Awardee: Edgar Arceneaux

Visual Arts, 2005

Born in 1972, Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux received a BFA from the Art Center College of Design and a MFA from the CalArts. Arceneaux constructs drawings, installations, video and film works as complex arrangements of association that examine points of contact between implausible relations. Arceneaux numerous film and video works are screened and exhibited internationally. Constantly working in new modes, Arceneaux directed his first play at the Performa Biannual in NYC in November 2015, for his new play Until, Until, Until... and was awarded the Malcolm McClaren, Best of Show Award.

He has participated in the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva Island, Florida, Art Pace in San Antonio; Skowhegan: Banff Center in Canada and at the Fachhochschule Aachen, in Germany. Solo exhibitions have been presented at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Studio Museum in Harlem and Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland and a collaborative drawing show with Wangechi Mutu at Site Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Up coming solo shows are the Liste Museum at MIT in Cambridge, Mass and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. He is represented by Susanne Vielmetter in Los Angeles and Nathalie Obedia Gallery in Paris.



Project: A Philosophy of Time Travel

_A Philosophy of Time Travel_ is a collaborative sculptural installation designed for the Studio Museum of Harlem. Edgar Arceneaux, Vincent Johnson, Olga Koumoundouros, Matthew Sloly and Rodney McMillian created a site that convincingly simulated the consequences of what would happen if Constantin Brancusi’s sculpture _Endless Column_ were to suddenly and inexplicably come crashing through the museum’s roof. Poetic, humorous, and ambitious, the project references such diverse sources as the music of the composer and pop artist, Sun Ra, and the architecture of Egyptian pyramids.