Edgar Arceneaux

Associate Professor of Art

Edgar Arceneaux

Los Angeles artist and filmmaker Arceneaux has made an impact in the art world for over a decade. His work links local, community-based interests with broader international dialogues in contemporary art.

Recently, Arceneaux was honored by Performa with the 2015 Malcolm McLaren award for his play Until, Until, Until... He has had solo exhibitions at the Galerie Natalie Obadia in Paris, the MIT LIST Center for Contemporary Art, the Museum for Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland, the Hammer Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Witte de With Museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the Lentos Art Museum in Austria and the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial, the Shanghai Biennale, the Los Angeles Public Art Biennial, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Orange County Museum of Art, The Kitchen in New York and the Museum Ludwig in Germany. 

A former United States Artists Fellow, Arceneaux was co-founder and director of the Watts House Project for 13 years and has held teaching positions at CalArts as well as Otis College of Art and Design.

Email earcenea@usc.edu
Installation view Cockeyed Eddie, 2016
Installation view Cockeyed Eddie (2016)
Installation view A Book and a Medal: Disentanglement Equals Homogenous Abstractions, 2014
Class Photo St. Anselm Elementary School 3rd Grade, 2016
"Until, Until, Until…" (2015)
A Book and A Medal (2014)
PLATONIC SOLID’S DREAMING/DETROIT’S SHRINKING (2014)
Tuvac Tupac Spock (2016)
American Natural History (2009)