Social Saturday, June 24, 2017
Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and the Andrew Banks Endowed Professor of Art at the University of Florida. She is a recipient of a 2016 Greenfield Prize, a 2014 Cintas Fellowship, a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2013 Absolut Art Writing Award, a 2013 Fulbright Fellowship, a 2012 US Artists Fellowship and a 2003 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. Fusco's performances and videos have been presented in the 56th Venice Biennale, Frieze Special Projects, two Whitney Biennials (2008 and 1993), BAM’s Next Wave Festival, and The Liverpool Biennial. Her works have also been shown at the The Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center and KW Institute of Contemporary Art. She is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York.
Fusco is the 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 also the editor of Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas (1999) and Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self (2003). Her latest book Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cubawas issued in English by Tate Publications in 2015 and in Spanish by Turner Libros.
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