Elena Ochoa Foster

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Elena Ochoa, Lady Foster of Thames Bank (born 1958) is a publisher and an art curator, and formerly a professor of psychopathology.

Career[edit]

For more than twenty years, Ochoa held the position of Professor of Psychopathology at the Complutense University of Madrid, and until 2001 was Honorary Professor at King’s College, London. In the course of her academic career, she has been Hispanic/North Ameri­can Fulbright scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and, as Visiting Professor, conducted research at numerous universities in Europe as well as in he United States, among them Cambridge, Chicago, Cracow, Hamburg and Pennsylvania. She has worked at Spanish public broadcasters TVE[1] and Radio Nacional, and has been a regular contributor to various newspapers.

In 1996, Foster founded Ivorypress [2] as a publishing house specialising in artists' books. The project currently encompasses a wide range of areas and activities within the frame of contemporary art,[3] which includes its own art gallery and bookshop, art consultancy and art exhibitions curatorship, editorial services, audio-visual productions and education.[4]

She directs the C Photo Project,[5] conceived to promote photography and contemporary art through publications, exhibitions and academic and institutional support (Ivorypress has organised the creation of the Humanitas Chair of Contemporary Art at the University of Oxford, among other sponsorships at different academic institutions). Along with the team at Ivorypress, she has curated international exhibitions, such as C on Cities (10th Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2006), NY C (Phillips de Pury, New York, 2007), Blood on Paper (Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2008) and Real Venice (54th Venice Biennale, 2011 and Somerset House, London, 2011).[6][7]

In 2008, Ivorypress Space [5][8][9] opened in Madrid[10] as a gallery with a focus on national and international contemporary artists, architecture and photography.

Lady Foster is member of the Board of Directors of the Mutual Art Trust and the Pictet Photography Prize. She was President of the Tate International Council and member of the Governing Board of the Tate Foundation between 2004 and 2008, as well as Trustee of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation. She serves as patron of diverse museums, foundations and international schools of contemporary art and photography.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to the English architect, Norman Robert Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank.

She lives and works between Switzerland and the US and works in different countries in Europe, US and Asia.[citation needed]

Artists' Books[edit]

Curatorial Projects[edit]

  • ToledoContemporánea - El Greco 2014 Foundation, Toledo, Spain. 18 February - 14 July 2014
  • Gateway - 13th International Architecture Exhibition, 'Common Ground'. Venice Architecture Biennale 2012. 29 August to 25 November 2012
  • Los Carpinteros. Silence your Eyes - Exhibition held from 8 April 2012 to 8 July 2012 at the Kunstmuseum Thun (Switzerland) and subsequently from 1 December 2012 until 3 February 2013 in the Kunstverein Hannover (Germany)
  • Real Venice - 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy and Somerset House, London, UK, 2011
  • C Action Photo Virus - Langhans Galerie Praha, Prague, Czech Republic. 30 March - 15 May 2011
  • Horizons - Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland. 26 March 2009.
  • Blood on Paper - Victoria and Albert Museum. 15 April - 28 June 2008
  • NY C - Phillips de Pury, New York, 07 - 26 September 2007
  • Richard Long. Riverlines - Hearst Corporation, 2007
  • Cai Guo-Qiang. Dreams Along the Stairway - Hearst Corporation, 2007
  • C on Cities - 10th Venice Biennale of Architecture, 10 September - 19 November 2006
  • Anish Kapoor - Risanamento SPA Milano, Italy, 2006

Exhibitions[edit]

2014

  • Jerónimo Elespe. 'Lost Grey Machines'. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 20/11/14 - 10/01/15
  • Maya Lin. 'Rivers and Mountains'. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 16/09/14 - 01/11/14
  • Cristina Iglesias & Thomas Struth. 'On Reality'. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 28/05/14 - 12/07/14
  • Los Carpinteros. 'Bazar'. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 18/02/2014 - 03/05/2014

2013

  • Bohnchang Koo. 'Slow Talk'. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 21/11/2013 - 09/11/2013
  • Ron Arad. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 05/09/2013 - 09/11/2013
  • Dionisio González. Le Corbusier: The Last Project. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 30/05/2013 - 25/01/2014
  • Ilya & Emilia Kabakov. Vertical Paintings and Other Works. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 09/04/2013 - 18/05/2013
  • Daniel Lergon. Siderian Tides. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 12/02/2013 - 16/03/2013
  • Not Vital. 5 Spaniards & Nothing. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 22/11/2012 - 26/01/2013

2012

  • Zaha Hadid. Beyond Boundaries, Art and Design. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 04/09/2012 - 03/11/2012
  • Revelations. The History of the Photobook in Latin America. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 05/06/2012 - 14/07/2012
  • Isidoro Valcárcel Medina. ilimit. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 14/02/2012 - 25/02/2012
  • Edward Burtynsky, David Maisel, Nuno Ramos and Carlo Valsecchi. Subverted. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 14/02/2012 - 14/04/2012
  • Hannah Collins: The Fragile Feast. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain.12/01/2012 - 04/02/2012
  • Pedro Cabrita Reis. Los Rojos. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 25/11/2011 - 21/01/2012
  • Antonio Girbés. Delirious City. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 16/11/2011 - 05/01/2012

