Edgar Arceneaux

1972
Born in Los Angeles
Lives and works in Los Angeles
 
2001
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1996
BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2000
Fachhochschule Aachen, Aachen, Germany

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
Papillion Institute of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2012
"Building Loving and Distrustful Relationships", Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY
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, Michigan
2010
"The Algorithm Doesn't Love You", an ongoing series, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
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, CA
 
“The Agitation of Expansion”, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
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
 
“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, TX
 
"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”, San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA,curated by Jill Dawsey
 
Adamski Gallery of Contemporary Art, Aachen, Germany
 
ArtBasel Miami Beach, Project Booth, presented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
2004
"Borrowed Sun", Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
 
"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, CA
 
"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, CA
 
"Drawings of Removal", Studio Museum Harlem, NY
 
”The Trivium”, Gallery Kamm, Berlin, Germany
2001
“The Trivium”, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, curated by Rebecca McGrew
1999
The Project, New York, NY
1998
“The Remnants Project”, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

Group Exhibitions

2014
“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, NY
 
"Art Sheffield 2013: Zero Hours,” Site Gallery, Sheffield, England
 
"The Present Order is the Disorder of the Future" Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany
 
"Bald Eagle," Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin, Germany (link)
 
"You Should've Heard Just What I Seen: Selections from the collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg," Riverview School, Cape Cod, MA
 
“The Armory Show and Tell,” The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
 
“Perhaps all that is left of the world is a wasteland covered with rubbish heaps”, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH
 
"Hook, Line and Sinker: Contemporary Drawings from the Collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl", Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
 
"Selections from the Grunwald Center and the Hammer Contemporary Collection", UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Etched in Collective History", Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
 
"Approximately Infinite Universe", Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
2012
“my.LA”, haubrokshows, Sammlung-Haubrok, Berlin, Germany
 
“Pairings, The Collection at 50”, The Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, CA
 
“Mutatis Mutandis”, Secession, Vienna, Austria
 
"Marking Time", Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia
2011
Astrup Fearnley Museum at the Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
 
"The Bearden Project", The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY
 
“Greater LA”, curated by Benjamin Godsill, Eleaonor Cayre and Joel Mesler, New York, NY
2010
“Inaugural Group Exhibition”, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
“New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000-2010”, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
 
“Moving Images. Artists & Video/Film”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
 
“Summer Group Show”, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
 
“The Artist’s Museum: Los Angeles Artists 1980-2010”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
“Edgar Arceneaux, Andrea Bowers, Olga Koumoundouros, Rodney McMillian, Charles Gaines, Nery Gabriel Lemus”, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
 
“Huckleberry Finn”, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA (link)
2009
“California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948 – 2008”, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
 
“Installations Inside/Out 20th Anniversary Exhibition”, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena CA
 
“30 Seconds Off an Inch”, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY, curated by Naomi Beckwith
 
"MONITAUR", Aspen Art Museum, Colorado
 
“PLOT/09: This World & Nearer Ones!”, New York City’s First Public Art Quadrennial, presented by Creative Time, Governors Island, New York, curated by Mark Beasley
 
“Wallworks”, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 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, NY
2008
“California Biennial 2008”, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, curated by Lauri Firstenberg (catalogue)
 
“Whitney Biennial 2008”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
 
“Black Is, Black Ain’t”, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, IL (catalogue), and traveling to: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI; H&R Block Artspace ar the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO; Temple Gallery At the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
 
“From and Bout Place: Art from Los Angeles”, Center of Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, Israel, curated by Alma Ruiz (catalogue)
 
“The Lining of Forgetting”, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, curated by Xandra Eden, traveling to: The Austin Museum of Art, Austin Texas, from May 30 – August 23, 2009 (catalogue)
2007
“Sculptors’ Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, and More”, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles
 
“Touched: Artists and Social Engagement”, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena (curated by Noel Korten) (digital catalogue)
 
“Philosophy of Time Travel”, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, collaboration with Rodney McMillian, Olga Koumandouros, Vincent Johnson, 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
2006
“Materialization of Sensibility: Art and Alchemy”, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, NY, curated by Klaus Ottman
 
“Black Alphabet: conTEXTS of Contemporary African American Art”, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland, curated by Maria Brewińska
 
“Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures”, Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
“Symmetry”, MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Kimberly Meyer, and Nizan Shaked
2005-2008
“Uncertain States of America”, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Gunnar Kvaran, traveling 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
2005
“Cut”, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
 
“The Imaginary Number”, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
 
“Mixed Doubles”, Forum Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art,
 
“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, CA curated by Ralph Rugoff
 
"Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970", Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, curated by Valerie Cassel
2004
"Art and the Afterall Effect", PlaySpace, California College of the Arts Graduate Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
"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, CA, curated by Charles Gaines
 
"The Michael Jackson Project", Collaboration with Rodney McMillian, Inaugural Exhibition
 
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City Space
 
"Fade - African American Artists in Los Angeles - A Survey Exhibition", Luckman Gallery and University Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State Los Angeles, 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, CA, curated by Pamela Achincloss, traveling to:
 
DePaul University Art Museum, Greencastle, IN
 
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
 
Skidmore College, Schick Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
 
The Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
 
"The Fifth Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection", traveling exhibition to: Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA; Soo Visual Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Art Center, South Florida, Miami, FL; Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA; The New Museum, New York, NY
 
"Urban Aesthetics: California Artists 2003", The African American Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2002
"Lateral Thinking", San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
 
“Persoenliche Plaene”, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Germany, curated by Christina Vegh (catalog)
 
"Mass Appeal: The Art Object and Hip Hop Culture", Gallery 101, Ottawa; Montreal Arts Intercultires, Montreal; The Kyber Center for the Arts, Halifax; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, curated by Franklin Sirmans
 
”Prophets of Boom”, Kunsthalle Baden Baden, Baden Baden, Germany (catalog)
 
”Unjustified”, Apex Art, New York, NY, curated by Kerry James Marshall
2001-2002
“One Planet Under a Groove”, Bronx Museum, New York, NY, curated by Franklin Sirmans and Lydia Yee, traveled to: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
2001
“Profiler”, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, curated by Astrid Mania and Peter Robinson.
 
“Prosthetics, Camouflage & War”, Adamski Frehrking Wiesehoefer Gallery, Koln,Germany.
 
“Superman in Bed”, Museum Am Ostwall, Dortmunt, Germany, curated by Wilhelm Schurmann.
 
“Rappers Delight”, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, curated by Arnold Kemp
2000
” Video as Female Terrain, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria, curated by Stella Rollig
 
“Sitegeist”, Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego, CA, curated by Edgar Arceneaux and Dwayne Moser
 
“Pierogi Flat Files”, Post Gallery, L.A., CA, Curated by Susan Joyce.
 
“Veni, Vidi, Video”, Kunstfaktor, Berlin, Germany.
1999
“Paradise 8”, Exit Art, New York, N.Y.
 
“Spaceship Earth”, Art in General, New York, N.Y., curated by Katherine Ruello.
 
“Permanent Collection of 1999”, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA.
 
“I, Me, Mine”, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, L.A., CA, curated by Julie Joyce and Mike Mehring
1998
“Warming”, The Project, New York, NY
 
“Triangle of Nice”, Book of Lies, Vol.II, Los Angeles and Fullerton, CA.
 
“Round 9”, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX.
1997
“1997 Annuale”, LACE, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Elizabeth Armstrong
 
“Uncommon Sense”, MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA.
 
“Kwangju Biannale”, Kwanju, Korea
 
“Fantasy, Desire and Memory”, Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego, CA.
1996
“9 Hours at Bliss”, Bliss Gallery, Pasadena, CA, curated by Laura Cooper
 
“Open House”, Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.

Bibliography

2013
Barnes, Tim, "Review: Edgar Areneaux, 'A Time to Break Silence,'" Wow 24/7, October 28 (link)
 
“Now See This,” Art Review, Summer
 
Sutton, Kate, “Edgar Arceneaux at Maccarone”, Artforum, February
2012
“Mutatis Mutandis: Group show curated by Catherine David opens at Vienna’s Secession”, artdaily.org, July
 
Boucher, Brian, “Maccarone to Expand in West Village” Art in America, April 13
 
Aivazian, Haig “Edgar Arceneaux’s ‘Untitled’”, Manifesta Journal, Issue #15
2011
Wagley, Catherine “Watts Towers at Pacific Standard Time: How the towers’ legacy is more confusing than you think”, LA Weekly, December 15
 
