We’re taking our talents to South Beach.
Fresh off the successful launch of its first global edition in Seoul, Korea, earlier this month, Now Media’s flagship digital art experience Gateway is returning to its city of origin in style.
For its third edition, Gateway Miami will take over the iconic Faena Forum from Dec. 6-8, marking the first time the event has ever been held on South Beach during Art Basel Miami. The three-day activation will include an immersive audiovisual gallery of premier digital artists, conversations with thought leaders, and top-tier partner activations.
Situated in the heart of South Beach’s Faena District, the Faena Forum is an elegant venue designed by Rem Koolhaas and the OMA team, led by Shohei Shigematsu. It features two grand halls, a rose marble amphitheater, and ease of access from the week’s major art fairs on the beach. After two years of hosting Gateway in downtown Miami, the move to Faena Forum represents a significant evolution for the event series, showcasing the intersection of the digital and physical art worlds and the rapidly growing digital fashion and luxury category.
This year’s Gateway Miami follows last year’s five-day festival during Miami Art Week, which took over 12 buildings and two city blocks in downtown Miami. The event welcomed 12,000 visitors and featured leading brand partners such as Christie’s, Instagram (Meta), Porsche, FaZe Clan, RTFKT, Art Blocks, Alo Yoga, WME, MetaMask, 9dcc by gmoney, and more.
The Gateway Miami announcement arrives at a time of explosive global expansion for the franchise. Held from Sept. 6-8 in partnership with Factblock, Gateway Korea debuted as one of the main events at Korea Blockchain Week and drew more than 4,500 total attendees to its star-studded opening party and two days of speaker programming.
The largest digital art experience in Korea’s history featured over 75 artists and activations by Christie’s, adidas /// Studio, SK Telecom, Beatport.io, and Polkadot, and was hosted in partnership with LG Electronics, ARC, Kooksoondang, and I’m eco.
Highlights included the exclusive global premiere of Keith Haring’s first-ever digital works with Christie’s, Beeple’s first-ever exhibition in Korea, and adidas /// Studio’s launch of Residency, a web3-powered digital artist-in-residency program for emerging and established artists.
Building on the momentum of Gateway Korea’s smash debut, Gateway Miami promises to write yet another compelling chapter in the Gateway series’ celebration of creative cross-pollination.
Stay tuned for more details on Gateway Miami in the months ahead.