2019 PRESS

“Best Art Fair: Satellite Art Show. As Art Basel has evolved into a gazillion-dollar money-making affair, much of Miami Art Week has become traditional, less risky, and, well, predictable. But Satellite Art Show consistently brings the weird and the whimsy. Case in point: At last year’s edition, the first thing to catch your eye as you entered might have beenSnoop Dogg Hot Dogs, a collection of giant inflatable hot dogs in buns with the rapper’s face at one end. And there’s more to this fair than mere spectacle. Local artists such as Milagros Collective and Sleeper also contributed creative cred to the show, along with 38 exhibitors from across the nation. It’s a throwback to the days when doing Basel meant witnessing striking pop-up performance art and an exhibit staged in an abandoned storefront that was probably illegal. As Hyperallergic put it: “Miami Beach’s Satellite art fair is not a release from an inundation of art, but perhaps it’s a reminder of why you like art in the first place.”” - MIAMI NEW TIMES

“An Anti-Mainstream Art Fair Feels More Like an Immersive Bazaar - from the outset Satellite establishes a vibe that’s more experiential, with late-night hours, after parties, and the kind of creative energy we don’t often associate with art fairs.” - HYPERALLERGIC

“an experience that’s less about the money and more about the artists, with a focus on the independent and experimental.” - BEDFORD AND BOWERY

In an increasingly market-driven art world, one art fair is still all about the artists: The Satellite Art Showfounded in Miami in 2015 by artist Brian Whiteley. The scrappy fair, which has hosted editions in an abandoned hotel and a parking lot full of shipping containers, has announced its first full-fledged New York edition.” - ARTNET

“the top 5 things to do in Austin” - AUSTIN CULTURE

“Events You Should Definitely RSVP To” - BOSS BABES

“SXSW’s draw makes it an optimal occasion to stage other, like-minded and art-centric events. This year is the inaugural edition of Satellite Art Fair Austin, March 13 through 17, expanding the artist-run organization’s reach and collaborative practices.” - SVA

“Elizabeth Axtman's "Dark Meat" Opens in Austin TX at Satellite Art Fair” - White Hot Magazine

“Just in time to coincide with Austin's big ol' media hullaballoo – you know the one – here's the national Satellite initiative energizing the already vibrant MOHA with 30 interactive and immersive exhibitionspresented by galleries, curators, artist-run spaces, and nonprofits from across the United States.” - AUSTIN CHRONICLE

2018 PRESS

“Sometimes you come to Miami for art fairs and you end up fatigued and a little depressed about the rampant commercialism of the art market; Satellite is a respite from all of that and reminds you why artists make art in the first place.” - BMORE Art

Satellite Art Fair, conceived and directed by Brian Andrew Whitely. The show had an authentic DIY quality with magical, inspiring work. The participants were engaging and welcoming.” - Bushwick Daily

Satellite Art Show moved from a hotel to a parking lot this year at Art Basel Miami Beach and the result was nothing short of astonishing. Every curator and artist was given a shipping container of their own to fully showcase their vision. Needless to say, things got pretty interesting.” - Guest of a Guest

“Every year, Satellite Art Show manages to cut through the noise of Miami Art Week by taking the art fair model and completely dismantling it. This year, Satellite returned to its North Beach digs with a unique serving of visual and performance art.“ - miami new times

“Power, like beauty, can lie in the eye of the beholder, so be prepared:SOFT POWER at Satellite Art Show is overwhelming to behold.” - ANTEMAG

