The disciple of a silenced, ghettoized community, Zackary Drucker, a young transgendered artist/performer from Los Angeles, 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, locating herself in that history, and communicatingher contemporary experience of gender and sexuality.
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 films include “She Gone Rogue” (created in collaboration with transgender film director/producer Rhys Ernst), presented in Made in L.A. 2012, the inaugural Los Angeles Biennial at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and “At least you know you exist”, presented at MoMA PS1 and the 3rd Moscow Biennial of Young Art. Other videos include “One Fist”, “The Inability to Be Looked At and The Horror of Nothing to See”, “Lost Lake”, “FISH: A Matrilineage of Cunty White-Woman Realness”, and “You will never be a woman. You must live the rest of your days entirely as a man and will only grow more masculine with every passing year. There is no way out.”.
She has also performed and exhibited her work internationally in numerous museums, galleries, and film festivals including the 54th Venice Biennale (Swiss Off-Site Pavilion); Curtat Tunnel, Lausanne, Switzerland; L.U.C.C.A. Museum of Contemporary Art, Lucca, IT; 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.
For additional information please visit Zackary Drucker at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, or www.zackarydrucker.com.