Los Angeles, b.1983

Zackary Drucker

Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, producer, actress, activist and trans woman. Through her work, she breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing.

Her work and performances have been exhibited internationally, in museums, galleries, and film festivals such as the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.

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Biography

Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, producer, actress, activist and trans woman. Through her work, she breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing.

Her work and performances have been exhibited internationally, in museums, galleries, and film festivals such as the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.

Artworks

3

Relationship #12, 2008-2014

Related Categories

21st Century Art / American Art / Art of the 2010s / Contemporary American Art / Face/Body (Human Figures) / Female Identity / Gender Issues / Los Angeles / Photography / Portrait Photography / Prejudice/Stereotypes / Sexuality / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2007

    MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

  • 2005

    BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York City, NY

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019

    The Female Lens, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York, USA

  • 2018

    Hard to look at: Favorites & Rarities by Zackary Drucker, presented at: REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

  • Mother Comes to Venus (film), presented at: Queeroes, Harmony Gold Theater, Los Angeles, CA; Queeroes, SVA Theater, New York, NY

Bibliography

  • Living Out Loud: An Introduction to LGBTQ History, Society, and Culture, William J. Simmons, Routelage Publishing, 2018: New York.

  • Relationship (with Rhys Ernst), Prestel Publishing, 2016: New York.

  • 2014 Whitney Biennial, catalog, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2014: New York.

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Education

  • 2007

    MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

  • 2005

    BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York City, NY

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019

    The Female Lens, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York, USA

  • 2018

    Hard to look at: Favorites & Rarities by Zackary Drucker, presented at: REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

  • Mother Comes to Venus (film), presented at: Queeroes, Harmony Gold Theater, Los Angeles, CA; Queeroes, SVA Theater, New York, NY

  • At Least You Know You Exist (film), presented at: Desires and Resistance: Unearthing Trans* Legacies, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA and Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland

  • Southern for Pussy (film), presented at: Trans Film Fest Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

  • 2017

    Southern for Pussy (film), presented at: Hilde Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • TRANS TIME, Montreal, Canada

  • Collages, presented at: Town Hall, ltd. Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Unison (film), presented at: Outfest Platinum Showcase, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2016

    Relationship (photographs), in collaboration with Rhys Ernst: 17th QFF Mezipatra, Ferdinanda Baumanna Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

  • #GirlGaze, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA

  • Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

  • FotoFest 2016 Biennial International Fine Print Auction, FotoFest, Houston, TX

  • AGENCY, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, January 23 – March 5, 2016

  • Round Hole Square Peg, Artist’s Corner Gallery at Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA

  • She Gone Rogue (film), presented at: Slut Island, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • All Cunts Are Beautiful, BITCHCRAFT, Brussels, Belgium

  • Signal, curated by Alexis Heller, Smack Mellon Gallery, New York, NY, March 5 – April 17, 2016

  • Næturvarp [Night Transmissions]: Electronic Intimacy, aired She Gone Rogue in participation, The Icelandic National Television, Iceland, February 8 – February 22, 2016

  • Southern for Pussy (video): Cultural Landscapes, Fed Galleries, Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State Univ., Grand Rapids, MI

  • Bring Your Own Body: Transgender Between Archives and Aesthetics, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

  • TRANS TIME, Confluence Gallery, Paris, France

  • Les Rencontres Internationales festival, Berlin, Germany, March 18, 2016

  • Lost Lake (video): Performing the Landscape, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • 5 East 73rd Street (photography): Drama Queer, in conjunction with Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • 2015

    Relationship (photographs), in collaboration with Rhys Ernst: I AM A Camera, FotoFest International, Houston, TX, July 9 - August 29, 2015.

  • Skerssvitra, presenting Relationship by Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst.

  • Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia, June 18 - August 2, 2015

  • She Gone Rogue (film), presented at: What We Call Love, From Surrealism to Now, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, September 12 – February 7, 2016

  • Better Far Pursue a Frivolous Trade by Serious Means, than a Sublime Art Frivolously, curated by Lia Halloran and Rebecca Campbell, Cal State Los Angeles Fine Art Gallery, October 5 – October 29

  • Beating around the bush, Episode #4, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, November 7, 2014 - February 8, 2015. Curated by Stijn Huits.

  • Southern for Pussy (video): Bring Your Own Body: Transgender Between Archives and Aesthetics, 41 Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, October 13 – November 14, 2015

  • The Skew (video/performance): The Skew (Video), Ha Ha! Business!, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, June 28 - August 6, 2015

  • The Inability to Be Looked at and the Horror of Nothing to See (video), presented at: Auto Body, Faena Art Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 31 - June 8, 2015

  • FISH: A Matrilineage of Cunty White-Woman Realness (video)

  • Counter Cinema / Counter Media, in conjunction with the Cinema and Media Studies Grad Student Conference.

  • Reading from Blood and Guts in High School by Kathy Acker, Cinema is a Virus from Out of Space, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA, February 2, 2015.

  • Program curated by Carole Ann Klonarides, Sylvère Lotringer and Michael Oblowitz.

  • 2014

    Relationship (photographs), in collaboration with Rhys Ernst: 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

  • Beating around the bush. Episode #4, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands Post / Relationship / X, (solo exhibition), Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

  • She Gone Rogue (solo exhibition), Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Minneapolis, MN

  • Fan the Flames, curated by Sophie Hackett, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

  • World Pride, Toronto Transit, Ontario, Canada (series displayed on digital billboards)

  • Rockaway!, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Rockaway Beach Surf Club, Brooklyn, NY

  • Art Is Hope, AIDES-Link exhibition and auction, held at PIASA Group, Paris, France

  • Paris Photo Los Angeles, presented by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, CA

  • Dallas Art Fair, presented by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, CA

  • She Gone Rogue (film), presented at: 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

  • Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Minneapolis, MN

  • Beating around the bush. Episode #4, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

  • A Post Gender World, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK

  • Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your the heart (photographs), presented at: Prospect, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

  • She Gone Rogue (solo exhibition), Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Minneapolis, MN

  • At least you know you exist (film), presented at: Les Rencontres Internationales, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, DM

  • The fan riots, SOS 4.8 Festival, Murcia, Spain

  • Mo-Wave Festival, Seattle, WA

  • 29th Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • The Inability to Be Looked at and the Horror of Nothing to See (video), presented at: Gash/Lace, Periwinkle Cinema, Oakland, CA

  • Readykeulous: The Hurtful Healer, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

  • Bitches Rule, Cycle 3, &Pens Press, Los Angeles

  • You Will Never Be a Woman. You Must Live The Rest of your Days Entirely As a Man and You Will Only Grow More Masculine With Every Passing Year. There is No Way Out. (video), presented at: East Side Story, Karlin Studios, Prague, Czech Republic

  • Lost Lake (video), presented at: Here and Now: Queer Geographies in Contemporary Photography, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA

  • TRANSIENT, Los Angeles, CA AntiFreeze, New York, NY, performance

  • 2013

    She Gone Rogue (film), presented at: Masculine/Feminine, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

  • UNTITLED. Contemporary Art Fair, Miami Beach, presented by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles No Name, curated by Aaron Krach and Courtney Childress, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY

  • Bring Your Own Body/The Story of Lynn Harris, multi-media performance, presented at: RAPID PULSE International Performance Festival, Defibrillator Performance Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • Santa Barb ra Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

  • One Fist (video), presented at: Trans Technology: Circuits of Self, Culture, Belonging, Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

  • She Gone Rogue (film), presented at: Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival (Platinum Showcase; awarded Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Experimental Film), REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

  • Ann Arbor International Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Trans Cinema Short Films, presented by Queer Labs, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA

  • TAMIZDAT, organized by Family Business Gallery (NY), presented at New Holland (pop-up), St. Petersburg, Russia

  • At least you know you exist (video), presented at: EXPO VIDEO, EXPO Chicago, curated by Dean Otto, Walker Center for the Arts

  • REMAP, curated by Eve Fowler, The Apartment, Athens, Greece

  • Blum & Poe Drive In, curated by Sarvia Jasso, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA

  • Queer City Cinema International Film and Video Festival, Regina, Canada.

