Art specialist, art dealer and founder of Puerta Roja gallery, Adriana Alvarez-Nichol explained to CoBo why she set foot in Hong Kong, why she feels so optimistic towards Hong Kong art scene; and which work she is going to bid at the auction !
About Adriana Alvarez-Nichol
Art specialist and dealer, Adriana Alvarez-Nichol founded Puerta Roja in 2010, the first and only gallery in Asia Pacific to specialise in Latin American and Spanish art. Adriana is founding Board member and Vice President of the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association, represents Hong Kong at the Asia Pacific Art Gallery Alliance and is a judge for the Women of Influence Awards in the Masters of the Arts category.
Prior to becoming an art dealer, Adriana’s long career in investment and private banking took her to Europe, Asia Pacific, USA, Africa and the Middle East. Adriana is an Economist and holds an MBA from the London Business School. She was also a recipient of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship and named as one of the “Top Ten Most Powerful Mexican Women Abroad” by CNN.
Under her guidance, Puerta Roja has become an influencing gallery in the local Hong Kong art scene and participates in the top international art fairs across Asia Pacific, including Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia and Australia. The gallery also collaborates with a wide network of renowned galleries from Latin America and Asia, international art dealers and non-profit art organisations. Puerta Roja is a proud supporter of Para Site and Neptune in Hong Kong. The gallery invests in the primary market, arranges for commissions, sources specific mandates and intermediates in the secondary market, primarily between Asian and Latin American private collectors.