PRESIDENT & CURATOR
Arica Hilton was born on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. She studied architecture and design and has worked as a gallerist, interior designer, art publisher, poet and artist since 1985. HILTON | ASMUS FOTO was a natural progression in Arica's 30-year career in the art world, creating a digital platform for collectors to acquire photography within the privacy of their home.
In addition to her extensive background in various facets of the art world, Arica has worked with clients in major design renovations, facilitating the sale and purchase of their homes, curating art collections and designing furniture,. In the meantime, she silently worked on a successful career as an artist and poet.
Forging business relationships throughout Europe and Asia has furnished her with a global perspective. Arica was one of the first women pioneers in setting up an American art publishing company that yielded millions of dollars by doing international trade with Japan in the early to mid 1990's.
Arica lives and works in Chicago. Until recently, she was the president of the board of the Poetry Center of Chicago and was voted one of the LIT 50: Who Really Books in Chicago 2011 by New City. Her works have been featured in Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Crain's Chicago Business, Huffington Post, Michigan Avenue Magazine, Chicago Social, Chicago Magazine, Astronomy Magazine, Fine Art Magazine, Art World News, The Examiner, DNA INFO, Windy City Times.
Arica's personal interests include triathlons, yoga, Argentine tango, human rights, animal rights and global affairs. She speaks fluent English &Turkish and is semi fluent in French/Spanish.