ALDO Castillo Gallery, established in 1993 in Chicago and relocated in 2011 to the Miromar Design Center in Southwest Florida, features an exclusive group of international contemporary artists who create paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture, works on paper and new media installations for private collectors, museum collections and design professionals.

Founder and director Aldo Castillo, who has received numerous awards and whose portfolio includes more than 350 international art exhibitions, has more than 30 years of diverse experience in the art world; he has worked as a museum curator, artist, art dealer and director of several international art fairs. His inspiration is captured by the famous words of performance artist Marina Abramovic: “The function of the artist in a disturbed society is to give awareness of the universe, to ask the right questions, and to elevate the mind.”

Castillo notes: “I am considered a human rights activist. The reason I founded this gallery is because art is the best tool to reflect on issues that we are dealing with. I [become] interested in artists for a combination of their skills and their messages, messages about global topics, including animals, women, the environment and discrimination. These issues are worldwide, and that is what makes them international masters.”