Sammy Cucher

Part-time Assistant Professor

Sammy has been teaching at Parsons since 1998. He and his partner, Anthony Aziz, have been working together as a collaborative team since 1991 after meeting as graduate students at the San Francisco Art Institute. Their interdisciplinary work is project-based and idea-driven, with outcomes ranging from video and photography to printmaking, digital animation, sculpture and large-scale jacquard tapestries. The images, objects and installations they produce 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. Aziz + Cucher have exhibited at the 46th Venice Biennale, MASS MoCA, the New Museum (New York), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the List Visual Art Center at MIT (Cambridge, MA), the National Gallery of Berlin, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid), among others. A comprehensive survey on their work entitled  “Aziz + Cucher: 30 Years” will be published in the Fall of 2022  by La Fábrica in Madrid. with contributions by Aruna D’Souza, Agustin Perez Rubio and Lynn Hershman Leeson.