AFRICA 2017 GEEKS

MEET YOUR FELLOW GEEKS

Mikhaile Solomon

Director
Prizm Art Fair
Lagos/Accra

Mikhaile Solomon was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is Caribbean heritage. Her parents are the from the islands of St. Kitts – Nevis. She is a graduate of Florida International University’s Graduate program in Architecture and completed her undergraduate degree in Theatre Arts at the University of South Florida. With her varied professional experience comes many years of developmental work in design, education, arts advocacy and community development.

In past years, Mikhaile has worked with several architecture firms in South Florida including Arquitectonica, EDSA, and Design2Form. In her design practice, she has worked on projects ranging from small scale historic preservation projects in Miami to large urban master plans. Her design practice, to date, has been holistic with opportunities to work on business development, contracts & negotiation, project management, and various phases of design projects including Design Development, Documents, and Construction Administration.

In 2013, Mikhaile founded and currently serves as Director of Prizm Art Fair, a cutting-edge art fair that expands the spectrum of exhibiting international artists from the global African Diaspora and Emerging Markets during Art Basel Miami Beach. Prizm’s mission is to exhibit a diverse roster of artists whose works reflect global trends in contemporary art, through a series of cultural events which culminates in our annual curated fair. Prizm’s roster includes artists from the Caribbean, United States, and Africa. Prizm has been featured in the New York Times, Around Town Magazine, Heart and Soul Magazine, Miami Modern Luxury and is deeply thankful for the support of the unwavering support of the Green Family Foundation. Prizm is also thankful to have been selected as a 2015 Knight Foundation, Knight Arts Challenge Finalist.

Mikhaile has also served as Director of Public Art for the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation where she fostered development of programming and facilitated the implementation of arts projects in the Opa-locka community in the South Florida region. In her role at the OLCDC, she worked with her team to project manage the development of their newly opened Arts Center called the ARC, a space to create artistic encounters that advance and strengthen the culture that characterizes the uniqueness of the Opa-locka community.

Mikhaile is currently actively involved in a number of leadership organizations that give her the capacity to emphasize the importance the arts play in the shaping of holistic communities. She is a newly matriculated Miami New Leaders Council Fellow graduate, now serving on the 2016 Executive Board to support next year’s fellowship class. Mikhaile is also a member of Connect Florida, a leadership program focusing on developing Florida’s existing and emerging leaders.

Mikhaile’s varied professional background has instilled a great capacity for leadership and her continued service to the Greater Miami community through the arts. Her hope is to help strengthen Miami’s cultural offerings and to participate in the creation of more creative opportunities for its residents.

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