Aziz + Cucher

(San Francisco, California, Established 1991)

Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher have been collaborating since the early 1990s, when they met as graduate students at the San Francisco Art Institute. Their large-scale, digitally manipulated images and sculptural projects explore the tenuous relationship between technology and the human body.

In Dystopia (1994) the artists created a series of digitally altered "portraits" depicting individuals in a society where personal identity has become obsolete. With the erasure of a subject's eyes, nose, or mouth, their work suggests an evolutionary change resulting from technological advancement and the decreasing need for face-to-face interactions among humans.

Aziz + Cucher received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2002, the first time the award had been given to artists working with photography and digital media. They subsequently created Passage, a 3-D multimedia work, at the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam.


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