The interdisciplinary artist speaks about her recent work on the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, comparing and contrasting it with active public spaces in other parts of the world.
COCO FUSCO is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and Director of Intermedia Initiatives at Parsons The New School for Design. Fusco received her B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University (1982), her M.A. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University (1985) and her Ph.D. in Art and Visual Culture from Middlesex University (2007). She has performed, lectured, exhibited and curated around the world since 1988. She is a recipient of a 2012 USA Artists Fellowship and a 2003 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. Fusco's performances and videos have been presented in two Whitney Biennials (2008 and 1993), the Sydney Biennale, The Johannesburg Biennial, The Kwangju Biennale, The Shanghai Biennale, InSite O5, Mercosul, Transmediale, The London International Theatre Festival, VideoBrasil and Performa05. Her works have also been shown at the Tate Liverpool, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. She is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York.
Fusco is the author of English is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas (1995), The Bodies that Were Not Ours and Other Writings (2001), and A Field Guide for Female Interrogators (2008). She is also the editor of Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas (1999) and Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self (2003).
Moderated by Sally Frater
SALLY FRATER is an independent curator and writer. She holds an Honors BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph and an MA (with Distinction) in Contemporary Art from The University of Manchester and Sotheby's Institute of Art. She has curated numerous exhibitions in Houston, Toronto, Hamilton and Peterborough and her writing has appeared in catalogues for the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and for journals such as Prefix Photo, Border Crossings magazine, C Magazine, Fuse, and Canadian Art, among many others. She is currently a Core Critical Studies Fellow at the Glassell School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and a resident at Project Row Houses, Houston.
Presented by Latin American Canadian Art Projects (LACAP), Prefix ICA and Third Space Art Projects.