Art Labour Archives is an exceptional platform that has spiraled around the amalgamation of theory, political activism and aesthetics, working in the international cultural arena since 1996. Art Labour Archives has been passionately engaged on the dissemination, production and theorization of videoart, film and performance from a Black Diaspora perspective.

In the vision of its founder, Alanna Lockward, disciplines are meant to facilitate each other´s dismantling by means of constantly challenging its own claims to legitimacy. This paradigm inversion places collective knowledge creation as a central ambition. In this sense, the optic and praxis of Art Labour Archives is to surpass the expectations of the society of the spectacle and its insatiable appetite for visual and sensorial stimulation. Instead, the dozens of publications, exhibitions, screening programs, workshops and seminars conceptualized and produced by Art Labour Archives in the last seventeen years, have offered liberation and redemption as a viable alternative.

In short: our journey is one of experiencing “art” as a labour of love and mutual examination and recognition beyond geographical, discursive and disciplinary thresholds.

COOPERATIONS

AFRICA

AfricAvenir, Windhoek / Berlin

Goethe Institute, Togo

Kwazulu-Natal Society for the Arts, Durban

National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek

The Bioscope, Johannesburg

CARIBBEAN

Arte por Excelencias, La Habana

Bienal de La Habana

Bienal del Caribe, Santo Domingo

Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales, Santo Domingo

Caribbean InTransit, Washington D.C.

Centro Cultural de la Embajada de España en Santo Domingo

Centro León, Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros

Festival Internacional de Teatro, Santo Domingo

Galerie Bourbon-Lally, Port-au-Prince

Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo

Small Axe, Kingston

CENTRAL AMERICA / MEXICO

Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano, San Salvador

Centro Cultural de España en San Salvador

Compañía de Danza Experimental Lola Lince, Guanajuato

Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City

EUROPE

Allianz Kulturstiftung, Berlin

ARCO, Madrid

Atlántica, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin

Baltic Art Centre

Casa de América, Madrid

Casa América Catalunya, Barcelona

CENDEAC, Murcia

Danish Arts Council, Copenhagen

Documenta 13, Kassel

Dutch Art Institute

Framer Framed, Amsterdam

Galería Isabel Hurley, Málaga

Goldsmiths University of London

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Heinrich Böll Sitftung, Berlin

Humboldt University, Berlin

Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, Berlin

Ifa Galerie, Bonn / Sttugart

Junta de Andalucía, Seville

Matadero Madrid

NGBK, Berlin

Transart Institute, Berlin

University of Warwick

USA

Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Center South Florida, Miami

Duke University, North Carolina

Florida International University, Miami

Franklin Furnace, New York

Harlem Biennale, New York

Hemispheric Institute, New York

Museo del Barrio, New York

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