Coco Fusco is a widely recognized performance and video artist, curator, and scholar. She received her BA from Brown University in 1982 and a PhD from Middlesex University in 2007. Her most recent work was featured in the solo exhibition Coco Fusco: The Empty Plaza / La Plaza Vacia, Alexander Gray Associates, New York (2012).
Select performance and video works include Observations of Predation in Humans: A Lecture by Dr. Zira, Animal Psychologist, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2013); Buried Pig with Moros, The Project, New York (2008), and Centre d’Art Contemporain la Synagogue de Delme, Delme, France (2010); Operation Atropos, Palais de Tokyo, Paris and Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (2006), and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008); A Room of One’s Own, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008), and Performa 05, New York (2005); Turista Fronterizo, Net.Art, commissioned by InSite 05 (2005); a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2004, traveling); Els Segadors (The Reapers), ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York (2003), and Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain (2001); Dolores from 10 to 10, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2001); Votos, Third International Performance Art Festival, Odense, Denmark (1999); Rights of Passage, Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg (1997); Stuff, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1996); The Year of the White Bear, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1992); La Chavela Realty Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music (1991); and Norte:Sur, Mexican Museum, San Francisco (1990).
Her curatorial projects include Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self, International Center of Photography, New York (2003, traveling); Corpus Delecti, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1996); and Black in a White World, Gallery Association of New York State, New York (1989, traveling).