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Edgar Arceneaux
www.studioedgararceneaux.com



Biography

Born in 1972 in Los Angeles, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.



Education

2001
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA

2000
Fachhochschule Aachen, Aachen, Germany



1996
BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, USA.



Solo exhibitions

2019
- Edgar Arceneaux: Library of Black Lies, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

2017
- Until Until Until... (Performance), REDCAT Theatre, Los Angeles, USA
- Library of Black Lies , Beta Main, Los Angeles, USA
- until, until, until... (screening), Kino Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
- Edgar Arceneaux, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA

2016
- Cockeyed Eddie, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
- Written in Smoke and Fire, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, USA
- Until Until Until… (Performance), REDCAT, Los Angeles, USA / Washington DC, USA

2015
- Until, Until, Until, Performa 15, New York

2014
-A Book and a Medal: Disentanglement Equals Homogenous Abstractions, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, USA



2012

-Building Loving and Distrustful Relationships, Maccarone Gallery, New York, USA


2011

-Hopelessness Freezes Time 1967 Detroit Riots, Detroit Techno and Michael Heizer’s Dragged,Mass, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland

-Blind Pig City, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
-Miracles and Jokes, Circle Disk Rotation and 22 Lost Signs of the Zodiac, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, USA



2010
-The Algorithm Doesn’t Love You, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, USA 


2009
-Disfigurement in the Face of Illusion: The Detroit Riots, Michael Heizer and Drexciya, Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects, Berlin, Germany, Albion Gallery, London, United Kingdom



2008
-Correlations and Isomorphisms, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, USA

-The Agitation of Expansion, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, USA

2007
-Jesus and Dinosaurs, Praz Delavallade, Paris, France
-The Agitation of Expansion, Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany



2006
-Alchemy of Comedy...Stupid, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, USA

-Snake River, REDCAT, Los Angeles and Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria, curated by Clara Kim and Stella Rollig, Collaboration with Charles Gaines and the LA Philharmonic
Alchemy of Comedy...Stupid, Gallery 400, University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois, collaboration with David Allan Grier
-Edgar Arceneaux- New Work, - Alchemy of Comedy,...Stupid, ArtPace, San Antonio, USA
-An Arrangement without Tormentors, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria, curated by Stella Rollig



2005
-Borrowed Sun, The Kitchen, New York, NY, curated by Debra Singer
-Borrowed Sun, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA, curated by Jill Dawsey Adamski Gallery of Contemporary Art, Aachen, Germany
-ArtBasel Miami Beach, Project Booth, presented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Miami, USA


2004                                                                                                                                                   
-Borrowed Sun, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, USA
-Negative Capability. The Michael Jackson Project, Galerie Kamm, Berlin,Germany
-An Arrangement Without Tormentors, Witte de With Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands



2003
-Drawings of Removal, Project Space, UCLA Hammer Museum, Santa Monica, USA
-Library as Cosmos, Kunstverein Ulm, Germany
-Library as Chaos, Frehrking Wiesehoefer, Cologne, Germany
-107th Street, Watts, Revolver Verlag, Frankfurt, Germany


2002

-Rootlessness, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, USA
-Drawings of Removal, Studio Museum Harlem, USA 
-The Trivium, Gallery Kamm, Berlin, Germany



2001 
-Trivium, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, USA curated by Rebecca McGrew


1999
-The Project, New York, USA

1998
-The Remnants Project, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, USA
 




Group exhibitions

2019
- Dirty Protest: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

2018
- Unsettled | Art on the New Frontier, Palm Springs Art Museum, CA, USA

2017
- Urban Planning: Contemporary Art and the City 1967–2017, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAMSTL) St Louis, MO, USA
- 99 Cents or Less , MOCAD, Detroit, USA
- As a text differs from a book, an image differs from an archive - Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber / Edgar Arceneaux, Mackey Garage Top, Los Angeles, USA
- Exposition d'été, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- STARLESS MIDNIGHT (show and curating project), BALTIC 39, Newcastle, UK

2016
- Wangechi Mutu / Edgar Arceneaux, SITE Santa Fe, NM, USA
- Wasteland : New Art from Los Angeles, Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris, France / Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Pantin, France
- CURRENT: LA Water , LA's Public Art Biennial, Los Angeles, USA

