Rodrigo Orrantia

Orrantia

Professor

Art historian and photography curator based in London. Lately his practice has focused con commissioning and producing printed and online content around art photography practices in Latin America and the UK. His main interest at the moment is building networks of institutions working with photography (archives, museums and galleries, universities) to coordinate projects, produce innovative content, and find new platforms and audiences for photography. Education Historical and Contemporary Photography MA at Sotheby’s Institute, London in 2011. Teaching experience Lecturer at the Photography programme at Middlesex University in London. Regular guest speaker at Sotheby’s Institute and Photofusion in London, the University for the Creative Arts in Rochester, Grain Photography Hub in Birmingham, Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham and the Arts University in Bournemouth. Research Photography as an expanding field, exploring connections with film, sculpture, text, sound and localised performance. Work history Project manager and curator, developing art photography projects, exhibitions and publications for corporate and private collectors, as well as private and public institutions. Art-directing and coordinating an itinerant photography exhibition for nine major museums and galleries in the United Kingdom, including the National Media Museum, Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, Mshed, Street Level Photoworks and the Science Museum in London. Rodrigo has been a nominator for the Prince Claus Award and a juror for Photolucida’s Critical Mass portfolio review. Awards In 2014, Rodrigo was nominated for the Fondazione Prada and Qatar Museums’ Authority Curate Award, for a project on Latin American Art, bringing together photography, music and street art. Writing Collaborator for Photomonitor and Photobookstore blogs, and correspondent for Art Nexus Magazine.

www.rodrigoorrantia.com