The UH School of Arts presents "Don't Look Down: Art on the Political Tightrope," an artist talk by Coco Fusco. Join us for a pre-lecture reception in Blaffer Art Museum from 5 – 6:30 p.m.
The talk is co-presented by the UH Center for Mexican American Studies, Latino Art Now Conference and Inter-University Program for Latino Research.
About the Artist
Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer and the Andrew Banks Endowed Professor of Art at the University of Florida. 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 United States Artists Fellowship and a 2003 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. Fusco's performances and videos have been presented in the 56th Venice Biennale, two Whitney Biennials (200, 1993), Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, the Biennale of Sydney, the Johannesburg Biennale, the Kwangju Biennale, the Shanghai Biennale, inSite O5, Mercosul, transmediale, the London International Theatre Festival, Videobrasil and Performa 05. Her works have also been shown at the Tate Liverpool, the Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center 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). Her new book, entitled "Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba," was recently issued by Tate Publications in London.
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).