Spiritedly called “the capital of Latin America” Miami is an ideal destination to see some of the finest of contemporary art affiliated with the region. This month, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) opens a much-awaited retrospective by Columbian sculptor Doris Salcedo, while NSU |Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art showcases an impressively cohesive collection of film work by Cuban performance artist Ana Mendieta (1948-1985). In Wynwood’s Ascaso gallery, the Venezuelan artist Carlos Medina presents Essential, an exhibition featuring canvasses, sculptures and installations that explore geometric abstraction.

Fancy a trip to North America? The New World School of the Arts presents new work and fresh ideas by its Rising Stars. Also in the region, Trilateration at Diana Lowenstein gallery features work by contemporary Miami-based artist Michael Loveland, Texas-based artist Andy Coolquitt and New York Tel Aviv-born artist Tamar Ettun promising challenging “performative” installations.