Edgar Arceneaux was part of the Los Angeles Speakers Series panel, The Artist as Culture Producer, on April 19th, 2017.
Born in 1972, Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux received a BFA from the Art Center College of Design and a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Arceneaux constructs drawings, installations, video and film works as complex arrangements of association that examine adjacencies and points of contact between implausible relations. 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 McLaren, 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 Vera List Center at MIT in Cambridge, Mass, 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. His work will be presented at the Beta Main Museum, with the Los Angeles premier of the Library of Black Lies.