Addison Wolff
Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez
Amanda Linares
Anna Miorelli
Chantae Elaine Wright
Chloe Sailor
Ernesto Gutiérrez Moya
Katelyn Kopenhaver
Liz Beltran
Luna Palazzolo-Daboul
Mariana Angel
Marilyn Loddi
Smita Sen
Susan Kim Alvarez
Zoe Schweiger

Zilberman is thrilled to announce an Open Call for Young Fresh Different: Miami Edition, in collaboration with Fountainhead Arts.

Young Fresh Different (YFD) aims to provide a platform for young artists and foster dialogues between them and the gallery. Originating in 2009 as a means of connecting with young artists in Turkey, YFD has since evolved into an annual group exhibition curated by an independent jury.

As Zilberman continues to evolve, so does YFD, expanding its reach beyond national borders with the addition of the Florida and Berlin editions. This expansion signifies a new chapter for Young Fresh Different, aiming to engage with diverse artistic communities globally and provide opportunities for emerging artists beyond Turkey.

Young Fresh Different Miami, in partnership with Fountainhead Arts, offers emerging artists in Florida a unique opportunity to showcase their work. Selected artists will receive a $300 USD honorarium, and their artworks will be exhibited in a group show at Zilberman Miami in the Design District, available for sale during the exhibition.

Submission Guidelines:
- Eligibility: Artists under 35 years old based in Florida are invited to apply.
- Application: Artists are required to complete and submit an online form available on our website.
- Submission Requirements:
- An image of one finished and available artwork per artist.
- Portfolio showcasing the artist's body of work.
- Deadline for Applications: April 20
- Click here for the application form

Selection Committee:
A distinguished selection committee will evaluate and select the artworks for exhibition. The committee includes:
- Curator: Omar López-Chahoud
- Collector: Teresa Enriquez
- Zilberman Representatives: Gladys Garrote & Nazli Yayla
- Artist: Omar Barquet

Selected Artists will be announced on May 8th

Exhibition Details:
- Venue: Zilberman Miami, Design District
- Exhibition Dates: June 28 - August 23

Omar Barquet born in 1979 in Chetumal, México; he holds a degree in Fine Arts from "La Esmeralda". Barquet has received numerous awards, including the Young Artists Fellowship in painting and printmaking from FONCA and the MACG - Bancomer Arte Actual Grant in 2009. He’s been awarded in various artist-in-residency, including CAPACETE in Rio de Janeiro and Casa Tomada in São Paulo; in MAAS, NYC; Fountainhead, Miami; Tupac, Lima; Vestfossen in Norway, and Kiosko in Bolivia, among others. His works were selected for the XV and XVI Tamayo Museum’s Painting Biennial, and have been shown in national as well as international museums, galleries, and institutions. In 2018 Omar started his first international public art project, a 7,500 sqft mural entitled “Oiseaux Exotiques”, commissioned by Related Group for the Paraiso Bayviews complex, in Midtown Miami.

Omar López-Chahoud has been the Artistic Director and Curator of UNTITLED. since its founding in 2012. As an independent curator, López-Chahoud has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions in the United States and internationally. Most recently, he curated the Nicaraguan Biennial in March 2014. López-Chahoud has participated in curatorial panel discussions at Artists' Space, Art in General, MoMA PS1, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. López-Chahoud earned MFAs from Yale University School of Art, and the Royal Academy of Art in London.

Gladys Garrote is a Cuban-born, Miami-based art historian and curator. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Art History from Havana University, where she worked as a professor from 2014 to 2022. Alongside her academic pursuits, Garrote has collaborated in organizing numerous exhibitions featuring Cuban and international artists. Themes such as feminism, cultural memory, the rewriting of history, collective identities, and the politics of sex and eroticism frequently appear in Garrote's essays and curatorial work. She is the co-founder of the feminist curatorial collective ClitSplash and serves as the co-curator of The Erotika Biennale. Garrote was a pioneer in the NFT movement in Havana, Cuba, from 2020 to 2023, facilitating the involvement of over 100 artists and contributing to a new economic model for the arts on the Island. Currently, she holds the position of Gallery Associate at Zilberman Miami.

Teresa Enriquez is a Miami-based attorney and avid contemporary art collector. She is the Vice President of the Board for Fountainhead Arts, a residency program for visiting national and international artists which empowers artists by making connections that lead to growth in their work and careers, providing time and space to experiment and challenge their practice, and mentorship and business skills to help them lead thriving careers. Teresa also serves on the Board of Dimensions Variable, a non-profit gallery founded and led by artists committed to funding artist development, curating innovative exhibitions, hosting engaging discussions and presenting and supporting contemporary art in Miami. Her greatest joy is co-parenting her four children with the love of her life, Michael.

Nazlı Yayla, (1990, Istanbul) graduated from Boston University with a double major in Art History and Sociology. She pursued her master's degree in Political Science at Sabancı University. Throughout her career, she has held positions in various art institutions and galleries, including the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston, Rezan Has Museum, and Art On Istanbul, and has made contributions to Art Unlimited magazine. From 2018 to 2022, she served as the grants and projects coordinator at the SAHA Association. Currently, she is the director at Platform 82, a non-profit project space in Berlin, and continues her work at Zilberman as the director of institutional relations.


Zilberman Gallery acts solely as the host venue for the Young Fresh Different Miami Edition exhibition and is not responsible for the production, shipping, or transportation of artworks to and from the gallery premises. Any arrangements regarding production, shipping, or transportation of artworks are the sole responsibility of the participating artists or their designated representatives. While Zilberman Gallery endeavors to provide a safe and secure environment for the display of artworks during the exhibition, it shall not be held liable for any damages, losses, or delays incurred during the production, shipping, or transportation process. Participants are advised to ensure that all necessary arrangements are made for the safe and timely delivery of their artworks to and from the gallery premises. Zilberman Gallery assumes no responsibility for any issues arising from the production, shipping, or transportation of artworks. By participating in the Young Fresh Different Miami Edition exhibition, artists acknowledge and accept the terms outlined in this disclaimer regarding production, shipping, and transportation arrangements.

Zilberman Gallery reserves the right to update or amend this disclaimer as necessary.