Edgar Arceneaux was born in 1972 in Los Angeles (California), where he lives and works today.


A graduate in Fine Arts from the Art College of Design in Pasadena (USA, 1996), and the Fachhochschule Aachen (Germany, 2000), and with a master's degree in Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts (USA, 2001), Edgar Arceneaux is one of the most widely recognized artists on the contemporary American scene.

He has recently had a number of important solo exhibitions, including Until, Until, Until... for Performa 15 New York (USA, 2015), Hopelessness Freezes Time 1967 Detroit Riots, Detroit Techno and Michael Heizer's Dragged Mass at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst de Basel (Switzerland, 2011), Miracles and Jokes, Circle Disk Rotation and 22 Lost Signs of the Zodiac at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit (USA, 2011), The Agitation of Expansion at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia (USA, 2008), Snake River at the REDCAT in Los Angeles (USA, 2006) and the Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz (Austria, 2006), and An Arrangement without Tormentors at the Lentos Kunstmuseum (Austria, 2006).


He has also contributed to many group shows, in particular at the SITE in Santa Fe (USA, 2015), the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach (USA, 2015), the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla (USA, 2015), the Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen (Germany, 2015), the Power Station of Art in Shanghai (China, 2014), Scotland's Center for Photography in Edinburgh (Scotland, UK, 2014), The Studio Museum in Harlem (USA, 2013), the Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve (Germany, 2013), the Nevada Museum of Art in Pasadena (USA, 2013), the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (USA, 2013), the Birmingham Museum of Art (USA, 2013), and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney (Australia, 2012).


His work can be found in leading public collections, such as The Ludwig Museum in Cologne (Germany), The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (USA), The Museum of Modern Art in New York (USA), The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (USA), The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA), The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (USA), The New York Public Library (USA), the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (USA), and the Museum am Ostwall in Dortmund (Germany).


Edgar Arceneaux has also been the recipient of various artist's residencies: the Rauschenberg Residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva (USA, 2013), the Fellowship for the Visual Arts at the California Community Foundation in Los Angeles (USA, 2009), the United States Artists Fellowship of United States Artists in Los Angeles (USA, 2007), and the ArtPace Residency in San Antonio (USA, 2006). Edgar Arceneaux has won various important international awards, among which the very recent Malcolm MacLaren Award (USA, December 2015), the REDCAT Award of REDCAT in Los Angeles (USA 2012), the William H. Johnson Award in Los Angeles (USA, 2006), and the Joyce Award from the Joyce Foundation in Chicago (USA, 2005).