Ahead of its fair in Miami Beach, NADA has announced that SVIT, a gallery based in Prague, has won the first NADA x Exhibitionary International Gallery Prize. Awarded annually, the prize is co-sponsored by Exhibitionary, an app that offers a mobile gallery guide, and aims to bring galleries to the fair from regions that are typically under-represented.
SVIT, which was founded in 2010 by Michal Mánek, will now receive a small booth at NADA Miami Beach worth about $9,000. The gallery mainly shows work by young Czech artists, though it has also exhibited the work of artists from other countries and even hosted a Jordan Wolfson show before he was well known.
“I’ve never been to U.S. in my whole life and it’s been a goal to participate in NADA Miami Beach so winning the NADA x Exhibitionary International Exhibitor Prize is like a double fantasy come to life,” said Mánek. “It’s been a very encouraging and stimulating moment for me. After doing NADA Cologne in 2012 and 2013, I was absolutely sure that our first fair in the U.S. would be NADA Miami Beach.”
“We’re happy to have Czech gallery SVIT as the recipient of the first NADA x Exhibitionary International Gallery Prize, not only because they are an excellent gallery with an exciting proposal for their first fair in the U.S., but because it marks a new way that NADA can support our international community,” Heather Hubbs, the executive director of NADA, said in a statement.
NADA Miami Beach runs from December 1 to 4.