our founder

Art 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 a founding Board member and President Emeritus of the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association and is a standing 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. 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.