Anthony Cokes

Year of birth, place
1956, United States

Since the mid 1980s countless video works and installations have appeared, such as »Black Celebration« (1988) or »Fade to Black« (1990). In his works, Tony Cokes analyses the influence of race, gender and class on personal, cultural as well as historical constructions of identity. Cokes received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation – his video work and multimedia installations were exhibited, among others, at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2002), at the Helsinki City Art Museum (2003), at the Werkleitz Biennial in Halle (2004) and in the Society for Cotemporary Art Bremen (2002/2005) and presently at the Kunstverein Karlsruhe (2008). Cokes is teaching at the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, in New York.