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.



Awards and Accomplishments


Arceneaux is a Rauschenberg Residents for the 2013-14 season

2009: Arceneaux receives California Community Foundation’s Fellowship for Visual Artists

2007: Arceneaux is named a USA Broad Fellow by United States Artists

2006: Arceneaux receives William H. Johnson Prize