MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY FORUM
Artist Talk: Christopher Udemezue
Wednesday, December 1
6PM - 7PM
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Born in Long Island, NY, Christopher Udemezue utilizes his Jamaican heritage, the complexities of desire for connection, healing through personal mythology and ancestry as a primary source for his work. As the founder of the platforms RAGGA NYC & CONNEK JA, he completed a residency with the New Museum “All The Threatened and Delicious Things Joining One Another” in June 2017. In 2018 Udemezue was on show in the New Museum’s “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” 40 year anniversary show and a part of the chosen artists in The Shed’s Open Call grant program/group show in 2019. In 2021 Chris was elected to be Co-Chair of the board at Recess Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, and had a solo show at Anat Ebgi Gallery in Los Angeles, California. His work has also been shown at a variety of other galleries and museums, including Queens Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Mercer Union, and Recess Gallery.
Supported by Yale Department of the History of Art and the Dean’s Fund for Research Workshops, Seminars and Colloquia.