Conceived by Dominican-born, New York–based curator Danny Baez, “Miami is Not the Caribbean. Yet it Feels Like it” is a group show at Oolite Arts in Miami Beach, bringing together a wide selection of artists with Caribbean heritage to reflect on Caribbean culture in Miami. For the show, Baez asked artists to consider their personal feelings towards the coastal American city that geographically sits on the Caribbean’s northern border.
The featured works, spanning multiple mediums, were created by Miami- and New York–based artists such as Destiny Belgrave, Kim Dacres, Mark Fleuridor, Amanda Linares, Jeffrey Meris, Na’Ye Perez, Monica Sorelle, Bony Ramirez, and Cyle Warner. Participating artists were asked to consider if and how Miami—as the home to the most Caribbean migrants in the United States, with Haitian, Puerto Rican, and Cuban neighborhoods, among many others—effectively reflects Caribbean culture.