She is an artist, a writer and professor at the Arts Department of the University of Florida, USA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Semiotics from Brown University, Providence, USA (1982), a master’s in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, USA (1985) and a PhD in Arts and Visual Culture from Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom (2007). Born to a Cuban mother and an Italian father, Coco Fusco combines performance with electronic media in formats that range from large-scale projections included in multimedia productions to participatory performances in cultural events. The cultural friction, which is familiar to her since childhood, is the building block of her research that addresses various themes, such as estrangement among cultures and the exoticization of the other, the trivialization of political violence in a culture dominated by simulation and the use of electronic surveillance against black intellectuals in the 1960s and 70s. Her videos and performances were shown in international exhibitions, such as the 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (2015); 8th Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegre (2011); Whitney Biennial, New York, USA (2008 and 1993); Transmediale, Berlin, Germany (2007); PERFORMA 05, New York (2005); 5th Shanghai Biennial, China (2004); 3rd Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2000); among others. She lives and works in New York, USA.