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Christopher Udemezue

b. 1986, Long Island, NY

BIOGRAPHY

Christopher Udemezue (b. 1986, Long Island, NY) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is rooted in his Jamaican heritage, healing, personal mythologies, and the desire for connection. Udemezue’s concentration has recently expanded to recounting and visualizing the effects of his mother’s immigration from Jamaica. He is the founder of RAGGA NYC, a collective platform that connects a growing network of queer Caribbean artists and allies through online storytelling and events. In 2017, Udemezue completed a residency at the New Museum that culminated in an exhibition on the platform, titled RAGGA NYC: All the threatened and delicious things joining one anotherL/i>.

In 2018, his work was featured in the New Museum’s 40 year anniversary show, Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon. In 2019, Udemezue participated in The Shed’s inaugural Open Call grant and group show. He has also been included in exhibitions at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, MO; Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria; Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada; MoMA PS1, NY; New Museum, NY; and Queens Museum of Art, NY, among others. Udemezue received his BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2008. He lives and works in New York, NY.