“5 Outstanding Discoveries at Miami Art Week’s Satellite Fair” - ARTNET

”The Satellite Art Show, an art fair aimed at fostering the careers of young dealers, artists, non-profits and artist-run spaces, has told Glasstire that it will make its Texas debut in Austin during 2019’s South by Southwest (SXSW) week. Although Austin’s art scene is strong, SXSW events have typically focused more on music, film, and technology, with the exception of Flatstock, an annual exhibition of gig posters and other printed materials. In light of this, Satellite has pointedly chosen SXSW weekend for a reason: the fair wants to find specific cultural moments to which it can add its own footprint, and SXSW is a prime opportunity. To some, the annual festival that takes over Austin once a year has a reputation of exclusivity and pretension — inaccessible panels and musical performances that feel as if they’re blocked off by a velvet rope.  Satellite bucks these ideas, opting for a model of inclusivity. Satellite feels that it is important to show viewers the real culture of a community and place — culture that sometimes isn’t a part of the mainstream. It’s important to note that Satellite isn’t anti-SXSW. Instead, the fair is rounding out the week of events in Austin, showing perspectives that are alternative to those who already have the podium.” – GLASSTIRE

“The 2018 edition of the Satellite Art Show, in its new Miami location, will run December 5–9, concurrent with NADA Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach and a dozen or so other fairs.” – HYPERALLERGIC

2017 PRESS

“Satellite Is the Only Fair in Miami Giving Out Free Haircuts in an Abandoned Hotel.  The fair is a heart-based gift to the emerging art community. The epitome of the establishment, Art Basel Miami Beach takes over the massive Miami Beach Convention Center, while Art Miami erects a sturdy white tent overlooking the water. The three-year-old Satellite Art Show, on the other hand, does things a little bit differently up at the old Ocean Terrace Hotel in North Beach.  Unlike elegant hotel fairs further south, Satellite’s venue is bare bones. The property, slated for demolition, has no plumbing. The facade is crumbling, and the exhibiting artists have no qualms with altering their environs. One art collective cut a hole in the wall separating their two rooms. Another artist carted in 2,000 pounds of sand. They have, as the promotional materials proudly proclaim, complete creative control.” – ARTNET

“The loose, DIY nature of the fair forces communication between artist and spectator. In other words, you feel encouraged to talk to the people in the booths, the artists, the gallerists, the other creative types who are attracted to this strange festival.  Most people who come to Miami during Art Week use it as their playground, but the folks at Satellite use it as a canvas. Only one is doing Basel right.” – MIAMI NEW TIMES

“Satellite Art Show, which opened its third edition this week in the North Beach neighborhood of Miami, promises something different from the usual corporate fair experience. Satellite . . . fills the void left by Miami Art Week’s soullessness through collaboration, direct engagement and fun. Seeing the ramshackle fair venue — an abandoned hotel on Ocean Terrace ablaze with flickering, faulty neons — is refreshing after a week of glitzy art events and beachside parties.” – FINANCIAL TIMES

“SATELLITE Art Show on unstopable trajectory… SATELLITE proudly occupies the liminal boundary between contemporary art and cultural trendsetter, serving as a glimpse through the looking glass into the future of groundbreaking art.”- ARTEFUSE

“Satellite is a great chance to take a break from the exclusive, hands-off art fairs dotting the Miami Art Week landscape and engage with some unique and accessible work.” – BMORE ART

“One feels at ease at Satellite because of the friendliness and unpretentiousness of its exhibitors. Everyone is welcoming and enthusiastic to help the viewer engage with the work, and it’s easy to get caught in interesting conversations with the artists milling about. This friendly atmosphere also makes interactive work particularly successful at Satellite. Both the viewer and the exhibitor have to be engaged in order for certain interactions to work, like say, a hair stylist offering her services to visitors, or an installation mimicking the setting of an exclusive beachy nightclub, which only three people may enter at a time. Satellite is a great chance to take a break from the exclusive, hands-off art fairs dotting the Miami Art Week landscape and engage with some unique and accessible work.” – BMORE ART

“One fair in particular broke the conventional mold. At Satellite Art Show at the abandoned Ocean Terrace Hotel, performance and virtual reality were in. Commercial concerns were entirely beside the point as guests wandered into dilapidated bathrooms and old guest rooms, finding each one exuberantly decorated (pink balloons in a bathtub, filled with black lights, centered by a stripper pole, etc.).” –OBSERVER

“This raw, edgy alternative art fair is in a new home for year three, taking over the abandoned Ocean Terrace Hotel in North Beach. The artist-run collective is presenting a cross section of progressive programs driven by activism, curiosity and creative expression.  Expect fresh and quirky.”  – WALL STREET JOURNAL

