Derek Fordjour’s Worst to Be First, 2019, and Cecilia Vicuña’s Quipu Gut, 2017. Photo: the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Pérez Art Museum Miami Adds Works by Eleven Artists to Its Collection

The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has acquired works by eleven artists for the museum’s permanent collection: Maria Berrio, Carlos Estévez, Teresita Fernández, Derek Fordjour, Abbas Kiarostami, Hun Kyu Kim, Pierre Malphettes, Christina Pettersson, Anastasia Samoylova, Barthélémy Toguo, and Cecilia Vicuña.

“Through the support of our donors and the collectors council, we are able to expand PAMM’s collection with the work of these exceptionally talented artists,” said PAMM director Franklin Sirmans. A museum announcement also noted that the acquisitions are an example of the institution’s commitment to diversifying its holdings.

Among the new works are a hanging installation by Fernández, which was gifted by Rosa and Carlos De La Cruz and will be included in the artist’s upcoming retrospective at PAMM in October 2019; a new painting depicting an African American tennis player by Fordjour, which was gifted by Allison and Laurence Berg and Stephanie and Leon Vahn; Toguo’s monumental oil painting portraying the brutal history of the Rwandan genocide, which was gifted by Jorge M. Pérez; and a large-scale installation of unspun wool by Vicuña, which was purchased with funds provided by PAMM’s Collectors Council.