Elliot, Bobby, “The Bearden Project: A Family Affair”, The Huffington Post, December 7
 
Bodin, Claudia, “L.A. cool”, Art Das Kunstmagazin, October
 
Bohem, Mike, “Watts House Project Lands $370,000 Grant”, Los Angeles Times, September 20
 
Biro, Matthew, “Edgar Arceneaux, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit”, Artforum, May
 
Douglas, Sarah, “L.A. on The Hudson: The West Coast Challenges The East” Modern Painters, May
 
Hodges, Michael H.,”MOCAD exhibits manipulate time, scale”, The Detroit News, March 10
 
Myers, Holly, “Edgar Arceneaux”, Art Review, Issue 49, April
 
Kilston, Lyra, “Edgar Arceneaux”, Art in America, February 8
 
Wright, Travis R. “Life Stories” Metro Times, February 4
 
“Arceneaux/Museum Fur Genewartskunst”, The International Review of African American Art
2010
Stillman, Nick, “Edgar Arceneaux, Charles Gaines & Rick Lowe”, Bomb, Number 111, p.50-57, Spring Issue
 
Diehl, Travis, “Critic’s Pick”, ArtForum, November 26
2009
Myers, Holly, “Intelligent, but hardly passionate”, Los Angeles Times, September 1
 
Walker, Alissa, “LA People 2009: Urban Redeveloper – Edgar Arceneaux”, LA Weekly, April 20
 
Sciortino-Rinehart, Natalie, “Score & Script: Music in Video”, Art Forum, April
 
Frechette, Zach, “National Volunteer Week: Watts House Project”, Good Magazine, April 24
 
Allsop, Laura, “Future Greats: Edgar Arceneaux”, Art Review, Issue 30, p.72, March
 
Schorr, Max, “Community Leaders Event Recap and Pictures”, Good Magazine, March 13
 
Taft, Catherine, “2008 California Biennial”, ArtReview, No. 29, February/March
 
Bedford, Christopher, “Edgar Arceneaux”, Frieze, January/February
 
Beasley, Mark, “Looking Back: Solo Shows”, Frieze, January/February
2008
Chang, Richard, “Visual art/ Top 5 events”, Orange County Register, December 26
 
Burket, Brent, “Miami 2008, Part II”, Artcal, December 12
 
Wagley, Catherine, “The Best Kind of Boring: 2008 California Biennial”, dailyserving.com, December 1
 
Beale, Lauren, “A Lift for 107th Street”, LA Times Blog, November 3
 
Dambrot, Shana Nys, “Edgar Arceneaux: Correlations and Isomorphisms”, Art Ltd., November
 
Melrod, George, “A Questioning Biennial”, Art Ltd., November
 
Mizota, Sharon, “Public Equity: Sharon Mizona on Edgar Arceneaux and ‘Watts House Project’”, ArtForum, November
 
“The Orange County Museum of Art Presents the 2008 California Biennial”, artdaily.com, October 27
 
Buitron, Michael, “2008 California Biennial at the OCMA and Beyond”, Leap Into the Void (blog), October 25
 
Knight, Christopher, “Galleries: Continuing”, LA Times, October 19
 
Kilston, Lyra, and Latimer, Quinn, “Los Angeles: Field Guide”, Modern Painters, October
 
Mizota, Sharon, “Eureka moments”, LA Times, October 19
 
Ruiz, Alma, “Interview with Edgar Arceneaux”, From and About Place: Art from Los Angeles, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, September - November
 
Knight, Christopher, “Around the Galleries”, LA Times, October 3
 
Melrod, George, “California Biennial: Lauri Firstenberg Interview”, art ltd., October
 
Martin, Courtney J., “Critic’s Pick”, ArtForum, October
 
Copeland, Huey, “The Blackness of Blackness”, ArtForum, October
 
“What’s Up, Collection in Context: Four Decades”, The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Summer
 
Dambrot, Shana, “Report: New York City, The Ghost of Jason Rhoades”, Art Ltd, July
 
Eden, Xandra, “The Lining of Forgetting”, Witherspoon Art Museum Publication, July
 
