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Regina Agu
Lives and works in Houston, TX

Education
2003 | Cornell University | BS Policy Analysis and Management

Residencies & Awards
2016-2017 | Open Sessions | The Drawing Center | New York, 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 Grantee for Friends of Angela Davis Park  | Houston, TX
2012 | Individual Artist Grant - Emerging | Houston Arts Alliance |  Houston, TX        
2012 | Creative Capital Master Class | Artist Cohort led by Lillian Warren | Houston, TX
2011 | Associate Artist in Residence | Master Artist Rick Lowe | Atlantic Center for the Arts | New Smyrna Beach, FL
2011 | Creative Capital PDP Artist Cohort | DW(2) Diverseworks |  Houston, TX 
2011 | Citywide 2011 - 2nd prize | Museum of Fine Arts Houston (5A) |  Houston, TX 
2010 | Artist in Residence - “School of Latitudes” | labotanica |  Houston, TX

Solo Exhibitions
2013 | Nerve Endings | Lawndale Art Center | Houston, TX
2013 |  ...mistress. | Box 13 |  Houston, TX
2013 | An Echo, A Trace | Darke Gallery | Houston, TX
2012 | Visible Unseen | Fresh Arts | Houston, TX 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances
2015 | Southern Constellations at the Allcott Gallery | curated by Jennie Carlisle and Jina Valentine | UNC-CH | Chapel Hill, NC
2015 | 12 Minutes Max | Diverseworks | Houston, TX
2014 | Organized Love: Ideas on Non-Violence | curated by Danielle Burns | The African American Library at the Gregory School |
             Houston, TX

2014 | Adding a Beat: Hirsch Library Project | organized by Hanna Yoo | Museum of Fine Arts Houston | Houston, TX
2014 | Fig Pudding Performs! | DiverseWorks | Houston, TX
2013 | I am him | curated by Aesha Lee | Community Artists' Collective | Houston, TX
2013 | palimpsest | curated by William Cordova | Carol Jazzar Contemporary | Miami, FL       
2013 | do it: Houston | organized by Max Fields and Olivia Junell | Alabama Song | Houston,TX           
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            
2013 | in my hair | curated by Nicole Vlado and Tara Donahue | Medialia Gallery | New York, NY         
2012 | Girlband | organized by Sandy Ewen | 14 Pews and Super Happy Fun Land | Houston, TX    
2012 | Damp Earth | Performance piece broadcast live online - Low Lives 4 | curated by Jorge Rojas
2011 | The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: A Response by African-American Artists | curated by David Kirkland |
             Mountain View College | Dallas, TX             
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             
2011 | What's the New News | curated by Nathaniel Donnett | Community Artists' Collective | Houston, TX             
2011 | Museum of Fine Arts Houston (5-A) Citywide 2011 | TSU Museum and Community Artists' Collective | Houston, TX          
2011 | Missing/Missed | curated by Scott Henstrand | Textile Arts Center | New York, NY
2010 | Eyes Turned Skyward | curated by Danielle Burns | Houston Museum of African American Culture | Houston, TX
2010 | Extended Drawing | curated by Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud | labotanica |  Houston, TX
2010 | Black Artist as Activist | curated by Danny Simmons and Laurel Adams | Corridor Gallery | New York, NY 

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

Agu, Regina. On | OffBook 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).

Talks/Readings/Presentations

2016 | Studio VU Guest Lecturer | Vanderbilt University Art Department | Nashville, TN
2015 | Panelist, Alt.Models - Next Generation Alternative Spaces | Leadership in the Arts Summit | University of Houston |
             Houston, TX

2015 | Organizer and Presenter, Celebrating Amiri Baraka with Akua Holt and Dr. Donna Kilgore | The African American Library at
             the Gregory School | Houston, TX

2014 | Artist Talk, Regina Agu: Face2Facebook | hosted online by Prof. Moyo Okediji, University of Austin, TX
2014 | Panelist, Weaving a Web of Opportunities to Support Individual Artists in your Community | Grantmakers in the Arts
             Conference | DiverseWorks | Houston, TX

2014 | Panelist, Intimate and Foreign | Art League Houston |  Houston, TX
2013 | Artist Talk, Nerve Endings | Lawndale Art Center | Houston, TX
2013 | Artist Talk, An Echo, A Trace | Darke Gallery | Houston, TX 
2013 | Moderator, Post-show discussion of “Miriam” with Nora Chipaumire and Okwui Okpokwasili | Diverseworks at Barnevelder
             M.A.C. | Houston, TX

2012 | Artist Talk, SPEAKeasy | Fresh Arts | Houston, TX 
2012 | Organizer and Moderator, Entrepreneurship in the Third Ward with Michelle Barnes | Project Row Houses | Houston, TX
2011 | Artist Talk, Round 35 | Project Row Houses | Houston, TX
2011 | Public Reading, Museum as Hub: Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet | New Museum | New York, NY
2011 | Public Reading, Book Club Book | Project Row Houses | Houston, TX

Related Experience
2014-2015 Artist Board President, Diverseworks, Houston, TX