DocX Archive Lab Lead and Guest Artists

Nyssa Chow, Martine Granby, and a slate of guest artists (more information below) are facilitators and participants in the Center for Documentary Studies’ virtual DocX Archive Lab, How Are We Known: Reimagining, Repurposing, and Rewriting the Archive. From September 24, 2021–May 15, 2022, these artists will work with a cohort of fellows, leading discussions rooted in their specialized perspectives.

The DocX Archive Lab is a project of CDS’s DocX initiative supporting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) artists, curators, and thought leaders working across the nonfiction landscape.

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Nyssa Chow

Lead Artist Facilitator

Nyssa Chow is an oral historian, writer, and interdisciplinary artist.

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Martine N. Granby

Lead Artist Lab Collaborator

Martine N. Granby is a nonfiction filmmaker, producer, and video journalist for the New York Times, City Bureau, Kartemquin Films, BRIC TV, the New School, and UnionDocs.

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Bayo Akomolafe

Guest Artist

Dr. Bayo Akomolafe—Yoruba philosopher, psychologist, professor, and poet—is a widely celebrated speaker and an award-winning public intellectual and essayist.

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Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

Guest Artist

Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, a film essayist and curator of archives and exhibitions, is Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Comparative Literature at Brown University.

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Dorothy Berry

Guest Artist

Dorothy Berry is an archivist whose work focuses on the description and discoverability of African American cultural heritage materials.

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Crystal Z Campbell

Guest Artist

Crystal Z Campbell is a 2021–22 UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar, multidisciplinary artist, experimental filmmaker, and writer of Black, Filipino, and Chinese descents.

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Greg de Cuir Jr.

Guest Artist

Greg de Cuir Jr. is an independent curator, writer, and translator who lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia. He works as a member of the selection committee at  the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and as a lecturer at University of Mainz, both in Germany.

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rafa esparza

Guest Artist

Los Angeles native rafa esparza is a multidisciplinary artist whose work reveals his interests in history, personal narratives, and kinship and his own relationship to colonization and the disrupted genealogies that it produces.

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Christopher Harris

Guest Artist

Christopher Harris’s award-winning 16mm experimental films and moving image installations have screened at the Locarno Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Arsenal Berlin, and many other festivals and exhibition venues.

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Onyeka Igwe

Guest Artist

London-born and -based artist and researcher Onyeka Igwe works between cinema and installation and is animated by the question how do we live together?, with a particular interest in the ways that sensorial, spatial, and non-canonical ways of knowing can provide answers to this question.

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Sofía Gallisá Muriente

Guest Artist

Sofía Gallisá Muriente is a visual artist working primarily with video, film, photography, and text. Her work explores the subjectivity of historical narratives, examining formal and informal archives, popular imaginaries, and visual culture.

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Chino Otsuka

Guest Artist

Chino Otsuka, based in London, uses photography and video to explore the fluid and distortable relationship between memory, time, and photography.

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CC Paschal

Guest Artist

CC Paschal (she/they), an award-winning audio journalist who has created podcasts about art, culture, and politics, is currently a series editor at Marvel and a visiting professor at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at Maine College of Art & Design.

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Tamara Shogaolu

Guest Artist

Tamara Shogaolu is the founder and creative director of Ado Ato Pictures.