A practicing artist and expert on the art of Spain, with degrees from the University of Sydney and the National Art School.
Elena Ortega has a Master of Fine Art (Painting) from the National Art School where she also completed her Bachelor of Fine Art. She has won numerous academic prizes for her study in art history and theory, including a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London.
Elena is a practicing artist and also a host at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, where she enjoys sharing her enthusiasm about art. She has taught Spanish language, culture and society at the University of Sydney, UTS and UNSW, as well as WEA and Instituto Cervantes. She lived in Granada for a number of years and loves this region, immortalised by Ernest Hemingway and Gerald Brenan, but she has also spent time living in Madrid and Barcelona – as well as her native Zaragoza, of course!