Jacobo Garcia Gil
Founder and Director
Over the past decade Jacobo Garcia Gil has built an relevant and diverse collection of visual works by both established and newly emerging artists from across Asia and Europe, with a specific focus on contemporary paintings that examine the current socio-cultural climate.
His collection, Divide By Zero, is supported by an influential network of leading international gallerists, artists, editors and other collaborators. It’s purpose is to serve as a curatiorial mean to support artists even further.
The professional career of Mr. Garcia roots through two decades of investment banking across two continents – Asia and Amercia. Born and raised in Colombia, Mr. Garcia relocated from Peru to Singapore in the early 2000s, and has lived in Asia ever since. In 2008, Mr. Garcia made of Hong Kong his home, and established the Collection therein.
Mr. Garcia received an honours degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Icesi in Colombia before working for Standard Chartered in Colombia, Peru and Singapore. In the early 2003, he joined the ranks of Credit Suisse Singapore for over four years, prior to relocating to Hong Kong with Newedge (now Societe Generale) in 2008. Mr. Garcia is presently the Deputy Head of Risk Management Financial Markets at a major European financial institution in Hong Kong, firm he joined in 2011.
Divide By Zero Holdings Limited was established in Hong Kong in 2014, with Mr. Garcia as founder and sole director.