Michael Arcega
Residue of a Gesture: one side of a non-verbal discussionA Tautology: Bohn, Boan, Bone, Bown, Bøn, BauwnMOTHERSHIP 2- a proposalDecreolization: an arrangement from dark to light

"Baby and the Nacirema"
@ The Luggage Store GalleryLexical Borrowing: Saw Horse by the Sea Shore- Understanding Manifest DestinyThe New Colossus (a translation)Nacireman Inventions: Cultural Phonemes

Polymer clay and wire
Size varies per installationPiñata Mobile

Paper materials, wheat paste, dum-dums, mylar, string, cables, steel, and mixed media. "Montalvo Historical Fabrication & Souvenirs"
@ Montalvo Art CenterIn Tents: Visualizing Language Generation and SociopoliticsLoping Honoring (a translation/ a correction)ConcealariumIn Gaud We TrustSPAM/MAPSSpork"Clubs"
@ deYoung MuseumSimulacrum Santuarium ng mnga Tao sa IslasWoven DolliesEternal SalivationMahogunnyManila Galleon Trade: Past describes PresentConquistadourkesPublic projects and proposalsBaby (Medium for Intercultural Navigation
Baby (Medium for Intercultural Navigation), SFAC Gallery Window, SF, CA. September 18 - November 30, 2014

Solo Exhibition- TBD, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA. 2015 (Forthcoming)

Auspicious Clouds, Public Art Commission
SFAC, Broadway/Chinatown Streetscape Project


Visiting Artist Lecture
The Oxbow School
October 21, 2014, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA


Shift, at NWBLK
Curated by Heather Marx
Reception on October 2, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NWBLK 1999 Bryant St. San Francisco, CA 94110

Everybody’s Ocean, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
Curated by Justin Hoover
Opens December 19, 2014

Rerereading Arrangements (Collaborative project with Chris Brown), ASIAN ART MUSEUM, San Francisco, CA. July

New Natives, Lighbombs Contemporary, Hong Kong. Spring 2014

Barton, Dave, 'Faux Real' Is an All Faux Show, OC Weekly, June.

Yeapanis, Stacia, OtherPeoplesPixels Interview, Michael Arcega, OPPblog, May.

Quick, Genevieve, Michael Arcega: Baby and the Nacirema at the Luggage Store, Temporary Art Review, November.

Turner, Cherie Louise, Michael Arcega, Visual Art Source, October.

Recent AWARD:
2012 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship