b. 1988 New York, NY
Lives & works in Los Angeles, CA

2010 BA, Environmental Studies & Visual Arts, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
2015 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Arden Surdam is an artist employing food to investigate the varying points at which biological, astrological, and geological timelines converge. Scientific fiction and reality glissad through Surdam’s photographic and sculptural artworks, where organic materials at varying points in their life cycles meet for unusual collaborations.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS + AWARDS
J.P. Morgan Collection, New York, NY
Grand Prize Winner, JP Morgan, Focus Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

PUBLICATIONS
(Forthvoming) Algae Works, organized by Anicka Yi and Alise Upitis 
(Forthcoming) The Kitchen Studio: Culinary Creations of Artists edited by Phaidon Press 
 
RESIDENCIES
2021 Lighthouse Works, Fishers Island, New York  
2020 ICA Miami: Knight Foundation Art + Research Center Summer Intensive with Dina Gilio-Whitaker
2018 Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, Texas 2015 Parlor Residency at the Armory with the Women’s Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles, CA
ArtFarm Artist-in-Residence, Marquette, NE
2014 A Lived Practice: Artists as Changemakers, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2010 Fulbright Recipient, English Teaching Assistant, Istanbul, Turkey




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