The MOP Foundation

THE MOP FOUNDATION - THE MOP FOUNDATION IS STRUCTURED AROUND THREE MAIN PILLARS: PHOTOGRAPHY, FASHION AND A CORUÑA.

THE MARTA ORTEGA PÉREZ FOUNDATION (MOP FOUNDATION) WAS ESTABLISHED IN APRIL 2022.

ITS ACTIVITY, FOCUSED ON HOLDING WORLD-CLASS EXHIBITIONS, IS BASED ON THREE PILLARS: A CORUÑA, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND FASHION.

THE SETTING FOR THESE EXHIBITIONS IS AN INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN THE PORT AREA OF A CORUÑA (MUELLE DE LA BATERÍA) TRANSFORMED BY THE ARCHITECT ELSA URQUIJO. THESE ARE THE FACILITIES WHERE THE EXHIBITION "PETER LINDBERGH : UNTOLD STORIES" WAS HELD IN 2021, WHICH ATTRACTED MORE THAN 110,000 VISITORS AND LED TO THE CREATION OF THE MOP FOUNDATION.

BETWEEN NOVEMBER 2022 AND MAY 2023, THE PIER HOSTED THE MOP FOUNDATION'S NEW PROJECT: "STEVEN MEISEL: 1993 A YEAR IN PHOTOGRAPHS", AN EXHIBITION OF THE WORK OF THIS MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER DURING 1993, A DECISIVE YEAR IN HIS CAREER, WHICH WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY HIS CLOSE COLLABORATION WITH VOGUE, DURING WHICH HE SIGNED 28 PORTRAITS AND OVER 100 EDITORIALS FOR THE MAGAZINE.

LAST AUTUMN, A MAJOR HELMUT NEWTON EXHIBITION WAS HELD AND BECAME THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE ARTS CALENDAR.

HELMUT NEWTON - FACT & FICTION, RAN FROM 18 NOVEMBER 2023 – 1 MAY 2024, CELEBRATED THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE LEGENDARY GERMAN-AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHER. HELMUT NEWTON. FACT & FICTION WAS CREATED IN CLOSE COLLABORATION WITH THE HELMUT NEWTON FOUNDATION AND CURATED BY PHILIPPE GARNER, MATTHIAS HARDER, AND TIM JEFFERIES.

THE MOP FOUNDATION ALSO HAS AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME AIMED AT BRINGING AWARENESS OF THESE GREAT PHOTOGRAPHERS TO GALICIAN CLASSROOMS, THUS PROMOTING THE SCOPE OF THE EXHIBITION AT A LOCAL LEVEL, AND THE FUTURE STORIES PROJECT, AIMED AT SUPPORTING CREATORS IN THEIR ARTISTIC CAREERS.

MARTA ORTEGA PÉREZ
PRESIDENT

MARTA ORTEGA PÉREZ

MS. MARTA ORTEGA PÉREZ IS THE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE MOP FOUNDATION. THIS INSTITUTION, ESTABLISHED IN APRIL 2022, CHANNELS HER PERSONAL INTEREST IN THE PROMOTION AND DISSEMINATION OF CULTURE AND ART, WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY.

MARTA ORTEGA PÉREZ IS NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRWOMAN OF THE INDITEX GROUP. SHE HAS DEVELOPED HER ENTIRE PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN THIS GROUP, WHICH SHE JOINED IN 2007 AFTER GRADUATING IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FROM REGENT'S UNIVERSITY LONDON. IN HER FIRST YEARS IN THE COMPANY, SHE CARRIED OUT PROFESSIONAL TASKS IN DIFFERENT INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS AND BUSINESS LINES, LATER JOINING THE DESIGN AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AREA OF ZARA WOMAN. IN RECENT YEARS SHE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE ZARA MANAGEMENT TEAM, WITH SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN DEFINING BRAND AND PRODUCT STRATEGY.

DAUGHTER OF AMANCIO ORTEGA GAONA, FOUNDER AND MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER OF INDITEX, AND OF FLORA PÉREZ MARCOTE, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SHE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF THE AMANCIO ORTEGA FOUNDATION SINCE 2015.

CARLOS TORRETTA ECHEVARRÍA
VICE-PRESIDENT

CARLOS TORRETTA ECHEVARRÍA

MR. CARLOS TORRETTA ECHEVARRÍA IS VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE MOP FOUNDATION.

CARLOS TORRETTA HAS A DEGREE IN FINE ARTS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS FROM PACE UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK AND HAS BEEN LINKED TO THE WORLD OF FASHION THROUGHOUT HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER.

IN 2019 HE JOINED THE INDITEX GROUP, WHERE HE HAS CARRIED OUT TASKS LINKED TO E-COMMERCE AND THE IMAGE AND BRAND STRATEGY OF ZARA. IN THE YEARS PRIOR TO JOINING INDITEX, HE WAS PART OF THE TEAM OF THE MODEL REPRESENTATION AGENCY THE SOCIETY MANAGEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES AND, BETWEEN 2017 AND 2019, HE MANAGED THE SPANISH DIVISION OF THIS AGENCY.

FLORA PÉREZ MARCOTE
MEMBER OF THE BOARD

FLORA PÉREZ MARCOTE

MS. FLORA PÉREZ MARCOTE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MOP FOUNDATION SINCE ITS CREATION IN APRIL 2022.

MS. FLORA PÉREZ MARCOTE IS FIRST VICE-CHAIRWOMAN OF THE PONTEGADEA GROUP AND MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF INDITEX SINCE 2005 AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF PONTEGADEA INVERSIONES, S.L.

SHE HAS DEVELOPED A LONG PROFESSIONAL CAREER WITHIN THE INDITEX GROUP, WITH RESPONSIBILITY IN AREAS RELATED TO PRODUCT DESIGN AND PROCUREMENT, AND HAS EXPERIENCE AS A COMPANY DIRECTOR SINCE 1992. SHE HAS ALSO BEEN A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE AMANCIO ORTEGA FOUNDATION SINCE MARCH 2003 AND ITS PRESIDENT SINCE AUGUST 2023.

JAIME CARRO MERCHÁN
SECRETARY OF THE BOARD

JAIME CARRO MERCHÁN

SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE BOARD

ANITA TEMPLER

COMMUNICATION AND STRATEGY CONSULTANT

ADVISORY BOARD

GONZALO MACHADO

PORTRAITIST AND CREATIVE ADVISOR

ADVISORY BOARD

HANS ULRICH OBRIST

ART CURATOR, CRITIC AND HISTORIAN OF ART

ADVISORY BOARD

ISABELA MORA

ART PRODUCER

ADVISORY BOARD

KARL TEMPLER

FASHION STYLIST AND CREATIVE ADVISER

ADVISORY BOARD

MICHAEL BENSON

CO-FOUNDER OF PHOTO LONDON AND CANDLESTAR

ADVISORY BOARD

SERENA CATTANEO

FOUNDING DIRECTOR AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY (PARIS AND LE BOURGET)