My work helps me explore personal, collective, and projected consciousness, as we are hurled in acceleration toward the Post-Anthropocene.
We build our machines to mimic ourselves, mimic our dreams. And the rate we accomplish this increases exponentially in every domain, until we find it is our machines that become the dreamers.
While we rush toward an increasingly complex hyperreality, what intuition are we trading in along the way? What did those ancient sages, looking up at the unmapped sky, feel without knowing? What can we save from them, trusting our imperfect human vessels, without only relying on the precise discipline of technology for solutions?
Inspired by the latest advances and approaches to progress, I remain critical of its implications on cultural phenomena such as the invasion of individual privacy, rampant narcissism, or neglect of ethical issues posed by artificial intelligence.
Paradoxically I am fascinated by ancient and living civilisations and tribes, coexisting on this planet while finding truth from a completely different reference frame. How we view our future is defined by how we see ourselves now, and this comparison with the past or cultural alternatives - gives us a way to see our society more objectively, across a greater timespan.
I grew up in many different worlds, including a culturally mixed suburb in Florida, a Moroccan family in Israel, and an art commune in the mountains of New Mexico, where I spent a lot of time with my uncle, the late artist Bill Gersh.
I am particularly interested in the works of artists such as Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, James Bridle, and Hito Steyerl, pioneering through new media technology with immediate reflection on our society and humanity.
Technique - My artistic practice involves concrete sculptures, waste recuperation, acrylic painting, video projections, Photoshop collages, Illustrator drawings, iPhone photographs, and other physical constructions with the help of anonymous robots.
Nacoca Ko currently works and lives in Geneva and Tel Aviv.
Studied at HEAD, Haute École d'Art et Design, Geneva
MAMCO, Art Now
Boston University School of Communications- Graphic Design, Art History, Advertising for multimedia
NY School of Visual Arts, Lithography, art theory
workshops in media design, sculpture, photography, painting
Ingredients of Pavillionesque, Paulina Olowska
Biennale Sculpture Garden, Artgenève
8 juin 2018
Nacoca Ko, DAF La Reliure
Anti-Facial Recognition Intervention-
maquillages, prothèses faciales, autocollantes
25 mars 2018
URL Fighters, Victor Le
19 janvier 2017
2019 Geneva Espace L
2017 Geneva Arcade M
2017 Tel Aviv Tiny Gallery, Murielle Street Art
2015 Cercle des Bains Mosh Ben-Ari
Collage prints + Visual Design
2015 Gallery Bernard Picenni
2014 Tel Aviv Gallery 3361 Sharon Pazner
2014 Taos New Mexico Magpie Gallery
Boston, MA Light Sources Gallery
5 îles / 4 elles / 1 il
DAF La Reliure
Nacoca Ko, HI-TEK Utopia
Video Show Workflow, Pfadfinderei
Projections Workshop and exposition
2015, 2014 Los Angeles, CA
2015-16 Taos, NM
Curation, design of exposition space
NY Mappathon Exposition
2014, 2013 Los Angeles, CA
LACDA Snap to Grid
Light Sources Gallery,
Boston CyberArts Festival