Born in 1972, Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux received a BFA from the Art Center College of Design and a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Arceneaux constructs drawings, installations, video and film works as complex arrangements of association that examine adjacencies and points of contact between implausible relations.

Constantly working in new modes, Arceneaux directed his first play at the Performa Biennial in NYC in November 2015, for his first play Until, Until, Until... and was awarded the Malcolm McLaren, Best of Show Award. His new play, film and installation is entitled Boney Manilli, and is loosely inspired by the infamous pop duo Milli Vanilli. Staged in Spring 2019 at the Lagos Theater Festival, Nigeria, the work will premiere in the US in 2022 at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Arceneaux received the prestigious Mike Kelley Foundation Award in 2019 and the COLA Individual Artist Fellowship in 2020.

He's had solo exhibitions at the Vera List Center at MIT, the Hammer Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum für Gegenwartskunst.

His work is in major museum collections at the Whitney Museum, MOMA NY, Carnegie Museum, Museum Ludwig, Germany, the Hammer Museum, among others. He is represented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in Los Angeles and Nathalie Obadia in Paris, and is an Associate Professor of Art for Roski School of Art and Design at the University of Southern California. Recognized as a national leader in the arts, Arceneaux also serves on the Board of Directors at Creative Capital.