We had the good fortune of connecting with Piero Atchugarry and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Piero, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I believe risks are a necessity in life. In fact, not taking risks is the biggest risk, as time goes by. We need a sense of urgency in order to achieve new goals and have an impact. That’s how I live my life.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The most interesting part in building a gallery is to create a shared vision with the team. That means establishing which artists to show, defining an exhibition program, and building an identity. I think our gallery is the result of a shared vision of a very unique team.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Lagnappe for drinks. Boia De and Fiorito for dinner. I would take my friend to cultural intitutions, firstly the collections Margulies, De La Cruz and Espacio23. Than the museums, Rubell, PAMM, ICA and Bass.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My father’s mentorship was fundamental in my career, he allowed me to make mistakes, and always tough me how to learn from them. He was critical in my involvement with the art world. My wife Anne Cecile supported since we know each-other, for over 9 years she kept encouraging me regardless of the outcomes. All my other mentors come from books, constantly learning from books is one of my passions. A few authors I learnt from are, Dale Carnegie, Warren Buffet, Ray Dalio, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Jim Kwik, Wim Hof and Rory Vaden.
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