ADA is a non-profit association whose aim is to spread knowledge and spark conversation on key issues in the cultural and creative industries.  We do this by organizing talks and courses with leading national and international experts in their field.  Our evening talks, lectures, conversations and courses welcome members and non-members.

Anna O’Connell

President and founder of ADA. Anna is a lawyer specialising in art law and guest lecturer in art law at the LSE in London, where she was appointed Visiting Fellow in 2008. She was formerly a lawyer at the London law firm Stephenson Harwood, lecturer in art law at Sotheby´s Institute of Art and Expert Advisor to the UK's Secretary of State for Culture.

Marta Suárez-Mansilla

Vicepresident of ADA. She is a lawyer and a researcher specialising in art law, and a cultural manager. She is the Founder/Director of her own legal boutique in art and cultural law (www.artworldlaw.com). She teaches art law and art business in numerous MA programs and is author of several papers and publications on art law matters.

Rosina Gómez Baeza

Vocal of ADA. Director of ARCO art fair, for 20 years (1986-2006) as well as Director of the 1st Biennial of Art, Architecture and Landscape of the Canary Islands and President of Spain's Institute of Contemporary Art.

Lucía Ybarra

Vocal of ADA and Managing Partner at art advisory firm, YGBART, where she works on the comprehensive development of projects and advice with public and private institutions. Lucia has extensive experience in cultural management, project production and exhibition curating. She was the former Chief Exhibitions Officer at the Museo Arte Reina Sofia for 16 years, and Vice President and Director of External Relations of Factoria Cultural, an incubator of creative industries.

Javier Fernández-Lasquetty

Vocal of ADA and Partner of the law firm ELZABURU. He specialises in Intellectual Property, ICT and image rights and is Director of IP programmes at the IE Law School in Madrid.

Agustín González

Vocal of ADA and former partner in Uría y Menéndez, where he headed the Intellectual Property Department. He is a member of the Board at the Profesor Uría Foundation and Director of the Rodrigo Uría Meruéndano Seminar of Art Law.

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