Gallery Name: Daniel Azoulay Gallery
Owner: Â Daniel De Azoulay
Artistic Director:Â Natasha Nesic
Opening Date:Â 1999 at the Design District (previous location: 3900 N.E. 1 St Ave Miami, Florida 33137)
Current location: Â 3301 N.E. 1st Ave. Miami, Florida 33137
Website: Â www.DanielAzoulayGallery.com
Â· How did your interest in the business of art start?
I began to work as a photographer in the year 1966. Ever since, I have worked with photography and its evolving technology. In 1999, I decided to open Miami’s first photo gallery.
Â· Is this your first gallery?
Â· What made you decide to open a gallery in Miami?
When I first opened, Miami lacked a photography gallery. I felt that there was a need to have a home for photographs, photographers, and their ideas.
Â· Do you have a specific artistic vision or style for your gallery?
Yes, I wish to bring together various masters of contemporary photography establishing a place for visual and conceptual stimulation.
Â· Who is your favorite artist ever?
Â· Who is your favorite current Miami artist?
Francie Bishop Good
Â· What about them do you like?
Her concepts are most intriguing.
Â· What are your goals for the gallery?
I strive to unite photographers from all over the world in various series of shows that display talent while shinning the light on photography. I want my gallery to be the epicenter for Miami’s photography scene.
Â· Have you seen any effects of the economic turmoil this past year?
Â· If so, what kind of effects and what are your strategies in dealing with them?
Effects: Artists have resorted to lowering the prices of work that would otherwise be more expensive.
Strategies: I think that now is a good time to represent/research emerging artists.
Â· Do you show at any art fairs, either locally or in other cities?
Yes, Photo Miami.
Â· If so, how have those experiences gone for you?
These fairs open an enormous window of opportunity where one can establish useful contacts.
Â· What would you say is the one most important idea for an artist to know when it comes to getting recognized by a gallery?
This idea encompasses notions on work presentation, selection of portfolio images, consistency, and a strong image concept.