Born 1974 in Avignon, France. Lives and works between New York (USA) and Rochefort-du-Guard (France).
Coco Dolle is a visual artist, performer and curator. She is the founder of the performance art project Legacy Fatale and the curator of concept curatorial Milk and Night, producing exhibitions focused on new feminist conversations. She is a grant recipient of Arts Council England (2016) and the Art Student's League of New York (1999). She received a classical training in contemporary dance from Les Hivernales in Avignon and le Centre de Danse du Marais in Paris. She moved to New York in 1997 studying painting and drawing at The Art Students League and the New York Studio School while modeling for numerous and significant artists such as Alex Katz, Andres Serrano and Vanessa Beecroft. A regular attendee of French sculptor Louise Bourgeois' famous Sunday Salons, Coco developed her personal practice using drawing, photography, painting, digital collages, performance and video art exploring perceptions of female identity in pop culture and ancient myths. She was an artist-in-residence at Gallery Sensei (2014), Grace Exhibition Space (2016), Alexandra Arts Manchester Foundation (2016) and Rosekill International Performance Residency (2017).
Her work has been exhibited and performed internationally including at The Queens Museum (NY), the Berkeley Museum (CA), Brooklyn Academy of Music (NYC), Yukiko Kawase Galerie (France), Manchester Art Gallery (United Kingdom), Armory Show (NYC), Miami Art Basel (FL), Mary Ryan Gallery (NYC), The Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC), Spring/Break Art Show (NY), Select Fair (Miami, FL) and Deitch Projects (NYC).
She has been reviewed in publications such as Forbes Magazine, ArtForum, Creators Project/VICE, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, W Magazine, The Wild Magazine, BlackBook, NY Observer, Bedford&Bowery, Steidz Magazine, Flavorpill and Purple Magazine. Ms. Dolle's works are included in numerous private and corporate collections including, Tim Hunt (Andy Warhol Foundation), Warburg Pincus, LLC, The Cleveland Clinic, Jeffrey Lee (Ryan/Lee Gallery).
• About LEGACY FATALE: With over 20 years of practice in modern and contemporary dance, Coco Dolle founded Legacy Fatale in 2008. Drawing from modern dance techniques, the Legacy Fatale performance project revisits the archetype of the Greek Amazon Warriors with concepts of territorialities and female leadership. Directing the troupe, Coco invites artists, performers, dancers, and healers into mystical and powerful site-specific choreography. Legacy Fatale was an artist-in-residence at Alexandra Arts Foundation (Manchester, UK 2016) and performance art gallery Grace Exhibition Space (Brooklyn, NY 2016).
• About MILK AND NIGHT: Interested in curatorial activism, Coco Dolle developed the concept Milk and Night, producing exhibitions focused on artists exploring feminism. She has worked with numerous artists well established in the feminist communities such as the Guerrilla Girls, Betty Tompkins, Narcissister, Kembra Pfahler, Erin M. Riley, India Salvor Menuez, Leah DeVun, Cindy Hinant and Grace Graupe-Pillard. Milk and Night was a special project-in-residence at SELECT/Miami Art Basel 2014 and Sensei Gallery, 2014-2015. The curatorial recently exhibited with SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2017 and The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY.