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The Class of 2019? Meet 6 Fast-Rising Artists Having Star Turns at This Year’s Art Basel Miami Beach

As the art world descends on Miami for the annual Art Basel Miami Beach fair and the accompanying constellation of fairs and parties, there can be a lot of noise to distract you from the main event. To keep your focus on the art—and, more specifically, emerging artists worth knowing—we’ve pulled out a few buzzed-about rising talents you should make sure to seek out at the fair this year. Just don’t blame us if you can’t get off the wait list to buy.

Nona Faustine

Who: The 43-year-old African American photographer became something of a viral sensation on the strength of her powerful self-portraits, in which she wears only white heels and poses at sites in New York linked to the slave trade, offering a powerful reminder of the city’s dark history and the economies it was built on.

Based in: Brooklyn, New York

Notable Resume Lines: This year alone, Faustine was one of 10 winners of both the inaugural Colene Brown Art Prize and the prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman grants. She also received a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship for Photography and was a finalist in the Outwin Boochever Competition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. A graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts, Faustine got her MFA from the International Center of Photography/Bard College program, also in New York...

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