Mónica Álvarez Careaga – New ARTESANTANDER director

As well as Artesantander, Mónica Álvarez Careaga has been in the art world for more than 30 years. She gained experience in organizing art fairs with different responsibilities at Artesantander (5 editions), Arte Lisboa (7 editions) and Swab Barcelona (7 editions). In 2016 she was the founder, along with two gallery owners, of Drawing Room Madrid, a fair specialized in contemporary drawing, which she has directed since then and whose sister fair, Drawing Room Lisboa, has gained a very important space in Portugal.

She has organized meetings, forums and festivals, such as the MAV Miradas de Mujeres National Festival in 2014, but fundamentally she has worked as a curator, holding numerous exhibitions in Spain and abroad. Some of them have been projects curated at art fairs such as Art Beijing, Arco Madrid, Set Up Bologna or MIA Photo Milano.

Her dual status as curator and agent in the art market overlaps in her exhibitions and collaborations with very relevant Collections: Norte, Navacerrada, Gabino Diego, García, ACB/Bárbara de Rueda, Carlos Vallejo, Centenera Jaraba, Diezy7/Joaquín Diez Cascón and Fernando Fernández, among them.