Elena Ochoa Foster Wins Ibero-American Prize for Art Patronage

The founder, editor, and curator of Ivorypress, Elena Ochoa Foster, has been awarded this year’s Ibero-American Prize for the Patronage of Art.

Each year the jury recognizes individuals from Spain or Ibero-America for their patronage and promotion of art. This year’s jury included curator Patrick Charpenel, Carmen Iglesias (the president of Spain’s Royal Academy of History), and Prado Museum director Miguel Zugaza.

Founded in 1996 by Elena Ochoa Foster (the wife of architect Sir Norman Foster) as a private initiative, Ivorypress is a Madrid-based gallery space, publisher of artists books, and bookstore specializing in photography, architecture, and contemporary art. It has created audiovisual projects on commission for venues including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Somerset House, and the tenth Venice Biennale of Architecture.