Lockward was a leading figure in the arts for her pioneering work in the fields of critical race theory, decolonial aesthetics/aesthesis, Black feminism, and womanist ethics. She founded Art Labour Archives, a platform for theory and political activism, in 1996. Based in Berlin and the Dominican Republic, Lockward conceptualized and curated BE.BOP. Black Europe Body Politics (2012–2016) in Berlin, a trans-disciplinary meeting that brought together many art practitioners from the African Diaspora. Alanna Lockward also made a mark as an editor, as a professor of audiovisual theory and investigative journalism at PUCMM, and as director of international affairs at Museo de Arte Moderno (Santo Domingo).
Alanna Lockward (1961 -2019)
The Dominican author, curator and filmmaker Alanna Lockward died in Santo Domingo on January 7, 2019. She was 57 years old.
Alanna Lockward at Bebop Berlin 2016 © Miguel Gomez
In conversation with Tiago Sant'Ana
"The naturalization of whiteness as a life parameter"
rtist and researcher uses materials such as sugar to discuss the naturalization and erasure of a colonial past.
How Black is Black Enough?
The Whitening Of A President
A new exhibition in Cali evokes the history of the first – and so far the only – black president of Colombia, Juan José Nieto.
The Netherlands: Untold Tales
Analyzing the Past and Decolonizing the Future
In the exhibition Afterlives of Slavery artists share their thoughts on how to deal with the legacies of the Dutch colonial empires.
Exhibition at Pinacoteca de São Paulo
Rosana Paulino: The Suturing of History
“Rosana Paulino: The Sewing of Memory” exhibition brings together 140 works by the Brazilian artist from 1993 to 2018.
Remembering An Exhibition On Africa In Colombia
Some Kind of Sorcerers
Remembering the African legacy in Colombia is of crucial importance. Violence against Afro-Colombians is commonplace. But also resistance.
A Latin American Universe
What Is "Latinx"?
“Latinx” is an update of traditional labels usually applied to describe Latin American migrant communities in the US.
Brazil's All-Female Poetry Slam: Slam das Minas
Performance as an act of resistance
For female performance artists, the Slams das Minas (“Girl Slams”) are spaces that bring representation and visibility to black women.
In Conversation with Zoe Samudzi
Blackness as a State of Matter
About anti-Blackness as a foundational element of the United States, narrow representations of Africa, and art awards.
Rubem Valentim in Review
Manifesto Against Cultural Subalternity
Two shows trace different aspects of the artist's work and highlight its importance for Brazilian art.
Urihi Haromatipë – Curadores da terra-floresta
Instituto Moreira Salles
São Paulo, Brazil
20 March - 20 March 2019
Talks / Workshops
Conversa com Jenn Nkiru
São Paulo, Brazil
23 March - 23 March 2019
Feria Internacional de arte de Lima
Escuela Superior de Guerra del Ejército del Perú
04 April - 08 April 2019
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo- Parque Forestal
03 January - 14 April 2019
Para todes tode – Plan de lucha
Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti
Buenos Aires, Argentina
09 March - 31 May 2019
Los dominios perdidos
MAVI - Museo de Artes Visuales
02 March - 05 May 2019
Enfoque femenino: Reporteras fotográficas chilenas y suecas
Centro Cultural de La Moneda
08 March - 21 March 2019
Secretos Compartidos - Una Antología de Arte Contemporáneo Argentino
Centro Cultural Borges
Buenos Aires, Argentina
05 February - 30 April 2019
Maya Watanabe. Liminal
La Casa Encendida
27 February - 31 March 2019
Colonial Ghosts Haunt Accra’s Jamestown
Artists, curators, and researchers affiliated with the São Paulo Biennale visit Ghana in search of history.
São Paulo: Biennale and Other Events
Don’t miss all the exhibitions from African perspectives happenig in São Paulo.
In Conversation with Claudinei Roberto da Silva
“Art as a tool to forge the path”
The artist, curator and art educator talks about his trajectory and remembers the legendary gallery space O Oço/Galeria Cine e Sol.
Women and Resistance
Exhibition recounts narrative of black women who breastfed children of whites and reflects on Brazilian society.
Black Chronicles IV
Chronicling Black Lives in History
A look into photos that had been hidden in a drawer, an exquisite collection that belonged to none other than W.E.B. Du Bois.
C& Center of Unfinished Business
Fatima El-Tayeb: Reclaiming Nefertiti
German scholar Fatima El-Tayeb explains how Europeans appropriate Black historical personalities and deny Africans their history.
The Female Artists of Color Who Pioneered Alternative Art Spaces in Mexico
Despite the 1968 rise of protests against the regime in Mexico, narratives of indigenous feminists and artists of color were still left out
In Conversation with Wu Tsang
Rethinking the Museum of Tomorrow
Who does the museum appeal to, who does it welcome, and who does it exclude or make unwelcome?
#metoo – where do we take it from here?
We asked a selection of women from the art world the question: So where do we take it from here?