Born Belfast, 1972. Lives and works in London.

Maria Fusco writes fiction and critical and theoretical texts. She edits publications and contributes to a broad range of international visual culture magazines, books and catalogues. The Mechanical Copula, her first collection of short stories, has recently been published, and she is the founder/editor of The Happy Hypocrite a semi-annual journal for and about experimental art writing. In 2009-10, Fusco was the inaugural Writer in Residence at Whitechapel Gallery in London, and in 2008-9, the inaugural Critic in Residence at The Kadist Art Foundation in Paris. She is currently Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.