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Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

Ellen Maria Gorrissen Fellow - Class of Spring 2021

Tony Cokes is a professor of media production and the director of undergraduate studies in Brown University’s Department of Modern Culture and Media, of which he was interim chair in spring 2020. He received his BA from Goddard College, completed the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, and earned his MFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. His recent publications include If UR Reading This It’s too Late (Goldsmiths, 2019), The Black Banal (Greene Naftali, 2019), and The Vienna Guide (Saxpublishers, 2018). His projects have been supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts. He has been a Resident Scholar / Artist-in-Residence at The Getty Research Institute and a residential fellow at Yaddo, in Saratoga Springs, New York.


Cokes’s works have appeared in exhibitions around the world, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim Museum Soho, Museu d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien in Karlsruhe, REDCAT in Los Angeles, Documenta X, La Cinémathèque Française in Paris, and, in 2018, the Berlin Biennale. His numerous media festival screenings include Oberhausen Short Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Seoul Film & Net Festival, and Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin-Madrid.

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