Sammy Cucher

Part-time Assistant Professor

Sammy Cucher (b. Lima, Peru) has worked collaboratively with his partner, Anthony Aziz, since 1991. They are known as Aziz + Cucher and their practice includes photography, digital media, screenprinting, motion graphics, textiles, performance and immersive multi-channel video installations. The images, objects and installations they create 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 Venice Biennale, MASS MoCA, the Biennale de Lyon, the New Museum in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the List Visual Art Center at MIT in Cambridge, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, and the Fondation Cartier in Paris, among others. A monograph on their collaborative practice, “Aziz + Cucher: 30 Years,” was published in the Fall of 2022 by La Fabrica Editions, with contributions by Aruna D’Souza, Agustin Perez Rubio and Lynn Hershman Leeson.