Our Founders

DAVID GRAZIANO,

FOUNDER

Artist, creative visionary and hospitality pioneer. David has founded and designed some of the most iconic nightclubs and restaurants in New York City, including The Pink Elephant, Bagatelle, Gansevoort 69, Kiss & Fly, and RDV. David visited Tulum for the first time in the early 2000s and set out to design Ahau Tulum hotel. Since then the Ahau Collection has grown to include: Alaya Tulum , Villa Pescadores Tulum, Kai Hotel and Beach Club Tulum, Canzul, and Aluna. David founded Art with me in 2018 with the desire to bring the world’s best artistic talent to Tulum while helping support sustainability of the local eco-structure.

JORGE MONDRAGON,

CO-FOUNDER

Jorge is a Mexican producer and manager of important entertainment figures in Latin America. His professional life has gone hand in hand with the birth of bands like Cafe Tacuba, Caifanes, Heroes del Silence and Molotov. In 2013, he founded there artistic agency Celebrity Management Mexico.

MATTHEW CAINES,

MANAGING PARTNER

Matt is a creative producer, extending his roots through music, experiential design, and the built environment. As a New York native, he was an integral part of the Cityfox Experience and the permanent venue, Brooklyn Mirage, opened in 2015. Since then he has gone on to become Director of Production for the Summit Series events.

We need more creative ways to share information, to cooperate among the different forces and to all work toward a common goal. Through the power of inspiration and art, we can open up that window and change the way things operate within this beautiful city, to protect it for generations to come.

— DAVID GRAZIANO –  FOUNDER OF ART WITH ME