FRANCES REYNOLDS

Founder and President

Frances Reynolds founded Reynolds Ventures Ltd. in 2007, an exclusive consulting company, focusing on investments in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.  In her 30-year career, she has held many positions in various multi-national companies, including the corporate consulting sector, notably as Vice President of Sales in Latin America for Warner Brothers and Vice President of Orion Pictures. In 1992, she created Mega Distribuidora de Filmes, in Brazil, a leading independent TV rights distributor in the Brazilian territory, including Buena Vista International (Disney).

Mrs. Reynolds is a Founder and President of Fundación Arte Viva in Europe and Instituto Inclusartiz in Brazil, non-profit organisations promoting cultural initiatives that bring art, culture and education to all sectors of society. The projects mentioned comprise educational programmes for public school systems and major international art exhibitions.

Ex: Commissioned by King Juan Carlos of Spain celebrating the 500th anniversary of Brazil "Splendour of Spain:  From El Greco to Velázquez”, as well as contemporary art.   These events were considered to have met both private and public sector requirements. 

Reynolds is a member of the Senior Advisory Council of the Brazil Institute-School of Global Affairs, King’s College, London, and member of the Instituto de Consejeros-Administradores de Madrid.

She has a BA degree in History of Art from the London City University/ Open University, London.
     
AWARDS
Ordem do Mérito Cultural (Order of Cultural Merit) of Brazil awarded by President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
La Gran Cruz de Isabel la Catolica awarded by King Juan Carlos of Spain
Award for Culture Excellence, Commonwealth of Madrid
 
SUPPORT TO THE FOLLOWING INSTITUTIONS
Member of the international board, MoMA, New York
Patroness and member of the Committee for Acquisition in Latin America, Tate Modern, London
Patroness of the Royal Academy of Arts, London
Patroness of the Chisenhale Gallery, London
Member of the Council of the Serpentine Gallery, London
Patroness of the Whitechapel Gallery, London
Patroness of Gasworks, London
Patroness of Showroom, London
International Council of Pompidou Museum, Paris
Member of the Council of Capacete, Rio de Janeiro
Member of the Council of AAMAAC, São Paulo
Member of the International Council of Bienal SP, São Paulo
Member of the International Council of MASP, São Paulo
Council of ARCOMadrid, Spain