“Arceneaux to Redevelop Watts?”, Artnet, June 12
 
Ammirati, Domenick, “Whitney Biennial 2008 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York”, Afterall, May 24
 
Salsbury, Britany, “Critic’s Picks: Black Is, Black Ain’t”, ArtForum, May
 
White, Amy, “The Lining of Forgetting”, ArtPapers, May
 
Patterson, Tom, “Creating Memories: Works by 14 artists comprising a wide-ranging and evocative examination of “The Lining of Forgetting”, The Winston-Salem Journal, May 11
 
Vikram, Anuradha, “The LA Annual”, Artillery, May/June
 
Howard Halle, “Whitney Biennial 2008: A Tepid Biennial Inspires neither hate nor love”, Time Out New York, March 13
 
“On Site: Whitney Biennial 2008”, Art Observed, March 8
2007
Szupinska, Joanna, “United States Artists winners,” Flash Art Online, November 20
 
Fragoza, Carribean, “LAXART Benefit Art Auction Draws Energetic Crowds and Funds,” Flash Art Online, November 16
 
Vogel, Carol, “Whitney Biennial Stretches to Armory,” New York Times, November 16
 
“Artists Announced for 2008 Whitney Biennial,” Artforum.com, November 16
 
Boehm, Mike, “USA Fellows puts artists in a flattering light,” Los Angeles Times, November 15
 
“Ann Hamilton and Edgar Arceneaux Among Winners of Fifty USA Fellowships,” Artforum.com, November 15
 
“Continuing and Recommended”, Art Scene, September
 
Myers, Holly, “Social issues leave imprint in ‘Touched’”, Los Angeles Times, August 22
 
Mizota, Sharon, “Clarity in every crisis”, Los Angeles Times, July 29
 
Finkel, Jori, “A Reluctant Fraternity, Thinking Post-Black”, New York Times, June 10
 
“Brancusi Report: Last Days in LA”, artslant.com, March
 
Fogle, Douglas, “Emerging Artists”, Frieze, January/February
 
Moshayedi, Aram, “Charles Gaines + Edgar Arceneaux”, Art Papers, January/February
 
“2nd Moscow Biennale”, FlashArt online news, January/February
2006
Searle, Adrian, “Rebels without a cause”, The Guardian, December 9
 
Morgan, Jessica, “Best of 2006”, Artforum, December
 
Kushner, Rachel, “On the Ground: Los Angeles”, Artforum, December
 
Myers, Holly, “A take on comedy is out of the routine”, Los Angeles Times, November 10
 
Blumenstein, Ellen, “L.A. Confidential”, Monopol, November/December
 
Chaplin, Julia, “Culver City Art Crawl”, Elle, November
 
Krasny, Marcin, “Czarno na białym” (Black on White), Obieg Magazine, Poland, October 6
 
Ollman, Leah, “Forks abound in ‘Snake River’”, Los Angeles Times, October 4
 
Muchnic, Suzanne, “The Art Explosion”, Los Angeles Times, October 1
 
Kenning, Dean, “Uncertain States of America”, Art Monthly, October
 
Kent, Sarah, “States of the Art”, Time Out, September 20
 
Berardini, Andrew, “Scene & Herd: On the Road”, artforum.com, September 15
 
Glover, Michael, “An Orgy of Appropriation”, The Independent, September 13
 
Horowitz, Noah and Sholis, Brian, “The Uncertain States of America Reader”, Serpentine Gallery, London
 
Spaid, Sue, “Whitney Biennial 2006’’, artUS, July/September, issue 14
 
Wood, Eve, “Symmetry: Los Angeles”, Art Papers, July/August
 
Smith, Roberta, “Endgame Art? It’s Borrow, Sample and Multiply in an Exhibition at Bard College”, The New York Times, July 7
 
“Snake River”, Photography Now, July/August/September
 
“Räume und Kulturen verflochten”, Krone OÖ, May 19
 
“Ausstellung”, OÖ Nachrichten, May 2
 
“Kunst: Snake River im Lentos”, Oberösterreichblicke, May
 
“Das Österreich-Kalendarium”, Reisemagazin, May
 
“Aktuelle Ausstellungen”, Neues aus Linz, May
 
Thek, Franz, “Sprache von Fluss und Musik”, OÖ Nachrichten, April 29
 
Hofleitner, Johanna, “Der Lauf der Dinge”, Schaufenster, April 28
 
Hutter, Andreas, “Das Linzer Lentos als Kino und als ‘Filmproduzent’”, Neues Volksblatt, April 28
 
