Tony Cokes is a post-conceptualist artist whose practice foregrounds social critique. He currently serves as a Professor in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University in Providence, RI. Cokes’ video, installation, and sound works recontextualize appropriated materials to reflect upon our production as subjects under global capitalism. Cokes’ work is shown as part of the exhibition Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, 28 February–17 May 2020.

Other recent exhibitions have included those at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London; The Shed, New York; Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway; the 10th Berlin Biennale, Berlin; Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Whitechapel Gallery, London; ZKM, Karlsruhe; REDCAT, Los Angeles; SFMOMA, San Francisco; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Pera Museum, Istanbul; and the Louvre, Paris. He lives and works in Providence, RI.


Exhibition and public program

28 February, 18.00–17 May, 19.00 2020

Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals