Regina Agu

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Regina Agu is a self-taught visual artist living and working in Houston, TX. She was born in Houston and was raised moving frequently throughout Africa and Europe, leaving the U.S. at a young age.  She is a graduate of Cornell University, with a Bachelors of Science in Policy Analysis and Management.  Agu found a creative home in Houston upon her return, and transitioned to actively producing and exhibiting new visual and written works.
 
Her work has been included in group exhibitions and readings at New Museum (NY), Textile Arts Center (NY), TSU Museum (TX), Mountain View College (TX), labotanica (TX), and Project Row Houses (TX), among other venues. She is a 2012 Houston Arts Alliance Grantee. In 2011, she was an Artist-in-Residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL), and was a participant in the DW(2) Development Workshops at Diverseworks.  More about the artist at http://www.reginaagu.com.

My work explores hidden and forgotten histories. Through drawing, collage, installation, photography, and performance, I use my work to delve into bodies of shared memory and explore our collective experiences. I excavate ideas and rituals that we inherit from family, from our backgrounds, and from our most basic instincts. I view my physical body as a reservoir of shared experiences and myths.

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