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. Since 2019, Puerta Roja moved to an advisory and project based art consultancy expanding to Mexico City and London. 

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