Called the Topography of Memory, the piece includes over 100 clay towers and suspended spheres cast in a warm amber glow from the walls and immersed in mist.
"Rosa, like many Brazilians of her generation, faces questions and confusion in trying to piece together her own ancestry," said the team.
"The fading memory of her grandmother, a core figure in bringing together the threads that make up her fragmented family history, is one of the main inspirations for Topography of Memory."
"With this commission, Rosa aims to explore our collective ways of remembering, drawing a connection between the erosion of the earth and the erosion of memory."
The work consists of ceramic towers and spheres of various sizes dispersed throughout a central room at Collins Park Rotunda in Miami Beach, a satellite location from the fair's primary location at the nearby convention centre.
Some spheres sit on the ground, while others float above, suspended from the ceiling.
The towers sit together in groups of twos or threes, or individually, each ending in a small, hand-shaped point.
Rosa, who often works with clay in pursuit of exploring human connection to earth, believes the material stores memory.
The installation's various pieces were made from clay sourced by hand from around Rio de Janeiro and fired in an underground pit, furthering the materials' connection to the earth.
The ceramic towers are representative of stalagmites, while the orbs above recall a planetarium.
Together, they pay homage to the "underground world and the infinite cosmos".
Sallisa Rosa is based in Rio de Janeiro and Amsterdam. She works across photography, video, performance and installations.
The photography is courtesy Audemars Piguet.
Topography of Memory is on view from 5-17 December 2023 at Collins Park Rotunda in Miami, US as part of Art Basel Miami Beach. See Dezeen Events Guide for an up-to-date list of architecture and design events taking place around the world.