Team

Alanna Lockward, writer, director, co-producer. Photo by Miguel Gómez, 2016.

Alanna Lockward is the founding director of Art Labour Archives, a cultural platform and agency responsible for producing situation-specific art events and exhibitions since 1996 in the US, the Caribbean, Europe and the African continent. She is general manager of the Transnational Decolonial Institute.

Lockward obtained her Licentiate in communications science at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, and her MA at the Institute for Art in Context of Universität der Künste Berlin. She has been a guest lecturer on critical race theory, decolonial aesthetics and Black feminism at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the Roosevelt Academy of Utrecht University, Transart Institute, the University of Warwick and Goldsmiths University of London.

In 1996, she was selection Jury of the XX Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales in Santo Domingo and award jury, in 2011, with Gerardo Mosquera and Carlos Acero at the same event. In 2006, she was award jury of the Quinta Bienal de Artes Visuales del Istmo Centroamericano with Paulo Hernkenhoff and Santiago Olmo. Lockward has been a consultant of Séptima Bienal de La Habana (2000) and IV Caribbean Biennial (2001), as well as of ground-breaking exhibitions such as Políticas de la Diferencia: Arte Iberoamericano Fin de Siglo (2000), Visa oder die Verhinderung des Reisens (2003) and Global Feminisms (2007). Her projects DECOLONIZING THE “COLD” WAR: BE.BOP 2013. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS and BE.BOP 2012. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS have been presented at the Ballhaus Naunynstrasse with formidable sucess.

Alanna Lockward is the author of Apremio: Apuntes sobre el pensamiento y la creación contemporánea desde el Caribe, and co-author of Vídeo en Latinoamérica: Una visión crítica and Arte Contemporáneo Dominicano. Her essays and articles have been published by Arte por Excelencias, Savvy Journal, Arte Contexto, Art Nexus, Cariforum, Archipiélago, ARCONOTICIAS and Atlántica.

As a curator, she has received awards from the Allianz Kulturstiftung, the Danish Arts Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers and is a member of the DFG- founded  Young Scholars Network. Black Diaspora and Germany. She has produced, directed and hosted cultural and political reports in the Caribbean for major TV international broadcast companies, some of them in collaboration with Mario Delatour.

Her curatorial and theoretical work has focused strongly in the moving-image for the last 15 years.

 PEYI GUZMAN PORTRAIT

Peyi Guzmán, Cinematographer

Peyi Guzmán se Interesó en la fotografia desde pequeño, las imágenes lo cautivaron hasta que después de estudiar Filosofía e Historia en la Universidad se decide a entrar a La Productora Filmica Dominicana como asistente de cámara en 1973.

Años como camarógrafo con Claudio Chea y Elías Muñoz haciendo comerciales y todo que se puede filmar lo llevan a su primer largometraje “Pasaje de Ida” con Agliberto Meléndez en 1983 y su documental “Carnaval y Caretas”, (Seoul Prize, Korea 1984).

Con su compañía productora sigue dirigiendo y fotografiando comerciales y videos musicales. Luis Días, Víctor Víctor, Ricardo Arjona, Julio Iglesias y Juan Luis Guerra le permitieron ganar 8 premios Casandra y el mejor video latinoamericano de Billboard Univision en 1991 con “A pedir su mano”.

Su segundo largometraje fue en 1998 “Para Vivir o morir”, el tercero “Nueva Yol 3, en 1999. Siguen “Perico Ripiao” en el 2003,de nuevo con Angel Muñiz y en el 2004 hizo de Director de Fotografia de la 2da. Unidad en “Lost City”, dirigida por Andy García.

En el 2011 filma “El Color de la noche” con Agliberto Melèndez y “El Rey de Najayo” con Fernando Báez.

2012: “Feo de día, lindo de noche”.

2013: “Noche de Circo”, “Mis eternos tres meses” y “Angelito”.

Jorge A. Lockward, Composer
Jorge A. Lockward, Composer

Jorge A. Lockward was born in the Dominican Republic to a family with strong artistic and musical traditions. He studied piano under Prof. Olga Voight and later under Robert Sage. A pianist, arranger and choir conductor, Mr. Lockward holds degrees in theology from Azusa Pacific University , in music from The City College of New York and has done graduate work in musicology at Rutgers University.

Lockward has been involved with the Global Praise Program since January, 2000. Jorge was a committee member of the Spanish Language United Methodist Hymnal, Mil Voces para Celebrar and has served as consultant on Global Music for several denominational hymnals. He is the editor of Regocíjate y Canta (1995), a collection of Latino worship choruses, Tenemos Esperanza (2001)a trilingual (Spanish, Portuguese, English) songbook and recording, assistand editor of Global Praise 3: More Songs for Worship and Witness (2004) and co-editor of For Everyone Born: Global Songs for an Emerging Church (2008). In his ministry, Jorge models a passion is for the ways congregational song both reflects and shapes the theology and praxis of the assembled community. Presently, he is part of the Leadership Team for a new United Methodist church start in the Northwest Bronx, leads the ecumenical chorale Cántico Nuevo and lectures on music and worship at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.
Email: jlockwar(at)gbgm-umc.org

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