Grit Daily Miami Art Summit

Co-Hosted by JADA Art

Dec 6-7

#GritDailyLiveMiamiArt

Our Speakers

Marcel Katz

Marcel Kats

Miami native Marcel Katz is an art dealer and art agent willing to do whatever it takes to make an impact with the brand he created. Curated under the name, “The Art Plug”, Katz showcases work from artists of all levels of fame. It was in 2017 when he initialized Marcel Katz Art, an art dealership and pop-up gallery, alongside the fine arts publisher, Monsieur Marcel. Together they are The Art Plug, a cohesive brand and art agency helping artists push their potential while selling and promoting work while curating major events or localized pop-ups.

Bradley Theodore

Bradley Theodore is known for his colorful paintings and prints of fashion icons. He is a multi-disciplinary artist whose iconoclastic approach to art can be found internationally, from 10-foot murals on the streets of New York, Tokyo, and Milan, to sold-out solo exhibitions in London. Discovered by Maddox Gallery, Theodore was propelled to acclaim by critics and collectors alike.

Jônatas Chimen

Jonatas Chimen

Jônatas Chimen Dias DaSilva-Benayon, or simply “Jônatas” (b.1981), is a Brazilian-American Symbolist artist, author, and academic. His work explores personal and collective identity amidst an ever-changing cultural landscape. The artist’s exploration of identity is often drawn from his own family history of migration, adaptation, and hybridization. ​

Timo Weiland

Tim Weiland, popularly known as Timo Weiland, is an American fashion designer, disc jockey and entrepreneur, as well as the co-founder and creative director at The Lead. He is the proprietor behind Timo Weiland, the fashion line for men and women designed by Tim Weiland, Donna Kang and Alan Eckstein based in the Garment District of New York City.

Jennifer Matthews

Jennifer Matthews

Jennifer Matthews is an Editor-at-Large at Grit Daily. Based in New York and formerly a producer at CNN, she is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Recording Academy, Women in Music, and an ASCAP Affiliate. A media pro and producer of content, she mentors and advocates for diversity and is a regular on the events coverage beat for Grit Daily.

Kobi Karp

Kori Karp

Kobi Karp is the Founder and Principal of Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Inc (KKAID). Mr. Karp a registered Architect since 1988, with licenses in 15 different states, and founded the firm in 1996 and is the Principal-in-Charge of Design. KKAID is a full-service architectural and interior design firm providing a vast array of services, ranging from the design of large-scale, high-rise condominium and hospitality projects to boutique small-scale low-rise residential and commercial structures.

Jordan French

Jordan French is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily. An award-winning journalist, he is on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur. He is the founder of Notability Partners and the co-founder of BNB Shield, Lisbon Hill Farms, Status Labs, BeeHex, BlockTelegraph, and Grit Daily. A biomedical engineer and intellectual-property attorney, French is the author of upcoming book, The Gritty Entrepreneur.

Gareb Shamus

Gareb Shamus

Gareb Shamus, CEO of ACE Universe is a world-renowned pop-culture expert, founder of the largest Comic Con tour, and for over twenty years published the leading award-winning magazines covering Superheroes across movies, TV, toys, games, animation and comic books in 75 countries, and in dozens of languages.

Nima Veiseh

Nima Veiseh

Featured on the BBC and NPR, Nima’s unique training as both scientist and artist informs his perspective. Nima Veiseh painting explores the dynamic nature of memory and its reflection of the human condition. His process is enabled by Hyperthymesia, an extremely rare condition of having highly superior memory — an anomaly affecting 50 people worldwide, where he remembers every day of his life like film since the age of 15.

Avital Shtapura

Avital Shtapura

Avital Shtapura is a 2D/3D animator, voice actor, and songwriter born on April 9, 1999 in Haifa, Israel. Avital Shtapura is known on YouTube as Mag Magnet.

Dana Blickensderfer

Dana Blickensderfer

Dana Blickensderfer began her artistic career while working and living in New York City. Each canvas combines aspects of drawing, painting, collage and printmaking, all integrated. The large-scaled canvases illustrate Blickensderfer’s ongoing interest in painting and mark-making while extending her personal lexicon to a wide range of references, including Egyptian art, Arabic symbolism and European modernist painting.

Kosha Dillz

Kosha Dillz

Independent workhorse and lyricist Kosha Dillz has found a way to entertain the entire world for the past 5 years of his life. Having toured the entire world with everyone from Matisyahu to Rza of the Wu-Tang Clan and more, he has become a mainstay in the Hip Hop World and beyond, playing Paid Dues festival, BK Hip Hop Festival, SXSW, CMJ, Rock The Bells, and Vans Warped Tour.

