Art Advising & Management

Rosina Gomez-Baeza

Rosina Gómez-Baeza in the office at Calle Almagro 38.

Founding partner of YGBART since 2012. President of Factoría Cultural, Creative Industries Hub, Matadero-Madrid, Director of ARCO from 1986 to 2006, Rosina Gómez-Baeza was also Founding Director of the Biennial of Art, Architecture and Landscape of the Canary Islands (2005-2006), President of Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo (2005-2008) and Founding Director of LABoral, Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Asturias (2006-2011). After graduating in English Philology and Literature from Cambridge University, Gómez-Baeza went on to study Pedagogy at the London Polytechnic and Art History and French Civilisation at the Catholic University in Paris. She worked as a teacher and translator before joining Siasa Congresos as programme coordinator. She played an active role in the constitution of IFEMA, the Madrid trade fair institution, and was its first director of trade events and director of development. Throughout her professional life Rosina has played an instrumental role in many cultural initiatives associated with the production and diffusion of art. Among these are the Arco Foundation and Colección Arte Contemporáneo, the Experimental Film Festival of Madrid and Madrid Abierto public art programme. Gómez-Baeza was proactive in fostering research into Spanish artists, leading to the Enciclopedia de Arte Español del Siglo XX, published in 1992 by Mondadori. Gómez-Baeza has directed numerous contemporary art courses and forums and organised open calls and competitions enabling public access to video and digital artworks. Rosina has given talks at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, at Fundación Santillana, and other academic centres and art events. Rosina is co-director of university extension programmes on innovation in audiovisual culture, organised by LABoral in conjunction with UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and the University of Oviedo. She has sat on the jury of Premios Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes and served as a board member of the International Postgraduate Institute at UOC.


Gómez-Baeza was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts in 2009 and has been distinguished with various decorations, including the Gran Cruz for Ibero-American Cooperation; the EU’s Distinction for European Excellence; the Cross of the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the Government of the French Republic; an Award for the International Projection of the City of Madrid, granted by the Madrid City Council; and Cross of the Commendatore della Stella Solidarietá Italiana from the President of the Italian Republic.