About Me

Alfred “Dats” Dato

Visual Artist


The greatest hurdle for an artist is to find a style, a distinctive mark to define him as an individual.

Dats takes advantage of being an artist is to interact with fellow artists, to be with people with the same interests and passion he has taking it as a chance to exchange ideas, insights and thoughts.

He wants to be known as an artist in through his art, not in the awards received but in a collage of his actual life work.
Born in Tayug, Pangasinan, he entered the Tam-awan village Artist circle in 2005 through an invitation to join one of the exhibits.

He loves all of his works, treating them as compositions, coming from his own thoughts and interpretations.
His favorite subjects come from ordinary things, events and people which he interprets on his own to making them masterpieces.
The natural beauty of his surroundings, people and places become his inspiration to create art.

Shows & Awards


2011 Subok Lang Tam-awan Village


2021 Alimuom Baguio Convention Center
Aus Liebe Zum Automobil
For the love of the Car
Campfolkswagen Café’ Gallery, Longlong Rd, Baguio City
Recolligere Campfolkswagen Café’ Gallery, Longlong Rd, Baguio City
Lost in Transition Main Gallery, Tam-awan Village
2020 Harinuman: Exhibit for a cause Ugnayan Gallery, Tam-awan Village
Ibarawid Main Gallery, Tam-awan Village
Iparawid Main Gallery, Tam-awan Village
Panag-imbag Main Gallery, Tam-awan Village
Cultiverse R Gallery
Year of the Metal Rat Main Gallery, Tam-awan Village
2019 Creative City Old Diplomat Hotel
Narpuan Basement SM Baguio
Bin-nadang Di Kordilyera Artist Space, Ayala Museaum, Makati City
2018 Tam-awan@20 The Bellevue, Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila
Tam-awan@20 Artist Space, Ayala Museum, Makati City
Connections & Intersections Anniversary De La Salle University, Malate, Metro Manila
2017 Dark Rainbow: Two Man Show Tam-awan Village Main Gallery
Sirib Ayala Museum
Miss Universe Baguio Country Club
2016 Tavid NCCA Building, Intramuros, M.M.
Aramid II Ayala Museum
Grand Pass Inn Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Strawberry Festival La Trinindad, Benguet
2015 TVA Group Show Ayala Museum
TVA Group Show Art Center, SM Megamall
Aramid SM, Baguio CIty
Rubber Cut NCCA Gallery, Intramuros, M.M.
2014 Ritual GSIS Bldg. Metro Manila
PAMANA University of Baguio
2013 4th TIAF – “Jewels of the Cordillera” Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
2012 3rd TIAF – “Brewing with Arts” Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
Group Show Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
2011 Tam-awan Group Exhibit CAP BLDG. CJH, Baguio City
Leaf Over Canvas Paradiso Resort, Aringay La Union
Ga-Eb Ayala Museum, Makati City
Manila Art
2010 Tradition & Innovation II Artist Space, Ayala Museum
3-Man Show Tam-awan Village Gallery
2009 Bul-ul Festival Tam-awan Village Gallery
Water is Life The Manor, CJH, Baguio City
Art Manila —–
Deconative The French Corner, Ayala Alabang
Tradition & Innovation I Artist Space, Ayala Museum
2008 Group Show Heritage Festival, Dumaguete City
Coffee Festival Tam-awan Village Gallery
2007 Dap-ay sa Banglos (Art Nature Community) Cultural Center of the Philippines
  Group Show Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
  Rice Arts Festival Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
2006 Wow Philippines (Delphic Society) Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City
  Color in the Mist Baguio Country Club, Baguio City
  Year of the Dog Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
2005 Sabangan ti Cordillera Grandpa’s Inn, Vigan City, Illocos Sur
  Brother’s in Art Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
  D’ Kapetinative Cordillera Café, Quezon City
  Christmas Riot Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
  Magkasalungat Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
  Art Break Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
  Small Works (Group Show) Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
1996 Panaspulan La, Trinidad, Benguet
1995 Abe Abe Tarlac Museum, Tarlac City


2020 10th TIAF (Grand Canao: Continuing the Proud Filipino Culture and Heritage) Tam-awan Village
2019 9th TIAF (Flavors of the Philippines) Tam-awan Village
2017 8th TIAF (Keep the Stones Rolling) Tam-awan Village
2014 5th TIAF (Cordilleran Stories:Rituals and Beliefs) Tam-awan Village
2013 4th TIAF (Jewels of the Cordillera) Tam-awan Village
2012 Tapestry of Life Singapore
2012 3rd TIAF (Brewing with Arts) Tam-awan Village
2011 2nd TIAF (Weaving through the Arts) Tam-awan Village
2010 1st TIAF (Preserving the Gift of Faith) Convention Center , Baguio City