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CB, “Watchlist”, Der Standard, April 27
 
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“Snake River”, Schaufenster, April 21
 
AMM, “Edgar Arceneaux: The Alchemy of Comedy… Stupid”, Artkrush, April 19
 
Artner, Alan G, “Multichannel video work is lacking a punch line”, Chicago Tribune, April 13
 
“Edgar Arceneaux und Charles Gaines: Snake River”, freikarte.at, April 3
 
Klemcke, Elizabeth, “Artists in the House”, Brilliant, April
 
Bush, Haydn, “The silence of standup”, Chicago Journal, March 29
 
Roussel, Noёllie, “Los Angeles: Elsewhere is Everywhere”, Art Press, April Issue, pp. 34-44
 
Martin, Courtney J, “Edgar Arceneaux: New York”, Art Papers, March/April Issue, p. 64
 
Kastner, Jeffrey, “Elective Affinities: The Art of Egdar Arceneaux”, Artforum, February Issue, pp. 192-195
 
Golden, Thelma, “Edgar Arceneaux: The Alchemy of Comedy, Stupid”, The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine Collector’s Issue, Fall/Winter 2005-06
 
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2005
O’Driscoll, Bill, “Sun Set”, Pittsburgh City Paper, December 29
 
Cotter, Holland, “Edgar Arceneaux: Borrowed Sun”, New York Times, November 17
 
Von Ulrich, Gutmair, “Macht nur soviel Ihr könnt”, Netzeitung, August 21
 
Gupta, Anjali, “Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970”, Art Papers, July/August
 
Roeske, Sharon, “Art in Black History Month”, Arts Houston, February Issue
 
Brooks Ranallo, Anne, "Gallery 400 gets foundation prize for comedy performance film", University of Illinois at Chicago, February
 
JB, "Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970", Artforum, January issue, pg.72
2004
Gaines, Charles, "Edgar Arceneaux's Search for Meaning Among Infinite Variations", Afterall, pp. 64 – 71, September
 
Lorch, Catrin, "Drawings of Removal", pg 76 - 80, AfterAll Magazine, October 2004 issue
 
"Continuing and Recommended", Artscene, Vol.24, No.2, October
 
Holte, Michael Ned, "Itineraries", Artforum, August 3
 
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Myers, Julian, "Edgar Arceneaux / Rodney McMillian at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects / UCLA Hammer Museum", Frieze, May 2004 issue, pg. 92 - 93
 
Pence, Elizabeth. "Edgar Arceneaux at the UCLA Hammer Museum", Artweek, April 2004, Volume 35, Issue 3, pg 21 - 22
 
Miles, Christopher, "Edgar Arceneaux: UCLA Hammer Museum", ArtForum, pg 190, March.
 
Knight, Christopher, "A chronicle of race, rage, ritual", Los Angeles Times, February 17
2003
Pagel, David, "Questions, few answers", Los Angeles Times, April 23
 
Woodard, Joseph, "New social art order", ArtScene, Mach 25 - April 3
2002
"Lateral Thinking - Art of the 1990's", Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Exhibition Catalog, New York, pg. 31-31
 
Klaasmeyer, Kelly, "Memory Lane", Houston Press, November 7,
 
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Schweizer, Klaus, “Kunsthalle nachmittags”, Basler Zeitung, April 8, pg. 30
 
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Bertmettler, Yvone, “Das Leben – Ein Plan”, Basler Zeitung, March 30, pg 42
 
Caramanica, John, "Hip Hop Don't Stop", Village Voice, January 9 – 15, pg.57
 
Joo, Eungie, "Bring that Beat Back", FYI, Spring, pg.57
 
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“Show Stoppers”, juxtapoz, pg 56, 2002
2001
Lang, Peter, “729 Kunstlers Profiling”, Blitz Review, December 19
 
