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Coco Fusco - Artists - Alexander Gray Associates

Coco Fusco, 2018. Photo: Ross Collab

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 that actively engage with audiences. Over the past twenty-five years, Fusco has investigated the ways that intercultural dynamics affect the construction of the self and ideas about cultural otherness. Her work is informed by multicultural and postcolonial discourses as well as by feminist and psychoanalytic theories, yielding art projects about ethnographic displays, animal psychology, sex tourism in the Caribbean, labor conditions in free trade zones, suppressed colonial records of indigenous struggles, and military interrogation in the War on Terror. Much of her recent work focuses on Cuban culture in the post-Communist era.


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Public Collections

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX
Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Forge Project Collection, Taghkanic, NY
Imperial War Museum in London, United Kingdom
Musée d’Arts de Nantes, France

El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Spain
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, NY
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Queens Museum, NY
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA