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Photo: Charles Littlewood www.hewlocke.net www.karran.tv 82 HEW LOCKE (b. United Kingdom 1959) spent his formative years (1966–1980) in Guyana before returning to the UK to complete an MA in sculpture at the Royal College of Art (1994). Locke explores the languages of colonial and postcolonial power, how different cultures fashion their identities through visual symbols of authority, and how these representations are altered by the passage of time. To illustrate this layering of time, Locke’s work is accompanied by a unique merging of influences from the artist’s native Guyana and London, where he now lives and works. Locke’s work has been included in the Guangzhou Triennial, China (2008); Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India (2014); and Prospect 3 New Orleans Contemporary Art Biennial, New Orleans (2014), among others. He is represented in varied collections including The Pérez Art Museum Miami (US), The Tate Gallery (UK), The Brooklyn Museum (New York), The Victoria & Albert Museum (London), and The British Museum (London). Currently, Locke’s work is featured in the major exhibition Artist and Empire at Tate Britain (2015–16), traveling to the National Gallery of Singapore. www.keishascarville.com KEISHA SCARVILLE (b. United States 1975) is a photo and mixed media artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at the International Center of Photography in NYC. Scarville’s work has been included in the Studio Museum of Harlem, New York (2012); Rush Arts Gallery, New York (2011); BRIC Arts Media House, New York (2015); and The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (2001). Additionally, her work has appeared in publications such as Vice, Transition, OF NOTE Magazine, Nueva Luz, ARC, Small Axe, Oxford American, and The New York Times where it has also received critical review. In 2006, she was awarded a grant through the Brooklyn Arts Council’s Community Arts Program. She has also been an artist-in-residence at The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Lightwork Artist Residency Program, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and Vermont Studio Center. KARRAN SAHADEO (b. Guyana 1986) is a multimedia artist, writer, speaker, and educator aiming to understand representation and the limitations of his own recollection. Driven by the fragility of memory, his research explores our relationship with technology and the reliance we have on external devices. Sahadeo’s current practice consists of using photography, digital video, and installation to explore his dependency on consumer technology as external memory apparatuses. He has exhibited internationally in both the United States and the United Kingdom as well as in Guyana. In 2014, Sahadeo returned to Guyana after 24 years and placed third in the Guyana Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition. He is currently a faculty member at the E. R. Burrowes School of Art in Georgetown where he teaches photography and graphic design. 83