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  • Fine Arts (BFA), Fine Arts (MFA)

    Anthony Aziz

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    As a graduate student in the early 1990s—a time when the Internet and other technologies were becoming ubiquitous—Anthony Aziz decided that he “had a responsibility as an artist to make sense of what has become known as a huge paradigm shift.” Since then, Aziz, in collaboration with his artistic collaborator Sammy Cucher, have used their work to address the impact of technology on “our lives, our bodies, and our imaginations.”

    Anthony Aziz has been a faculty member at Parsons since 2001 and is now, in addition to his ongoing teaching and creative practice, interim Director of the MFA Fine Arts program. He has been exhibiting prints, sculpture, textiles, animations and multi-channel video installations in museums and festivals world-wide, including shows at the 46th Venice Biennale, the Biennale de Lyon, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the List Visual Art Center at MIT, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, and the Fondation Cartier in Paris, among other venues. The work of Aziz + Cucher has been written about in the New Yorker, New York Times, Art in America, ArtForum, ArtNews, FlashArt, October, Cabinet and Parkett. Aziz received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1990, and is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. For more information, see: azizcucher.net.

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