Regina Agu’s work is conceptually oriented towards language, history, and representation. She addresses these as they coalesce in contemporary ideas around landscape. Her practice involves research and explorations of “site,” including histories and theories of landscape photography, architecture, the built environment, the landscape, environmental justice, and spatial politics – particularly their intersections around communities of color.
Regina Agu currently serves on the Board of Directors at Project Row Houses, Houston, TX and since 2014 has been the Co-Director of Alabama Song, Houston, TX. From 2014-2015, she was the Artist Board President at DiverseWorks, Houston, TX. Awards and residencies include Lawndale Artist Studio Resident, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX, 2017-2018; SEED Grant for Alabama Song (with Gabriel Martinez), The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, 2016; Open Sessions 2016-2017, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, 2016; Associate Artist in Residence, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 2015; Southern Constellations Fellow and Artist-in-residence, Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC, 2015; The Idea Fund Grant for Friends of Angela Davis Park (with Gabriel Martinez), Houston, TX, 2014; Individual Artist Grant – Emerging, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX, 2012; and Creative Capital Master Class, Houston, TX, 2012. Most recently, Agu was featured in the group exhibition into the midst of things, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX, curated by Rachel Lynn Cook. Upcoming exhibitions include Where Do We Stand?, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, on view August 3, 2017 – September 17, 2017, curated by Nova Benway and Lisa Sigal. Agu lives and works in Houston, TX.
Regina Agu is the recipient of the 2017 Houston Artadia Award.