Hilton-Asmus Contemporary

Context - Art Miami




November 30 – December 5, 2021

Booth B14

I AM OCEAN, displayed at ART MIAMI/CONTEXT (booth #B14) is a celebration, through both photography and sculpture, of the element that composes over 70% of our planet and 70% of our bodies. Inspired by our gallery’s conservationist undertakings, I AM OCEAN seeks to inspire positive change through exposure, displaying the incomparable majesty, depth, and power that Earth’s oceans encompass. It is, ultimately, a reminder that human beings and water exist within a symbiotic realm of one another, and that water is the fundamental essence of life.

General Admission and VIP passes available now.

Please contact us at arica@hiltoncontemporary.com if you would like to attend.

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Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure I invite you to join us for our first major art fair in two years. We are thrilled to participate in the CONTEXT Edition of ART MIAMI.

Opening night is Tuesday, November 30th. If you are unable to be in Miami next week, you can still see our exhibition remotely on Artsy! (We will send you links.)

Our theme this year is I AM OCEAN, featuring works from acclaimed photographers, filmmakers and marine biologists Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, co-founders of leading ocean conservancy organization SeaLegacy, alongside David Yarrow (UK) and internationally known artists and sculptors Kostis Georgiou (Athens, Greece), Hugh Arnold (south of France), Sophia Collier (California), David Gamble (UK) Jack Perno (Chicago) and Christian Voigt (Hamburg, Germany).

Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen will be in attendance for the fair, with an artist talk to follow.

We also be featuring David Yarrows latest recreation of yet another scene from the Wolf of Wall Street film titled, “Get the F***Off My Boat.” Our exhibition will be awash in ocean related imagery. Excuse the pun!

After much planning and praying, we at last received (in the nick of time) two monumental sculptures (an 8 ft Red Diver and a life size Blue Bull with dancer on aluminum (along with a charming Hedgehog and a few other smaller pieces) from our friend and one the most celebrated artists from Athens, Greece, Kostis Georgiou. The sculptures will be exhibited in the Special Projects section of CONTEXT.

If you plan to be in Miami, please reach out to us. We will send you VIP tickets to the show. We look forward to seeing you, either in Miami or back in Chicago.

With my warm regards,


Hilton Asmus Announces second location at the Morgan Arts Complex in Bridgeport

Hilton-Asmus Contemporary

Chicago — July 21, 2021 — Arica Hilton announced today Hilton | Asmus Contemporary will expand into a second gallery space in the Morgan Arts Complex, a newly renovated building dedicated to the arts, design and film in Chicago’s burgeoning arts neighborhood of Bridgeport.

The beautifully designed timber loft space marks an important step as the Gallery looks to its future. Nine years ago, Hilton | Asmus Contemporary opened its 1200 square foot gallery on Wells Street in the River North Art District. Today, the second location in Bridgeport is a natural progression in the expansion of the gallery. Incorporating a “library” wing, the new location will offer art and poetry books on loan to its clientele, as well as for purchase.

Global advocate Arica Hilton states, “For me, art is life. It is and always has been my goal to present exhibitions that will provide the audience a sense of wonder and amazement about our natural world and the world that resides within ourselves. We will continue to advocate for and present exhibitions with a humanistic approach highlighting and inviting a dialectic discourse to investigate eternal ideas. In this sense, I believe it is important to remind ourselves that art is everywhere and in everything we touch. I am excited to present our art library to our collectors, which will be a combination of art history books along with contemporary books by many of the artists we represent.”

Over the years, Hilton | Asmus Contemporary has presented publicly acclaimed exhibitions, from “Divina Natura” by Italian artist Marco Nereo Rotelli illuminating the Field Museum with a sound and light installation inspired by Dante’s Inferno; to a group exhibition of “The History of the Chess Queen – or the Advent of Feminine Power”; to introducing the acclaimed photographer David Yarrow to the Chicago art world; and presenting its first virtual exhibition, “Humanity – A Survey of our Times,” a multimedia show that epitomizes the complexity of human existence.

To launch the new Bridgeport location, world renowned conservation photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier will debut their first exhibition in Chicago titled “Origins” on August 27, 2021.

Hilton | Asmus plans to redesign the Wells Street location in River North.