CRR 2011: Michelle Eistrup, Alanna Lockward & Samuel Olou, 2011


Michelle Eistrup, Alanna Lockward & Samuel Olou have been invited to BAC for a month in March-April as part of the Collaborative Research Residency.

Their collaboration is an extension of the ideas presented in the conceptual framework of Transnational Decolonial Institute, initiated by Walter Mignolo and Alanna Lockward, which aims at exploring and better understanding the formation and transformation of coloniality in order to foster decolonial projects. The group will use the residency as a point of departure to reflect on their last ten years of knowledge production as art practitioners and discuss the strategies and possibilities to transform this into a publication.

Michelle Eistrup is an artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She grew up in Jamaica, Paris, and New York and has a BA in Social Anthropology from Haverford College and is MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

Alanna Lockward is an author, critic and independent curator from the Carribean based in Berlin. She is the founding director of ArtLabour Archives and is Chief editor of VideoArtWorld online magazine.

Samuel Olou is an artist born in Togo. He has previously lived in Ghana but is now based in Oslo, Norway where he also obtained his MFA at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

The residency is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.