, Cuba today.  Copper Fest 2014 fosters dialog among international cultural groups focused on the arts. 

"I have had hallucinations on the Havana coastline and the landscape changed according to my thoughts. They are nothing more than static views of the same scene, renovated by the passion to see more of what they tell me."   -Noel Morera

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Poor Happy

We hope to explore the space between childhood imagination and adult content as seen in painting, sculpture and installation. Carmen Tiffany investigates the significance of childhood imagination in relation to the destitute and isolated regions of rural Western culture. Inspired by children's media, Tiffany's work subtly uses fantastical characters that blur the line between predator and prey in a haunting beauty. Boehmer's sculptural work speaks to the relationship between soft materials such as yarn, wool, faux fur and fleece, with a subject that is repulsive and violent. This process of seduction and brutality lead Boehmer into a dialogue about relationships, who we are and what we can become. Nigon is interested in the parallax nature of our existence in which we have an insatiable drive to improve while living in a state of constant decay. His process involves a periods of feverish construction followed be reckless dismantling and assemblage until the form becomes a complex "living" thing, which contains a personal history and an implied truth. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Nature Links by Jenna Balfe

Swampspace humbly presents

Jenna Balfe

Nature Links for Lifelong Learning Student Art Show

Saturday July 12, 2014
Time: 6-10?

Nature Links for Lifelong Learning is a non-profit that serves the population of young adults with developmental delays.  By connecting these young adults to the natural world through organic gardening, habitat restoration, exercise and healthy habits, through community events and by reawakening an awareness of the beauties of nature and the expressive arts, we help them unlock the creative powers in themselves and in all of us.

This show at Swampspace is the culmination of our expressive arts session at Saturdays by the Bay on Virginia Key Beach. We have had several artists from the community come to Nature Links to teach students their craft, to name a few, Mauricio Abascal came and taught videography, Monica Uszerowicz made collages and Bhakti Baxter came and made sand sculptures. We are hoping that this show will inspire more artists from the community to come join us at Nature Links. This population has a creative voice which needs to be heard and mixed with the rest of our community!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Grand Opening - Low Tide Shopping

Swampspace is adrift when presenting:

Low Tide Shopping
Salvage courtesy of Gustavo Oviedo

Opens June 14  -  7-11pm

Gary Fonseca
Jeffery Noble
Jason Hedges
Johnny Laderer
Diego Guzman
Gustavo Oviedo
Jose Felix Perez
Mario M. Gonzalez
Emmet Moore

“Low Tide shopping” is an expression that refers to the act of retrieving debris from shorelines which have been left behind by high tides. The title alludes to subconscious ideas rooted into people as a result of their environment. Most of the pieces presented were created by the
artists without prior knowledge of this show, later to be chosen for their correlation to one another and unique interpretations of their shared surroundings. Together, they highlight how strong of an effect our environment play on our lives, subsequently the subject matter and concepts explored are each a bi-product of these experiences. Whether through mere accumulated observation or an active process of exploration there is a common denominator in which these works connect.
Join us Saturday, June 14th for the first opening reception at the new 'Swampspace' location.

image: Mario M. Gonzalez
"untitled" November 26, 1957


Bricks, Mortar and Swampy

Swampspace is failing sideways.

New Location

open daily

3940 North Miami Avenue - FL 33127

Monday, April 28, 2014

Rush! Perishable. another swampy opening

Swampspace parentally presents

Rush ! Perishable.

From Cradle to Grave

Opens May 3    7-11pm

Come join in a celebration of graduation and what it's like growing up swampy. 
Visit and marvel at the whimsical displays by this distinguished cast of artists who were recently recognized by our very own National Young Arts Foundation. 

Joshua  Forges
Amy Hixson
Paloma Ixquierdo
Michaela Manzieri
Ana Remis
Mika Rosenberg
Sebastian Ruiz

150 NE 41 Street
Miami Design District

Monday, February 10, 2014

DDoubleVVision - with Brian Butler and Jaime Salazar

Swampspace is adrenalized in presenting


Concert Art by Brian Butler And Jaime Salazar

A Joint Exhibition of Drawings and Photos taken throughout Miami's Music Scene - 

With Special Performance by Nixa and Testotra

Opening  February 28th, 2014     7-11pm

"Double Vision" is a collection of artwork made at concerts in Miami and throughout Florida. Photographer Jaime Salazar and illustrator Brian Butler consider the concert their workplace. To them, the music hall is an improvised studio, a place littered with unpredictable muses, capable spilling beer, randomly vomiting, or stage diving directly into you. These are the scenes that keep them returning, confidently snapping photos, or quickly doodling the scene. Through the filters of photography and illustration, both artists capture the raw energy of the concert; highlighting the weird, wild, and ugly.


Special Thanks to Sweat Records and Gramps


a swampy valentine's

"You don't marry someone you can live with - you marry the person who you cannot live without."

happy valentine's day 2014 
to all you moist swampsters, 
from mr and mrs swampthing.