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CV & Bio

James Patrick Cox (born 1993, Bath) lives and works in Frome, Somerset. His practice is concerned with the struggle of language, and takes the form of performances, text, spoken word, video, sound, and installations. James is interested in the process of getting information in and out of one’s head, and what is lost and gained in the process. The work also looks at the anxiety that comes from this process, and how anxiety is a generative energy to produce.


These interests stem from James’ experience of being dyslexic and is informed by his academic research into the connection between dyslexia and creativity. James is interested in the language used around neurodiversity, and writing research and engaging in projects that move conversations away from a reductive view of learning disabilities as purely disabilities, and towards them as vital human conditions, that help form the political, cultural, and aesthetic value systems of creative practitioners that greatly affects their creative practice and work.


2020-2022 MA Fine Art - The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

2012-2015 BA Fine Art - Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, Wales, UK


Awards & Scholarships:


2022    Henriques Prize for Achievement and Excellence at The Slade School of Fine Art

2021    Slade Print Fair Prize

2020    UCL Studentship Scholarship

Solo Exhibitions:


sinking in, Artsite, Swindon, 2023

Forever Fallow, Forever Flourishing, Spit and Sawdust, Cardiff, 2017

Group Exhibitions:

t-e-s-t-c-a-r-d, 2022. Link:

MA Degree Show, UCL, The Slade School of Fine Art, London, 2022
Judd, Artworks Project Space, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London, 2022

Generations Passing (with Bill Cox), Artsite, Swindon, 2020

Well now, hold on / maybe I won't go to sleep at all (with Bill Cox), Made in Roath, Cardiff, 2020

The Arcades Project, Duke Street Arcade, Cardiff, 2019

Overlap (with Shaun James), The Gate, Cardiff, 2018

Maiden: A show about Love, Ruin Café, Cardiff, 2018

Sightseers, g39, Cardiff, 2018

The hinge that separates and connects, Deli Rouge, Cardiff, 2017

does that include us? / yn cynnwys ni?, g39, Cardiff, 2016

Generations Passing (with Bill Cox), 1A Inverness Place, Cardiff, 2019

Unit(e) 2018, g39, Cardiff, 2018

Community Projects:


Post me a Place (with Pip Tudor), Made in Roath, Cardiff, 2018

By My Side: Come Rain or Shine (with Pip Tudor), Made in Roath, Cardiff, 2017

Spitting Feathers (with Cinzia Mutigli), Spit and Sawdust, Cardiff, 2017

Flags of Roath, Made in Roath, Cardiff, 2016

Made in Spring: Red Route March, South Wales, 2016

Cardiff Without Culture March, Cardiff City Centre, 2016

Made in Spring: Red Route March, South Wales, 2016


My Friend Dyslexia, Disability Arts Cymru, 27th March 2023



Invigilator, Ffotogallery, Cardiff 2017 – 2019

Presenter on Pitch Illustration Radio, Radio Cardiff, 2015 – 2018

Invigilator for Wales in Venice at the Venice Biennale, Venice, 2017

Festival Volunteer and Events Coordinator, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, 2017

Warp Intern and Volunteer Coordinator, g39, Cardiff, 2016

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