Bio

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. 

Press

Shenseea Talks Upbringing, Crossing Over, and Supporting LGBTQ Community & mentions CONNEK -
Teen Vogue

An Exploration of LGBTQ Jamaican Identity—and Lots of Food -Advocate Magazine

CONNEK Team in the Pride issue of Pride JA Magazine - Pride Magazine

CONNEK is redefining what it means to be queer and Caribbean - Topical Cream

Club Glow: Shadow of the Cat with Halloween prep - Garage Magazine

Flash Art International - RAGGA NYC Mercer Union / Toronto

Canadian Art - We Aren’t a “We”

BOOM BK - Get to Know RAGGA NYC, a Vital Platform for Queer Caribbean Artists

Contemporary And - RAGGA NYC Congregating the Queer Caribbean Community

MILK XYZ - BECAUSE PRIDE: QUEER ART ROUNDUP

Filthy Dreams - I Put A Spell On You: RAGGA NYC’s ‘All The Threatened And Delicious Things Joining One Another’

Brooklyn Rail - All the Threatened and Delicious Things Joining One Another 

The New Yorker - Playing Hoodoo: Renée Stout and “The Rootworker’s Table” 

Art Net - The Story Behind RAGGA NYC, The Caribbean Queer Collective Seizing the Spotlight at the New Museum 

Superchief Gallery Infiltrates the Lower East Side/ House of Ladosha - Paper Magazine

Out100: House of Ladosha - Out Magazine

The Downward Spiral Steven Warwick On “Trigger: Gender As A Tool And A Weapon” At The New Museum, New York - Texte Zur Kunst

HOUSE OF LADOSHA with Laila Pedro - Brooklyn Rail

House of Ladosha - Artforum

This New Museum Exhibit Wants to Challenge Everything You Think You Know About Gender - New York Magazine: Vulture

How Contemporary Artists Are Embracing the Ambiguities of Gender - Hyperallergic

New Museum To Open Themed Show ‘Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon’ This Fall - ArtNews