Born 1974 in Avignon, France. Coco Dolle received an education in modern and contemporary dance from Les Hivernales d'Avignon and Le Centre de Danse du Marais in Paris. She further studied drawing and painting at The Art Students League of New York and the New York Studio School, while attending Louise Bourgeois' famous Sunday Salons and modelling for significant artists such as Alex Katz, Andres Serrano and Vanessa Beecroft. Using techniques in drawing, painting, collages, photography, video and performance art, Coco developed her personal practice and work exploring perceptions of the feminine in pop culture while revisiting the canons of the Amazon female archetype in ancient myths mixing contemporary activism and female empowerment. Coco's work has been exhibited and performed internationally 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). In 2008, she founded her on-going performance art project "Legacy Fatale" and in 2014 she started a concept curatorial of group shows exhibiting mostly feminist artists under the entity "Milk and Night. Her works have been featured in Forbes Magazine, ArtForum, The NY Times, Brooklyn Rail, Wild Magazine, BlackBook, NY Observer, Bedford&Bowery and Purple Magazine amongst other publications. She is a grant recipient of Arts Council England (2016) and the Art Student's League of New York (1999). Her 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) and Will Ryman (American Sculptor).
Coco Dolle lives and works between New York, USA and Provence, France.
ABOUT LEGACY FATALE: With over 20 years of training in modern and contemporary dance techniques, Coco Dolle founded the performance art group Legacy Fatale (2008). Revisiting the archetype of the Greek Amazon Warriors, she invites artists, performers, dancers, and healers into mystical and powerful choreographed site-specific projects. Legacy Fatale was an artist-in-residence at feminist organization Alexandra Arts (Manchester, UK 2016) and performance gallery Grace Exhibition Space (Brooklyn, NY 2016).
ABOUT MILK AND NIGHT: A community builder Coco Dolle designed a curatorial activist entity titled "Milk and Night" (2014), 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, Nancy Azara, Bianca Casady, Grace Graupe-Pillard. She regularly consults and collaborates with independent galleries such as The Untitled Space. Milk and Night was a special project at Select Fair Miami Art Basel 2014. Milk and Night was a curatorial-in-residence at Sensei Gallery, 2014-2015.
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2014 SELECT Fair, “Feminist Booth”, Miami Art Basel, FL
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