Coco Fusco
Artist Talk:
Coco Fusco in conversation with Elvira Dyangani Ose and Léon Kruijswijk

  1. 16 September 23, 5 pm

In English

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Limited number of participants


<p>Image Credit: Coco Fusco, <em>Els Segadors</em>, 2001, video, 21:57 min.</p>

Image Credit: Coco Fusco, Els Segadors, 2001, video, 21:57 min.


On the occasion of the first days of the exhibition Tomorrow, I Will Become an Island, KW Institute for Contemporary Art organizes a conversation between the artist Coco Fusco, MACBA director Elvira Dyangani Ose, and curator of the exhibition at KW Léon Kruijswijk.


For more than twenty years, Fusco and Dyangani Ose have been regular collaborators. Together with Kruijswijk, they will discuss Fusco’s multidisciplinary practice as a writer, curator, activist and artist, and how her bodies of work often are multilayered constellations with scholarly, activist and artistic outcomes. They will further elaborate on the tools of performativity and the techniques of time-based media that are part of Fusco’s methodology in order to think about the construction of identity, contemporary image culture and modes of interaction.


Elvira Dyangani Ose is Director of The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA). Previously, she was Director of The Showroom, London. She is affiliated to the Thought Council at the Fondazione Prada. Previously, she served as Creative Time Senior Curator, Curator of the eighth edition of the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary art, and Curator International Art at Tate Modern. She recently joined Tate Modern Advisory Council.


Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, Latinx Art Award, a Fulbright fellowship and a Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. Fusco’s performances and videos have been presented in the 56th Venice Biennale, Frieze Special Projects, Basel Unlimited, three Whitney Biennials (2022, 2008 and 1993), and several other international exhibitions. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Walker Art Center, the Centre Pompidou, the Imperial War Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona. She is the author of Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba (2015), English is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas (1995), The Bodies That Were Not Ours (2001) and A Field Guide for Female Interrogators (2008). She is a Professor of Art at Cooper Union.