Born Mexico City, MX, 1980
Nationality MX

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In his multidisciplinary practice, Antonio Vega explores the idea of economy as a mediatory device through which social relations are established. It addresses an alienating economic system, its social structures and institutions as systems of control and power identities. He tries to get his pieces to work at two levels: the first is a concrete one: since the works have a real impact on people’s lives, they are almost a form of activism. The second is metaphorical, in which audiences read his interventions as metaphors in themselves.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education
2003-2008
Multiple Media Seminary
2000-2004
Ascuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Mexica City, MX, 2000-2005 (BA)

Residencies
2011
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/ Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Fellowships/stipends
2012
Fondación Jumex, MX
2011
Fondación Jumex, MX
2011
Fonca, MX
2011
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation
2008
Fondación Jumex, MX, projectstipend for Siqueiros Public Art Hall
2008
Fondo Nacional Para la Cultura y las Artes, MX, 'Jóvenes Creadores'

Awards
2006
Government of Mexico City, MX, 'Arts Everywhere Scholarship', winner
2005
Government of Mexico City, MX, 'Arts Everywhere Scholarship', winner

(Selected) group exhibitions
2012
New Museum, New York (NY), US, 'The generational', Second New York Triennial
2012
3rd Poligraphic Trienial, Puerto Rico, PR, 'The hive'
2011
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 'RijksakademieOPEN'
2011
Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, ES, 'Modelling standard'
2011
Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL, 'Informal Economies'
2011
Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), US, 'Colectiva'
2011
Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto, PT
2011
XI Cuenca Biennial, EC
2011
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Göteborg, SE
2011
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami (FL), US
2011
Guest Projects, London, GB
2011
Rio de Janeiro Modern Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro, BR
2011
UCSD, San diego (CA), US, 'Calit2'
2010
29th Sao Paulo Biennal, BR
2010
Third Moscow Young Art Biennial, Moscow, RU
2009
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, MX, 'Presuntos culpables'
2009
Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, MX
2009
Casa Vecina, Mexico, MX, 'Bolso Negro'
2008
Granada, ES, 'Multimedia images of a complex world'
2008
Buenos Aires, AR, 'Multimedia images of a complex world'
2008
La Habana, CU, 'Multimedia images of a complex world'
2008
Mexico City, MX, 'Multimedia images of a complex world'
2008
Contemporary Mexican Art Fair, MX
2008
Sala de Arte público Siqueiros, Mexico City, MX, 'Time Divisa'
2007
Contemporary Mexican Art Fair
2007
Estacionarte, Mexico City, MX
2005
Faro de Oriente, Mexico City, MX, 'Sin nombre'
2004
Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, MX, 'Momentito'
2004
Galleries 2 y 3, MX, 'Visual Poetry'
2003
National Biennial of University Art
2003
Third Dimension National Biennial
2001
The Hacienda Cultural Center, Mexico City, MX, 'Object Art'

(Selected) Publications
2008
The Mexican Issue - Vice Magazine
2007
'mArt, Emergent Artist Catalogue'

(Selected) articles and reviews
2008
RIM magazine, winter issue
2008
Chilango Magazine, MX, april

Other
2007
Arteria, presentation on tv-program