Born in 1972, Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker Edgar Arceneaux received a BFA from the Art Center College of Design and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Arceneaux makes films, drawings, and installations as complex arrangements of association that examine relationships between disparate histories. Since 1999, Arceneaux has continued to create numerous film and video works that have been screened and exhibited internationally. He has participated in artist residencies at Art Pace in San Antonio; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine; Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada; and at the Fachhochschule Aachen, in Aachen, Germany.
Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Kitchen, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland. His work was recently included in Marking Time at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia; Mutatis, Mutandis, at the Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria; and the 2008 Whitney Biennial, New York. Arceneaux is currently developing a collaborative project with the US State Department and the country of Sao Tome, Africa and Beyond Entertainment (BE), a new web and TV series for KCET. A joint venture with artist and filmmaker Kurt Forman, BE’s mission is media literacy through the use of serendipity. He is represented by Susanne Vielmetter in Los Angeles and Praz-Delavallade in Paris. For more information, visit www.vielmetter.com