Regina Agu

Program Overview
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Regina Agu

  • January – December 2022
  • Chicago, IL

Regina Agu was born in Houston, TX and raised moving between Houston, Congo, Nigeria, and South Africa. She moved to Chicago in early 2020. Her work has been included in exhibitions, public readings, publications, and performances internationally. Her first solo museum show, Passage, was presented at the New Orleans Museum of Art (2019-2020). Her work has been supported by an Artadia Houston award, grants from Houston Arts Alliance, The Idea Fund, the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts + Project Row Houses fellowship at the University of Houston for her research project A Psychogeography of Emancipation Park. She has attended residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center through a partnership with For Freedoms, A Studio in the Woods, Open Sessions at The Drawing Center in NYC, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Lawndale Artist Studio Program, among others. From 2014-2017, Agu was the co-director of Alabama Song, a collaboratively-run art space in Third Ward, Houston, which received a 2016 SEED grant from The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Agu is the founder of the Houston-based WOC Reading Group, and her collaborative projects include Friends of Angela Davis Park. Agu holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.