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Edgar Arceneaux

USC Roski School of Art and Design
Artist, Director, Associate Professor
@edgar_three\">Edgar Arceneaux is an LA-based polymath working in the fields of art, performance, economic research, and community development. In projects such as Until, Until, Until... which reenacts Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala, Arceneaux investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and theater events.. The play won the Performa Biennial Malcolm McLaren Best of Show Award in 2015 and is currently on tour with performances, screenings, and exhibitions organized throughout the U.S. and Europe. Arceneaux is developing his next play and art installation Boney Manilli, which was presented in Lagos, Nigeria in May 2019. His lifelong research project, New Financial Architectures for Creative Communities, aspires to produce financial tools that facilitate the development of a more just and equitable creative economy.