Maria Fusco

Maria Fusco is a Belfast-born interdisciplinary writer based in Scotland working across the registers of fiction, criticism and art writing. She is a Reader at the University of Edinburgh and was Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work is published internationally and is translated into more than seven languages. She is founder/editorial director of The Happy Hypocrite, a journal for and about experimental art writing. She was commissioned by Film London to write the screenplay for Gonda a film by Ursula Mayer. Fusco was recently selected for the prestigious Artangel/BBC Radio 4 Open commission for which she will produce BBC Radio 4 programmes and a site-specific performance inside a mountain on the west coast of Scotland, in October 2015. She is an Hawthornden Fellow, Scotland, and was Writer-in-Residence at Lisbon Architecture Trienale, Whitechapel Gallery, London and Kadist Art Foundation, Paris. Her most recent book is With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form (Los Angeles/Vancouver New Documents, 2013), and her first collection of short stories The Mechanical Copula (Berlin/New York: Sternberg Press, 2011), was selected for an international translation series in French as COPULATION MÉCANIQUE (Paris: éditions ère, 2012).