Chelsea Coon


Chelsea Coon is an artist and writer. Her works examine beginnings and endings, life and death, the internal and external, phases, and the way in which the body on an elemental level is rooted to space. She received her BFA (2012) and MFA (2014) from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Theatre, Performance and Contemporary Live Arts (2015) at the University of Applied Sciences and Artsβ€˜ Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Switzerland. Coon has exhibited extensively across North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania notably in London, Tokyo and Sydney among others. She has performed at: Tempting Failure (London, UK), CREATurE Live Art Festival (Kaunas, Lithuania), Dhaka Live Art Biennale (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Kolkata International Performance Art Festival (Kolkata, India), PALS: Performance Art Links (Stockholm, Sweden), Water Tower Arts Festival (Sofia, Bulgaria), Experimental Room Festival (Barcelona, Spain), bridge (Bangkok, Thailand) and Art Space Tetra (Hakata, Japan), among others. She is the Art Director of FUCK ALL, a bicoastal performance art festival in Los Angeles and New York. Coon is the recipient of the Rose Hill Performance Art Award, Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.


Books by Chelsea