Tony Cokes

Visual Arts, 2000

Tony Cokes makes video and installation projects that reframe appropriated texts to reflect upon capitalism, subjectivity, knowledge and pleasure. Sound always functions in his practice as a crucial, intertextual element, complicating minimal visuals. His works have been exhibited internationally at venues including Centre Georges Pompidou, Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art, SF MOMA, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, and La Cinémathèque Française. Cokes has received fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Getty Research Institute. He resides in Providence, RI, and is a Professor in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.

Awards and Accomplishments


Cokes' Sound Spaces: Pop, Terror, Critique (Remix) is in the Schouwburg Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands


Cokes receives a Brown University Faculty Development Fund Grant to support his exhibition project Tony Cokes: Retro (Pop, Terror, Critique) at REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA


Tony Cokes: Retro (Pop, Terror, Critique) exhibited at REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA


Cokes' Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach 1974 -1999 is exhibited at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA


Cokes' Rules of Evidence: Evil.13: Alternate Versions is shown at the 1st Berlin Documentary Forum, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany


Cokes is a Resident Scholar/Artist in Residence at Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles from September 2008 – August 2009


Cokes receives Forbes Research Grant from the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Research in Modern Culture and Media Studies


Cokes receives Short Film Commission from the Rotterdam International Film Festival in the Netherlands