Edgar Arceneaux

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

Solo Exhibitions

2017
“Until, Until, Until…,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (Solo Exhibition) (link)
 
“Library of Black Lies,” The Main Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2016
“Cockeyed Eddie,” Galerie Natalie Obadia, Paris, France
 
“Written in Smoke and Fire,” MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA (link)
2015
"Until, Until, Until..." Performa 15, New York NY
 
Papillion Institute of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2014
"A Book and a Medal: Disentanglement Equals Homogenous Abstractions," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, 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 fr 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," PrazDelavallade, Paris, France
 
"The Agitation of Expansion," Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany
2006
"Alchemy of ComedyStupid," 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 ComedyStupid", 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

2018
“Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press,” Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
2017
“Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection,” Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
 
“Performa: Commissions from Performa’s Archives,” Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (link)
 
“Starless Midnight,” Baltic Mill, Newcastle, UK
 
“Unsettled,” curated by JoAnne Northup, Nevada Art Museum, Reno, NV; travelling to Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA (2018)
 
“As a text differs from a book, an image differs from an archive,” MAK Center, Mackey Garage Top, Los Angeles, CA (link)
 
“Chapters,” Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA (link)
 
“Urban Planning: Contemporary Art and the City 1967 – 2017,” curated by Kelly Shindler, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
 
“20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art,” Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
2016
“Wasteland,” curated by Shamim M. Momin, Paris Pantin (Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris France), Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris, France
 
“Current: LA Water,” Public Art Biennial of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
 
“LA Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists,” Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2015
"SiteLab8," collaboration with Wangechi Mutu, SITE Santa Fe, NM
 
"After Living in the Room of Ralits Nouvelles," Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Misappropriations: Recent Acquisitions," curated by Dan Cameron, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
 
"Laugh-In: Art, Comedy, Performance," Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
 
"Russian Doll," M+B, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Daily Memories," Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany
 
“Until, Until, Until,” special commission for Performa 15, New York, NY
2014
2014 Le Biennale de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
 
Shanghai Bienniale, Shanghai, China
 
"Recurrence," Fridman Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Word Bites Picture," Design Matters Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"A Thousand of Him Scattered: Relative Newcomers in Diaspora," Scotlands Centre for Photography, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (link)
2013
"The Shadows Took Shape," The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
 
"The Zero Hours," Art Sheffield 2013, 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, Sydney, Australia
2011
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 Artists 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," curated by Naomi Beckwith, The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY
 
"MONITAUR", Aspen Art Museum, Colorado
 
"PLOT/09: This World & Nearer Ones," curated by Mark Beasley, Public Art Quadrennial, presented by Creative Time, Governors Island, NY
 
"Wallworks," curated by Betti-Sue Hertz, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
 
"Code Share: 5 continents, 10 biennales, 20 artists," curated by Simon Rees, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
 
"Collection in Context: Four Decades," The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY
2008
"California Biennial 2008," curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
 
"Whitney Biennial 2008," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
 
"Black Is, Black Aint," The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, IL; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI; H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO; Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
 
"From and Bout Place: Art from Los Angeles," curated by Alma Ruiz, Center of Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, Israel
 
"The Lining of Forgetting," curated by Xandra Eden, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; The Austin Museum of Art, Austin Texas (May 30–August 23, 2009)
2007
"Sculptors Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, and More," Angles Gallery, Los Angeles
 
"Touched: Artists and Social Engagement," curated by Noel Korten, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena
 
"Philosophy of Time Travel," Studio Museum, Harlem, NY, collaboration with Rodney McMillian, Olga Koumandouros, Vincent Johnson, Matthew Sloly
 
"USA: American Video Art at the Beginning of the 3rd Millennium," curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar Kvaran, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2nd Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia
 
"southwestNET: drawing outside the lines," Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2006
"Materialization of Sensibility: Art and Alchemy," curated by Klaus Ottman, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, NY
 
"Black Alphabet: conTEXTS of Contemporary African American Art," curated by Maria Brewińska, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
 
"Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures," Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
"Symmetry," curated by Kimberly Meyer, and Nizan Shaked, MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA
2005-2008
"Uncertain States of America," curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Gunnar Kvaran, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway
 
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 Muse de Srignan, Srignan, 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," curated by Kathrin Becker, KnstlerInnen, Berlin, Germany
 
"The Need to Document," Halle fr Kunst e.V., Lneburg, Germany
 
"Monuments for the USA," curated by Ralph Rugoff, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
 
"Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970," curated by Valerie Cassel, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
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
 
"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, CA
 
"Fade - African American Artists in Los Angeles - A Survey Exhibition," curated by Malik Gaines, Luckman Gallery and University Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State Los Angeles
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," curated by Pamela Achincloss, University Art Museum Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
 
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," curated by Christina Vegh, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Germany
 
"Mass Appeal: The Art Object and Hip Hop Culture", curated by Franklin Sirmans, Gallery 101, Ottawa; Montreal Arts Intercultires, Montreal; The Kyber Center for the Arts, Halifax; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville
 
"Prophets of Boom," Kunsthalle Baden Baden, Baden Baden, Germany
 
"Unjustified," curated by Kerry James Marshall, Apex Art, New York, NY
2001-2002
"One Planet Under a Groove," curated by Franklin Sirmans and Lydia Yee, Bronx Museum, New York, NY; traveled to: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
2001
"Profiler," curated by Astrid Mania and Peter Robinson, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
 
"Prosthetics, Camouflage & War," Adamski Frehrking Wiesehoefer Gallery, Koln, Germany
 
"Superman in Bed," curated by Wilhelm Schurmann, Museum Am Ostwall, Dortmunt, Germany
 
"Rappers Delight," curated by Arnold Kemp, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2000
" Video as Female Terrain," curated by Stella Rollig, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
 
"Sitegeist," curated by Edgar Arceneaux and Dwayne Moser, Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego, CA
 
"Pierogi Flat Files #148," curated by Susan Joyce, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Veni, Vidi, Video," Kunstfaktor, Berlin, Germany.
1999
"Paradise 8," Exit Art, New York, NY
 
"Spaceship Earth," curated by Katherine Ruello, Art in General, New York, NY
 
"Permanent Collection of 1999," San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
 
"I, Me, Mine," curated by Julie Joyce and Mike Mehring, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
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," curated by Elizabeth Armstrong, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
 
"Uncommon Sense," The Geffen Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Kwangju Biannale, Kwanju, Korea
 
"Fantasy, Desire and Memory," Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego, CA.
1996
"9 Hours at Bliss," curated by Laura CooperBliss Gallery, Pasadena, CA
 
"Open House," Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Bibliography

2018
Wilson, Emily, “Blackface betrayal and ‘Black Lies’ in Edgar Arceneaux’s new YBCA installation,” 48hills (web), March 15 (link)
 
Ahn, Abe, “The Politics and Repercussions of Color in Two Exhibitions,” Hyperallergic (web), March 13 (link)
 
Janiak, Lily, "YBCA's 'Until' unearths racist nightmare, immerses you in it," San Francisco Chronicle, February 24 (link)
 
Fancher, Lou, "A show about a controversial Ben Vereen incident gains new controversy," The Mercury News (web), February 21 (link)
 
Yu, Brandon, "Drama re-creates Ben Vereen's controversial blackface performance," San Francisco Chronicle, February 14 (link)
 
Musiker, Cy, "What Viewers Didn't See Changed Everything for Ben Vereen," KQED Arts (web), February 14 (link)
 
Edalatpour, Jeffrey, "TBCA Takes on the History of Blackface, in Until, Until, Until…," SF Weekly (web), January 24 (link)
2017
Krieger, Deborah, “At OCMA, It's A Masterful Reinstallation of the Permanent Collection,” White Hot Magazine, December (link)
 
