Jorge Lozano

male
Born
1950
in
Colombia
CO
Lives in
Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Biography

Documentarist, videomaker, activist, curator. Colombia-bred, self-taught Lozano has been a prolific producer and organizer within the Toronto video and Latino communities since 1980, offering works with a strong political and personal sense of the hemispheric context. Especially well known within queer festival audiences for his documentation of the Latino female impersonation subculture, the bisexual-identifying Lozano's Samuel and Samantha (1993, 21), a warm and profound portrait of his articulate co-director, Salvadoran-Canadian Samuel Lopes, as he dons his other persona, was an early celebration of diversity within Toronto's queer communities. Lozano's Latinos en Tacones "The Pink Triangle" (1999, 19) provided vivid documentation of the College St. Latino club scene of the early 1990s. Lozano collaborated with other members in the queer video art community, such as Andrew James Paterson.