Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst (U.S.)
Relationship, #12, 2008
C-print, Epson photo paper, printed in 2016, Edition 3/10
24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cm), signed with stamp on back with ink
Courtesy of Luis De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
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Artists/Filmmakers Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst are extreme collaborators whose works address
layers of representational identity transcendence, futuregender, and living life in a human body.
Relationship (2008-2014), an autobiographical photo chronicle of Drucker and Ernst’s romantic
partnership, premiered at the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Their fantastical hero’s journey, She Gone
Rogue (2012), was shown at the 2012 Made in LA Biennial at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles;
the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York; Fan the Flames, Art Gallery of Ontario,
Toronto; and at Outfest, Los Angeles, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for short experimental film.
Collectively and separately, they have shown work at venues such as FotoFest, Houston Sundance
Film Festival, Park City, Utah; MOMA PS1, Long Island City, New York; International Short Film
Festival Oberhausen, Germany; Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan; Deitch Projects, New York; Leo
Koenig Projekte, New York; Chicago International Film Festival; The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts
Theater (REDCAT), Los Angeles; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE); Invisible Exports,
New York; Luis De Jesus Los Angeles; Moscow International Biennale For Young Art, Russia; and at
Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. Currently, they are both associate producers
of the Amazon television series Transparent. Drucker and Ernst live and work in Los Angeles.