Vogel, Wendy, “Post-Truth Detroit,” frieze (web), November 8 (link)
 
MacDonald, Cara ,”Artist Unveils MLK-Inspired Sculpture at U Law School,” The Daily Utah Chronicle (web), October 25
 
Horst, Aaron, "Edgar Arceneaux Until, Until, Until…," Art Review, September
 
Tylevich, Katya, “Reconsidering Ben Vereen’s Blackface Performance at Regan’s Inaugural Gala,” KCET (web), July 31
 
Walters, Sydney, “Edgar Arceneaux’s Until, Until, Until… at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects,” Art and Cake (web), June 28 (link)
 
Black, Ezrha Jean, “Edgar ARceneaux – Until, Until, Until…,” Artillery (web), June 22 (link)
 
Mizota, Sharon, “Review: Ben Vereen, Ronald Reagan and the travesty of blackface, potently remembered,” Los Angeles Times, June 16 (link)
 
Shifflett, Jonathan, “An experimental play reinterprets Ben Vereen’s controversial 1981 homage to Bert Williams,” KPCC The Frame (radio and web), May 30
 
L'Official, Pete, "When Ben Vereen Wore Blackface to Reagan's Inaugural Gala," The New Yorker, January 6 (link)
 
Wagley, Catherine, “5 Free Art Shows to See in L.A.This Week,” LA Weekly (web), January 18
 
Miranda, Carolina, “Culture and Trump: Artist Edgar Arceneaux on inauguration day at LACMA recalls Regan’s inaugural gala,” Los Angeles Times (web), January 21 (link)
 
Swenson, Kirsten, “Reviews: Edgar Arceneaux at MIT List Visual Arts Center,” Art in America (web), January 11 (link)
 
Womack, Catherine, "The Library of Black Lies Critiques How We Imagine African-American History,” LA Weekly (web), February 15 (link)
 
Garner, Anna, “Labyrinths, Libraries, and Lies – Edgar Arceneaux at The Main Museum,” Art and Cake (web), February 25
2016
Smee, Sebastian, “At MIT, there’s smoke and fire,” The Boston Globe (web), October 20
 
Taylor, Phil, “Reviews: Edgar Arceneaux at Galerie Nathalie Obadia,” Artforum, April (link)
 
Miranda, Carolina, “Mayor Eric Garcetti announces artists for L.A.’s first public art biennial to be held this summer,” Los Angeles Times (web), April 12
 
Murray, Nick, “Edgar Arceneaux Brings MLK Back to Riverside Church,” The Village Voice (web), April 29 (link)
 
Valentine, Victoria L., “New Season of ART21 Features African American Artists Edgar Arceneaux, Nick Cave, Stan Douglas, and Theaster Gates,” Culture Type (web), March 26
 
Delmont, Matthew F., “Why America Forgot About ‘Roots’,” The New York Times, May 28
 
"Art in the Twenty-First Century," ART21 (link)
 
Wagley, Catherine, “Wasteland: New Art from Los Angeles curated by LAND,” Contemporary Art Review LA, June 30
 
Enholm, Molly, “Report: Los Angeles,” art ltd., July
 
“A Nation Engaged: ‘I feel most American when I’m not in the States’,” The Frame, Southern California Public Radio, October 12
 
Glass, Liz, “Edgar Arceneaux: Written in Fire and Smoke,” Daily Serving (web), December 6
 
Hopkins, Christopher Snow, “Re-performing the Histories of African American Public Figures,” Hyperallergic (web), December 14
 
Williams, Maxwell, “Claire Danes to Host Prestige PBS Art Program,” The Hollywood Reporter (web), May 26
2015
Dawsey, Jill, Laugh-In: Art, Comedy, Performance, exhibition pamphlet essay, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, January 23
 
Jocks, Heinz-Norbert, Eine un-westliche Moderne auf den Fersen der eigenen Tradition, Kunstforum International, February - March
 
