Regina Agu


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Born: Houston, TX.
Lives and works in Chicago, IL. 

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Selected Awards and Residencies

2018 - 2020 | New Artist Society Merit Scholarship | School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2019 | Artist in Residence | A Studio In The Woods | New Orleans, LA

2018 | Artist in Residence - partnership with For Freedoms | Joan Mitchell Center | New Orleans, LA

2018 | Support for Artists and Creative Individuals Grant | Houston Arts Alliance

2018 | KGMCA-PRH Fellowship | University of Houston - Center for Arts and Social Engagement and The Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts

2017 | Lawndale Artist Studio Program 2017-2018 | Lawndale Art Center | Houston, TX

2017 | Artadia Award - Houston

2016 | SEED Grant for Alabama Song (with Gabriel Martinez) | The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

2016 | Open Sessions 2016-2017 | The Drawing Center | New York City, NY

2015 | Associate Artist in Residence | Master Artist Julie Ezelle Patton | Atlantic Center for the Arts | New Smyrna Beach, FL

2015 | Southern Constellations Fellow and Artist-in-residence  | Elsewhere | Greensboro, NC

2014 | The Idea Fund Grant for Friends of Angela Davis Park (with Gabriel Martinez) | Houston, TX

2012 | Individual Artist Grant - Emerging | Houston Arts Alliance | Houston, TX

2011 | Associate Artist in Residence | Master Artist Rick Lowe | Atlantic Center for the Arts | New Smyrna Beach, FL

2010 | Artist in Residence - “School of Latitudes” | labotanica |  Houston, TX


Selected Exhibitions

2021 | Atlanta Biennial: Of Care and Destruction | curated by Jordan Amirkhani | Atlanta Contemporary | Atlanta, GA

2019 | Passage (solo exhibition) | curated by Katie Pfohl | New Orleans Museum of Art, LA

2019 | New Monuments for New Cities | High Line Network Joint Art Initiative, NY

2018 | Silos | curated by Jeffreen Hayes | Art League Houston, TX

2018 | In Real Life: 2018 Artist Studio Program Exhibition | curated by Lauren Ross | Lawndale Art Center | Houston, TX

2017 | Sea Change | presented with the TX Biennial, curated by Dennis Nance | Galveston Arts Center | Galveston, TX

2017 | Where Do We Stand? | curated by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway | The Drawing Center | New York City, NY

2017 | into the midst of things | curated by Rachel Cook | DiverseWorks | Houston, TX

2017 | How Do I Say Her Name? | curated by Ann Johnson | Art League Houston, TX

2016 | Cartography of Ghosts (Open Sessions 9) | curated by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway | The Drawing Center | New York City, NY

2016 | Friendly Fire | Station Museum | Houston, TX

2016 | Round 45: Local Impact | curated by Ryan Dennis | Project Row Houses | Houston, TX

2016 | Southern Constellations | curated by Victoria Reis and Tim Doud | American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center | Washington, DC

2015 | Southern Constellations at the Allcott Gallery | curated by Jennie Carlisle and Jina Valentine | UNC-CH | Chapel Hill, NC

2014 | Adding a Beat: Hirsch Library Project | organized by Hanna Yoo | Museum of Fine Arts Houston | Houston, TX

2013 | palimpsest | curated by William Cordova | Carol Jazzar Contemporary | Miami, FL      

2013 | Coming Through The Gap In the Mountain on an Elephant: A New Worlds Fair | organized by Robert Pruitt |Texas Southern University Museum | Houston, TX

2012 | Damp Earth | Performance piece broadcast live online - Low Lives 4 | curated by Jorge Rojas

2011 | Museum as Hub: Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet |organized by Steffani Jemison and Jamal Cyrus| New Museum | New York, NY            

2011 | Communograph (Round 35) | curated by Ashley Hunt | Project Row Houses | Houston, TX            

2011 | Nostalgia for the Living (Round 35) | Project Row Houses | Houston, TX


Recent Press and Publications

2020 | Allison K. Young, "Between Two Gulfs: Ecological Politics and Black Geographies in the Work of Regina Agu," IRAA (International Review of African American Art), Volume 29. No. 4.

2020 | Zachary Fine, “Swampland Sublime: The Landscapes of Louisiana,” New York Review of Books.

2019 | edited by Katie Pfohl, "Acadia Revisited: Regina Agu in conversation with Ryan N. Dennis.” Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana. Yale University Press.


Selected Publications (Author)

Agu, Regina. A Living Index (paratext, Houston, 2015).

Agu, Regina. "Notes on Gumbo," Sugar and Rice, Issue 4: Road Trips (Houston, TX, 2015).

Agu, Regina. On | Off, Book Machine Houston (onestar press, Paris, 2014).

Agu, Regina. "Visible Unseen," Nyx, a nocturnal, Issue 8: Skin (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, 2013).

Agu, Regina. "Index, With and for: 'Black Mo'nin',' by Fred Moten," Book Club Book (Future Plan and Program, Project Row Houses, Houston, 2011).


Education

School of the Art Institute of Chicago | MFA | New Artist Society Merit Scholarship

Cornell University | B.S. Policy Analysis and Management | Cornell Tradition Fellowship