About

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

Art historian and curator, specialised in photography. Regular speaker at Universities in the UK and France, and reviewer at international photography festivals.

Creative director of Champion Photobooks, a collection focused on dialogues between contemporary photography and archival images.

Trustee at Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) in London

Reviewer for PhotoLucida’s Critical Mass since 2013

Reviewer at Photomeet 2019

Juror for La Fabrica and Photo London Book Dummy Award 2017

Juror for Outset Unseen Exhibition Fund 2018

Juror for Genesis Imaging Postgraduate Award 2019

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Talks and Lectures

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

Dissemination in Professional Contexts
UWE MA Photography (Bristol) – 16th Nov. 2018

“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

April

Lecture:
Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London

February

Talk/review at The Cass – London Metropolitan University

January

Francesca Maffeo Gallery – Photobooks and Exhibitions

University of the Arts London- Presentation for Carlos Alba’s The Observation of Trifles

2017

November

Francesca Maffeo Gallery – Matthew Finn in conversation with Rodrigo Orrantia

October

Photofusion – Broader Implications: In conversation with Lucia Pizzani, Betty Zapata, chaired by Shoair Mavlian

June

The Photographers’ Gallery: Guest speaker/reviewer for Folio Friday Review Session, hosted by TPG and Steve Mcleod

April

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London – Lecture – Photography: Image and Power course – Latin America, Photography and Politics

February

Sid Motion Gallery: In Conversation: Jo Dennis and Sid Motion