• A Platform For Emerging Artists

    Welcome to Our Vision

  • Empowering Emerging Artists One Exhibition At A Time

    Culture. Art. Music.

Welcome to Our Vision

Who We Are

Young Artist Initiative (YAI) is an innovative, atypical platform empowering emerging artists through conceptually rooted experiential exhibitions designed to foster community engagement and contribute a unique substance to the landscape of culture, art and music.

Art Basel 2017


Young Artist Initiative (YAI) Presents RAW, a 3-floor immersive pop up at the Historic Post Office Building in Downtown Miami.

RAW is a disruptive local presence during Art Basel empowering emerging artists during the most important week for the arts in Miami. This is the first and only art event to take place at the Historic Post Office Building.

In today’s world, we take our senses for granted and are distracted by the constant stimuli around us that leads us away from truly experiencing the present state. For its next installment, YAI has selected RAW as the curatorial thesis for site specific installations that strip the senses to their purest form; ready to be felt in a raw space. With over 50+ emerging artists interpreting the senses, RAW’s pop up aims to challenge, engage and awaken. 

So what happens?

Event Model

One Mission

YAI is a representation platform for emerging artists worldwide based in Miami, FL. YAI creates multi-sensory, immersive exhibitions in aspirational spaces and cultural landmarks.


Our priority is our artists. Our artists are the essence of our platform and everything we do is for their benefit. We seek to empower a collective of emerging talent and provide them with the resources to create at their highest capacity.

Innovative at its Roots

The groundbreaking element of YAI is that no two projects are the same. Different venue, thesis, and artists to create a new groundbreaking experience every time.

A Different Kind of Night Out

YAI disrupts the traditional exhibition model with a focus on social interaction between artists and attendees creating the perfect combination of entertainment and culture.

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Past Events

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  • 1111 Lincoln Rd
  • Lou La Vie
  • SLS Hotel, Miami Beach
  • The Moore Building

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