Maria Fusco is a Belfast born writer, lecturer, art critic, and events organiser. She is Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her book of short stories The Mechanical Copula was published by Sternberg Press in 2010. Co-edited with Richard Birkett, Fusco's Cosey Complex, is the first major publication to discuss and theorise Cosey Fanni Tutti as methodology (published by Koenig Books in 2012).Maria Fusco was Writer in Residence at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 2009/10, and the inaugural Critic-in-Residence at Kadist Art Foundation in Paris (2008/09). Fusco has contributed to Art Monthly, Frieze, Fillip, and Mousse, (as well as many other publications).Fusco also edited The Happy Hypocrite, a semi-annual journal (currently on hiatus) for and about experimental art writing.Maria Fusco is currently writing Sailor, a novel about a monkey and a Browning Hi-Power pistol. Her screenplay for GONDA, a film by film-maker Ursula Mayer based around Ayn Rand's 1934 play Ideal, premiered in April 2012, commissioned by Film London.In the spring of 2014, Maria's latest work, "The Legend of the Necessary Dreamer" will be published by Copy Press, a book of fictions that take place in Lisbon in an abandoned palace once owned by the Marquês de Pombal, the inventor of the grid system.