Adriana Alvarez-Nichol Appointed Co-President Alongside Angela Li



Hong Kong, 17 March 2018 – The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA) is pleased to announce new appointments within its Board of Directors. After five years of contributing as a founding Board member of HKAGA, former Vice-president of the Association, Adriana Alvarez-Nichol of Puerta Roja, has been appointed Co-President alongside Angela Li of Contemporary by Angela Li. The appointment comes as our former Co-President, Katie de Tilly of 10 Chancery Lane gallery, moves on to contribute to our strategic direction as Honorary Chair, President Emeritus.

Alvarez-Nichol founded Puerta Roja in 2010, the only gallery in Asia Pacific to specialize in Latin American and Spanish Art. She was one of the Board founding members since its foundation in 2012, contributing in several roles, most recently representing Hong Kong at the Asia Pacific Art Gallery Alliance. Adriana is a standing judge for the Women of Influence Awards in the Masters of the Arts category and an avid contributor and supporter of Hong Kong art organizations such as Para Site, Neptune and the Sovereign Art Foundation as well as other social charities. 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.

Alvarez-Nichol states: “I am honoured to take this new leadership responsibility at the Association after five years of serving on its Board. I have always been a staunch believer on the strength that comes from working together to expand the reach of art, our industry and the impact we can have in the community. I think the Association has achieved a lot in the last five years, firmly establishing the essential role that galleries play in the art ecology and building strong partnerships with other art organisations in Hong Kong and across Asia Pacific. We have engaged the collector and local community through an amazing programme of events that has grown every year. I look forward to working closely with Angela and the rest of our amazing Board to set the vision for the next five years and continuing to raise the bar for what we can achieve by working together. Our Board reflects the strength and diversity of the Hong Kong art gallery scene, and I am privileged to work with colleagues of such high professional standard in the industry”.

Catherine Kwai of Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery and Fabio Rossi of Rossi & Rossi will take up the positions of Vice-Presidents with Vincent Chan of Leo Gallery, continuing his duty as Director to responsible for Member Relations, Faina Derman of Sundaram Tagore Gallery as Programme Director, and Yas Mostashari Chang of Galerie Huit expanding her responsibility to become our Treasurer & Director for Community Engagement.

Fitted to the next stage for the Association, HKAGA’s new logo was designed by Stanley Wong/ 84000 Communications Limited. He is also known as “Another mountain man” (又一山人) and is one of the most dynamic and influential artist in Hong Kong. Stanley is well known for his Red White Blue series. The series of artwork based on the red-white-blue bags, which are commonplace in Hong Kong. The new logo that he designed for HKAGA reflects the vibrancy and identity of Hong Kong art galleries. The logo and branding will be rolled out first in our 2018 Art Gallery Guide released on 21 March 2018.

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