Sergio Vega was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1959. He currently lives in the United States where, in addition to developing his artistic activities, works as professor of photography and sculpture at the University of Gainesville, Florida. Between 1991 and 1992, Vega participated in the Independent Studies Program of
the Whitney Museum of American Art, and received his MFA from Yale University in 1996.
He has participated in numerous international exhibitions, and among them the upcoming Cuenca Biennial (Ecuador), and the 51st Venice Biennale (Italy) in 2005 curated by Rosa Martínez. In 2000 his work was shown at the 5th Biennial of Gwangju (South Korea), and also at the 5th Lyon Biennial (France). In 2001 he participated in the Yokohama Triennial (Japan). He has also received two of the most prestigious scholarships in the art world, awarded by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1999), and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1990). His works have been reviewed in Artforum, Frieze Magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Le Monde, and Time Magazine. Vega is especially known for his project El Paraíso en el Nuevo Mundo (Paradise in the New World), which took him 10 years of work and reserach. The title was inspired by the book of the same name written by Antonio de León Pinelo in the XVII Century.