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Renée Cox | Jamaica

Born in 1960, in Colgate, Jamaica,
Lives and works in New York, USA

Graduated in film studies from the University of Syracuse.

Renée Cox was artist in residence in Light Work, a space dedicated to photography, based in Syracuse, USA (1997).

Individual shows by Renée Cox

Never Has She Ever as artist in residence and Estelle Lebowitz visiting artist at the Douglass Library of Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA (2008) ; The Discret Charme of the Bougies at the Nordine Zidoun Gallery in Paris, France (2008) ; Queen Nanny of the Maroons at the Robert Miller Gallery in New York, USA (2005) ; Renée Cox : American Family at the Robert Miller Gallery in New York, USA (2001).

Collective exhibitions

Caribbean : Crossroads of the World in New York – 3 museums (2012-2013) ; Who More Sci-Fi Than Us at the Kunsthal KadE of Amersfoort, The Netherlands (2012) ; Wounding the Black Male: Photographs from Light Work Collection at Light Work, Syracuse, USA (2012) ; Stargazers : Elizabeth Catlett in conversation with 21 contemporary artists at the Bronx Museum of Arts in New York, USA (2011) ; Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic at the Tate Liverpool in Liverpool, UK (2010) ; Rockstone and Bootheel at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut, USA (2009) ; Modernizing Melodrama at the Carleton College Art Gallery of Northfield, USA (2009) ; Kreyol Factory at the Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France (2009) ; Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body at the Hood Museum of Hanovre, The Netherlands (2008) ; Soul Food ! at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, USA (2008) ; Artificial Afrika at the Gigantic Art Space of New York, USA (2006) ; African Queen at the Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, USA (2005) ; The Divine Body at the LeRoy Neiman Gallery of the Columbia University School of Visual Arts in New York, USA (2005) and Committed to the Image at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, USA (2001).


Renée Cox participated in the Jamaican National Biennial in 2007, the Busan Biennial, South Korea, in 2004 and in the 48th Venice Biennial, Italy (1999).


The artworks of Renee Cox are contained in the collections of the Light Work foundation in Syracuse, USA and of the Hood Museum in Darthmouth, USA.


She was recipient of the Aaron Matalon Prize by the National Gallery of Jamaica of Kingston in 2007.