2011

  • Arroyo/Gordillo/Socías‏. CA-RO-TA. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 07/09/2011 - 05/11/2011
  • Jean Prouvé 1901-1984: Industrial Beauty. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 01/09/2011 - 12/11/2011
  • Imaginary Cities. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 07/06/2011 - 30/07/2011
  • Luisa Lambri. Interiors. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 26/05/2011 - 09/07/2011
  • Gilbert & George. The Urethra Postcard Pictures. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 14/04/2011 - 14/05/2011
  • Julião Sarmento. Papel. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 01/04/2011 - 28/05/2011
  • Anselm Kiefer. Die Argonauten. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 15/02/2011 - 26/03/2011
  • John Gerrard. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 07/02/2011 - 02/04/2011
  • Francis Bacon. Detritus. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 15/12/2010 - 05/02/2011
  • Vanity Fair 100 years: Masters of Photography. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 17/11/2010 - 08/01/2011

2010

  • Warhol & Dance: New York in the 50's. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 27/10/2010 - 11/12/2010
  • Bucky Fuller & Spaceship Earth. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 01/09/2010 - 30/10/2010
  • Los Carpinteros. Drama Turquesa. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 04/05/2010 - 30/07/2010
  • Claes Oldenburg & Coosje Van Bruggen. The European Desktop. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 16/02/2010 - 27/04/2010
  • Michal Rovner. Frequency. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 01/10/2009 - 04/01/2010

2009

  • Norman Foster. Drawings. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 1958-200801/09/2009 - 19/09/2009
  • Ai Weiwei. Ways Beyond Art. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 19/05/2009 - 18/07/2009
  • C Photo. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 24/04/2009 - 16/05/2009
  • Miroslav Tichý. Mirography. Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain. 15/02/2009 - 15/04/2009

Publications[edit]

Exhibition Catalogues

  • Jerónimo Elespe. "The Antipodal Room". Ivorypress, 2014. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • Maya Lin. "River and Mountains". Ivorypress, 2014. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • Cristina Iglesias & Thomas Struth. "Constructions of the Imaginations". Ivorypress, 2014. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • Pedro Cabrita Reis. a remote whisper. Ivorypress, 2013. English edition
  • Los Carpinteros. Silence Your Eyes. Ivorypress, 2012. English/Spanish/German edition.
  • Luis Gordillo, Eduardo Arroyo, Jordi Socías. CA-RO-TA. Ivorypress, 2011. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • Luisa Lambri. Interiors. Ivorypress, 2011. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • John Gerrard. Ivorypress, 2011. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • Los Carpinteros. Drama Turquesa. Ivorypress, 2010. Edited by Elena Ochoa Foster. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. The European Desktop - Exhibition guide. Ivorypress, 2010. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. The European Desktop. Ivorypress, 2010. Edited by Elena Ochoa Foster. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • Ai Weiwei. Ways Beyond Art. Ivorypress, 2009. Edited by Elena Ochoa Foster and Hans Ulrich Obrist. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • Michal Rovner. Frequency. Ivorypress, 2009. Edited by Elena Ochoa Foster and James Lindon. Bilingual edition English/Spanish

C Photo Project

  • C Photo "Street". Ivorypress, 2014. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • C Photo "ToledoContemporánea". Ivorypress, 2014. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • C Photo "Photographicness". Ivorypress, 2013. Guest-edited by Charlotte Cotton. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • C Photo Observed. Ivorypress, 2013. Guest-edited by Jörg Colberg. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • C Photo Slow Motion. Ivorypress, 2012. Guest-edited by Marta Gili. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • C Photo New Latin Look. Ivorypress, 2012. Guest-edited by Martin Parr. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • C Photo Posed/Unposed. Ivorypress 2011. Guest-edited by Tobia Bezzola. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • C Photo Real Venice. Ivorypress 2011. Texts by Maria Antonella Pelizzari, Claudio Piersanti and William A. Ewing. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • C Photo Genesis. Ivorypress, 2010. Texts by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • C Photo 10 Making Movies. Ivorypress, 2010. Two editions: Japanese/Spanish and Chinese/English
  • C Photo 09, Nine. Ivorypress, 2010. Two editions: Japanese/Spanish and Chinese/English
  • C Photo 08, Glass Hero. Ivorypress, 2009. Two editions: Japanese/Spanish and Chinese/English
  • C Photo 07. Ivorypress, 2009. Two editions: Japanese/Spanish and Chinese/English
  • C Photo 06. Ivorypress, 2008. Two editions: Japanese/Spanish and Chinese/English
  • C Photo 05. Ivorypress, 2008. Two editions: Japanese/Spanish and Chinese/English
  • C Photo 04. Ivorypress, 2007. Two editions: Japanese/Spanish and Chinese/English
  • C Photo 03. Ivorypress, 2007. Two editions: Japanese/Spanish and Chinese/English
  • C Photo 02. Ivorypress, 2006. Two editions: Japanese/Spanish and Chinese/English
  • C Photo 01. Ivorypress, 2006. Two editions: Japanese/Spanish and Chinese/English

