Prego, Sergio

San Sebastián, Spain, 1969

Sergio Prego | Artistas | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa



Born on March 25.


Earns a degree in fine arts from the Universidad del País Vasco.


Receives a grant from the provincial government of Guipúzcoa.


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.


Prego’s work is included in Gure Artea 1996.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Presents the site-specific installation ANTI-after 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.


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.


Exhibits at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga in Málaga, Spain, Galería Soledad Lorenzo in Madrid, and Lehmann Maupin in New York.


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.


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.


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.


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.


His work is included in the exhibition Diez Años de Fotografía Española Contemporánea. Colección Fundación Coca-Cola at the Cervantes Institute in São Paulo.

His work is exhibited at Ventana 244 in Brooklyn, New York, and in Alfonso Artiaco in Naples, Italy.


The show Sergio Prego opens at Galería Soledad Lorenzo in Madrid.


Home (2001) can be seen in the exhibition Maestros del caos: artistas y chamanes at CaixaForum in Madrid.


Presents 00 Bulging Wall at etHall gallery in Barcelona, Spain.
His work is included in the exhibition Public Treasure. Artium Collection, at Artium Vitoria-Gasteiz.


Exhibits recent work at Galería CarrerasMugica in Bilbao.


Creates the installation High-Rise, at CA2M – Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid.


Sergio Prego: Rose Colored Drift/To the Students is on at the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston, USA.
Presents recent work in the exhibition Asbestos Hall, at etHALL gallery in Barcelona, Spain.
Sequence of Dihedrals is part of the exhibition Art and Space at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.


His work is shown in the group exhibition Subespecies de almacén, held in Galería CarrerasMugica in Bilbao.


Cowboys is on view at Casal Solleric in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Exhibits his work along with Itziar Okariz at the Spanish Pavilion in the Venice Biennale, Italy.