Monel Aliote

Monel Aliote

In his paintings, Haitian artist Monel Aliote endeavors to convey the essence of a person to the viewer through portraiture. Going beyond a mere likeness, Aliote looks to the emotions, attitudes, intentions, and moods of the individuals he chooses to depict in an attempt to evoke the spirit and soul of the individual upon the canvas. These individuals, usually popular or influential figures in art or music, tend to be people whom Aliote admires and looks to for inspiration. As such, these paintings are powerful tributes to those whose work has helped him through tough times and inspired him to push himself to where he is today.

Laura Mueller-Soppart

Laura Mueller Soppart

Laura Mueller-Soppart is the Founder and CEO of Built Interest, a new age real estate development firm dedicated to unlocking the value of the shared economy in the built environment.

Camerin "Camo" Nesbit

Camerin “Camo” Nesbit is an emerging artist out of Pittsburgh with more than 40 murals under his belt. Camo is focused on building his portfolio of diversified talents, centered on painting, while taking heavy interest in a local movement of collaborating with likeminded individuals who want to push culture through embracing and sharing positive opportunities.

Chelzzz

Talk about a ‘Gritty’ artist, @therealchelzzz fearlessly tests the limits of gender norms through her heavy trap, bars, and aesthetic. Thrilled to have this upcoming musician on board.

Cesar Hernandez

Cesar Hernandez

Cesar Hernandez is a Breaking News Editor and Columnist at Grit Daily. He has worked for the past nine years as a public-policy advisor, political consultant, public-affairs strategist and government-relations professional. He is an avid public speaker and two-time TEDx presenter and lauded for his TEDx presentation titled: The Power of the Selfless Being.

Glenda Puente

Glenda Puente

Glenda Puente, AIA is a Miami-based architect and educator. She holds a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Florida, graduated with honors (Alpha Rho Chi Medal 2011) and studies in France, Mexico, and Italy.

Steve Suthiana

Steve Suthiana

Steve Suthiana is the Co-Founder, President and Chief Digital Officer of Grit Daily. He is a leading name in digital media and tech. After a nine-year stint growing Fast Company and Inc. Media, he has consulted for brands like Newsweek and Sports Illustrated. He is also the owner of Suth Media LLC, a boutique digital firm specializing in programmatic, advisory and investment.

Chris Panagakis

Chris Panagakis

Based in New York City, he is the Managing Editor of Grit Daily Live!. Chris came from the Wall Street Journal where he began and led WSJ’s Education Revamp, an initiative that transformed the least lucrative sector into a multi-million dollar business in 4 months.

 (emphasis on immersive art and business)

  • Marcel Katz and “Digital Jeff” Castillo 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

    Day 1 includes concierge coffee service and whipped cream! 

     (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?

    Day 2 includes concierge coffee service and whipped cream! And with a Peach Bellini Break.

    About this Event

    This year, Grit Daily Live! Miami Art Summit — hosted by JADA Immersive Art — brings epic, live journalism in an immersive art space in Miami. Don’t forget the VIP breakfast, speaker’s dinner, and Miami’s hottest after party!

    We kick it off with Registration + Champagne
    Hosted by JADA on 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.

     

    What can you expect?

    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.

    We got you covered with coffee + whipped cream and Peach Bellini breaks!

    Location:
    Miami
    1250 Normandy Drive Miami Beach, FL
    Miami, FL 33141

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    Event Schedule

    Day 1 (Dec 6th)

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Grit Registration
    Registration + Champagne Check-in

    1:00 PM – 1:35 PM
    Opening keynote: Fireside Chat 1
    Street Art Fashion Icon & Renowned Instagram Artist Dish
    With Bradley Theodore and Marcel Katz

    MC: Jonatas Chimen, Jordan French
    Moderated by: Jennifer Matthews
    Panelists: Bradley Theodore, Marcel Katz

    1:35 PM – 1:40 PM
    Intros and Sponsor Thank-Yous

    1:40 PM – 2:20 PM
    Panel 1
    Brands Can Do Art, Too

    MC: Chris Panagakis
    Moderator: Jordan French
    Panelists: Gareb Shamus, @TheRealChelzzz, Timo Weiland, JRapp

    2:20 PM – 3:00 PM
    Bellini Break

    3:00 PM – 3:25 PM
    Panel 2
    The Expression of Culture Through Architecture

    MC: Jonatas Chimen
    Moderator: Chris Panagakis
    Panelists: Kobi Karp, Laura Mueller-Soppart, Marcus Noel

    3:25 PM – 4:00 PM
    Ad Lib Break
    With concierge coffee service and whipped cream.
    Belgian chocolate power hour for everyone.


