Founded in 2010 by Adriana Alvarez-Nichol, Puerta Roja pioneers the promotion of established and emerging contemporary Latin American and Spanish artists in Asia-Pacific.
Puerta Roja focuses on exhibitions that expand the understanding of Latin American artists’ contribution to the development of global art movements, selecting artists whose discourse remains relevant to Asia Pacific. Its programming has introduced master’s works from Mexican modernism to South American geometric abstraction such as Siqueiros, Carrington, Asís, Tomasello and Cruz-Diez. The gallery supports the internationalisation of emerging artists and has presented ground-breaking new media installations by Miguel Chevalier as well as works by conceptual artists such as Carlos Aguirre and TRES Collective. Exhibitions are regularly accompanied by a talk and community engagement programme.
Puerta Roja is firmly rooted in HK and prides itself in developing bridges that further the regional ecosystem and the local art scene. Its regional focus helps develop deep relationships with established collectors across Asia Pacific and nurture the next generation of collectors. Puerta Roja has significantly furthered its collector base by bringing top international standards to regional art fairs in Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea and Australia. It also collaborates with international collectors, galleries, and dealers representing Latin American artists and contributes to their efforts in Asia Pacific. Puerta Roja also intermediates in the secondary market, primarily between Asian and Latin American collections.
Puerta Roja proudly supports Para Site Annual Auction, Neptune, the WMA Awards, the Sovereign Art Foundation and regularly contributes to other social and environmental charities.