Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. 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.
By combining elements of photography, video, performance and text her work investigates under-recognized aspects of transgender history while at the same time communicating her personal experience in regards to gender and sexuality as embedded in this history. Her work identifies and reestablishes binary relationships such as spectacle-spectator, domesticated-exoticized, dominator-subjugated. Her performances address the viewer directly, making them implicit, by utilizing conventions of drag performance and entertainment, as well as already existing forms of art historical presentations of queer people. She replaces lip-synching as a drag convention with subversive language, destabilizing the drag-voyeur relationship in an effort to humanize these reductive representations and challenge their misrepresentations. In providing her a place to construct herself, her work also deconstructs itself as it is experienced.