Residency Period: June-July 2012
Simón Vega creates drawings, ephemeral sculptures and installations inspired in the informal, self made architecture found in marginal zones and shantytowns, and more recently also with the nomad, informal carts of the street vendors. These works, elaborated with wood, cardboard, plastic and found materials often parody famous modern and mythological buildings and cities and high-tech robotics developed by NASA.
Born in San Salvador, El Salvador in 1972, Simon Vega graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Veracruz in Mexico in 1994 and received a Master´s degree in Contemporary Arts from the Complutense University in Madrid in 2006.
He has exhibited his work extensively in Europe, the United States and Latin America, including the 2006 Havana Biennial, in Cuba, Zona MACO in Mexico City in 2007, at the Bronx River Art Center in New York on 2009 and at Hilger BROT Kunsthalle in Veinna, Austria. He currently lives in El Salvador, where he also teaches at several local universities and art institutions.