  • INFRARED (part of Trans-Ocular: New Perspectives in Transgender Art, Media, and Politics, organized by Jeanne Vaccaro, University of Pennsylvania

  • To Be Real: Performance and Performativity, Videonale 14, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany.

  • Temporal Drag (Zackary Drucker and Craig Mulholland), Kendall Koppe, Glasgow, Scotland

  • Yesterday Once More, presented by Dirty Looks, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

  • Yesterday Once More, presented by Dirty Looks and LA Film Forum, Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles, CA

  • Trans Cinema Short Films, presented by Queer Labs, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA

  • Lost Lake (video), presented at: Postcards From Familiar Places and Other Uncommon Sites, curated by Deanna Erdman and Jimena Sarno, POPAGaleria de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Where Dreams Cross #17, Cinema Queer International Film Festival, Drömfakulteten, Stockholm, Sweden

  • G is for Gender (MOVING_IMAGE #7, a contemporary ABC), Les Rencontres Internationales, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, Trans Cinema Short Films, presented by Queer Labs, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA

  • 2012

    She one Rogue (film), presented at: Made in L.A., Los Angeles Biennial, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • At least you know you exist (video), presented at: 5th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, The Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia.

  • MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

  • PULSE PROJECTS, PULSE MIAMI 2012, Miami, FL

  • Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA FRANK, Oslo, Norway

  • Yesterday Once More, presented by Dirty Looks, White Columns, New York, NY

  • Lost Lake (video), presented at: This I Promise You, Pleasure Do e, Toronto, Canada

  • 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. (video), presented at: Vtape, Toronto, Canada

  • One Fist and Lost Lake (videos), presented at: Gold Standard (solo project), VOLTA NY, presented by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

  • Before and After (collaboration with A.L. Steiner), presented at: Tilt-Shift: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge, curated by Darin Klein, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, CA

  • Bring Your Own Body/The Story of Lynn Harris, multi-media performance, presented: Transactivation: Revealing Queer Histories in the Archive, One Archive, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

  • The Inability to Be Looked At and the Horror of Nothing to See (live performance) Common Grounds, Festival of Queer Performance, Regina, SK, Canada

  • FISH: A Matrilineage of Cunty White-Woman Realness (video): Dirty Looks, Human Resources, Los Angeles

  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

  • PPOW Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2011

    Distance is where the heart is, Home is where you hang your heart (collaboration with Amos Mac), presented at: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

  • PULSE Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

  • Lost Lake (video), presented at: Feeling Bad, 54th Venice Biennale, Swiss Off-Site Pavilion, curated by Karin Michalski

  • That's How We Know The Tongue is Blind, Curtat Tunnel, Lausanne, Switzerland ICEPLOITATION, Tromso Kunstaforening, Tromso, Norway

  • L.A. Napoli, Cercle Blanc Gallery, Berlin Germany

  • Les Recontres Internationales at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

  • HACK, Statler Waldorf Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

  • Complicated Liars (mutli-media), “Readykeulous/The Hurtful Healer”, Invisible-Exports, New York, NY

  • One Fist (video), presented at: “The Living Museum,”, L.u.c.c.a. Museum of Contemporary Art, Lucca, IT

  • The Feminine Canvas, Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA

  • Queering Sex, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2010

    Lost Lake (video), presented at: OUTFEST, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2010 Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA

  • Quadruple Consciousness, VOX Populi, Philadelphia, PA

  • Drag Show / One Fist, live performance presented at: “Perform NOW”, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

  • Hardcorps, Movement Research Festival, New York, NY

  • “ExCommunicate”, Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milan, IT

  • Before and After (photography collaboration with A.L. Steiner), p “50 Artists Photograph the Future”, Higher Pictures, New York, NY

