pulse play 2018

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair Announces Selected Artists for PLAY

 Still from “Los Inocentes” by Diego Lama

Still from “Los Inocentes” by Diego Lama

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair and curators Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Pauline Jampol are pleased to announce the selected artists for this year’s edition of PLAY.

PLAY is PULSE’s dedicated showcase for video and new media, serving as a platform to encourage discovery within the digital realm. Following on the success of last two year’s call for submissions, this will mark the third collaboration between PULSE and curators Wahi and Jampol.

As selected by the curators, the theme for this year’s edition of PULSE PLAY is “A Violence,is a theme the curators chose to define in a broad sense, inviting artists to explore the multiple ways to interpret and contextualize the idea of violence beyond its physical definition. Contexts include: an internalized violence, a trauma, a political violence, a societal violence, a systemic violence, an intimate violence, and more. 

We are thrilled to announce the artists and videos selected for PULSE PLAY Miami Beach 2018:

·       Maggie Hazen, Call of the Lily

·       Renluka Maharaj, Lillah

·       Diego Lama, Los Inocentes

·       Alicia Smith, Erendira

·       MahlOt Sansosa, Étude de cas #75018: rien à craindre maintenant mais le soleil

Wahi and Jampol are Co-Founders and Directors of Project For Empty Space will host an exhibition at the organization’s Newark gallery space, showcasing the 2018 PLAY selections. The month-long exhibition, with an opening on October 10, 2018 from 6pm–8pm, underscores PULSE’s engagement with cutting-edge contemporary art both within and outside the fair setting.


Jasmine Wahi is a Curator, Activist, and the Founder and Co-Director of Project For Empty Space. Her practice predominantly focuses on issues of female empowerment, complicating binary structures within social discourses, and exploring multi-positional cultural identities through the lens of intersectional feminism. Wahi is also on faculty at the School of Visual Arts: MFA Fine Arts, where she focuses on Intersectional Feminism and Art Praxis. Her curatorial work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Vogue India, Hyperallergic, Whitewall, Artnet, and ARTnews to name a few. www.jasminewahi.com


Rebecca Pauline Jampol is a Curator, Designer, and Co-Director of Project For Empty Space. Her work is dedicated to cultivating impactful social dialogue and change through her interdisciplinary creative praxis, fostering discourse through a variety of projects ranging from gallery work and publishing to public art programs. Jampol is also currently a lecturer and professor of design at Rutgers University, Newark. www.rebeccapaulinejampol.com.

Previous play Curators include

Joey Lico, Curator and Director of Programming, Americas at The Cultivist
Stacy Engman, Independent Curator
Billy Zhao of the Marina Abramovic Institute
Lindsay Howard, Independent Curator