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Edgar Arceneaux

American, b. 1972

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Edgar Arceneaux

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American, b. 1972

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Biography

Edgar Arceneaux is interested in the accidental associations the mind assembles between unlikely topics, and summarizes his practice simply as a pursuit of “a different way to construct relationships between things.” He frequently manipulates existing or new systems, methods of cataloging, and visualizations of the passage of time. One of his most famous works is the ongoing “Drawings of Removal”, begun in 1999, in which Arcenaux constantly draws over, erases, cuts apart, and re-assembles a set array of drawings each time the project is exhibited. More recently, the culture and social history of Detroit has been the germ of several series, which serve as an allegory to past instances of urban violence and desolation.

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Solo show at a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and 2 more
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Group show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and 8 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 4 more
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Whitney Biennial, and 1 more
Biography

Edgar Arceneaux is interested in the accidental associations the mind assembles between unlikely topics, and summarizes his practice simply as a pursuit of “a different way to construct relationships between things.” He frequently manipulates existing or new systems, methods of cataloging, and visualizations of the passage of time. One of his most famous works is the ongoing “Drawings of Removal”, begun in 1999, in which Arcenaux constantly draws over, erases, cuts apart, and re-assembles a set array of drawings each time the project is exhibited. More recently, the culture and social history of Detroit has been the germ of several series, which serve as an allegory to past instances of urban violence and desolation.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and 2 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and 8 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 1 more