BLA Arts works across all art forms to showcase the creative clout of Latin America. We have worked with visual and performing arts such as painting, photography, film and music and are also delightedly developing new ventures with the worlds of perfume, sculpture, textiles, fashion, architecture and home and hotel decoration, all with artists from the region.
We bring Latin American artists and musicians keen to build up recognition in London, as well as photographers, fashion designers and film-makers to Coya Restaurant and Member’s Bar in London (Mayfair and Bank) and worldwide (including sites in Miami and Dubai).
These have included the late Peruvian photographer Martin Chambi whose works form part of Coya’s permanent collection, Panamanian graphic designer Monique Vega and Argentine artist Ana Perez Grassano.
Exhibitions include one-day pop-ups or 3-month vernissages often accompanied by Latin American cocktail receptions, presentations and private views.
We produce pop-up trunk sales with Latin American brands including fashion and accessories labels.
We produce shows and events with major performing artists from Latin America. These have included ‘Fernando and Friends’ with Colombian soloist Fernando Montano from London’s prestigious Royal Ballet and Latin musicians and dancers including Gypsy Kings guitarist David Buckingham and salsa dancing duo Sami Rodriguez and Roxanne Stanton at London’s Royal College of Music.
We also link international creative brands with Latin America, or emphasise major collaborations of this kind that have already been made.
The Rolling Stones’ 2016 Latin America tour was captured by Paul Dugdale’s documentary ‘Ole, Ole, Ole: A Trip Across Latin America’ and we co-produced the UK Premiere screening of the film at London’s Curzon Cinema in Mayfair. We also organised the reception following the film at Coya Mayfair for guests including friends, staff and family of the band, and on another date, we screened the film at Coya’s Member’s Bar for a select private audience.