Carlos Urroz is the director of the International Contemporary Art Fair ARCOmadrid since May 2011. His contributions to ARCOmadrid include: forging the link with Latin America through the section ‘Solo Projects’, dedicated to solo artist stands; the section ‘Opening’ for young Galleries; and the ‘ARCO Professional Meetings’, a new activity format linked to the fair and aimed at experts, which has brought over 100 museum directors, biennials and professionals to Madrid each year. Urroz is the chairperson of the ARCO Foundation, for which he has put forward new activities such as the ‘Gallery Walks’, dedicated to the organisation of guided tours to contemporary art galleries. From 2005 to 2011, he created and directed UP (Urroz Proyectos), a company aimed at designing and implementing projects within the cultural organisation and communication context, collaborating with the Loewe Foundation and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, among others. From 1998 to 2006 he was the director of Galería Helga de Alvear. Previously, he had worked as the Deputy Director of ARCO, when Rosina Gómez-Baeza was director.

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