Edge Zones, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

Edge Zones Contemporary

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Miami Beach, FL

Founded by Dominican/American artist Charo Oquet, in 2003, Edge Zones opens its doors at 2214 North Miami Ave., Wynwood. It was the second year that Basel Miami Beach came to Miami it was all very exciting and fresh, this was very much the beginning of what we know today as the Wynwood Arts District. There were only a handful of established galleries: Locus Projects, Bernice Steinbaum, Dorsch to name a few. Wynwood was sometimes scary, but at the same time wide open with lots of wonderful large and reasonably priced warehouse spaces for rent and artists studios dotting the neighborhood. We came to be there because I had my studio in a 25,000 Sq ft building that was for sale. I convinced the owners to allow me to start to do exhibitions beginning December, Basel/Miami Beach 2003 with the idea of activating the building and helping its sale. In 2004 we incorporated and became a 501-c3 artists run non-profit organization. We developed a comprehensive approach to arts and cultural experience reaching across racial, ethnic, generational and economic divides by design.