Art Labour Archives is a Berlin-based agency active in the international cultural industry since 1996. From an interdisciplinary platform and with the advantages of an extensive global network, Art Labour Archives provides consultancy to international biennials and festivals, creates situation-specific art events and organizes high-impact theoretical meetings, among other services. Its last production (May 4-6), BE.BOP 2012. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS was presented at Ballahaus Naunynstrasse in collaboration with the Allianz Cultural Foundation.

Art Labour Archives is an exceptional platform that has spiraled around the amalgamation of theory, political activism and aesthetics. 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 self-criticism and paradigm inversion places collective knowledge production 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.



AfricAvenir, Windhoek / Berlin

Goethe Institute, Togo

Kwazulu-Natal Society for the Arts, Durban

National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek

The Bioscope, Johannesburg


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


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


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


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

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


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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