Anthony Aziz (b. Massachusetts) Sammy Cucher (b. Lima, Peru)
Aziz + Cucher have been been collaborating since 1991, after meeting as MFA students at the San Francisco Art Institute. They are both members of the Fine Arts faculty at Parsons School of Design (New York) and are based in Brooklyn.
Their interdisciplinary work is project-based and idea-driven, with outcomes ranging from video and photography to printmaking, digital animation, sculpture and large-scale jacquard tapestries. Their images, objects and installations are meant to reflect on the boundaries of identity at a time when these are becoming increasingly fluid and undefined. Often a synthesis of reality and fiction, their work tries to reveal the pathologies associated with unfettered globalization, post-human conditions and the intersections between the social, the biological, and the technological. In all their projects they are searching for a visual poetics that can express both the anxieties and expectations of living in such a moment.
Their work has been exhibited at the 46th Venice Biennale, MASS MoCA, the New Museum (New York), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the List Visual Art Center at MIT (Cambridge, MA), the National Gallery of Berlin, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid), among others.
photo: courtesy of CHAT, Hong Kong