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ELIA BIENNIAL - Coco Fusco
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Coco Fusco

Friday 20 November, 15:00 - 16:00 CET

Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. She is the recipient of the Rabkin Prize for Art Criticism (2018), Greenfield Prize (2016), Cintas Fellowship (2014), Guggenheim Fellowship (2013), Absolut Art Writing Award (2013), Fulbright Fellowship (2013), US Artists Fellowship (2012) and a Herb Alpert Award in the Arts (2003). Fusco's performances and videos have been presented in the 56th Venice Biennale, Frieze Special Projects, Basel Unlimited, two Whitney Biennials (2008 and 1993), BAM’s Next Wave Festival, the Berlinale, Mercosul and other biennials in Liverpool, Sydney, Johannesburg, Shanghai and Kwangu. She is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York. She is a professor at The Cooper Union School of Art.

Fusco is the author of Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba was issued by Tate Publications in 2015, and a Spanish translation was published by Turner Libros in 2017. She is also 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 the editor of Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas (1999) and Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self (2003). 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).

In her talk, Fusco will consider why it is that the art market appears more flexible with cultural diversity than art schools. She will also discuss the challenges that art schools are facing with regard to demands for decolonisation.

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