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Christopher Udemezue: Facing a Foggy Mirror



Christopher Udemezue: Facing a Foggy Mirror






Born in Long Island, NY Christopher Udemezue has shown at a variety of galleries and museums, including the New Museum, Queens Museum of Art, PS1 MoMa, Bruce High Quality Foundation, and Envoy Enterprises. Udemezue recently has utilized his Jamaican heritage and the complexities of desire for connection, tragedy through personal mythology and public lynching as a primary source. As the founder of the platform RAGGA NYC & CONNEK JA, he completed a residency with the New Museum “All The Threatened and Delicious Things Joining One Another” in June 2017. Also being the lead organizing member of the art collective House of Ladosha, Christopher has shown recently in the New Museum’s “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” 40 year anniversary show and he was apart of the chosen artists in The Shed’s Open Call grant program/ show that was on show in the new Hudson Yards Shed gallery, NYC in June 2019. In 2021 Chris was elected to be Co-Chair of board at Recess Gallery, Brooklyn NY.