Arceneaux, Edgar, "Muse: The Severed Foot," Art in America, March
 
Arceneaux, Edgar, Blood and Refuse, Art in America, September
 
Battaglia, Andy, "At Performa, A Festival of the Unexpected," The Wall Street Journal (web), October 30
 
“The 30 Most Exciting Artists in North America Today: Part Two,” Artnet News (web), December 24
 
McGarry, Kevin, "In San Diego, Art is a Laughing Matter," New York Times T Magazine Blog, January 23
 
Basha, Regine, "La Biennale de Montral: L'avenir (looking forward)," Modern Painters, January
 
Krasinski, Jennifer, “Pulling the Plug,” Artforum (web), December 29
 
"Something to Laugh About: La Jolla exhibit to explore stand-up comedy in contemporary art," La Jolla Light, January 21
 
Top 5: January 21, 2015, Glasstire, January 21
2014
Mizota, Sharon, "Exploring King's legacy across time: Edgar Arceneaux at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects," Los Angeles Times, September 24
 
Rowell, Charles Henry, "Edgar Arceneaux," Callaloo: Art & Culture in the African Diaspora, Vol. 37, No. 4
 
Shaw, Catherine, "The 10th Shanghai Biennale ponders a post-industrial China," Wallpaper, November 28
 
Schad, Ed, ArtReviewed: Edgar Arceneaux, ArtReview, December
 
dArenberg, Diana, "Shanghai and the Social Factory," Christies, December 17
 
Evans, Ariel, "Los Angeles: Edgar Arceneaux," Modern Painters, December
 
Caldwell, Ellen, "Edgar Arceneauxs A Book and a Medal at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects," New American Paintings, September 24
 
David, Soleil, "Edgar Arceneaux's Newest Exhibit Draws on MLK's Ideas and Legacy, 24700," News from California Institute of the Arts, September 18
 
Williams, Maxwell, "Intertwined Histories: Edgar Arceneaux Re-imagines Martin Luther King," KCET Artbound, September 11
 
Goldman, Edward, "Tearful Goodbye to Ensor, Happy Hello To, KCRW," September 9
 
Berardini, Andrew, "No Longer Lonely (but maybe still a bit brutal): September Openings Across Los Angeles," ArtSlant, September 4
 
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter, "Coming Soon! Hunter Drohojowska-Philp offers a preview of some unexpected offerings this fall," KCRW, September 4
 
Miranda, Carolina, "Datebook: Arts fall season begins this weekend the best openings," Los Angeles Times, September 4
 
"Edgar Arceneaux: A Book and a Medal: Disentanglement Equals Homogenous Abstractions," Glasstire, August 28
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 Viennas 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, "Critics 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., "Critics Pick," ArtForum, October
 
Copeland, Huey, "The Blackness of Blackness," ArtForum, October
 
Whats Up, "Collection in Context: Four Decades, The Studio Museum," 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, "Critics Picks: Black Is, Black Aint," 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 (web), 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 (web), 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 (web), 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 (web), 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? Its Borrow, Sample and Multiply in an Exhibition at Bard College," The New York Times, July 7
 
Snake River, "Photography Now," July/August/September
 
Rume und Kulturen verflochten, Krone O, May 19
 
Ausstellung, O Nachrichten, May 2
 
Kunst: Snake River im Lentos, Obersterreichblicke, May
 
Das sterreich-Kalendarium, Reisemagazin, May
 
Aktuelle Ausstellungen, Neues aus Linz, May
 
Thek, Franz, Sprache von Fluss und Musik, O 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
 
Haderer, Gerhard, Snake River, sterreichisches Pressebro (oepb.at/linz), April 28
 
CB, Watchlist, Der Standard, April 27
 
Snake River im Lentos, Tips, April 25
 
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 Collectors Issue, Fall/Winter 2005-06
 
