Carlos Urroz


Carlos Urroz is Director of ARCOmadrid

Carlos Urroz Arancibia is the director of ARCOmadrid since May 2011. The International Contemporary Art Fair is dedicated to creating a market for contemporary art in the country. His contributions to this project include forging the link with Latin America through the section dedicated to solo artist stands (Solo Projects), the new section for young galleries (Opening) and the “ARCO Professional Meetings”, the new activity format linked to the fair and reserved for experts in the different fields, which has brought over 100 museum directors, biennials and professionals to Madrid each year. He is the natural-born chairperson of the ARCO Foundation, for which he has put forward new activities such as the “Gallery Walks”, aimed at organising visits to contemporary art galleries, and the “ARCO Foundation Platform Lunch” through which funds are raised yearly for the purchase of works during the fair and the return of the Collection to Madrid. 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, the Biennial of the Canary Islands, SEACEX (State Society for Cultural Actions Abroad), Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, the Murcia Region. From 1998 to 2006 he was director of Galería Helga de Alvear, where he worked with important international artists. Carlos Urroz is a Corporate Legal Adviser (ICADE E-1 Universidad Pontificia Comillas).

Carlos Urroz, Director of ARCOmadrid