Kareem, Nadra, “Artist blurs cultural boudries”, Los Angeles Times, September 4
 
Fricke, Harald, “Original wird Falschung”, Die Tageszeitung, November 14
 
Reeves, Mosi, "Bring the Noise", San Francisco Bay Guardian, June 6
2000
Pincus, Robert L., "Life as we know it", The San Diego Union Tribune, October 5, pg 38
 
Pincus, Robert L., "Objects D'Curio", The San Diego Union Tribune, pg.49-50
1999
Sirmans, Franklin, "Edgar Arceneaux", Time Out New York, pg.72

Catalogues

2013
Kunde, Harald; Vlasic, Valentina; et al., “The Present Order is the Disorder of the Future,” Museum Kurhaus Kleve, September
 
Taxter, Kelly, “You Should’ve Heard Just What I seen: Selections from the collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg,” Riverview School, Cape Cod, September
 
Griffin, Jonathan, “Vitamin D2: New Perspective in Drawing,” Phaidon Press, May
2012
Roussel, Noëllie, “Transient Memory, Imminent Collapse: Edgar Arceneaux’s Urban Landscapes,” essay published in Marking Time, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
 
"The Bearden Project", The Studio Museum in Harlem
2011
“Huckleberry Finn”, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art
 
“Hopelessness Freezes Times-1976 Detroit Riots, Detroit Techno and Michael Heizer’s Dragged Mass”, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
2009
Hertz, Betti-Sue, “Wall Works”, Exhibition Catalogue, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2008
Firstenberg, Lauri, with text by Julian Myers, “California Biennial 2008”, Exhibition Catalogue, Orange County Museum of Art, October
 
Kastner, Jeffrey, “2008 Biennial Exhibition Catalogue” The Whitney Biennial Museum of American Art, March
 
“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, NC, curated by Xandra Eden
2007
Molok, Nikolai, Ed., “Footnotes on Geopolitics, Market, and Amnesia: 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art” (catalogue), ArtChronika and Moscow Biennale Art Foundation
 
Kim, Christine Y, “Philosophy of Time Travel” (catalogue), The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
2006
Kim, Clara, “Snake River: Charles Gaines & Edgar Arceneaux”, REDCAT Los Angeles and Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz (exhibition catalogue) Ed. Karen Jacobson
 
"Alchemy of Comedy…Stupid", Gallery 400, University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois, collaboration with David Allan Grier
 
Brewińska, Maria, Black Alphabet: conTEXTS of Contemporary African American Art,
 
Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland (exhibition catalogue and essay)
2005
Birnbaum, Daniel, Kvaran, Gunnar, Obrist, Ulrich, “Uncertain States of America: American Art in the Third Millenium”, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art (exhibition catalog)
 
Dawsey,Jill, “New Work: Edgar Arceneaux”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
 
“The Imaginary Number”, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (show catalogue), Ed. Anselm Franke and Kila Peleg
 
Cassel Oliver, Valerie, "Through the Conceptual Lens: The Rise, Fall, and the Resurrection of Blackness", Double Consciousness, Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, January (exhibition catalog)
2003
Chang, Aimee, "Opening the work", Joo, Eungie, "Library as Cosmos", exhibition catalog essays, in Edgar Arceneaux, "Lost Library", Kunstverein Ulm, Ulm, Germany, co-edited by Brigitte Hausmann
 
Auchincloss, Pamela & Ottman, Klaus, "Art and Society: from the Social to the Transcendental", exhibition catalog for "Social Strategies - Redefining Social Realism", pg. 7 - 19, New York, February
2001
Jonhson, Vincent, “Edgar Arceneaux”, Pomona College Museum of Art, (exhibition catalog)

Public Collections

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

Video Screenings

2012
Screening of Edgar Arceneaux and Kurt Forman’s collaborative filmic mash-up project “Hulk Alter You!”, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT, July 26

Grants/Awards/Residencies

2013
Rauschenberg Residency, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, FL
2007
United States Artists Fellowship
2006
William H. Johnson Award
 
ArtPace Residency, San Antonio, TX
2005
Joyce Award, Chicago
 
Creative Capital Grant, New York
1999
Skowhegan School of Painting Skowhegan, Maine
1998
The Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
 
Project Row Houses, Houston, Texas