About us

SPAIN arts & culture features the most cutting-edge works of international renowned Spanish artists in fields such as design, urban culture, architecture, visual arts, film, performing arts, literature and music. A series of exhibitions, conferences, showcases, and performances take place every year at the most prestigious American cultural institutions bringing a taste of all the creativity, history, and talent of Spanish artists to the American public.

This program is organized by the Embassy of Spain's Cultural Office in Washington, D.C. and its network of General Consulates and Cervantes Institutes in the United States together with the Spain-USA Foundation. The Spanish-American cultural cooperation aims to create multiple links between the creative sectors of both countries and promote modern Spain's fertile spectrum of contemporary artistic expression.

All cultural and artistic activities that the Spanish government promotes and supports in the U.S., with special attention to Americas Hispanic community, strive to emphasize a plurality of expression and opinion, in line with Spain's own diversity in language, creativity in the arts and unique cultural heritage.

For general enquiries about the SPAIN arts & culture program, you may contact us at [email protected].

Washington, D.C.

Cultural Office at the Embassy of Spain
Guillermo Corral: Cultural Counselor
Jimena Paz: Cultural Affairs Officer
Cristina Ruiz: Cultural Projects Officer
Miriam de Miguel: Cultural Coordinator
Ricardo Avila: Administrative Officer
Spain-USA Foundation
Xavier Ruiz: Cultural Manager
Laura Espino: SPAINRED Project Manager | Web Content Manager


Cervantes Institute in Albuquerque
Milly Castañeda-Ledwith: Cultural Events Coordinator


Consulate General of Spain in Boston
Julio Núñez Montesinos: Consul
Aula Cervantes Boston


Consulate General of Spain in Chicago
Carmen Fontes Muñoz: Consul
Instituto Cervantes Chicago
Ignacio Olmos: Director


Consulate General of Spain in Houston
Cristóbal Valdés Valentín-Gamazo: Consul

Los Angeles

Consulate General of Spain in Los Angeles
Enrique Ruiz Molero: Consul


Consulate General of Spain in Miami
María Cristina Barrios y Almazor: Consul
Centro Cultural de España in Miami
Francisco Tardio: Director
Mayte de la Torre: Project Manager

New York City

Consulate General of Spain in New York
Iñigo Ramírez de Haro: Consul for Cultural Affairs
Águeda Sanfiz: Cultural Affairs Officer
Alberto Merlo: Cultural Coordinator
Instituto Cervantes New York
Javier Rioyo: Director

Puerto Rico

Consulate General of Spain in Puerto Rico
Eduardo Garrigues López-Chicheri: Consul
Eva de la Ossa: Cultural Coordinator
Alba Yuste: Cultural Coordinator

San Francisco

Consulate General of Spain in San Francisco
Jorge Montealegre Buire: Consul