September 15 through December 2, 2023

Kampong by Christina Pettersson

Tuesday – Fridays, September 15 December 2, 2023 / 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *

*Last entrance at 3:00 p.m

The Kampong

Stretching from North Miami to Card Sound, the subtropical lagoon known as Biscayne Bay is a cherished ecological, recreational, and scenic resource that holds within it a vibrant tapestry of diverse stories and rich historical significance. Throughout its vast cultural continuum spanning over 10,000 years, the Bay has been a subject of comprehensive study due to its extraordinary natural and ecological systems. In this art exhibition, titled Biscayne we aim to deepen the public’s appreciation and pride for this unparalleled landscape of natural and cultural wonders 

Drawing inspiration from the term “Kampong,” meaning “village” in the Malay language, we seek to evoke the essence of kampong culture—a neighborly spirit rooted in humble origins, fostering a sense of community and collective responsibility. Kampong culture embodies the idea of looking out for one another, sharing in the joys of life, and carrying each other’s burdens. By intertwining the Bay’s captivating stories with The Kampong’s vibrant spirit, this exhibition aims to cultivate a deeper understanding of humanity’s place within nature. Through artistic expressions, we invite you to embark on a dynamic and holistic journey that unveils the past, explores the present, and inspires a future where nature and culture thrive together. Join us as we celebrate the beauty and interconnectedness of Biscayne Bay and The Kampong, and let us collectively craft a narrative that echoes through the depths of time.

Visitors to The Kampong can enjoy the Biscayne exhibit included in the price of admission for a garden tour. Parking is limited and online reservations are strongly encouraged. Reservations can be made via our online booking site. Email for additional information.

Exhibiting Artists

Adam Miller
Alberto Latorre
Alejandro Piñeiro Bello
Alissa Alfonso
Anastasia Samoylva
Antonia Wright
Beatriz Chachamovits
Bhakti Baxter
Carlos Betancourt
Caris Reid
Christina Pettersson
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Coral Morphologic

Davis Hicks
Frantx Zephirin
Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Rev. Houston R. Cypress
Jessy Nite
Jillian Mayer
Johnny Defeo
Justin Giunta
Lauren Shapiro
Leslie Gabaldon
Lee Pivnik
Loni Johnson
Magnus Sodamin

Marcos Castro
Margarita Cano
Michael Enns
Michele Oka Doner
misael soto
NaMa Native Landscapes
Naomi Fisher
Nicole Burko
Orlando Estrada
Paloma Teppa
Priscilla Aleman
Purvis Young

From left: Currated Cabnet by Beatriz Chachamovits, Magic Mangrove Cabin by Johnny Defeo, and Mangrove Lamp by Lee Pivnik.

Activations and Events

SOS: Saving Our South Florida Reefs – A Panel on Coral Health and Action
Thursday, September 28, 2023 | 6:30 p.m.
This panel discussion will feature experts in the field including:

The discussion will be moderated by Katherine Fleming, Founder and Director of Bridge Initiative and Curator of Biscayne, currently on view at The Kampong. Register online

Safeguarding Shores: The Art and Science of Mangroves in South Florida’s Landscape
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 | 6:30 p.m.
This panel will feature experts in the field including:

The discussion will be moderated by Tori Linder, Conservationist and Impact Producer. Register online

Biscayne: An Evening with Michele Oka Doner
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 | 6:30 p.m.
Register online

Closing Reception
Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Register online

This exhibition and associated events are presented in collaboration with Bridge Initiative.

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