Briheda Haylock

I'm an conceptual artist that explores many mediums to bring darkness and light together

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I'm an conceptual artist that explores many mediums to bring darkness and light together

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    Briheda Haylock is a Belizean artist who made their trailblazing entrance into the visual arts community in 2012, with the art exhibition ‘Society Killed the Teenager’ challenging their society's social oppression and individualism. Haylock developed their voice in the community as bold, provocative, and controversial with a healing psychological twist looking at individualism, gender-based violence, and making a stance for the LGBTQIA+ community.

     

    Since Haylock's debut launched, they have been sought out by their community to curate and create social, educational art shows for NGOs such as Special Envoy for Children and Women and UNIBAM. ‘Milestone’ (2014) helped highlight the prolific women in Belize. ‘My Story’ aided with the Humanization of the LGBTQIA+ community with the show, My Story (2015). Latched: A Community That Supports Breast Feeding (2022) was a collaborative effort with Belize’s advanced lactation consultant Penelope Casassola, to educate the community about the importance of support and the father’s role when it comes to breastfeeding.

     

    Haylock was a part of a small editorial team Baffu E-Magazine (2014-2016) that highlighted the contemporary visual artists, and poets in Belize and documented the culture of Belize. Haylock visual pieces and poetry were featured in the publication. Haylock is also a member and a co-founder of the Belize Women Art Collective (BWAC), an art group geared toward promoting women artists in Belize.

     

    Briheda Haylock is vastly known as a visual artist but started sharing their poetry at a young age. In 2006 their poem Word of 'Anger Which We Speak' was published in a collective entitled Poets R’ Us of teen poets mentored by the Great Grandmaster. In 2015, Haylock became a member of 501 Spoken Word. Since joining, the group they have performed with the group and published in the anthology Poetic Narcotics. Haylock Performed at, Doh seh It! ( 2018) The first international poetry festival performance was In Guatemala, Poesia versus Diferendo, Crea. Puerto Barrios Guatemala (2018) and (2021) 17 Festival Internacional DE Poesía De Quetzaltenango. In 2022 Haylock Represented Belize on Colombian APL Radio, The Real Podcast located in Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and at the Panama Embassy in Belize for the launch of poet Sharon Pringle book release, "The Don't Cry Generation".

    Briheda Haylock is a feminist artist who is not afraid to challenge her society. Haylock developed her voice in the community as bold, provocative, and controversial with a psychological healing twist looking at individualism gender-based violence, and making a stance for the LGBTQIA+ community. Haylock uses multiple mediums to express her voice. Haylock is also known for her role in aiding the development of the contemporary art scene in Belize.

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    In 2018 Haylock was recognized by the Image Factory now rebranded as the Imagination Factory as one of the influential female voices in their society. They were published in  Bible Belt Queers, in 2019 & 2023. Participated in a global collaboration with the team  Ghost of A Dream in 2021 which has been on display at various contemporary art galleries. Haylock is also on the artist list in Grenada on the platform Caribbean Kind. 2022 was welcomed to the Miami art collective  Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI).  Haylock's creative voice has attracted art researchers globally to spark conversations with them as well as being published.  In Panama they were recognized for their contribution to the Central American performance art scene in the project Subasta MAC Panamá. In 2023, Mexico acknowledged them for their feminist/activist creative approach in the project Archiva.

     

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