Tony Cokes engages in cogent investigations of identity and opposition. His works question how race influences the construction of subjectivities (personal, cultural, and historical), and how race, gender, and class are perceived through what he terms the "representational regimes of image and sound," as perpetuated by Hollywood, the media, and popular culture. He has received grants and fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His video and multimedia installation works have been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim Museum Soho, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art (all in New York City), the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and Documenta X in Kassel, Germany. Cokes currently teaches at Brown University and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.