Coco Fusco

Coco Fusco is a New York based interdisciplinary artist and writer. Fusco's performances include Votos (2000), Stuff (with Nao Bustamente 1996-99), Sudaca Enterprises (1997), The Last Wish (1997), Rights of Passage (1997), Mexarcane (1995) and Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit the West (1992-1994). Her work has been included in The Whitney Biennial, the Sydney Biennial, The Johannesburg Biennial, The Kwangju Biennale, The Bienal Barro de America in Caracas, The International Art Festival of Medellin, The London International Theatre Festival, the National Review of Live Art, The International Performance Festival in Odense, Denmark, the Hull Time Based Arts Festival. Her videos include PochoNovela (1995) and The Couple in the Cage (1993) and Havana Postmodern: The New Cuban Art, all of which have been broadcast on public television.

She has performed, lectured, exhibited and curated throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Latin America. She is the author of ENGLISH IS BROKEN HERE (1995) and the editor of Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas (1999). A new collection of her essays and performance texts since 1995 will be published by Routledge in 2001. She is an associate professor at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University.

In December, Fusco will present a new performance entitled Out of Place at the new Kunsthalle in Vienna. She is currently creating a video installation for the Unpacking Europe exhibition that will be part of Rotterdam's European Cultural Capital events in 2001. Fusco is also curating a comprehensive exhibition on racial taxonomy in American photography for the International Center for Photography that will open in 2002.

Artist Code: 897


TED Ethology: Primate Visions of the Human Mind

2015, 50:00 minutes, colour, English

Operation Atropos

2006, 59:00 minutes, colour, English


1995, 27:00 minutes, colour, English & Spanish

Couple in the Cage: a Guatinaui Odyssey

1993, 30:00 minutes, colour, English, Spanish, also available Closed Captioned

Critical Writing

The (im)mobilities of assembly-line work
by Paula Brailovsky. Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ), 2015, v. 4, no. 1&2.
Monopolies and Maquiladoras: The Resistant Re-encoding of Gaming...
by Claire Taylor. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, Dec. 2012, v. 18, no. 2.
"Try to Walk With the Sound of my Footsteps": The Surveillant Body...
by Kirsty Robertson. Sorting Daemons: Art, Surveillance Regimes and Social Control, 2010. Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2010.
Operation Atropos
by Coco Fusco. Journal of Media Practice, 2010, v. 11, no. 1.
Pretending to Say: Provocation
by Sandra Ceballos Obaya and Coco Fusco. TDR: The Drama Review, 2010, v. 54, no. 3.
Gender, Power, and Pedagogy in Coco Fusco's Bare Life Study #1...
by Karen Beckman. Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media, Spring 2009, v. 50, no. 1.
Performing the State of Exception: Coco Fusco's Operation Atropos...
by Jose Esteban Munoz. TDR: The Drama Review, 2008, v. 52, no. 1.
Participation, Flow, and the Redistribution of Authorship: The...
by Sara Diamond. Museums and the Web 2005: Proceedings, Mar. 31 Spring, 2005.
Performance biennial for NYC
by Not Attributed. Art in America, Nov. 2005, v. 93, no. 10.
On-Line Simulations/Real-Life Politics: A Discussion with Ricardo...
by Coco Fusco and Ricardo Dominguez. The Drama Review, Summer 2003, v. 47, no. 2.
Coco Fusco: How not to Sing an Anthem
by Ana Nuño. Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Fall 2002, no. 16/17.
Inhaling Passions: Art, Sex and Scent
by Jim Drobnick. Sexuality & Culture, Summer 2000, v. 4, no. 3.
Performing the Other: A Consideration Of Two Cages
by Mary Kate Kelly. College Literature, Winter 1999, v. 26, no. 1.
Culture crosser
by Rachel Kranz. The Women's Review of Books, Sept. 1995, v. 12, no. 12.
In Dialogue: The Couple in the Cage: A Guatinaui Odyssey
by Ruth Behar and Bruce Mannheim. Visual Anthropology Review, Spring 1995, v. 11, no. 1.
Biennale: Bond Store 3/4 and Art Gallery of New South Wales
by Charles Green. Artforum, Apr. 1993, v. 31, no. 8.
Culture in a Cage
by Donald Garfield. Museum News, Mar. Spring 1993.
Cuban Energy Crisis
by Coco Fusco. Afterimage, Feb. 1991, v. 18, no. 7.
Settling Accounts: Interviews with Three Chilean Filmmakers
by Coco Fusco. Afterimage, May 1990, v. 17, no. 10.
Fantasies of Oppositionality
by Coco Fusco. Afterimage, Dec. 1988, v. 16, no. 5.
Black Filmmaking in Britain's Workshop Sector
by Coco Fusco. Afterimage, Feb. 1988, v. 15, no. 7.
Video at Documenta
by Coco Fusco. Afterimage, Sept. 1987, v. 15, no. 2.