Performing Politics, Reviewing History

Since the 1980s, Fusco has explored the ways that images contribute to the culturally constructed understanding of identity, and she has investigated the role of intercultural dynamics in the formation of subjectivity. She has created several performance, video art works and critical writings that address intercultural dynamics in visual culture. For her presentation at SAVVY Contemporary, Coco Fusco will share her strategies and experiences of creating works that address colonial histories, gender and racial politics.

Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer and the Andrew Banks Endowed Professor of Art at the University of Florida. Her performances and videos have been presented in the 56th Venice Biennale, two Whitney Biennials (2008 and 1993), the Sydney Biennale, The Johannesburg Biennial, and The Shanghai Biennale amongst many others. Her works have also been shown at the Tate Liverpool, The Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center and Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt Berlin in 2003. She is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York. 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 is the author of A Field Guide for Female Interrogators (2008) and her most recent publication Dangerous Moves: Performance & Politics In Cuba (2015) issued by Tate Publications in London. She is also the editor of Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas (1999).