2015
- Daily memories, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany
- SiteLab8, collaboration with Wangechi Mutu, SITE Santa Fe, USA

-Misappropriations: Recent Acquisitions, curated by Dan Cameron, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA
-Laugh-In: Art, Comedy, Performance, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, USA
-After Living in the Room of Réalités Nouvelles, Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2014

-Shanghai Biennial 2014: Social Factory, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
-L’avenir (looking forward), La Biennale de Montréal, curated by Gregory Burke, Peggy Gale, Lesley Johnstone and Mark Lanctôt, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
-Word Bites Picture, Design Matters Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
-Recurrence, Fridman Gallery, New York, USA
-A Thousand of Him Scattered: Relative Newcomers in Diaspora, Stills: Scotland’s Centre for Photography, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


2013
-The Shadows Took Shape, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
-The Present Order is the Disorder of the Future, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany
-Art Sheffield 2013: Zero Hours, Site Gallery, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
-Bald Eagle, Haubrok Projects, Berlin, Germany
-You Should’ve Heard Just What I Seen: Selections from the collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Riverview School, Cape Cod, USA
-The Armory, Show and Tell, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, USA
-Perhaps all that is left of the world is a wasteland covered with rubbish heaps,Transformer Station, Cleveland, USA
-Hook, Line and Sinker: Contemporary Drawings from the Collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, USA
-Selections from the Grunwald Center and the Hammer Contemporary Collection, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
-Etched in Collective History, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, USA
-Approximately Infinite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, USA

2012
-Mutatis Mutandis, Secession, Vienna, Austria
-Marking Time, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
-Pairings, The Collection at 50, The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA
- my.LA, haubrokshows, Sammlung-Haubrok, Berlin, Germany

2011

-The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum, Harlem, USA
-Astrup Fearnley Museum at the Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
-Greater LA, 483 Broadway, curated by Benjamin Godsill, Eleanor Cayre and Joel Mesler, New York, USA

2010
-The Artist’s Museum: Los Angeles Artists 1980-2010, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
-Huckleberry Finn, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
-Summer Group Show, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, USA
-Moving Images. Artists & Video/Film, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
-Edgar Arceneaux, Andrea Bowers, Olga Koumoundouros, Rodney McMillian, Charles Gaines, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Project Row Houses, Houston, USA
-New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000-2010, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA
-Inaugural Group Show, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, USA

2009
-California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948 – 2008, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA
-Installations Inside/Out 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, USA
-30 Seconds Off an Inch, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY, curated by Naomi Beckwith -MONITAUR, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA
PLOT/09: This World & Nearer Ones!, New York City’s First Public Art Quadrennial, presented by Creative Time, Governors Island, New York, USA curated by Mark Beasley
-Wallworks, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA curated by Betti-Sue Hertz ------Code Share: 5 continents, 10 biennales, 20 artists, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania curated by Simon Rees
-Collection in Context: Four Decades, the Studio Museum Harlem, Harlem, USA

2008
-California Biennial 2008, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA, curated by Lauri Firstenberg
-Whitney Biennial 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
-Black Is, Black Ain’t, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI; H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, USA; Temple Gallery at the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, USA, curated by Hamza Walker
-From and Bout Place: Art from Los Angeles, Center of Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, Israel, curated by Alma Ruiz
-The Lining of Forgetting, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, USA, curated by Xandra Eden, traveled to: The Austin Museum of Art, Austin, USA

2007
-Sculptors’ Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, and More, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
-Touched: Artists and Social Engagement, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, USA, curated by Noel Korten
-Philosophy of Time Travel, Studio Museum in Harlem, USA collaboration with Rodney McMillian, Olga Koumandouros, Vincent Johnson, and Matthew Sloly
-USA: American Video Art at the Beginning of the 3rd Millennium, 2nd Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar Kvaran, and Hans Ulrich Obrist
-southwestNET: drawing outside the lines, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

2006
-Materialization of Sensibility: Art and Alchemy, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, NY, USA, curated by Klaus Ottman
-Black Alphabet: conTEXTS of Contemporary African American Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland, curated by Maria Brewińska
-Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
-Symmetry, MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA, USA curated by Kimberly Meyer, and Nizan Shaked

