Sergio Vega  (Argentine, 1959) 

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Sergio Vega (Argentine, b.1959) was born in Buenos Aires, and currently lives in the United States. In addition to his artistic pursuits, Vega is a professor of photography and sculpture at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Between 1991 and 1992, Vega participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program, and received his MFA in 1996 from Yale University.

The artist is especially well known for his project El Paraíso en el Nuevo Mundo, which he has been working on for 10 years. The title was inspired by the 17th-century book of the same name. Similar to the author of the original work, Vega believes that the Garden of Eden was located in South America. However, unlike the author, Vega suggests that the garden was in Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Vega’s works in various media, including text, photography, video, sculpture, dioramas, miniature models, and installations. His work deals with social issues, such as colonialist theories and the development of cultural and social conditions.

The artist has participated in many international exhibitions and biennials in Venice, Lyon, South Korea, and Johannesburg. His works have been reviewed in Artforum, frieze magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Le Monde, and Time magazine.

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Sergio Vega, Caravaggio’s Moss C

 

Sergio Vega
Caravaggio’s Moss C
2011

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne
Sergio Vega, Roads of Amazonia 6

 

Sergio Vega
Roads of Amazonia 6
2011

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Sergio Vega, Roads of Amazonia 5

 

Sergio Vega
Roads of Amazonia 5
2011

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Sergio Vega, Roads of Amazonia 4

 

Sergio Vega
Roads of Amazonia 4
2011

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Sergio Vega, Roads of Amazonia 3

 

Sergio Vega
Roads of Amazonia 3
2011

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Sergio Vega, Roads of Amazonia 2

 

Sergio Vega
Roads of Amazonia 2
2011

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Sergio Vega, Roads of Amazonia 1

 

Sergio Vega
Roads of Amazonia 1
201

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Sergio Vega, Mist in the Forest 9

 

Sergio Vega
Mist in the Forest 9
2011

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Sergio Vega, Mist in the Forest 8C

 

Sergio Vega
Mist in the Forest 8C
2011

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
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Sergio Vega, Vision of paradise

 

Sergio Vega
Vision of paradise, 1999
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1959   Born in Buenos Aires
1990   The Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant
1992   Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY
1992   Art Matters Inc. Fellowship for individual artists
1994 - 1996   Ford / Philip Morris Foundation Fellowship, Yale University, New Haven, USA
1996   Yale University MFA sculpture, New Haven, USA
1999   Associate Professor at the School of Art and Art History, University of Florida, USA
1999   The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
  Lives and teaches Gainsville in Florida
2013   14 Juillet, le manifeste di coq flâneur et autres histoires…, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France (solo)
2012   The Storytellers: Narratives in Internationel Contemporary Art, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway
2012   Sublime Entropies, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2011   Archival Impulse, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2010   Paradise: Real Time, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (solo)
2010   Argentina in Focus: Visualizing the Concept. Cristán Segura / Sergio Vega, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington
2009   Parrot Theory, Karsten Greve Gallery, Paris (solo)
2009   El Paraíso en el Nuevo Mundo, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2009   Hashish in Naples, Umberto di Marino, Napoli, Italy (solo)
2008   Ec(h)o Wanted, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France
2007   Sharjah Biennial 8, Still Life, Art, Ecology & the Politics of Change, Sharjah Expo Center, United Arab Emirates
2006   ARS06, Sense of the Real, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
2006   Tiden, Edsvik Konsthall, Galleri Infra, Vasby Konsthall-Konstlabyrinten, Sollentuna, Sweden
2006   Aura of the photograph: the Image as Object, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL, USA
2006   Momentum 6: Tropicalounge, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, USA (solo)
2006   Crocodilian Fantasies, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (solo)
2006   Utopian Paradises: modernism and the sublime, Umberto di Marino Arte Contemporánea, Napoli, Italy (solo)
2006   Cluster, Participant Inc., New York, NY
2006   Packed: Portable Views of Varied Terrain, Hardman Hall Gallery, Mercer University, GA, USA
2006   American Confluence, Edsvik Konst & Kultur, Sollentuna, Sweden
2005   Down the Garden Path: The Artist’s Garden After Modernism, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY
2005   The Forest: Politics, Poetics, and Practice, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, NC, USA
2005   51 Biennale di Venezia “Always a little further”, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
2005   Mauricio Lupini, Javier Tellez, Sergio Vega, Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2005   Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2004   Only Skin Deep, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2004   Project: 01, Ottensen playground, Hamburg, Germany
2004   Nous venons en paix…, Histoires des Amériques, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canada
2004   Sites, Investigations and Re-enactments, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland
2004   Surface Tension, Lombard Fried Fine Arts, New York, NY
2003   High Art, John Erickson Museum of Art, Issaquah, WAý, USA (solo)
2003   10 Floridians, Miami Art Central, Miami, FL, USA
2003   Prague Biennale 1: peripheries become the center, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2003   Bienal Ceara America: De Ponta Cabeça, Museo de Arte Contemporanea do Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
2003   Paradise Lost? Aspects of Landscape in Latin American Art, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, FL, USA
2002   Etnografía, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela
2002   Melodrama, Artium, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vittoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2002   Centro Jose Guerrero, Diputacion de Granada, Spain
2002   MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain
2002   Modernismo Tropical, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL, USA (solo)
2002   Julia Friedman Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (solo)
2001   Demonstration room: ideal house, The Big Show, NICC, Antwerpen, Belgium
2001   Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA
2001   Apex Art, New York, USA
2001   Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela
2001   Yokohama Triennale 2001: Dancing Matrix, Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama, Japan
2001   Sonsbeek 9: Locus Focus, Kronenberg mall and Arnhem Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, Netherlands
2000   V Biennale de Lyon: Partage d’Exotismes, Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
2000   Jardin 2000: La Ville, Le Jardin, La Mémoire, Villa Medici in Rome, Italy
2000   II Kwangju Biennale 2000: Exotica Incognita, Kwangju, South Korea
2000   EV+A 2000: Friends and Neighbours, Church of the Immaculate Conception (Franciscan Friary) and 8 Perry Square, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland
2000   The Swamp: on the Edge of Eden, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL, USA
2000   The Visionary Landscape, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2000   The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture 1982-2000, Exit Art, New York, NY
2000   Absent Territories, Casa de America, Madrid, Spain
2000   Lyon’s Biennale, Lyon, France
1999   III International Biennial: Looking for a Place, Site Santa Fe, NM, USA
1999   The Discovery of the Amazon, CRG Gallery, New York, NY, collaboration with artist Miguel Angel Rios
1999   El Paraíso en el Nuevo Mundo, Basilico Fine Arts, New York, NY (solo)
1998   The Garden of Forking Paths, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
1998   Edsvik Konst & Kultur, Sollentuna, Sweden
1998   Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
1998   Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark
1998   Transatlántico, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
1998   Bienal Barro de America, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela
1998   Amnesia, Track 16 Gallery & Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
1998   The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
1998   Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia
1998   Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
1998   The Bronx Museum for the Arts, New York, NY
1997   II Johannesburg Biennale: Alternating Currents Electrical Plant, Johannesburg, South Africa
1997   Heaven, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
1997   Pagan Stories: the situations of narrative in recent art, Apex Art, New York, NY
1997   Sergio Vega, Espacio 204, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)
1997   Asi esta la cosa: instalacion y arte objeto en America Latina Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
1996   Memoirs of an outspoken parrot, Basilico Fine Arts, New York, NY (solo)