Coco Fusco

The Empty Plaza (2012)
Video
Still from video
The Empty Plaza (2012)
Video
Still from video
La botella al mar de María Elena (2015)
44 minute single channel digital film
La botella al mar de María Elena (2015)
44 minute single channel digital film
The Confession (2015)
30 minute digital film
Collection of the Walker Art Center, MN
The Confession (2015)
30 minute digital film
Collection of the Walker Art Center, MN
TED Ethology: Primate Visions of the Human Mind (2015)
49 minute single channel digital video
TED Ethology: Primate Visions of the Human Mind (2015)
49 minute single channel digital video
C O N F I D E N C I A L, AUTORES FIRMANTES  (2015)
Mixed media
C O N F I D E N C I A L, AUTORES FIRMANTES (2015)
Mixed media
A Room of One's Own: Women and Power in the New America (2006-2008)
Performance
A Room of One's Own: Women and Power in the New America (2006-2008)
Performance
A Room of One's Own: Women and Power in the New America (2006-2008)
Performance
A Room of One's Own: Women and Power in the New America (2006-2008)
Performance
Y entonces el mar te habla (And the Sea Will Talk to You) (2012)
45 minute single channel digital fim
Y entonces el mar te habla (And the Sea Will Talk to You) (2012)
45 minute single channel digital fim
The Year of the White Bear and Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit the West (1992-1994)
Performance
The Year of the White Bear and Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit the West (1992-1994)
Performance
Bare Life Study #1 (2005)
Performance
Bare Life Study #1 (2005)
Performance
Paquita and Chata (1996)
Photograph
Paquita and Chata (1996)
Photograph
Observations of Predation in Humans: A Lecture by Dr. Zira Animal Psychologist (2013)
Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, 2013
Observations of Predation in Humans: A Lecture by Dr. Zira Animal Psychologist (2013)
Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, 2013

Biography

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Coco Fusco (b.1960), interdisciplinary artist and writer, explores the politics of gender, race, war, and identity through multi-media productions incorporating large-scale projections, closed-circuit television, web-based live streaming performances with audience interaction, as well as performances at cultural events that actively engage with the audience.

Fusco’s work is currently on view at Manifesta 11 What People Do For Money, curated by Christian Jankowski, Zurich, Switzerland (2016), and was exhibited in All the World’s Futures at the 56th Venice Biennale curated by Okwui Enwezor and at the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Germany curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose (2015). Fusco’s performances and videos have been included in the 8th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2010); two Whitney Biennials (2008 and 1993); VideoBrasil, São Paulo (2005); Performa 05, New York (2005); Shanghai Biennale, China (2004); Johannesburg Biennial, South Africa (1997); London International Theatre Festival, England (1995); and Sydney Biennale, Australia (1992); among others. Her work has recently been featured at the Brooklyn Museum (2015); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2015); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2014); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014); New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2013); Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX (2012); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2012); Tate Liverpool, England (2010); among others.

Fusco is the Andrew Banks Endowed Professor of Art at the University of Florida and author of English is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas (1995), The Bodies that Were Not Ours and Other Writings (2001), and A Field Guide for Female Interrogators (2008). She is the editor of Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas (1999) and Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self (2003). Her most recent book Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba was released by Tate Publications (2015).

She has won numerous awards, including: 2016 Greenfield Prize in Visual Art; Guggenheim Fellowship (2013); Absolut Art Award for Art Writing (2013); CINTAS Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship (2014–2015); USA Berman Bloch Fellow (2012); and Herb Alpert Award in the Arts (2003). Fusco received her B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University (1982), her M.A. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University (1985), and her Ph.D. in Art and Visual Culture from Middlesex University (2007). Since 1988, she has performed, lectured, exhibited, and curated around the world. Fusco lives and works in Gainesville, FL and New York, NY

Articles / Reviews

  • Fusco Hyperallergic  January 10, 2017  PDF 197 K
  • Fusco Artforum  Summer 2016  PDF 733 K
  • Fusco Art in America  May 17, 2016  PDF 175 K
  • Fusco ArtReview  March 2016  PDF 219 K
  • Fusco Artforum  January 22, 2016  PDF 106 K
  • Fusco The New York Times  January 19, 2016  PDF 105 K
  • Fusco Art Practical  October 13, 2015  PDF 806 K
  • Fusco Art Agenda  September 24, 2015  PDF 234 K
  • Fusco Forbes  August 21, 2015  PDF 1.5 MB
  • Fusco Hyperallergic  January 22, 2015  PDF 267 K
  • Fusco Cuban Art News  November 4, 2014  PDF 318 K
  • Fusco Nuevo Herald  October 11, 2014  PDF 99 K
  • Fusco Art21 Magazine  August 5, 2014  PDF 322 K
  • Fusco Bomb Magazine  July 15, 2014  PDF 299 K
  • Fusco Baltimore City Paper  January 8, 2014  PDF 396 K
  • Fusco Artforum.com  December 11, 2013  PDF 419 K
  • Fusco Brooklyn Rail  June 2013  PDF 0.9 MB
  • Fusco Center for Artistic Activism  February 12, 2013  PDF 235 K
  • Fusco Artforum.com  December 26, 2012  PDF 70 K
  • Fusco Portland State Vanguard  May 16, 2012  PDF 355 K
  • Fusco Modern Painters  February 2012  PDF 393 K
  • Fusco Nka Journal of Contemporary  2009  PDF 1.6 MB
  • Fusco Emisferica  December 2008  PDF 114 K
  • Fusco Curve Magazine  October 2008  PDF 171 K
  • Fusco Art in America  June/July 2008  PDF 660 K
  • Fusco Art in America  June 2008  PDF 677 K
  • Fusco Publishers Weekly  March 24, 2008  PDF 24 K
  • Fusco Art Review  2008  PDF 311 K
  • Fusco Afterimage Journal  July/August 2008  PDF 424 K
  • Fusco Artforum  January 30, 2007  PDF 439 K
  • Fusco New York Times  January 29, 2007  PDF 562 K
  • Fusco Bookforum  December/January 2006  PDF 77 K
  • Fusco Art in America  November 2006  PDF 186 K
  • Fusco Frieze  October 1, 2006  PDF 302 K
  • Fusco Artnet  July 23, 2006  PDF 653 K
  • Fusco Il Manifesto  April 19, 2006  PDF 97 K
  • Fusco Dal Mondo  May 7, 2005  PDF 349 K
  • Fusco Art in America  November 2004  PDF 817 K
  • Fusco Artblog  July 14, 2004  PDF 126 K
  • Fusco Culture  June 25, 2004  PDF 373 K
  • Fusco One World  June/July 2003  PDF 464 K
  • Fusco ICP Triennial  2003  PDF 726 K
  • Fusco Bitch  2003  PDF 0.9 MB
  • Fusco Ezine  September 2002  PDF 74 K
  • Fusco Nka Journal of Contemporary  Fall 2002  PDF 694 K
  • Fusco Art Nexus  2002  PDF 809 K
  • Fusco City of Women  October 8, 2001  PDF 670 K
  • Fusco Hour  2001  PDF 1.4 MB
  • Fusco Creative Loafing  January 29, 2000  PDF 774 K
  • Fusco Helsingin Sanomat  1998
  • Fusco Los Angeles Weekly  January 27, 1997  PDF 164 K
  • Fusco Los Angeles Times Weekly  June 16, 1995  PDF 315 K
  • Fusco Artforum  April 1993  PDF 0.8 MB
  • Fusco Unpacking Europe    PDF 546 K
  • Fusco Afterimage Journal    PDF 0.9 MB
  • Fusco Critic's Notebook    PDF 483 K