Founded in 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is an established part of the annual art calendar and is recognized for providing its international community of emerging and established galleries with a dynamic platform for connecting with a global audience. PULSE offers visitors an engaging environment in which to discover and collect the most compelling contemporary art being produced today.
In 2016, after twelve years of providing a platform for the international art community in New York, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair decided to focus solely on the evolution of the Miami Beach edition. PULSE360 was launched in 2017, furthering PULSE's mission by bringing together an inclusive community for year-round experiences centered around art and culture.
PULSE Miami Beach will return to Indian Beach Park from Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9, 2018. For daily updates from PULSE, follow us at @PULSEArtFair.
Katelijne De Backer, Director
Katelijne De Backer brings over 20 years of art world experience to PULSE Contemporary Art Fair. Katelijne was recently the Director of Art New York and Aqua Art Miami. Prior to that she served as Managing Director of top contemporary art gallery Lehmann Maupin, where she oversaw several teams with locations in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood and the Lower East Side, as well as in Hong Kong. She spent over a decade as the Executive Director of The Armory Show, where she was instrumental in transforming the bohemian-style fair of 75 galleries to a world-renowned exhibition of more than 200 galleries. Earlier, Katelijne produced alternative music programs for MTV Europe. She is a native of Antwerp, Belgium and obtained her Master’s Degree in Sociology from the Free University of Brussels.
Elizabeth Boyle, Fair Manager
Elizabeth has been working with Ramsay Fairs since 2013 and has been handling exhibitor relations and operations as Fair Manager since 2017. Elizabeth has extensive background in fair management, as well as experience marketing and successfully operating art fairs. She earned her BA in Art History and is currently earning a Masters in Arts Administration.
Caitlin Britton, Sponsorship Manager
Joining the team in 2014, Caitlin explored various aspects within PULSE - from producing social media content to on-site production - before finding her niche in building and maintaining relationships between the fair and innovative brands to make the visitor's experience more dynamic. She graduated in 2013 with a BA in Communications Studies from James Madison University.
The Advisory Committee
Todd Hosfelt, Founder, Hosfelt Gallery
Todd Hosfelt founded Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco in 1996 with the belief that art is transformative -- with the power to change audiences’ world-view. In the past twenty-one years, he has curated nearly 300 exhibitions in a program that brings a refined aesthetic vision to an investigation of cultural, social and intellectual history. In addition to the San Francisco space, Hosfelt operated a large gallery in New York’s Chelsea district from 2006 to 2012. In 2012, he consolidated the program to San Francisco’s largest commercial gallery space, the first to be located in what is now called the DoReMi arts district. In 2015 Hosfelt founded a Digital Media Conservation Lab to preserve the aesthetic and conceptual integrity of artworks that use technological media. 2017 will mark the ninth year of Hosfelt Gallery exhibiting at PULSE Miami.
Mashonda Tifrere, Artist, ArtLeadHER
Mashonda Tifrere is an author, songwriter, artist and mother dedicated to combatting gender bias around the world by empowering female artists and curators internationally. For the past four years, Mashonda has represented and mentored artists, curated five international exhibitions, managed booths at art fairs and interned for various galleries. In 2016, she studied and graduated from the prestigious Christie’s Education in New York City with a degree in Art Business. That same year, Mashonda partnered with Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD and Gucci’s Chime for Change to launch ArtLeadHER on International Women’s Day, as a platform to celebrate and draw awareness to female artists in a male-dominated art world. ArtLeadHER seeks to achieve its mission by launching its Foundation in summer 2018, ultimately providing underserved and underrepresented girls in the New York area with ongoing access to the visual arts and its professional community.
Tarrah von Lintel, Founder, Von Lintel Gallery
Tarrah von Lintel founded Von Lintel Gallery more than 20 years ago and has continually developed its discerning curatorial point of view, predominantly featuring painting, photography and unique works on paper that are forward-thinking and challenging while maintaining an aesthetic tradition. Tarrah began her career in Paris, working first with Galerie Claire Burrus and then Thaddeus Ropac before opening her own gallery in Munich in 1993. Her gallery featured many NY artists, some of whom she continues to represent today, leading to her move to NYC’s growing Chelsea district in 1999. After 15 successful years in NY, the gallery relocated to a much larger space in the burgeoning Culver City arts community, in recognition of LA’s growing importance on the international art scene.