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Rodrigo Orrantia

Art Historian & Curator

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArtist - Writer - Photographer


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About me

Art historian and curator based in London. He currently works at DMB in London, running Lucidly, an international art photography project studio working with artists, private collectors and public institutions in the development of art photography projects, exhibitions and publications. His main interest is photography as an expanding field, exploring connections with film, sculpture, text, sound and localised performance. After graduating from the Historical and Contemporary Photography MA at Sotheby’s Institute, London in 2011, he worked for Mummery+Schnelle gallery, developing a programme of photography shows with national and international artists, including Ori Gersht, Luigi Ghirri, and more recently a group show of three generations of Latin American artists working with photography, identity and place. >more. He is currently 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, and the Science Museum in London. To complement his work as curator, he is a lecturer at the Photography programme at Middlesex University in London. He is also a regular guest speaker at Sotheby’s Institute and Photofusion in London, the University for the Creative Arts in Rochester, Grain Photography Hub in Birmingham, and the Arts University in Bournemouth. He constantly attends photography festivals in the UK and abroad as speaker, reviewer and curator, and is also a collaborator for Photomonitor and Art Nexus Magazines. He has been a nominator for the Prince Claus Award and a juror for Photolucida’s Critical Mass portfolio review. He is currently part of the board of curators at Sala Brasil and Gallery 32 for the Brazilian Embassy in London.


  • Photography
  • Art History
  • Curation

Work history


Photography Curator


Sep 2012



Middlesex University

Jan 2012


Curatorial Assistant

Mummery Schnelle

Mar 2011 - Sep 2012


Arts & Commercial Department

Arts and Business

Jul 2010 - Mar 2011


Documentary & Creative Photography Editor

Jul 2005 - Jul 2010



MA Photography

Sotheby’s Institute of London

Aug 2009 - May 2011
  • Photography: Contemporary and Historical