2005
-Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Gunnar Kvaran, traveled to: Bard Museum Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; Herning Kunstmuseum, Copenhagen, Denmark; Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; Le Musée de Sérignan, Sérignan, France; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
-Cut, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, USA
-The Imaginary Number, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
-Mixed Doubles, Forum Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA
-Displaced, KünstlerInnen, Berlin, Germany, curated by Kathrin Becker
-The Need to Document, Halle für Kunst e.V., Lüneburg, Germany
Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA curated by Ralph Rugoff
-Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, USA curated by Valerie Cassel

2004
-Art and the Afterall Effect, PlaySpace, California College of the Arts Graduate Gallery, San Francisco, USA
-Quicksand, de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
-Upside Down: Neueingerichtete Raeume zur Gegenwart, Ludwigforum Aachen, Aachen, Germany, with Cindy Sherman, Sam Durant and others
-Remembering, Sweeny Art Gallery, UC Riverside, Riverside, USA, curated by Charles Gaines
-The Michael Jackson Project, Collaboration with Rodney McMillian, Inaugural Exhibition Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, USA
-Fade - African American Artists in Los Angeles - A Survey Exhibition, Luckman Gallery and University Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA curated by Malik Gaines

2003
-Korrekturen. Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany
-The Summer of 2003, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Netherlands
-True Stories, Witte de With Museum, Rotterdam, curated by Catherine David and Jean Perre Rehm, in the context of the International Film Festval Rotterdam, Netherlands
-Social Strategies: Redfining Social Realism, University Art Museum Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, USA curated by Pamela Achincloss, traveled to: DePaul University Art Museum, Green castle, IN; Illinois State University, Normal, USA; Skidmore College, Schick Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY; The Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
-The Fifth Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, traveled to: Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA, USA; Soo Visula Arts, Minneapolis,USA; Art Center, South Florida, Miami, FL; Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, USA; The New Museum, New York, USA
-Urban Aesthetics: California Artists 2003, The African American Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA

2002
-Lateral Thinking, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, USA
-Persoenliche Plaene, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Germany, curated by Christina Vegh
-Mass Appeal: The Art Object and Hip Hop Culture, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada; Montreal Arts Intercultires, Montreal; The Kyber Center for the Arts, Halifax; Owens ArtGallery, Sackville, Canada, curated by Franklin Sirmans
-Prophets of Boom, Kunsthalle Baden Baden, Germany
-Unjustified, Apex Art, New York, USA, curated by Kerry James Marshall

2001
-One Planet Under a Groove, Bronx Museum, New York, USA curated by Franklin Sirmans and Lydia Yee, traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA; Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
-Profiler, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, curated by Astrid Mania and Peter Robinson
-Prosthetics, Camouflage & War, Adamski Frehrking Wiesehoefer Gallery, Germany
-Superman in Bed, Museum Am Ostwall, Dortmunt, Germany, curated by Wilhelm Schurmann
-Rappers Delight, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA curated by Arnold Kemp

2000
-Video as Female Terrain, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria, curated by Stella Rollig
Sitegeist, Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego, USA, curated by Edgar Arceneaux and Dwayne Moser
-Pierogi Flat Files, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, curated by Susan Joyce
-Veni, Vidi, Video, Kunstfaktor, Berlin, Germany

1999

-Paradise 8, Exit Art, New York, USA
-Spaceship Earth, Art in General, New York, USA, curated by Katherine Ruello
-Permanent Collection of 1999, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, USA
-I, Me, Mine, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, curated by Julie Joyce and Mike Mehring

1998
-Warming, The Project, New York, USA
-Triangle of Nice, Book of Lies, Vol.II, Los Angeles and Fullerton, USA Round 9, Project Row Houses, Houston, USA

1997
-1997 Annuale, LACE, Los Angeles, USA, curated by Elizabeth Armstrong
-Uncommon Sense, MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA
-Kwangju Biannale, Kwanju, Korea
-Fantasy, Desire and Memory, Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego, USA.

1996

-9 Hours at Bliss, Bliss Gallery, Pasadena, USA, curated by Laura Cooper
-Open House, Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, USA



Collections

The Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, USA
The Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
The New York Public Library, New York, NY
Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City,UT, USA
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France