presented by LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES
Born 1982 in Syracuse, NY, USA
Drawing from feminist and queer theoretical discourse, Zackary Drucker’s work addresses sexual exploitation, transgender representation, and drag performance in order to explore relationships that facilitate queer/countercultural lineage. Interested in obliterating language obstacles, pulverizing identity disorders and revealing dark subconscious layers of outsider agency, Drucker’s work reinvents and redistributes traditionally-held binary formulas and power relationships between spectacle and voyeur, dominator and subjugated, and the domesticated and exoticized. Keeping normative culture on the periphery, Drucker focuses instead on "reading"—a sub-cultural dialect of resistance, and uses her body to illicit desire, judgment, and voyeuristic shame from her viewer.
Drucker holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (2007) and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts (2005). She has performed and exhibited her work in venues including the 54th Venice Biennale; Curtat Tunnel, Lausanne, Switzerland; L.u.c.c.a. Center for Contemporary Art, Lucca, IT; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.