South African, 20th–21st century, male.
Active in France.
Born 11 August 1962, in Johannesburg.
Printmaker, choreographer, performance artist. Identity politics.
Steven Cohen was the first South African artist under apartheid to create confrontational performance art engaging with sexual and cultural identity. He began his career in the 1980s, while conscripted into the South African army, when he went absent without leave and learnt how to screenprint at Cape Town’s Ruth Prowse School of Art....