Artist Talk: Coco Fusco "The Poetics of Discord"

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Coco Fusco; image courtesy of the artist.
Coco Fusco; image courtesy of the artist.
Talks
Apr 20, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Lower Level, Auditorium

Please join us for a presentation by internationally renowned interdisciplinary artist Dr. Coco Fusco, who will present "The Poetics of Discord."

Dr. Coco Fusco has created some of the most poignant and germinal artworks of the last twenty-five years.

This artist talk is co-sponsored by Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Art + Design Visitors Committee, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, La Casa Cultural Latina, Department of Dance, Department of Theatre, and Krannert Art Museum.

 

About the Artist

Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer and the Andrew Banks Endowed Professor of Art at the University of Florida. She is a recipient of 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, two Whitney Biennials (2008 and 1993), BAM’s Next Wave Festival, the Sydney Biennale, The Johannesburg Biennial, The Kwangju Biennale, The Shanghai Biennale, InSite O5, Mercosul, Transmediale, The London International Theatre Festival, VideoBrasil and Performa05. Her works have also been shown at the Tate Liverpool, The Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. 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) and 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 new book entitled Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba was recently issued by Tate Publications in London.

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).

 

Coco Fusco es una artista interdisciplinaria, escritora y Andrew Banks Endowed Professor of Art de la Universidad de Florida. Recibió la beca Cintas en 2014, la beca Guggenheim en 2013, la beca Fulbright en 2013, la fecha US Artists en 2012, y el premio Herb Alpert de las artes en 2003. Sus performances y sus videos han sido incluido en la 56ª Bienal de Venecia, dos bienales del Whitney (2008 y 1993) y el festival Next Wave de BAM, además de las bienales de Sydney, Johanesburgo, Kwangju, y Shanghai; la bienal de InSite en San Diego/Tijuana, Transmediale en Berlin, el festival internacional de teatro de Londres, VideoBrasil y Performa05. Su trabajo ha sido mostrado en el museo Tate de Liverpool, el Museo de Arte Moderno de Nueva York, del Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona. Ella es respresentada por la galería Alexander Gray Associates en Nueva York.

Es la autora de El inglés está quebrado aquí: notas sobre la fusión cultural en las Américas (1995), y Los cuerpos que no fueron nuestros y otros escritos (2001), y La guia de las interrogadoras (2008). También es la editora de Corpus Delecti: el performance de las Américas (1993) y ¿Será solamente la piel?: visiones cambiantes del ser americano (2003). Su nuevo libro titulado Movimientos Peligrosos: Performance y Política en Cuba fue recientemente publicado por Tate Publications en Londres.

Fusco recibió su licenciatura en semiología de Brown University, su maestría en literatura y pensamiento moderno de Stanford University y su doctorado en arte y cultural visual de Middlesex University.

 

More information about the artist is available on cocofusco.com