I am a Costa Rican artist between San José, Costa Rica and Geneva, Switzerland. I approach art-making as an ethnobiologic practice, I am interested in the way plant and animal species are seen, used and represented by contemporary culture.

My work focuses on affective approaches to biology: ranging from the role of houseplants in our homes, to birdwatching communities and aquarium decoration.

My practice offers the opportunity to see especies in a new light, as living being like and not like us, so that we can understand our humanness more deeply because of them.

sergio@reunion.la

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Individual Exhibitions


2018                            
It’s for the birds, Die Diele, Zurich
Zimmerplfanzen in Residence, Kunstverein Langenhagen

2017
El Hogar De Las Plantas, MADC, San José, Costa Rica
Efecto Invernadero, Alianza Francesa, San José Costa Rica

2016                           
Going To/Coming From, Xchanges Gallery & