The Gallerist Jumaane N’Namdi

Although he has made Miami his home only since 2012, Jumaane N’Namdi is a committed stakeholder. “Everyone here who’s involved in the arts has a mission to promote the arts in South Florida,” says the director of N’Namdi Contemporary Miami, a gallery in Wynwood. Although the neighborhood is increasingly dominated by retail stores, he insists art cannot be just a commodity. Instead, he finds himself allied with the Pérez Art Museum Miami and other venues “to put the city on the map … for people to come to see art.”