Ivorypress was founded by Elena Ochoa Foster in London in 1996 as a publishing house specialising
in artists’ books. The firm currently encompasses a wide range of areas and activities within the frame
of contemporary art, which include its own art gallery, art consultancy and art exhibitions curatorship,
editorial services, audio-visual productions and education.
Ivorypress has offices in Switzerland, United Kingdom and Spain. In 2008 the company also established
Ivorypress Art + Books, which comprises a bookshop and an art gallery with a permanent artists’ books
exhibition and an ongoing temporary exhibitions programme which have made Ivorypress Space one of
the most emblematic art galleries and active agents in Madrid’s cultural scene.
In addition to its Space’s exhibition calendar in Madrid, Ivorypress also develops an intense curatorial activity
participating in the ideation, design and production of international exhibiting projects in collaboration
with significant institutions and events, such as the 10th Venice Biennale of Architecture (2006), the
Victoria and Albert Museum (2008), the Fondation Beyeler (2009), the 54th Venice Art Biennale (2011),
the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture (2012) and the Fundación El Greco 2014 (2014), among others.
Fueled by unrestrained creative freedom, five up-and-coming artists represent a wide array of perspectives and practices, leaving their indelible mark on contemporary Spanish photography.
12 world-famous photographers, ranging from Philip-Lorca diCorcia to Rinko Kawauchi and David Maisel were commissioned by the international art institution Ivorypress to create contemporary views of the ancient, mystical city of Toledo — with astounding results.