Jacqueline Loss

Finotype Creator, Film Co-director

Jacqueline Loss es profesora de estudios literarios y culturales latinoamericanos en la Universidad de Connecticut. Es autora de Dreaming in Russian: The Cuban Soviet Imaginary (2013) y Cosmopolitanisms and Latin America: Against the Destiny of Place (2005)  y ha co-compilado Caviar with Rum: Cuba-USSR and the Post-Soviet Experience (con José Manuel Prieto, 2012) y New Short Fiction from Cuba (con Esther Whitfield, 2007). También ha traducido al inglés la obra de varios escritores cubanos. Su traducción de Indagación del choteo (Jorge Mañach) saldrá en 2018 en Linkgua ediciones. La traducción al español de Dreaming in Russian será publicada en la editorial Almenara en 2018.

Jacqueline Loss is professor of Latin American and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of Dreaming in Russian: The Cuban Soviet Imaginary (2013) and Cosmopolitanisms and Latin America: Against the Destiny of Place (2005) and has co-edited Caviar with Rum: Cuba-USSR and the Post-Soviet Experience (with José Manuel Prieto, 2012) and New Short Fiction from Cuba (with Esther Whitfield, 2007). She has translated numerous Cuban writers into English. Her translation of Inquiry into Choteo (Jorge Mañach) will come out in 2018 with Linkgua ediciones. The translation into Spanish of Dreaming in Russian will be published by Almenara Press in 2018. 

Juan Carlos Alom

Film Co-director, Photographer

Juan Carlos Alom nació en Cuba en 1964 y reside entre Habana y Nueva York. Es un cineasta y fotógrafo cuya obra ha sido exhibida en Cuba, las Américas, Europa y Sudáfrica. Comenzando su carrera como fotoperiodista en la Cuba de los años 90, Alom desarrolló una visión artística basada en la necesidad de espontaneidad que exigía ese período de crisis. Entre las películas que Alom ha dirigido se encuentran Una Harley recorre la Habana (1998), El método moderno (1998), Habana Solo (2000), Evidencia (2001), Iroko (2004), Diario (2009) y No Limits (2013). Más recientemente, sus fotografías y películas han sido exhibidas y proyectadas en las siguientes muestras colectivas - Sin Máscaras: Arte Afrocubano Contemporáneo (Museo de Bellas Artes, Cuba), Kunst X Kuba (Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Alemania), On the Horizon: Arte Cubano Contemporáneo de la Colección Pérez (Museo de Arte Pérez, Miami, Florida); y en las siguientes muestras individuales: Havana Solo: The Films of Juan Carlos Alom (Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles), Cuban Analogs (Galería Jorgensen, Universidad de Connecticut), y Los elementos en la Galería Punctum de la Ciudad de México. En noviembre de 2017, se unió a un equipo de académicos y creadores en Greenhouse Studios|Scholarly Communications Design en la Universidad de Connecticut para trabajar en Finotype: On Refinement, Finesse and Global Cuban Cultures

Juan Carlos Alom was born in Cuba in 1964 and resides between Havana and New York City. He is a filmmaker and photographer who has exhibited throughout Cuba, North and South America, Europe, and South Africa. Starting his career as a photojournalist in 1990s Cuba, Alom developed an artistic vision that was informed by the need for spontaneity demanded by that period of crisis. Among the films that Alom has directed are Una Harley recorre la Habana (1998, A Harley Travels Around Havana), El método moderno (1998, The Modern method), Habana Solo (2000), Evidencia (2001), Iroko (2004), Diario (2009), and No Limits (2013). Most recently, his photography and films have exhibited and screened in the following group shows—Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art (Museum of Fine Arts) in Havana, Cuba, Kunst X Kuba (Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany), On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Collection (Pérez Art Museum, Miami, Florida); and in the following solo shows— Havana Solo: The Films of Juan Carlos Alom (Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles), Cuban Analogs (Jorgensen Gallery, University of Connecticut), and Los elementos at Punctum Gallery in Mexico City. In November 2017, he joined a team of scholars and creators at Greenhouse Studios|Scholarly Communications Design at the University of Connecticut working on Finotype: On Refinement, Finesse and Global Cuban Cultures

Susana Sevilla Aho

Designer

 

Special thanks to:

Miguel Giménez of Guayaberas etc... and Liceo Cubano de Bridgeport, Connecticut

and for support from 

Scholars' Collaborative, University of Connecticut, Greenhouse Studios| Scholarly Communications Design at the University of Connecticut, and Office of the Vice Provost for Research, University of Connecticut