Edgar Arceneaux + Rob Fischer

Edgar Arceneaux + Rob Fischer

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 03:03

University of California, Irvine  Graduate Studio Art Lecture Series Perfect Lovers
Visiting Artists:  Edgar Arceneaux and Rob Fischer
 
Tuesday, March 16th at 4:00pm
ACT (Arts, Culture and Technology) Courtyard
open to the public
 
Not your traditional artist talk: participants will work with Edgar and Rob to build a temporary, portable video viewing room, evoking both artists' ongoing practices dealing with the built environment and art.  Participants will be invited to screen their videos in the space during the event.
 
Edgar Arceneaux lives and works in Los Angeles.  He received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in 1996, and his MFA from CalArts in 2001.  In addition to his recent position as the Director of the Watts House Project, he has shown his drawings, sculptures, and installations in solo exhibitions at ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas; The Kitchen, New York; at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Witte de With Museum, Rotterdam; at Gallery 400, University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois; UCLA Hammer Museum; and at the Studio Museum in Harlem, among others. Most recently, his work was included in the Whitney Biennial at the 2008 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and in the California Biennial 2008, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach. His collaboration with Charles Gaines, entitled "Snake River", has been shown at the Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria, and at the REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles. Arceneaux's work has been included in "Code Share: 5 continents, 10 biennales, 20 artists", Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; Black Is, Black Ain't, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago; in the 2nd Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia, and in exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Art, Oslo; Bard College and the Serpentine Gallery, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Halle für Kunst e.V., Lüneburg; the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Quicksand, de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and  Persoenliche Plaene, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, among others.
 
Rob Fischer was born in Minneapolis  and now lives and works in Brooklyn. He received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1993. In addition to his position as Visiting Associate Professor of art at New York University and Pratt Institute in New York, and his recent project at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, he has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York; Cohan and Leslie, New York; Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles; Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara; Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis; Max Wigram Gallery, London; and Art in General, New York. His work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial; Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York; Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Interval, Sculpture Center, Long Island City; Three Suitcases, Art and Idea, Mexico City; and Sculpture on Site, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. He has received, among other honors, the Bush Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship, Minneapolis; a residency from Art in General, New York, and the Minnesota State Arts Board Visual Arts Fellowship.