Alasdair Foster is a consultant specialising in international cultural projects and a researcher in the theory of arts policy formation. He has 20 years’ experience heading national arts institutions in Europe and Australia and over 35 years of working in the public cultural sector. He was the founding director of Fotofeis, the award-winning international biennale of photo-based art in Scotland (1991–1997), the largest photo-art event in Europe in the 1990s. He was the director of the Australian Centre for Photography (1998–2011). In 2013 he won the inaugural Jin Hou Niao Zun award (China) for curatorial excellence. He is currently working on projects in Canada, China, Guatemala, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay and Vietnam.