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. She is an associate professor in the Visual Arts Division of Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

Fusco’s recent art projects combine electronic media and performance in a variety of formats, from staged multi-media performances incorporating large scale projections and closed circuit television to live performances streamed to the internet that invite audiences to chart the course of action through chat interaction. In collaboration with Ricardo Dominguez, Fusco is currently developing a bilingual on-line game that maps the movements of and restraints upon the various social groups that inhabit the US-Mexico border for the 2005 InSite Biennial. She is currently developing a serious of new performances and videos about the role of female interrogators in the War on Terror.


Fusco's works have been included in such events as The Whitney Biennial, Sydney Biennale, The Johannesburg Biennial, The Kwangju Biennale, The London International Theatre Festival, and VideoBrasil. 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. Her latest video, a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert, was selected for the 2004 Shanghai Biennale and the Museum of Modern Art;s Documentary Fortnight in 2005. Her video installation, Dolores from 10 to 10, received an honorable mention from the 2003 Transmediale in Berlin. The exhibition that she curated for the International Center of Photography on racial taxonomy in American photography, Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self, is currently touring the U.S.

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