Renee Cox

Jamaican-American, b. 1960

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Renee Cox

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Jamaican-American, b. 1960

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282
Biography

Deeply concerned with the racial discrepancies in society, the African American artist Renee Cox explores black identity through photography, collage, video, and other media, using the body to displace religious symbols from the white-centric paradigm. "I have a right to reinterpret the Last Supper as Leonardo da Vinci created the Last Supper with people who look like him. . . . It's about me having nothing to hide," the artist has said. Experimenting with freedom of speech and expression, the artist creates works that render gender politics, race, and sexuality aesthetically and politically controversial.

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Group show at a major institution
New Museum, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 1 more
Biography

Deeply concerned with the racial discrepancies in society, the African American artist Renee Cox explores black identity through photography, collage, video, and other media, using the body to displace religious symbols from the white-centric paradigm. "I have a right to reinterpret the Last Supper as Leonardo da Vinci created the Last Supper with people who look like him. . . . It's about me having nothing to hide," the artist has said. Experimenting with freedom of speech and expression, the artist creates works that render gender politics, race, and sexuality aesthetically and politically controversial.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
New Museum, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
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