David Quiles Guilló

Since ROJO was born in March 2001, David founded an international emotional working structure of associated directors, more than 1000 art contributors and a distribution network in 37 countries. Under ROJO flag, David has edited all 40 issues of the iconic ROJO magazine, edited 41 monographic artist books, curated and produced 5 editions of NOVA Contemporary Culture Festival, which featured at large more than 600 artists and musicians, curated and produced more than 100 art exhibitions, promoted more than 900 events worldwide, as well as created more than 120 special projects and events to explore different medias with total freedom for artists to join, collaborate and enjoy. ROJO has evolved in 2011 into ROJO Projects, a platform where David creates new formats and groundbreaking projects to keep doing what he does best.

David has given lectures about ROJO, its creative networks and projects in many institutions to mention a few; Instituto Cervantes in NYC, International Art Fair ARCO in Madrid, Hagaram Design Museum in Seoul, Elisava School for Arts Barcelona, University of Cuenca/Ecuador, SESC Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, European Cultural Foundation in Rotterdam, University of Málaga, Casino Luxembourg, Instituto Europeo Di Design in Madrid, Instituto Cervantes in Casablanca, MIS Museum for Image and Sound in São Paulo, EAV Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro, and 180 Creative Camp, in both Cerveira and Abrantes, in Portugal.

David is founder and CEO of ROJO (since 2001), NOVA Contemporary Culture Festival (since 2010), and THE WRONG New Digital Art Biennale (since 2013). He is also a Part-time Partner of LINDO KILLER (since 2012), a mix of art project and lifestyle brand. UNDERVOLT, (since 2014) a label for experimental video artists. REVAMP (since 2014), a re-design studio focusing on brand culture and recycled furniture, and BORN MOTOR CO. (since January 2015) an independent motorcycle brand.

David also spends his "working time" writing film scripts and producing them with his brand new film production company FULL ELECTRIC (just born). Writing abstract texts and making other people do so to, which he plans to compile and publish very soon. Sharing everyday ups and downs with his wife and his daughters, telling them "instant-made-up" good-night stories, riding his "never ever ready" motorcycle and sleeping long quiet siestas dreaming of exploring all the keys in the piano as member of his new band CACHOPU. All these projects happening simultaneously while constructing OQUBO, a building in the middle of "nowhere" which will host all ROJO projects and partnerships, plus an art residence, a creativity school and a project/exhibition artspace.


Portrait by Saul Tiff