about me


chema (jose maria) rodríguez alcántara
hello@chema.studio


queer, non-binary photographer and
multidisciplinary artist -
currently studying a  BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography at The Glasgow School Art.

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fine art photography portfolio, The Glasgow School of Art

jobs


2019
performance photographer (freelance)
fruitmarket gallery: ‘how to suggest details’, ‘each body has a use, has a use’
  • documenting two live performances with a public audience for one of the most important contemporary art galleries in edinburgh for archival purposes

event photographer (freelance)
out of the blue: vintage kilo sale, makers marque, wiff waff wednesdays, flea market, bruncheon live music
  • documenting a range of different events hosted by the organization. open markets, private sale events and musical occassions for social media and marketing purposes

event photographer (freelance)
edinburgh sculpture workshop:
‘critical/fictional investigations: site, sound and listening’
  • documenting a series of academic talks hosted by the workshop


experience


2021-22


visitor experience assistant
the hunterian art gallery & museum

  • front of house services for the hunterian, working with a fantastic team and welcoming visitors to our collections


2021


building supervisor
the pipe factory
  • responsible for exhibition and building safety during the Glasgow International festival. opening and closing duties, invigilation and visitor service
  • managing and caring for a team of volunteers working in coordination with the festival


2020


gallery / shift attendant
national galleries of scotland

  • welcomed visitors while providing a five-star customer service experience, ensured the safety of the collection while engaging in conversation about art and other services, anticipated visitors’ needs and questions to provide an excellent experience and satisfaction

independent contractor
appen
  • providing data collection services in projects of varied duration

advisory group member
travelling gallery

  • working with the gallery to bring skills, knowledge and expertise to develop strategy, policy and activity. to read and advise on papers, reports and funding


2019


duty manager / photographer
out of the blue
  • front-facing representative for the organization, responding to visitors’ queries and providing informationgenerating opportunities for everyone to participate in the arts by fostering innovative and accessible creative projects

gallery attendant
national galleries of scotland

  • welcomed visitors while providing a five-star customer service experience, ensured the safety of the collection while engaging in conversation about art and other services, anticipated visitors’ needs and questions to provide an excellent experience and satisfaction

art & design coordinator
the meadows festival

  • working with meadows festival to liaise and coordinate with artists to design of the festival’s branding, programme and signage

lunch time relief
scottish national gallery of modern art

  • welcomed visitors while providing a five-star customer service experience, ensured the safety of the collection while engaging in conversation about art and other services, anticipated visitors’ needs and questions to provide an excellent experience and satisfaction