Rachael Minott is a Jamaican-born artist, curator and researcher. She champions collaborative practises and challenges the concept of neutrality in public spaces. Previous curatorial projects have included collaborations with Birmingham Museums Trust, London Transport Museum, Reading Museum and the Robert Sainsbury Library. As an artist she has exhibited in the 4th Ghetto Biennale in Port au Prince, Haiti 2015 and the Jamaica Biennial 2017. Rachael is a Trustee of the Museums Association and is currently Curator of Anthropology at the Horniman Museum and Gardens. Rachael researches Caribbean national representation and her practice reflects particularly on the Jamaican art historical cannon alongside the region’s contemporary issues. Allowing her to draw comparisons through time of the perianal concerns the island faces. By using a mixed discipline practice that encourages spaces for research and exchange Rachael positions visual art as an entry point which allows the viewer to delve into deeper content and conversations.

Awards, Events and Education

Rachael Minott is the recipient of Robert Sainsbury Library Bursary (2016), the Owen Ridley Prize for art(2014)and finalist for the Platform Award for art(2014)


Thinking about Jamaica, Willesden Gallery, 95 High Road, London

The Jamaica Biennial 2017, February 26 2017- May 28 2017, National gallery of Jamaica, 12 Ocean Blvd, Kingston, Jamaica 

The things we painted gold, May 3-29 2016, St Katherine's Precinct, London

Rezireksyon, December 3-21 2015, 4th Ghetto Biennale, Port au Prince, Haiti

Jamaican Hidden Histories, April 21-28, gellery@oxo, London

Feminist for Furguson, November 8th, The Horse Hospital, London 

The Sam Sharpe Lecture October 15th, The House of Praise, Bristol

International Gallery of Jamaica Presents: Evangelic, 20th September Modern Art Oxford

Platform September 12-26th 2014, Modern Art Oxford 

GinDear June 2014, The University of Reading

Jamaican Cultural Conference May 2014,The University of Reading


MA Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, University of East Anglia

BA Art and the History of Art, University of Reading