  • PIG (live performance), X Initiative, Ecstatic Resistance, New York, NY

  • The Inability to Be Looked at and The Horror of Nothing to See (live performance), presented at: “Luminous Darkness”, Horse Hospital, London, UK

  • Luminous Darkness, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

  • 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. (video), presented at: BFI Festival, London, UK

  • MIX Mexico, Mexico City DF, Mexico

  • 2009

    Before and After (photography collaboration with A.L. Steiner), presented at: “Ridykeulous”, Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte, New York, NY

  • “Queer Gaze”, Fontanelle Gallery, Portland, OR

  • PIG (live performance), REDCAT, NOW Festival, Los Angeles CA

  • The Inability To Be Looked at and The Horror of Nothing to See (live performance), presented at: Steve Turner Contemporary, in conjunction with solo exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

  • APF LAB, Something’s Gonna Happen Soon, New York, NY

  • UC Riverside, Resonate/Obliterate, Riverside, CA Spill Festival, Visions of Excess, London, UK

  • MIX Festival, Luminous Darkness, New York, NY

  • Two People Who Identify As Transgendered in Bed (video), presented at: Brooklyn is Burning, New York

  • LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles, CA

  • Homo-A-Go-Go, San Francisco, CA

  • 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. (video), presented at: Les Recontres Internationales at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

  • OUTFEST, Los Angeles, CA

  • Gender Bender VI Edition, Bologna, IT

  • “Summer Guests”, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Art Office for Film and Video, Los Angeles, CA

  • FISH: A matrlineage of cunty white-woman realness (video), presented at: Chicks on Speed, Are you a Boy or a Girl?, Vienna, AUS

  • Following Tracks From the Past Into the Future (live performance), presented at: WILDNESS, Los Angeles, CA

  • Silverman Gallery, (photo documentation), San Francisco, CA

  • 2008

    FISH: A matrilineage of cunty white-woman realness (video), presented at: LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles, CA

  • MIX Festival, New York

  • Following Tracks From the Past Into the Future (live performance), WILDNESS, Los Angeles, CA

  • Kyky Love (live performance), WILDNESS, Los Angeles, CA

  • Prayer (live performance), “Exchange Rate”, Remy’s Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2007

    Tittie Tangle (live performance), Night of the Living Dolls, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • 5 East 73rd Street (photography/video/mixed-media installation), presented at: “Powder Room”, Track 16, Los Angeles, CA

  • 25 Bold Moves, House of Campari, Los Angeles, CA

  • Girly Show, Wignall Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • Rainbow Goblins, Advocate Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • New Insight, ArtChicago, Chicago, IL

  • 2006

    5 East 73rd Street (photography/video/mixed-media installation), “Brave New World”, Lizabeth

  • Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • HOT Shemale XXX (costume/performance), LTTR launch, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles

  • Projects, Los Angeles, CA

  • Queer Factor (video), ARTSTAR, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

Bibliography

  • Living Out Loud: An Introduction to LGBTQ History, Society, and Culture, William J. Simmons, Routelage Publishing, 2018: New York.

  • Relationship (with Rhys Ernst), Prestel Publishing, 2016: New York.

  • 2014 Whitney Biennial, catalog, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2014: New York.

  • 2012 Los Angeles Biennial, catalog, Armand Hammer Museum, 2012: Los Angeles.

  • Before and After Postcard Book; 2011, Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami, FL

  • Translady Fanzine (in collaboration with Amos Mac), 2011, New York, NY

  • (Ex)Communicate exhibition catalogue, 2010 Milan: Jerome Zodo Contemporary

  • Younger Than Jesus: Artist Directory, 2009 New York: Taschen/The New Museum

  • 2009 Fellowships for Visual Artists, Los Angeles: California Community Foundation

  • LTTR V Positively Nasty, 2006 Los Angeles: LTTR