    4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
    Silence 1
    Correcting Western Confusion Part 1 –
    Experience Silence As Connection Not Xanax

    MC: Dana Blickensderfer
    Moderators: Jonatas Chimen, Jordan French

    4:15 PM – 4:40 PM
    Panel 3 (four media) + QA
    How Artists Get Big Attention!

    MC: Jordan French
    Moderator: Chris Panagakis
    Panelists: Camo Customz, Sage Storm, Isaac Pelayo

    4:45 PM – 5:20 PM
    Panel 4
    The Marriage Between Art & Politics

    MC: Jennifer Matthews
    Moderator: Steve Suthiana
    Panelists: Elsa Boutaric, Jonatas Chimen, Abby Berman, Emily Kenison, Avital Shtapura

    5:20 PM – 5:25 PM
    Final thank you and keynote intro

    5:25 PM – 6:00 PM
    Ending keynote fireside!
    Jeff Castillo & The Art of Instagram

    MC: Jordan French
    Moderator: Jennifer Matthews
    Panel: Jeff Castillo

    Day 2 (Dec 7th)

    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Investor Breakfast
    Grit Daily – VIP Breakfast
    Hosted By: Jordan French & Blickensderfer
    w/ Jeff Castillo, Marcel Katz

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Registration & Champagne + Strawberries
    Grit Registration Day II

    Hosted By: Jonatas Chimen & Chris Panagakis


    1:00 PM – 1:25 PM
    Fireside Chat 1
    The Death of Creativity? The Decline of The Arts in The Classroom

    MC: Jordan French
    Moderator: Jennifer Matthews
    Panelists: Abby Berman, J Rap, Isaac Pelayo, Marcus Noel

    1:25 PM – 1:30 PM
    Intros and Sponsor Thank-Yous
    TBD

    1:30 PM – 1:55 PM
    Panel 1
    The Globalization of Afro-Carribean Art

    MC: Jordan French
    Moderator: Jennifer Matthews
    Panelists: Jonatas Chimen, Monel Kaliote, Andrea Dempster, Angela Betancourt

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Ad Lib Break
    Explore the space in silence plus VIP private gallery tour

    3:00 PM – 3:25 PM
    Panel 2
    Painting with Cameras

    MC: Cesar Hernandez
    Moderator: Jordan French
    Panelists: Stephanie Agudelo, Helmut Koller, Dana Blickensderfer
    @TheREalChelzzz, Marco (Adopt the Arts)

    3:25 PM – 3:30 PM
    Ad lib break

    3:30 PM – 3:55 PM
    Panel 3
    Latin X Artists Have Been Here All Along

    MC: Chris Panagakis
    Moderator: Cesar Hernandez
    Panelists: Jonatas Chimen, Glenda Puente, Isaac Pelayo, Carlos Alvez, Marco (Adopt the Arts)

    3:55 PM – 4:00 PM
    Ad lib break

    4:00 PM – 4:15 PM 
    Silence
    Be silent. Enjoy the immersive art on the walls.

    MC: Jonatas
    Moderator: Chris Panagakis

    4:20 PM – 4:50 PM
    Panel 4 + Q&A
    How Media and Art Converge

    MC: Chris Panagakis
    Moderator: Jennifer Matthews
    Panelists: Taylor Boozan (Forbes), Jessica Rodriguez (Univision), Marco (Adopt the Arts), Kosha Dillz

    4:50 PM – 5:00 PM
    Thanks to JADA

    4:55 PM – 5:20 PM
    Panel 5
    Branded Art Makes a Come Back

    MC: Cesar Hernandez
    Moderator: Chris Panagakis
    Panelists: Nathan Beard, Ben Moon, Stephanie Agudelo, X TheArtist

    5:20 PM – 5:25 PM
    Break

    5:25 PM – 6:00 PM
    Ending Keynote Fireside
    Is Art Getting Happier?

    MC: Jordan French
    Moderator: Jennifer Matthews
    Panelists: Gareb Shamus, Nima Veiseh

    6:00 PM – 6:15 PM
    Emerging Artist of the Year Awards

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