“This three-year-old fair is the most delightfully weird and artist-driven one to hit the beach (or anywhere else in Miami). Now, Satellite returns to its first location, the old Ocean Terrace Hotel in North Beach, and features an exciting schedule of exhibitors. Best of all, there’s Performance Is Alive, a four-day performance art program that includes performances by the sea, a pajama party, film screening, impromptu interventions, and lectures. Most of these works address human rights, cultural and sexual identity, and mental health; others provide whimsical reprieve from the state of things.” – HYPERALLERGIC

“Miami Art Week 2017: Women Artists Adress The Female Body. Eight Statement-making works about empowerment and reclamation” –COOL HUNTING


“There’s room for every kind of woman in Miami Beach, but only one bad bad woman.” – HUFFINGTON POST

“Art Basel Miami Beach 2017: This Year’s Best Parties” – MIAMI NEW TIMES

2016 PRESS

“Miami Beach’s Satellite art fair is not a release from an inundation of art — but perhaps it’s a reminder of why you like it in the first place.” – HYPERALLERGIC

“Satellite is keeping it weird and wonderful. It’s the only art fair I can think of that offers tattoos and lap dances alongside virtual reality cinema. Returning galleries (and quite a few new ones) have continued the tradition of impressive booth makeovers.” – ART F CITY

“Revolutionary! Satellite Art Show 2016’s Stellar Second Act. The second launch of The Satellite Art Show blazes a path forward for experimental art during Miami Art Week 2016’s commercial-driven endeavors.” – ARTEFUSE

“The quirky art fair stood out among Miami Art Week offerings. Where else are you going to have this much fun?” – ARTNET

“SATELLITE remains a bright star in gloomy art week.” –  ART F CITY

“At Satellite, there was a wide range of work on display, but what was most refreshing about the experience was that after the first hour, I forgot I was in Miami or at an “art fair” at all. Everyone was warm and welcoming–artists were simply sharing their work.” – TWO COATS OF PAINT

“I liked this fair better than I thought I might. Having so many people talk to me was heartening, seeing so many people working hard is encouraging, and these people are the future of the art world” – BMORE

“The Most Uncanny Installations of Miami Art Week” (SATELLITE featured three times) – VICE CREATORS PROJECT

“The Satellite Art Show was an explosion of youthful energy and creativity. Suddenly I was in an artists’ playground where each room had another experience waiting in store thanks to a constant rotation of performances. It was like running through a funhouse of exciting young art.” – ARTSPACE

“Satellite was a hub for the anti-machine artists, not only were there many Artists from Brooklyn — read Bushwick — there were artists from around the world who were all pushing back against the white monied corporate art scene, proving that art is for the masses by the masses and beautiful and gritty and driven.” – GALORE

“SATELLITE, a fair that champions uncensored creativity and a multi-disciplinary mix of high and lowbrow contributor serves as the antidote to Basel’s more white-walled fare.” –PLAYBOY

“The week brought many once-in-a-lifetime, sometimes-quirky experiences, like at Satellite in the Parisian Hotel on Miami Beach. Performance artists Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw alternated floating in a “cereal bowl” in the hotel lobby, while upstairs a group of printmakers showed patrons how to create works, New Hampshire’s Rick Skogsberg offered hand-painted shoes and a consortium offered pole-dancing lessons.” – MIAMI HERALD

“Satellite offers a down-to-earth ethos, heavy on the DIY, with none of the Art Basel glitz. Scruffy and, we thought, admirably anti-professional, there was real warmth and charm at play here. Every room had been prepared for Art Week, with clever and intentional choices of lighting, wall and ceiling treatments, furnishings, and in some rooms, temporary flooring.” – BITTER SOUTHERNER

“Now in its second year, SATELLITE is a rough and ready newcomer, to Miami Art Week. It is the antithesis of the main Basel fair, exhibiting emerging art in its basic form, i.e. no frames or much wall art.” – ARTLYST

