In Memorium

Alanna Lockward (1961 -2019)

The Dominican author, curator and filmmaker Alanna Lockward died unexpectedly in Santo Domingo on January 7, 2019. She was 57 years old.

Alanna Lockward at Bebop Berlin 2016 © Miguel Gomez

Alanna Lockward at Bebop Berlin 2016 © Miguel Gomez

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).



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