Art historian and curator, specialised in photography.

MA Photography: Contemporary and Historical, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, 2011
MA History and Theory of Art and Architecture, National University of Colombia, 2004

Trustee at Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)

Winner Landskrona Foto Open Call 2020 for The State of Things
Winner Format Festival Habitat Award 2017 for Modern Ornithologies

Juror, Long-Term Projects category, World Press Photo Awards 2021
Nominator and Juror for World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent Program
Juror for Genesis Imaging Postgraduate Award 2019
Juror for Archiboo Architectural Photography Web Award 2019
Juror for Outset Unseen Exhibition Fund 2018
Juror for La Fábrica and Photo London Book Dummy Award 2017
Co-curator at Paris College of Art, Paris Blurring The Lines 2017
Associate Mentor, Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

Reviewer for PhotoLucida’s Critical Mass since 2013
Reviewer at Photomeet 2019




Urbanautica: Rodrigo Orrantia – A World Existed Before You
Interview by Klaus Fruchtnis

Sotheby’s Institute of Art: Meet Alumnus Rodrigo Orrantia
Video – 2.33 min

Talks and Lectures

National Gallery, London: The artist / Week nine: The creative entrepreneur, March 2019

Photo50 Panel Discussion:
Destroyed Architecture in Photography –
Historical documents preserving (the memory of) the past or indulging aesthetics of decay? 
Speakers: Chaired by Stephan Schmid, Albumen Gallery, with Fabiano Parisi represented by Cynthia Corbett Gallery, 
Francesca Perry, Deputy Editor at Blueprint and Rodrigo Orrantia, Art historian and curator.
Friday 18 January 2019

SP ARTE / Foto – Brazil: “O legado de 1968 na fotografia”
Conversa entre o curador e historiador da arte colombiano Rodrigo Orrantia e o fotojornalista Evandro Texeira. Evento sujeito à lotação.
August 2018> Click here for Lecture Essay

Giovanni Ozzola “1982” at Gazelli Art House, London, 2019
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Nottingham Trent University – Visiting Lecturer, BA Photography (2016 -Present)
UWE MA Photography (Bristol) – Dissemination in Professional Contexts 16th Nov. 2018
London Metropolitan University – Talk/review at The Cass
Francesca Maffeo Gallery – Photobooks and Exhibitions
University of the Arts London- Presentation for Carlos Alba’s The Observation of Trifles
Francesca Maffeo Gallery – Matthew Finn in conversation with Rodrigo Orrantia
Photofusion – Broader Implications: In conversation with Lucia Pizzani, Betty Zapata, chaired by Shoair Mavlian
The Photographers’ Gallery: Guest speaker/reviewer for Folio Friday Review Session, hosted by TPG and Steve Mcleod
Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London – Lecture – Photography: Image and Power course – Latin America, Photography and Politics
Sid Motion Gallery: In Conversation: Jo Dennis and Rodrigo Orrantia