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Zackary Drucker is an artist who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing. Her participatory art works complicate established binaries of viewer and subject, insider and outsider, and male and female in order to create a complex image of the self. Drucker uses a range of creative devices that all strive towards the portrayal of bodily identity, her own and that of others, obsessively infusing visual media—photographs, videos and performance art—with acute, masochistic emotional compulsions. Conceiving, discovering, and manifesting herself as “a woman in the wrong world,” her work is rooted in cultivating and investigating under-recognized aspects of transgender history. Drucker disarms audiences and uses her body to illicit desire, judgment, and voyeuristic shame from her viewer.

Zackary Drucker earned an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007 and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. Her recent film and acclaimed photographs created in collaboration with transgender film director Rhys Ernst were presented in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and have subsequently travelled to number museums throughout the world. She was included in the inaugural Hammer Museum Biennial "Made in L.A."
Drucker has also performed and exhibited her work internationally in numerous museums, galleries, and film festivals including the 54th Venice Biennale (Swiss Off-Site Pavilion); 3rd Moscow Biennial for Young Art; Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; ICA London; Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands; MoMA PS1, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Curtat Tunnel, Lausanne, Switzerland; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Tromso Kunstaforening, Tromso, Norway; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Hammer Museum, REDCAT and LACE, all in Los Angeles, among others. Currently, she is a Producer of the Emmy Award winning Amazon TV web-series Transparent.

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
OrlandoMcEvoy Foundation for the Arts
2017
Disruptive PerspectivesMuseum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP)
2016
Bring Your Own Body: Transgender Between Archives and AestheticsCantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College
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Southern for Pussy (still), 2015

Digital video
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Haverford
Medium
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© Zackary Drucker

Zackary Drucker is an artist who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing. Her participatory art works complicate established binaries of viewer and subject, insider and outsider, and male and female in order to create a complex image of the self. Drucker uses a range of creative devices that all strive towards the portrayal of bodily identity, her own and that of others, obsessively infusing visual media—photographs, videos and performance art—with acute, masochistic emotional compulsions. Conceiving, discovering, and manifesting herself as “a woman in the wrong world,” her work is rooted in cultivating and investigating under-recognized aspects of transgender history. Drucker disarms audiences and uses her body to illicit desire, judgment, and voyeuristic shame from her viewer.

Zackary Drucker earned an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007 and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. Her recent film and acclaimed photographs created in collaboration with transgender film director Rhys Ernst were presented in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and have subsequently travelled to number museums throughout the world. She was included in the inaugural Hammer Museum Biennial "Made in L.A."
Drucker has also performed and exhibited her work internationally in numerous museums, galleries, and film festivals including the 54th Venice Biennale (Swiss Off-Site Pavilion); 3rd Moscow Biennial for Young Art; Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; ICA London; Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands; MoMA PS1, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Curtat Tunnel, Lausanne, Switzerland; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Tromso Kunstaforening, Tromso, Norway; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Hammer Museum, REDCAT and LACE, all in Los Angeles, among others. Currently, she is a Producer of the Emmy Award winning Amazon TV web-series Transparent.

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Bring Your Own Body: Transgender Between Archives and Aesthetics
Other works by Zackary Drucker
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