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Biography of Sergio Prego

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b. 1969, San Sebastián, Spain

1969
Born on March 25.
1992
Earns a degree in fine arts from the Universidad del País Vasco.
1993
Receives a grant from the provincial government of Guipúzcoa.
1995
Awarded second prize at the XXXVI Certamen de Artistas Noveles de Guipúzcoa in San Sebastián and consolation prize for painting in the Gure Artea competition sponsored by the Basque government. Moves to New York.
1996
Prego's work is included in Gure Artea 1996.
1998
Begins working at Vito Acconci's studio in New York; will continue working there until 2002. Premieres the video Tetsuo (Bound to Fail) on Canal Bizkaia; the video is produced by Consonni, with the collaboration of Arteleku in San Sebastián, and Canal Bizkaia, with the support of the Basque Ministry of Culture, Prego's work is included in XIV Muestra de Arte Joven, organized by the Instituto Nacional de la Juventud in Madrid. Exhibits at Galería Antonio de Barnola in Barcelona.
2000
Prego's Tetsuo (Bound to Fail) is included in Gure Artea 2000. Participates in the exhibition Trasvases: Artistas españoles en vídeo , which travels to the Centro Cultural de España in Lima, Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, and Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City.
2001
Prego's work is included in the exhibition Ofelias and Ulises: En torno al arte español contemporáneo, shown in the Antichi Granei Pavilion at the XLIX Biennale di Venezia.
2002
Galería Soledad Lorenzo in Madrid presents an exhibition of Prego's work. Exhibits the video Yesland, I'm Here to Stay (2001) as part of the Pantalles i projectors series at the Sala Montcada, Fundació "la Caixa" in Barcelona.
2003
The solo exhibitions Winter Star and Sergio Prego open at Lombard-Freid Projects in New York and Galería Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, respectively. Takes part in the exhibitions Absolut Generations , in the "Extra 50" section of the 50th Biennale di Venezia , and The Real Royal Trip at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York.
2004
Presents the site-specific installation ANTI-after T.B.at the Sala Rekalde in Bilbao. Prego's work is shown in Art Unlimited: No Limits for Today's Art , held in conjunction with Art Basel.
2005
Exhibits his work Boomtube (2005) at Buchmann Galerie in Berlin. Shows the video installation Sunoise (2005) at the Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea in Siena, Italy.
2006
Exhibits at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga in Málaga, Spain, Galería Soledad Lorenzo in Madrid, and Lehmann Maupin in New York.
2007
Exhibits at Alfonso Artiaco in Naples and Buchmann Galerie in Berlin. Prego's work is shown in Chacun à son goût at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Speed 3 at the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern in Valencia, Spain. The solo exhibition Où? Scènes du Sud: Espagne, Italie, Portugal is presented at the Carré d'Art, Musèe d'Art Contemporain in Nîmes, France.
2008
His work is featured in the exhibitions España 1957–2007: L'arte spagnola da Picasso, Miró, Dalí e Tàpies ai nostri giorni at the Palazzo Sant'Elia in Palermo, Italy; Micro-narratives: Tentation des petites réalités at the Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne Métropole in Saint-Etienne, France; and El medio es el museo at the Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo in Vigo, Spain, which later travels to the Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea in San Sebastián, Spain.
2009
Exhibits at Galería Soledad Lorenzo in Madrid. Participates in the group exhibitions Monuments with a Horizon Line II at the Buchmann Galerie in Berlin and Huespéd: Colección Musac en el MNBA at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires.
2010
Together with Jon Mikel Euba and Txomin Badiola, creates the project PRIMER PROFORMA 2010 BADIOLA EUBA PREGO 30 ejercicios 40 días 8 horas al día at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), Léon. Work exhibited together with other artists that Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Madrid; Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón; Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA), Santa Cruz de Tenerife; and Espacio Iniciarte, Seville.
2011
His work is included in the exhibition Diez Años de Fotografía Española Contemporánea. Colección Fundación Coca-Cola at the Cervantes Institute in São Paulo.
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