Independent curator, writer and professor.
From 1985 through 1996 Alejandro Castellote was director of the Photography Dept. at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, where he organized the photo-festival FOCO (1985 to 1989). He has been the curator and co-founder of PHotoEspaña, Madrid (1998 to 2000). In 2003 he curated MAPAS ABIERTOS. Fotografía Latinoamericana 1991-2002.
He has served as guest curator for the X Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2006; Getxophoto, Bilbao (2007 through 2009); the Latin American section of Biennale Photoquai (Museum Quai de Branly) 2007-2009, Paris; Seoul Photo Fair 2010, Korea and the Singapore International Photography Festival 2012.
He was director of the Daegu Photo Biennale 2014, Korea; guest curator of the ChangJiang International Photography & Video Biennale, Chongqing, and the Image Triennial of Guangzhou 2017, China. From 2014 through 2016 he has been director of the Latin American Master of Photography and Visual Arts at the Centro de la Imagen of Lima, Peru.