Elsenstraße 52, 12059 Berlin, Germany
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Mario de Vega (1979), on the one hand, is an author who presents himself as a music improviser exploring the various forms of fragility. He builds his own musical instruments and adapts electronic technologies, record players and computers that he combines in different ways.
On the other hand, he systematically intervenes in the public space with his projects. Since 2005 he has intensively collaborated with pyrotechnics experts from Tultepec (northern part of Mexico City) on different kinds of detonations that he uses to shape iron plates into objects, to break gallery windows and so on. His other activities are aimed at disorienting the public and disrupting the border between irony and serious work. For instance, in 2008 he used 6000 liters of water to wash a meticulously protected monument in Mexico City. His works have appeared in different contexts, including museums, galleries and independent venues in Mexico, Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and South America. Mario de Vega was born in Mexico City in 1979. He lives and works in Berlin.