Carol Damian
2020 Art Circuits’ Critic’s Choice art writer

Carol Damian, Ph.D. is an Art Historian and Independent Curator specializing in the Art of Latin America and the Caribbean.  She is the former chairperson of the Art and Art History Department and former Director and Chief Curator of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University.



The Season is here, but not the way we expected. We live in the future!So, let’s be amazed and enjoy the openings - virtual, by appointment, socially distanced, masked – whatever it takes.I am happy to report that things are happening if you look, and Art Circuits can be the guide. Here are my picks for the month (everything open but check the protocol):


PAMM – The Perez Art Museum Miami

Opening on November 7 (in person)

Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection

The exhibition of over 40 works by international African and African Diaspora from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and the US, addresses themes of identity, colonialism, spirituality, everyday life, and abstraction, that collapses national borders in a kaleidoscope of voices that declare their artistic authority.

Zanele Muholi. Faniswa, Seapoint, Cape Town, 2018. Wallpaper. 137 8/10 inches. © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg, and Yancey Richardson, New York

MoAD at the Freedom Tower

Opening on November 5 (in person)


A major multidisciplinary exhibition examines humans' ever-changing relationship with technology, and the inescapable interface between our bodies and the screens. Especially appropriate for today, the exhibit features remarkably varied works from 59 artists and collectives who use the screen as a place to rethink the body and identity, especially as they relate to questions of gender, sexuality, class, and race.

Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Second Sex Ware Zone, 2016, DICKGIRL 3D(X) in VR format, headphones, vegan leather beanbag. Courtesy of the artist and Rodeo Gallery, London.


Nader Art Museum Latin America - NAMLA

Through November 30 (in person)

Women in Latin American Art

Works by Soraya Abu Naba‘a, Martha Boto, Tania Bruguera, Leonora Carrington, Lygia Clark, Miriam Costanza, Olga De Amaral, Eliane Duarte, GEGO, Carmen Herrera, Frida Kahlo, Beatriz Milhazes, Amelia Peláez, Betsabee Romero, Doris Salcedo, Olga Sinclair, Lolo Soldevilla, and Remedios Varo.

Lygia Clark, Bicho Invertebrado, Aluminium, 54 x 59 x 18.8 cm

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

November 21, 2020 – February 22, 2021 (in person)

New Art South Florida: South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition

Features 13 preeminent South Florida artists who are recipients of the 2020 South Florida Cultural Consortium awards.

Michel Delgado, These Complex We Carry Every Day, 2019, oil and mixed media on panel, 93 x 72 x 3 in.



Presents two solo exhibitions at the gallery:

October 24 – November 28, 2020 (in person)

Glenn Barkley: i contain multitudes
Melanie Daniel:AFTER THE FLOOD

Set in an antediluvian world in which humanity survives in hybrid forests and on the rising seas, this exhibition features solitary figures that appear as shadows or memories of people.

Glenn Barkley, known unknowns, 2020, earthenware, 10.5 x 6 in.

The Deering Estate

October 26, 2020 – January 31, 2021 (in person)

Rosemarie Chiarlone. Still Now
Sinisa Kukec. Facing Gaia

Rosemarie Chiarlone, Silent Ears, 2020  . Folded paper and paper with poetic text perforated by hand, 90 x 101 x 16 in. Courtesy of the artist

We welcome the Private Collection Open to the Public

Girls' Club in Fort Lauderdale
The Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Art Collection

Through November 14: (in person)

We’ve Got a Bright Place

Curated by Tayina Deravile
Group show featuring Jaynilee Hernandez, Felix Jackson Jr., Ashley Lindo, Shawna Moulton, Sharene Mullings, Christopher Nazon, Khaulah Naima Nuruddin and Chastity Pascoe. Eight South Florida artists persist in forming new conceptualizations of intimacy, anger, love, healing, and mourning. We’ve Got a Bright Place introduces a dynamic reimagining of Black identity and Blackness.

Jaynilee Hernandez, Y r they always crying, 2019.
Ashley Lindo, Love Notes, 2020.