Sophie Orlando is based in Paris. She is Associate Professor of History of Art at the Villa Arson School of Art in Nice. She is co-founder of situations post with Katrin Ströbel and she is also leading “La surface démange” a research group on critical pedagogies in artistic formations. A large part of her research is dedicated to the fabric of narratives in art history. Amongst her publications: British Black Art, Debates on Western Art History (Dis Voir, 2016) and the edited monograph Sonia Boyce, Thoughtful Disobedience, (Presses du Réel, 2017). As a researcher on the Black Artist in Modernism project (AHRC, 2015-2018), she co-developed the symposium and book Conceptualism: Intersectional Readings, International Framings (Van Abbemuseum, 2019).
She is now leading several research projects on critical pedagogies in visual studies, leading to a forthcoming book.