Dato has a preference for social realism but does not keep him from producing images and landscapes of Baguio City.
Dato views everything them from a fresh vintage, by giving his subjects a new spin, he invites viewers to give familiar and ordinary scenes a second look and see the beauty that often eludes them.
Dato started to join exhibitions since 1994 and become part of the Tam-awan Village Artists (TVA) in 2000.
His works reflects nuance of how he processes events in his immediate environment, and society, in general.
|2013||4th TIAF – “Jewels of the Cordillera”||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|2012||3rd TIAF – “Brewing with Arts”||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|2012||Group Show||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|2009||Manilart’09||Tent City, Taguig|
|2009||Bul-ul Festival||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|Tradition & Innovation||Ayala, Metro Manila|
|Art Manila||The Fort, Taguig city|
|2008||Group Show||Heritage Festival, Dumaguete City|
|Group Show||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|Group Show||Oarhouse Malate, Metro Manila|
|Saba-Sabali II||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|One by One||Espasyo Siningdikato, Cavite City|
|Coffee Festival||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|2007||Rice Arts Festival||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|2006||Colors in the Mist||Baguio Country Club, Baguio City|
|WOW Philippines (Delphic Society)||Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City|
|In Session||Breathing Space, Baguio City|
|Year of the Dog||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|2005||D’ Kapetimative||Cordillera Café, Quezon City|
|Christmas Riot||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|Magkasalungat||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|Art Break||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|1996||Panaspulan||La, Trinidad, Benguet|
|1995||Abe Abe||Tarlac Museum, Tarlac City|
|One Man Show||Tarlac Museum, Tarlac City|
|1994||Art Manila ‘ 94||—|
|Group Show, Buyon-buyon||Convention Center, Baguio City|