Pablo del Val joined Art Dubai in October 2015 and as Artistic Director is responsible for developing Art Dubai’s programme and the fair’s relationships with collectors, institutions and partners, maintaining and growing Art Dubai’s position as the world’s most global art fair.
Pablo’s wealth of international senior-level experience as cultural manager, curator and director spans several decades. From 2012 to 2015, Pablo was Director of ZONA MACO, where he was instrumental to the fair’s growth, boosting both numbers and quality of gallery exhibitors, as well as international participation and international perception. ZONA MACO is now reputed to be one of the most important meeting points in Latin America.
Pablo was the founding director of ‘La Conservera’ Center of Contemporary Art in Murcia, Spain, where he acted as Director from 2009 until 2012. While at ‘La Conservera’, he curated solo exhibitions by Lily van der Stokker, Valentin Carron, Elena del Rivero, Diana Al-Hadid, Eduardo Balanza, Xavier Veilhan, avaf and Markus Schinwald, among many others. Prior to that, from 1994 until 1998, Pablo was the director of Expoarte Guadalajara: the precursor to ZONA MACO and the fair that sparked the internationalisation of the Mexican contemporary arts scene