Michael Arcega is a visual artist working in sculpture and installation, exploring subjects of unbalanced power relations, as well as cultural markers in objects, food, architecture and language. Born in Manila, Philippines, Arcega currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA where he is an associate professor of art at San Francisco State University stewarding the Sculpture and Expanded Practice area.
Arcega holds degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and Stanford University (MFA). His work has been exhibited at venues including the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Asian Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, the de Young Museum, the Orange County Museum of Art, The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Cue Arts Foundation, and the Asia Society in NY, among others. He is a recipient of two San Francisco Arts Commission artist grants, Artadia grant, Joan Mitchell MFA Award, Murphy Cadogan Fine Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts, among others.