Ochoa Foster Elena

Lives in Madrid, Spain

Elena Ochoa Foster is a publisher and curator of contemporary art. In 1996 she founded in London Ivorypress, a private initiative that carries out publishing and curating activities, which comprises an art gallery, a publishing house specialising in artists’ books and a bookshop specialising in photography, architecture and contemporary art. Elena Ochoa Foster is the CEO of Ivorypress, where she has collaborated on publishing, educative, and artistic projects and has curated international exhibitions. She was a tenured lecturer in Psychopathology at Madrid’s Complutense University for almost two decades and was honorary professor at King’s College in London until 2001. She has worked at RNE and Televisión Española and has been a regular contributor to several newspapers. She is a member of the board of art directors of the Mutual Art Trust and of the Advisor Board of the Prix Pictet photography award. She has been the president of the jury of the Swiss photography award Alt+1000. She was the president of the Tate International Council for five years and member of the Tate Foundation’s board of directors from 2004 to 2008 as well as that of the Noguchi Foundation. She runs the C Photo project, whose aim is to promote photography through publications, exhibitions and academic and institutional support. She is the Chair of the Council of the Serpentine Galleries, London, UK, and serves as Correspondent Academician in Switzerland for the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, Spain.