Coco Fusco: An Interview

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2004 | 01:10:41 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: Interviews, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: Interview, VDB Interviews, Visiting Artists Program

Coco Fusco is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist and writer. She has performed, lectured, exhibited, and curated around the world since 1988. 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) and Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self (Abrams, 2003).

Fusco is a recipient of a 2003 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. Fusco's performances and videos have been included in such events as the Whitney Biennial, Sydney Biennale, the Johannesburg Biennial, the Kwangju Biennale, the London International Theatre Festival, and the National Review of Live Art. Her 1993 documentary with Guillermo Gómez-Peña, The Couple in the Cage, has been screened at over two hundred venues around the world. Her video, a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert, was selected for the 2004 Shanghai Biennale and screened at the Museum of Modern Art in 2005. Fusco’s 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, and Nka: Journal of African Art, as well as a number of anthologies. She is the co-founder and co-moderator of Undercurrents, an on-line discussion about feminism, new technologies and globalization. In 2008 Fusco was appointed as Chair of Fine Arts at Parsons, The New School for Design.

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