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Lee Scratch Perry

*1936 Kendal, †2021 in Lucea

was one of the most influential figures in the development of reggae and dub music in Jamaica. His later music is a far cry from his reggae days; many saw this period of Perry’s career more as performance art in more ways than one. In the late 1990s, Perry was also recognized and perceived as a visual artist. Perry’s multidisciplinary practice encompasses his entire body and physical environment, and features a unique blend of religious and symbolic belief systems. In recent years, his work has been increasingly received in the art field and has been exhibited at MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome (2022); and the 34th Sao Paulo Biennale (2021), among others.