Elena is the founder and principal of HOAF Art Consulting, specializing in modern and contemporary art advisory services for distinguished collectors, foundations, and investment firms. After graduating from Sotheby's Institute of Art, she established HOAF, focusing on providing strategic guidance, investment expertise, educational programs, and comprehensive collection management.
In addition to her role at HOAF, Elena serves as the Spain Representative at the European Cultural Centre, actively promoting art sustainability through the organization of global exhibitions. Her engagements include delivering lectures at renowned institutions, covering various art-related subjects, fostering collaborative partnerships, and engaging in international outreach within the art sphere.
Elena is a founder and the major HOAF consultant. Working with collectors of all levels - from novices to those who wish to gain new perspectives and enhance their existing collections, Elena provides comprehensive guidance in all stages of the artwork selection process, including: defining each client’s individual goals budget, and long-term vision, facilitating bespoke, site-specific artwork commissions, overseeing all aspects of delivery, installation, production, and conservation, establishing foundations and private museums.
EUROPEAN CULTURAL CENTRE
Representative in Spain
As the Spain Representative at the European Cultural Centre, Elena plays a pivotal role in promoting art sustainability through global exhibitions. The European Cultural Centre, headquartered in the Netherlands, is a global cultural organization dedicated to fostering cultural exchange through international art and architecture exhibitions, symposia, and diverse cultural projects worldwide. Elena's responsibilities encompass actively engaging in fostering collaborative partnerships. Her commitment extends to international outreach within the art sphere, reflecting the European Cultural Centre's mission of global cultural exchange.
ELENA's COMPLETE RESUME
SOTHBEY's INSTITUTE OF ART
In 2017 to 2018, Elena continued on her educational journey at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, UK, immersing herself in the programs 'Art Business + The Art of Building an Artist’s Career'. This was followed by her 2018 course in the 'Global Art Market' at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, USA. Her latest pursuit in 2023 involved delving into 'Art Business for Artists' through an online program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, UK.
MUSEO DEL PRADO
Northern Renaissance Fellowship
In 2015, Elena was awarded a grant by the Museo del Prado to study Hieronymus Bosch's work among only 10 recipients from 300 applicants, being the sole foreign participant. The grant facilitated exclusive access to closed conferences with top Bosch specialists, engagement with the Prado research team, and insights into their work for the Bosch exhibition. This experience led to the publication of the educational course "El Bosco en el Museo del Prado" in 2019.
ELENA's COMPLETE EDUCATION
Artist Career Development
Cultural Investment Strategy
Art Collection Management
Research and Scholarship
Cultural Partnership Development
English - Spanish - Russian
Through exclusive consultancy service, Elena fosters an exhilarating experience in curating your collection with a dedicated Personal Art Consultant by your side. Whether developing or overseeing a public or private art collection, Elena ensures its growth and progression, providing invaluable insights that elevate the daily value of your art collection
ART CAREER STRATEGY
Elena offers a comprehensive art career strategy tailored for both artists and art business professionals. She provides personalized consultations, aiding artists in defining and realizing their potential while assisting art professionals. Her approach draws from a deep understanding of the contemporary art market and extensive experience in curation and consultancy, fostering successful career development in the realm of art
Elena provides tailored private tutoring in art history and the global art business, offering a deep understanding of key aspects in the industry. Her approach is personalized, sharing vast knowledge to help clients analyze contemporary art trends and collection management methods for a comprehensive educational experience