Professor Dr. Coco Fusco

Artist and Professor of Art, United States


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Coco Fusco is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist. She has performed, lectured, exhibited and curated throughout North and South America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan. She explores in her interdisciplinary projects the role of gender, the body and power in post-colonialism. Her new work, “Dolores from 10 to 10,” received an honourable mention in the award competition.
She is an associate professor at the School of the Arts of Columbia University.

Exhibitions / Presentations

Fusco's performances and videos have been included in such events as The Whitney Biennial, The Sydney Biennale, The Johannesburg Biennial, The Kwangju Biennale, The London International Theatre Festival, and the National Review of Live Art. Her 1993 documentary about her caged Amerindian performance with Guillermo Gómez-Peña, The Couple in the Cage, has been screened in over two hundred venues around the world. She is currently curating a comprehensive exhibition on racial taxonomy in American photography for the International Center for Photography that will open at the end of 2003. Her new play, The Incredible Disappearing Woman, commissioned by the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, will begin an international tour in 2002. Her video installation, Els Segadors, premiered at the Museum Boijmans in Rotterdam in December, 2001 and is touring to New York, Halifax, Madrid and Barcelona. Her newest video installation based on her performance with Ricardo Dominguez, Dolores from 10 to 10, will be presented at the Memlingsmuseum in October, 2002.


She is the author of ENGLISH IS BROKEN HERE, (The New Press, 1995), The Bodies That Were Not Ours and Other Writings (Routledge/inIVA, 2001) and the editor of Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas (Routledge, 1999).
Fusco writings have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, Art in America, The Nation, Ms., Frieze, Third Text, The and Nka: Journal of African Art, as well as a number of anthologies.


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