El Salvador, 1972
Lives and works in La Libertad, El Salvador.
Simón Vega works are mainly drawings, ephemeral sculptures and installations made with cardboard, wood, plastic, light, living plants and found materials. In his work he recreates science fiction spaceship and capsules of the Cold War, prehispanic Mesoamerican pyramids and emblematic buildings of the early twentieth century Modernism but made with materials and construction techniques from poor marginal areas and street trade of Central America.
He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico (2000) and a Master in Contemporary Art from the Complutense University of Madrid (2006).
He presented his work in personal exhibitions in Austria, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, the United States, Canada and El Salvador; he participated in the Central American Biennials of 2002, 2004 and 2010, in the IX Biennial of Havana, Cuba (2006) and in the 55th Venice Biennial in Italy (2013), as well as in 'The S-Files' in El Museo del Barrio, New York in 2011, 'Geo Political Structures' at the Pérez Art Museum of Miami (PAMM) in 2014, and Sub Tropical Structures at Locust Projects in Miami, 2014, among others. The Museum of Art and Contemporary Design of Costa Rica (MADC) presented his first personal exhibition in a museum in 2016. His works are in important public and private collections such as the PAMM, the Sanziany Collection at the Rasumofsky Palace in Vienna and the Museo del Barrio in New York, among others.