ABOUT A R E A
We are A R E A, a contemporary art gallery, active in both the primary and secondary markets. A R E A is an interdisciplinary space to celebrate art, design and architecture. We showcase local and international artists and designers.
Through multiple spaces and formats, we are combining gallery exhibitions with interactive and engaging experiences. Targeted at groups of committed collectors and enthusiasts, we are seeking to stimulate conversation and to spark novel ideas. We also aspire to make visual culture more accessible to a greater audience and to support social causes in the city. With this concept, our aim is to build a sustainable new gallery model and to engage Boston’s diverse communities in more exciting and effective ways.
We work with artists, designers, architects, and curators who contribute to our projects. A R E A welcomes innovators of all disciplines and mediums as well as of diverse social and cultural backgrounds. We believe in unhindered creativity and want to help expose your works and ideas to a growing market for the arts. If interested, please send a biography, a few sample works for review or your ideas for exhibition or experiences.
A R E A TEAM
Aynel David Guerra (Director) is the founder of A R E A, a multi-format and interdisciplinary gallery in SoWa, South End that organizes exhibitions and experiences. Since November of 2016, A R E A features the work of local and international artists and designers. His gallery welcomes creatives of diverse social and cultural backgrounds. His passion for innovation in the arts has led him to collaborate on a variety of projects and exhibitions as a curator in Boston.
David has organized exhibitions at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, the Boston Center for the Arts, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (VVCA), MIT Hacking Arts and The Yard. He has been a juror for Post-Gay, an annual group show organized by the Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance (2016) and for Emergente, an annual exhibition organized by the VVCA, featuring the best Latinx artists working and living in New England (2018). He has been invited to participate as a reviewer for the 5th and 6th annual Undergraduate Photography Now portfolio Walk, Portfolio Reviews at Montserrat College of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA at Tufts).
David is the 2019 Juror of the The Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists offered by the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston. He has served on the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Library’s 2018 Exhibition Selection Committee, the Art Committee at the French Cultural Center, Fenway Health and on the Art Sale Committee of the SMFA at Tufts for several years. He has taught workshops on art pricing organized by Abigail Ogilvy Gallery and Somerville Arts Council. In 2014, David founded Darkroom Boston, a project to display photography using unconventional forms at alternative spaces and combining photography with other artistic expressions.
He studied law at Harvard and Oxford.
Amanda Accardi (Exhibition and Curatorial Assistant Director) is also the owner of Around the Corner, a boutique in the South End dedicated to creative framing and design solutions. Inspired and nurtured by her undergraduate studies in the painting department at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Amanda works with galleries, designers and collectors on in home and corporate projects. Consultations, curating and installation have become integral parts of her expertise.
Nicholas Medvescek (Director of Projects/ Creative Producer) is a producer and designer developing work that sits at the intersection of arts and tech. An Emerson College alumn, he has held positions at Arena Stage, New York Stage and Film, and the New England Foundation for the Arts. He’s the Co-Director of the Hacking Arts festival at MIT and has been recognized for his independent and site-specific work. Recent projects include "LIMINUS," a pervasive performance across Boston, developed in partnership with Motive.io and a series of roving plays taking place in the back seat of a 2006 Toyota Corolla.