“Artist duo Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw intend to critique the profusion of satellite displays by swimming around in a makeshift bowl of cereal located outside the Satellite Art Show.” WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Nestled on the second of three floors of this most wacky and artist-powered of the Miami art fairs, artists addressed the interconnected subjects of landscape and environmental destruction, race, gender, consumer capitalism, labor, violence and eroticism. In short, the range of issues that arise when the medium is the ever-political, ever-present body.” – PERFORMANCE IS ALIVE

“At Satellite Art Show, we morph from casual observer to essential participant, slightly distanced to majorly engaged, idealistically dressed-up to practically naked, iPhone gazing wallflowers to students of exotic dancers. While Basel’s volume stays a soft warm buzz, and its motion like a winter stream melt, Satellite’s sound was amplified through-the-roof and its movement a party-style throb. The warping carpets and ocean themed wallpapers were as integral as the art itself. Not only gallerists, but the artists were personally there to explain, discuss, and include attendees in their projects. The work was social, political, spiritual, comedic. It was intimate and interactive. It sought not to sell but to give. It desired not to hang on an indoor wall but to actively transform the outside world which birthed it.” –CARTWHEELART

An artist-run, experiential affair, Satellite debuted last year as a free-roaming fair with a young crowd. This year it has settled on a centralised home and has a lively programme of events that takes in a post-feminist tattoo parlour and a queer strip club.” – THE FINANCIAL TIMES

Each space at this fair offers an opportunity for visitors to collect new works of art along with experiencing art in new and unique ways … SATELLITE 2016 will feature more than 50 international exhibitions by the most progressive organizations of current time.” – BLOUIN ARTINFO

“Satellite Art Show provided a raw ground for artists collectives and curators to experiment in building a multi-sensory experience for fair goers. Once a cozy Art Deco inn, each room of the luminous South Beach-centered Parisian Hotel was  transformed  from ceilings to bathrooms, inundated with a creative force on reimagining the ordinary in extraordinary ways.” – DIRT

“In many ways, Miami Art Week is about spectacle and making a splash, and the second edition of the SATELLITE Art Show is set to do just that” – ARTNET

This is an artist-run and concept-driven alternative fair that includes music, performance, new media and technology. For example: They’re planning a a queer strip club, a virtual reality lounge, a post-feminist tattoo parlor and after-hours entertainment in the hotel’s penthouse curated by NYC alt venue Trans-Pecos.” – PAPER

“Only in its second year, SATELLITE is the scrappy, crazy newcomer, and bills itself as the anti-Basel. The show features 45 spaces, emphasizing concept-driven rooms rather than the salon style of the typical art show. It’s also planning a rogues’ gallery of wild happenings, such as a gigantic installation at the entrance with people dressed as steampunk Greek statues playing Ping-Pong, a house party in the Pérez Art Museum Miami penthouse, a gay DIY strip club and tattoo parlor.” – MIAMI NEW TIMES

“Alex Paik: Interview with the artist and curator on his upcoming Satellite Art Fair” – ARTE FUSE

“SATELLITE is now located next door to Aqua Art Miami, and right in between Art Basel and UNTITLED – ARTNET

2015 PRESS

“The Best 25 Shows of 2015” (featured twice) – ART F CITY

SATELLITE was sizzling with a creative energy that couldn’t be found anywhere else. – COOL HUNTING

For the first time, the pretension of the art scene was brought down to its most deserving, creative, and uninhibited level in the confines of a structured art fair that was interested in showcasing the more pioneering, original faces, works, and sounds of art. – MIAMI NEW TIMES

“Putting Artists First at SATELLITE. Projects like this are an essential to understanding art, and until this year, they were all but absent during the Miami fairs.” – ART F CITY

“An exhibition that consciously engaged the body of the viewer. Likewise, explicitly performative events that took place in the hotel were intimately intertwined with the space itself.” – PERFORMANCE IS ALIVE

“What we took away from The Satellite Show Miami Beach was that we are on the wave of something that is growing. There was an atmosphere of pure creativity within a community of like-minded artists who were more interested in sharing ideas and insights than competing on sales: this was “art for art’s sake” – SLUICE MAGAZINE

