Roski Talks: Edgar Arceneaux


Roski Talks: Edgar Arceneaux
Artist and USC Roski faculty

Sept 7, 7pm

USC Roski Graduate Building
1262 Palmetto Street, LA


Edgar Arceneaux: Methods and Approaches: Ways to Make Present the Unrepresentable

Location: 1262 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles (Arts District)

Roski Talks are open to the USC Roski community and free
Reservations here.

Please note: This event will require masks indoors and outdoors for all attendees, vaccinated or unvaccinated. Masks should be worn at all times when individuals are not actively consuming food or beverage. Unvaccinated individuals must maintain a 6’ physical distance from those outside of their household while consuming food or beverage. Anyone refusing to comply with mask requirements is subject to removal from the event. To notify the university of a positive case of COVID-19, please call 213-740-6291 or email

All attendees are required to complete a TROJAN CHECK wellness assessment. Please be sure to complete PRIOR to arriving on campus. Click here to complete 


About the Artist

Edgar Arceneaux (b. 1972, Los Angeles) is a Los Angeles based artist working in the media of drawing, sculpture, and performance, whose works often explore connections between historical events and present-day truths. He played a seminal role in the creation of the Watts House Project, a redevelopment initiative to remodel a series of houses around the Watts Towers, serving as director from 1999 to 2012. His work has been featured at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Performa 15, New York; and the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, San Francisco; S.J. Quinney School of Law, Salt Lake City, among other venues. 


Photo: Josh Caffrey