Anthony Aziz (°1961, Lunenburg, MA, USA)
Sammy Cucher (°1958, Lima, Peru)
Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher have been working as a collaborative team since meeting as students in San Francisco in 1990. Their work has been recognized as pioneering in the field of digital photography, in particular for a series of figurative images that attempted to represent the post-human body in an age of increasing technological development. More recently, they have been creating immersive multi-channel video installations as well as a series of jacquard tapestries that attempt to represent a post-9/11 landscape fraught with conflict and division, a world out of balance.
Their projects have been exhibited and published widely, including shows at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Photographer’s Gallery, London; Fondation Cartier, Paris; Nationalgalerie Berlin; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 1995 they exhibited their series DYSTOPIA in the Venezuelan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Prints and sculptural works by Aziz + Cucher are held in the permanent collections of many important museums and foundations, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland; Le Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; La Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; and the National Gallery of Australia.
Aziz + Cucher are recipients of a 2015 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Digital and Electronic Art. Anthony and Sammy are both members of the Fine Arts Faculty at Parsons School of Design /The New School in New York City.
24.10.2016 - 02.12.2016