JADA Art Fair at Miami Art Week

The Jewish Art Salon is proudly participating in Miami Art Week’s JADA Art Fair & Artist-in-Residence Program. Organized by our member Jonatas Chimen and by Dana Blickensderfer, this program has two components: 

Art residency, Dec. 1-5, 2019.

Art exhibition with programming, Dec. 6-8, 2019.

The exhibition focuses on Judaism and immigration, exile, the Sephardic experience, the Jewish Diaspora, the Spanish Inquisition, Redemption, and the return home. 

This exhibit is sponsored by FeSeLa (1), the Sephardic Congregation of Florida, The Tribe, and the Jewish Art Salon. It features six Jewish Art Salon members: Jonatas Chimen, Katarzyna Kozera, Yitzchok Moully, Joel Silverstein, Carve Stone, and Yona Verwer, and a dozen guest artists.

Art in the 21st Century has largely shunned narrative-based artwork, claiming it as passé and obsolete. While “art for art’s sake” is a valid argument, narrative-based art for the sake of remembrance and teaching, and for reflection and inspiration, should also be celebrated. Thus, this initiative boldly recognizes the invaluable role of Jewish folklore, history, allegory, and even of religion, in the process of making and experiencing contemporary art. 

Venue: 1250 Normandy Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33141

Tickets & full program: https://bit.ly/2Dnq56c

Partial Program: 

Dec 1st – Thursday 5th: JADA ART ACADEMY PROGRAM Artist-in-Residency

Friday Dec 6th Exhibition:

  • 9.30 am – 6 pm: art tours/open to the general public 
  • Noon – 6 pm: Art Talks and Artist Interviews LIVE hosted by Grit Daily Live! x Miami Art Week 2019
  • 7.30 pm -1 am: Shabbasel *SOLD OUT*

Saturday Dec 7th:

8pm -1 am: art after party ($36 per ticket) – DJ performances by MIMI, Pixelsaur. This after party features a performance by Kosha Dillz

Although Kosha Dillz is the first immigrant to Israel to pursue a rap career, the New Jersey born hip hop artist was creating obscure moments in rap for many years. For 8 years, he became the #1 Jewish Rapper in Korea Town, landing collaborations with everyone from Matisyahu to Rza of Wu Tang Clan and cyphers with acts like ASAP Rocky. Always a man of randomness, his renegade street performances have landed him press coverage in LA Weekly to Grammy.com while Variety Magazine called him one of the top acts of SXSW 2019. After playing the Mojave stage at Coachella this last year with Subsuelo Crew post Kanye West’s infamous Easter Sunday Service wasn’t the biggest thing that happened for him at Coachella. Dillz managed to create Matzahchella; Coachella’s unofficial passover seder. He is schedule to play SXSW 2020 and curates an event called OY VEY SXSW, the festivals only jewish themed showcase where he invites Israeli bands and international Rap groups to play together. 

For his first visit to USA, since living in Israel, he will perform December 7 at Art Basel.

Sunday Dec 8th Exhibition:

  • 8.30 am -11.30 am: kids (free of charge)
  • 12 pm – 6.30 pm: art tours/open to the general public
  • 7 pm – 12 am: gala night *SOLD OUT*

Grit Daily Live! Miami Art Summit, hosted by JADA, brings epic, live journalism in an immersive art space in Miami. VIP breakfast, speaker’s dinner, and Miami’s hottest after party. We will be delving into a wide-ranging, diverse, and at times controversial set of ideas and questions. 

Registration + Champagne. Hosted by JADA at North Beach Miami, Grit Daily ups Miami’s content game, asking the real questions around expression, identity, and the gritty side of art and business.

Grit Daily Live! unpacks the core of art in the 21st century — both with industry creators and journalists who study the field. Grit Daily’s team — formerly CNN, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Vice, Verge, and Vox — will analyze art, brands, interactions and the top artists to explain it.


Over two days of action-packed content, we aim to immerse you in art in ways that have never been tested, make you question your beliefs about the de-beautification of art, help you utilize art as a tool to increase your well-being, productivity and health — and tell the story of where we have been, where we are, and where art might be taking us.


Friday December 6 (emphasis on immersive art and business)

  • Marcel Katz and Gerard Adams Dish on the Art of Instagram
  • Brands Can Do Art, Too
  • The Expression of Culture Through Architecture 
  • Experience Silence As Connection Not Xanax
  • “How Artists Get Big Attention!
  • The Marriage Between Art & Politics 
  • Street Art Fashion Icons With Bradley Theodore

Saturday December 7 (emphasis on Latin-X artists)

  • “¡Dale con todo! Meet Miami’s Rising Artists
  • The Globalization of Afro-Caribbean Art 
  • Painting with Cameras
  • “Latin X Artists Have Been Here All Along
  • “Branded Art Makes a Come Back
  • Is Art Getting Happier?
  • The Official After Party: we bring down the house with one of the top DJs in South Florida and performer Kosha Dillz. 

 Tickets and full program: https://bit.ly/2Dnq56c



The Jewish Art Salon is the largest Jewish visual art organization in the world. Based in New York City, it is a global network of contemporary Jewish artists, curators, art historians and art writers. The Salon provides important programs and resources, and develops lasting partnerships with the international art community and the general public. Since 2009 the Jewish Art Salon has organized dozens of art exhibits, workshops and events exploring contemporary Jewish themes, related to current issues, reflecting popular interests and broader societal memes. Many of these were intercultural or interfaith events in both Jewish and non-Jewish venues in the USA, Europe and Israel. In the New York area it hosts occasional salon sessions with international artists and scholars. http://jewishartsalon.org/


Founded by Jewish Art Salon member Jonatas Chimen and Dana Blickensderfer, JADA created a Miami-based version of the Salon model. They organize live performances, drawing atmosphere and a wide range of exhibitions. Their Wandering Masters Art Salon contributes to various interactive exhibitions by other artists whose works all have a focal point to the thematics around contemporary society, specific academic subjects relating to progressive art and controversy. https://www.wmasart.com/jada



Tickets: https://bit.ly/2Dnq56c

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