Sergio Nates (1965-). 

Born in Mexico, living full time in the Bay Area. I thrive doing my work within an Abstract focus.

I live and create in Benicia Ca. 

School of Industrial Design, graduated with an honorable mention from UNUM; Master’s Degree in Architectural Monuments Restoration, UNAM; Visual Arts Seminar, Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalén, Mexico. International Center of Photography (ICP), New York, NY, USA


Unfinished inventories, fragments, objects, sketches and paintings…photographs and other spontaneous inventions are the concepts that come to my mind when I think about my work. Each and every one of them gives way to improvisation, where building, hybridization and technology will provoke an acknowledgement or will entice the observer to an adventure into the unknown. Schematic pieces cause the onlooker to move within a space of speculation where by being aware of an idea he can interweave his own geographies, routes, and paths to known or imaginary worlds. Markings, scars, scratches and logs unfold before the spectator, made by man or not. Maps that are witnesses of desired or undesired events happen and evolve in an environment that is regenerated at its own will. I reinterpret cartographic thoroughness imagining spaces unwrapped by fiction to discover, create or reveal geographies that lead us to exact existences. 




2020 ShockBoxx Galley Minimalism, juried exhibition Hermosa Beach, CA.    

         Arc Gallery Fragments, juried exhibition, San Francisco, CA.

         The de Young Museum The de Young Open, juried art exhibition, San Francisco, CA.

         Awarded Silver: Non-Objective Abstract Art Exhibition. Juried and curated by David Reif at 3 Square Art Fort Collins, CO. 

         Solo Show Olson Realty, Benicia, CA.

2019 Benicia art open studios, Benicia, CA.

2014 Collective show Agora gallery N.Y.

         Solo show Entropia Utopica, Polanco Mexico City.

         Collective show Galeria Mónica Saucedo El Cielo en la Tierra, Colima, MX.

         Collective show Retrouve Arte Psicodelico.

         Collective show Moysen Gallery, San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato, MX

2012 Solo show When Money is Transformed, IMAS (international museum of art and science) McAllen, TX.

2011 Solo show Dinero, Galeria Maresa Arevalo, Mexico City.

2010 Collective show Exhibit EDS Galería Torre del Reloj Polanco, Mexico City.

2009 Solo show Presión Tensión, EDS Galeria, Mexico City.

2008 Estacionarte Director 08 Artistic promotion event. Mexico City.

2007 Estacionarte Director 07 Artistic promotion event. Mexico City.

         Collective show Deluge Contemporary Art Gallery, Victoria B.C.

         Collective show, auction of the Grupo de los 16, Mexico City.

2006 Estacionarte Director 06 Artistic promotion event Mexico City.

         Installation Migrantes, at Estacionarte 06, Mexico City.

         Collective show Humanos, no Humanos, selection for Antimatter Underground Film Festival Victoria, Canada.

         Solo exhibit at Galería Lart 23 Tres, Mexico City.

         Collective show, auction of the Grupo de los 16, Mexico City.

         Collective show Uncensored Solo show Galería Lart 23 Tres, Mexico City.

2005 Solo show Imágenes Mentales, Mexico City’s International Airport ASA.

         Solo show Mextilo, Humanos no Humanos, Galería Central, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City.

         Collective show Official Selection of the 18. Dallas Video Festival, at the Dallas Museum of Art and at the Dallas Theater Center                   Art Exhibition, LatinArte-Latino, Dallas, Texas.

         Collective show Galeria Garash, Mexico City.

2004 Solo show Segmentos de Control y Estaciones Terrestres, La Estancia Galeria cafe, Mexico City.

         Collective Show mural project. SCT Palacio Posta, Mexico.

         Collective show Casa San Rafael Mexico City.

         Collective show Mexico at The Hague. MartÌn van Boven, Netherlands.

2003 Solo show Imágenes Mentales, Mix-Artmyrys, Toulouse, France.

         Collective show Museo de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida, Guatemala City.

2002 Solo show Imágenes Mentales, Galería Luís Escobar, Guatemala City.

         Collective show Bloqueos, Santiago,Cuba.

2001 Collective show Por Donde Salta la Liebre, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City.