Regina Agu lives and works in Houston, TX. Agu was born in Houston and raised in transit throughout Africa and Europe. She is a graduate of Cornell University. Agu’s work has been included in exhibitions, public readings, and performances at New Museum, labotanica, Project Row Houses, University Museum at Texas Southern University, Box 13, and Lawndale Arts Center, among other venues.
She received a 2012 Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant, and a 2014 The Idea Fund grant for her collaborative project Friends of Angela Davis Park in Houston, TX. In 2015, Agu was a Southern Constellations Fellow at Elsewhere in Greensboro, NC, and was selected for a residency led by poet Julie Ezelle Patton at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL. She is a partner at Alabama Song, a collaboratively-run artist space in Houston, TX, and a co-founder of paratext, an independent small press.
Agu’s published experimental texts include ON |OFF (onestar press, Paris, France via Book Machine, Houston), Visible Unseen (Nyx, a nocturnal, Goldsmiths, University of London), and Index, With and for: “Black Mo'nin',” by Fred Moten (Book Club Book, Future Plan and Program).