“SATELLITE just closed, but things stayed interesting here up until the end. While Art Basel had a stabbing, we had a wedding.” – ART F CITY

Inside a vacant beachfront hotel—destined to be torn down—different artist collectives and galleries from all over the country (plus Vienna) were each allotted a room to take over during Miami Art Week. – COOL HUNTING

“SATELLITE offers a refreshing setting to view art that won’t make you feel like a lab mouse scurrying around a white-walled maze.” – HYPERALLERGIC

SATELLITE was a cool kids party. Each night last week, Satellite turned the attention of fair-goers from the art on the walls to performance art, interactive installations, and musical shows – MIAMI NEW TIMES

SATELLITE hosted a pop-up bar at the pharmacy counter selling affordable “remedy”drinks with ingredients such as B12 or cough syrup alongside vodka. It was a far more accessible commodification of “wellness” culture and booze than Basel’s bar—and that was reflected in the diversity of those who attended SATELLITE’s event last night. – ART F CITY

We are doing something that is legit musically, real on the underground level, something that is gritty, raw, and rife with gravitas! We are trying to avoid sensation and spectacle, we are aiming at heads who care about music and aesthetics and who also like to have fun in a low key, dialed in way. I think all of that basically is nothing like Basel. – FLAVORPILL

SATELLITE art fair will transform five Miami Beach properties into art installations. In various states of repair, rebuild or abandon, the alternative venues are not your typical white nylon tents. Dotted throughout the blocks spanning 67th street to 75th street, a hotel, a pharmacy, a parking garage and the North Beach bandshell will serve as the foundations for the fair, their raw features contributing to the overall curatorial vision. – LONE PALM

Brian Whiteley, is the founder of this year’s new SATELLITE, he has curated multiple exhbits including a special project, inviting artists to create their own version of a Miami Beach Gift Shop. A recreation of the classic seafront souvenir store, the artists have made their own version of beach towels, bongs, and tack. – ARTSLANT

“The Anti-Fair” – BMORE

“Outside of Art Basel: Decaying Miami Beach Hotel Turns Into Eclectic Art Gallery for One Last Hurrah” – HUFFINGTON POST

“This is going to be great.” – ART F CITY

SATELLITE show blew me away, largely because it was housed in an abandoned motel. Each artist/curator/collective selected to participate was given one of the motel rooms to do with as they pleased. The effect was inspired, unusual, and completely interactive. It also pushed viewers boundaries of comfort as they entered what felt like people’s private rooms. The decaying structure of the motel only added to the show’s intrigue. – MIAMICITO

Many renowned art curators and organizations are taking part in this endeavor, having gotten involved in a number of projects in music, performance, installation, new media and technology activities. – WIDEWALLS

“an innovative new fair, cheekily titled Satellite” – ART NET

“a series of installations and performances at vacant waterfront properties along Collins Avenue in North Beach, including an abandoned steakhouse, pharmacy and an outdoor art deco amphitheatre (Satellite, 1-6 December)” – ART NEWSPAPER

“experimental projects in unoccupied properties” – PAPER MAG

Satellite will present works of art, music, new media, and “technology activations” by progressive orgs such as White Box and artists like Pussy Riot. – MIAMI NEW TIMES

“Top 5 places to check out. Satellite understands Miami like no one else.” – CRAVE

“These arbiters of sonic taste, along with hip gallerists, will fill oddball spaces like SurfMed Pharmacy on Collins Avenue, a parking garage and the North Beach Bandshell with incredibly significant musician-artists. The long list of acts includes Ghostface Killah, L.A. DJ Total Freedom, his label mate Kingdom, and Miho Hatori from Cibo Matto. Pussy Riot will be showing art in a group show called Recycling Religion, so you never know who might hit the stage.” – TIME OUT MIAMI

“We’re especially excited that Brooklyn bar and concert venue Trans Pecos is setting up shop there with sets by Fade to Mind and Michael Beharie, among others.” – ARTSY