Campagnola, Sofia, "Focus Los Angeles," Flash Art, January/February Issue, Vol. XXXIX, No.246, pg.68
 
Helfand, Glen, "Edgar Arceneaux San Francisco Museum of Modern Art," Artforum, January Issue, XLIV, No.5, pg.228
 
Campbell, Clayton, "The City of Angeles A short survey on the Los Angeles art scene," Flash Art, January/February Issue, Vol. XXXVIII, No.246, pg.77
2005
ODriscoll, 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 knnt, 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, 72
2004
Gaines, Charles, "Edgar Arceneaux's Search for Meaning Among Infinite Variations," Afterall, September, 64-71
 
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
 
Jones, Leslie, "Edgar Arceneaux / UCLA Hammer Museum," Art on paper, pg. 18, May/June
 
Myers, Julian, "Edgar Arceneaux / Rodney McMillian at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects / UCLA Hammer Museum," Frieze, May, 92 - 93
 
Pence, Elizabeth, "Edgar Arceneaux at the UCLA Hammer Museum,"Artweek, April 2004, Volume 35, Issue 3, 21 - 22
 
Miles, Christopher, "Edgar Arceneaux: UCLA Hammer Museum," ArtForum, March, 190
 
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,
 
Cotter, Holland, The New York Times, August 2, pg.32
 
Marzahn, Alexander, Basler Zeitung, Feuilleton, March 30/31, pg. 42
 
Grundy, Timothy, , Basellandschaftliche Zeitung, March 28, Pg. 6
 
Bartmettler, Yvonne Basler Zeitung, March 21, pg. 12
 
Imhoff, Dora, March, pg. 424-425
 
Naef, Maja, Personliche Plne, Kunstbulletin, Mai 2002, pg.45
 
Schweizer, Klaus, Kunsthalle nachmittags, Basler Zeitung, April 8, pg. 30
 
Schweizer, Klaus, Ausstellungen, Neue Zuericher Zeitung, April 13, pg. 64
 
Bertmettler, Yvone, Das Leben Ein Plan, Basler Zeitung, March 30, 42
 
Caramanica, John, "Hip Hop Don't Stop," Village Voice, January 9 15, 57
 
Joo, Eungie, "Bring that Beat Back", FYI, Spring, 57
 
Lopez, Luciana, "Hip Hop Planet", URB 91, March issue, 48
 
The New York Times, March 1
 
Dies&Das, weekly exhibition openings directory
 
Oswald, Anja, "Wenn der Bleistift Rappt," Zitty, October, 80
 
"Show Stoppers," Juxtapoz, 56
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, 38
 
Pincus, Robert L., "Objects D'Curio," The San Diego Union Tribune, 49-50
1999
Sirmans, Franklin, "Edgar Arceneaux," Time Out New York, 72

Catalogues

2017
Huldisch, Henriette, “Edgar Arceneaux: Written in Smoke & Fire,” MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
2016
Momin, Shamin M., “Wasteland: New Art from Los Angeles,” Los Angeles Nomadic Division, presented by Mona Bismarck American Center and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
2013
Kunde, Harald; Vlasic, Valentina; et al., The Present Order is the Disorder of the Future, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, September
 
Taxter, Kelly, You Shouldve 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, Nollie, Transient Memory, Imminent Collapse: Edgar Arceneauxs 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 Heizers Dragged Mass, Museum fr 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 ComedyStupid", 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 Studio Museum, Harlem, NY
 
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
 
Muse National dArt Modern, Paris, France

Video Screenings

2017
“Until, Until, Until…,” la>x, Berlin, Germany
2015
Frame Rate: Edgar Arceneaux, Screening of A Time to Break Silence, LAND, Los Angeles, February 28
2012
Screening of Edgar Arceneaux and Kurt Formans collaborative filmic mash-up project Hulk Alter You!, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT, July 26

Grants and Awards

2015
Malcolm McLaren Award, Performa 15, New York, NY
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