LiberArs

  • Francis Alÿs "Pacing". Edited by Francis Alÿs. Ivorypress LiberArs, 2014. English edition
  • Thomas Struth "Walking". Edited by Thomas Struth. Ivorypress LiberArs, 2013. English edition
  • Vik Muniz. The Weimar File. Edited by Vik Muniz. Ivorypress LiberArs, 2013. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • Santiago Sierra. El trabajo es la Dictadura. Edited by Santiago Sierra. Ivorypress LiberArs, 2013. Spanish edition
  • Cristina Iglesias. La jalousie. Edited by Cristina Iglesias. Ivorypress LiberArs, 2013. English/Spanish edition
  • Jannis Kounellis. Senza Titolo. Ivorypress LiberArs, 2012. Edited by Jannis Kounellis. Italian/English/Spanish edition
  • Thomas Demand. Model Studies. Ivorypress LiberArs, 2011. Edited by Thomas Demand. English/Spanish edition
  • Pedro Cabrita Reis. Tree of Light. Ivorypress LiberArs, 2011. Edited by Pedro Cabrita Reis. English/Spanish edition
  • Anselm Kiefer. Die Argonauten. Ivorypress LiberArs, 2010. Edited by Anselm Kiefer. German/English/Spanish edition
  • Richard Long. Gravity. Ivorypress LiberArs, 2009. Edited by Richard Long. English/Spanish edition
  • Gerhard Richter. Sils. Ivorypress LiberArs, 2009. Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist. German/English/Spanish edition

Architecture

  • Norman Foster and Mauricio Vicent. " Havana. Autos and Architecture". Ivorypress Architecture, 2014. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • Norman Foster and Oscar Niemeyer in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist. Ivorypress Architecture, 2013. English edition
  • Ron Arad. Another Twist in the Plot. Ivorypress Architecture, 2013. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • Moving. Norman Foster on Art. Ivorypress Architecture, 2013. Bilingual edition English/French
  • Norman Foster: Drawings 1958-2008. Ivorypress Architecture, 2010. Bilingual edition English/Spanish
  • Buckminster Fuller. Dymaxion Car. Ivorypress Architecture, 2010. Bilingual edition English/Spanish

Essential

  • Paul Goldberger. Por qué importa la arquitectura. Ivorypress Essential, 2012. Spanish edition of Why Architecture Matters
  • Juan Cruz Ruiz. A Crazy Job. Leading Publishers in Conversation with Juan Cruz Ruiz. Ivorypress Essential, 2012. English edition (Spanish edition: Un Oficio de Locos. Editores fundamentales en conversación con Juan Cruz Ruiz)

Oxford Lectures

  • Ivo Mesquita "Class dismissed... Art, creativity and education". Ivorypress, 2014. English edition
  • Michael Govan "Between the artist and the museum". Ivorypress, 2014. English edition
  • William Kentridge "Thinking on one's feet: a walking tour of the studio". Ivorypress, 2013. English edition
  • Ivo Mesquita "Museums: experience versus numbers". Ivorypress, 2013. English edition
  • Malcom Rogers. The Art Museum in the 21st century. Ivorypress, 2012. English edition
  • Shirin Neshat. Images and History. Ivorypress, 2012. English edition
  • Glenn D. Lowry. Abodes of the muses: Theorising the modern art museum. Ivorypress, 2011. English edition
  • Thomas Struth. On picture-making. Ivorypress, 2011. English edition

Special Editions

  • Chloe Dewe Mathews. "Shot at Dawn". Ivorypress, 2014.
  • Aitor Ortiz. "Not Vital by Aitor Ortiz". Ivorypress, 2014. English Edition
  • Ai Weiwei. Becoming. Ivorypress, 2009. Edited by Brendan McGetrick. English Edition
  • Blood on Paper. Ivorypress, 2008. Co-published by Ivorypress and Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Horizons. Ivorypress, 2008
  • Helmut Newton. A Gun for Hire. Ivorypress, 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pendlebury, Richard (24 June 1996). "How Our Most Avant-Garde Architect Fell under the Spell of a Sex Guru; the Most Talked about Match since England V Spain at Wembley". Daily Mail  – via Questia (subscription required). Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  2. ^ [1] Love for print. Monocle Sep. 2012
  3. ^ [2] Kunstsammler als Weltenbauer. Elena Ochoa Foster über die Ursprünge des Sammelns. Neue Zürcher Zeitung 07/06/2009
  4. ^ [3] Retail Directory 2009. Wallpaper. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  5. ^ a b Sudjic, Deyan (8 January 2006). "'I don't feel I'm selling ... I'm sharing'". The Observer. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  6. ^ [4] Using Venice to Save Venice. Art In America 04/11/2011. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  7. ^ [5] That old sinking feeling. Financial Times
  8. ^ [6] Elena Ochoa Foster: Ivorypress no es una galería aunque comisione, organice o produzca exposiciones (source in Spanish). Arteinformado 25/10/2010
  9. ^ Heathcote, Edwin (1 October 2011). "Masters of precision". Apollo  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  10. ^ [7] Putting Spain on the Page. Monocle May 2013