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Sergio Vega

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Date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2005

Originally from Argentina, but currently teaching in Florida, artist Sergio Vega was on campus from October 27-29, 2005. The title of his public lecture was, “Paradise in the New World,” as he uses the notion of earthly paradise as a recurring point of departure in his artwork. Sergio spoke in the Introduction to Art History class and did critiques in the Practicum class.

Sergio Vega attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study program in 1991-92 and received an MFA in sculpture from Yale University in 1996. He has been a full time faculty at the University of Florida since 1999 and currently teaches in the photography and sculpture departments. He has participated in numerous international exhibitions including The 51st Biennale di Venezia, Italy, The 5th Biennal de Lyon, France, Soonsbeek 9, Arnhem, The Netherlands, The 5th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, South Korea, The 1st Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan, and The second Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa. In June of 2006 he presented “Crocodilian Fantasies” at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, his first solo exhibit at a European museum and will presented in November 2006 “Tropicalounge” a solo show as part of the “Momentum” series at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. His work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, Art News, Freeze, Artnexus, Atlantica, Bomb Magazine, Camera Austria, Flash Art, Bijutsi Techo, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, Il Manifesto, Il sole, Le Monde, and Time Magazine.

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
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