Founded in 2010 by Adriana Alvarez-Nichol, Puerta Roja is an art advisory focused on the promotion of established and emerging contemporary Latin American and Spanish artists in Asia-Pacific, Mexico and London.
Over the last 10 years, Puerta Roja has introduced masters’ works from South American Geometric Abstraction, Op and Kinetic Art to Mexican Modernism such as Soto, Tomasello, Siqueiros and Carrington. In 2017, the gallery presented the first commercial exhibition of Carlos Cruz-Diez in Asia. Puerta Roja also supports the internationalisation of emerging artists as well as presenting experimental mediums including, amongst others, the ground-breaking new media monumental installations by world renowned digital pioneer Miguel Chevalier, “nature made” paintings and installations by Fernando Pratts and Asia inspired bamboo mobile sculptures by Laurent Martin ‘Lo’.
Puerta Roja prides itself in developing cross-cultural bridges furthering the regional and local ecosystems. Intially focused on Asia Pacific from its base in Hong Kong, the gallery developed deep relationships with established collectors across the region partipating in fairs in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea and Australia. As of 2019 the gallery moved to an adivosry model and started developing projects in Mexico City and London.
Puerta Roja fosters collaborations with galleries and art organisations locally and internationally. Its community engagement and educational programme nurture the next generation of art enthusiast and the local public.
Alvarez-Nichol is a founding Board member and President Emeritus of the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association and was a standing judge in the Masters of the Art WOI Awards.