Coco Fusco
Cuban-American, born 1960
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
DISSENT: what they fear is the light,
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America,
Museum of Arts and Design
Coco Fusco The Empty Plaza/La Plaza Vacia,
Alexander Gray Associates

An interdisciplinary artist, writer, and feminist theorist, Coco Fusco explores the politics of gender, race, war, and identity in videos, photography, and multimedia productions that incorporate performance, projections, and audience interaction. Fusco is best known for her two-year touring performance collaboration with Guillermo Gomez-Pena, The Year of the White Bear and Two Amerindians Visit the West (1992–4), in which the two artists locked themselves in a cage and acted the part of native inhabitants of a Latin American island, for white onlookers to watch; members of the audience could pay for dances, stories, and Polaroids. Her video work, The Empty Plaza/ La Plaza Vacia (2012), is a meditation, following the 2011 Arab Spring, on communal spaces around the world being utilized for protest, and those left vacant, such as the empty Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, Cuba. Other …

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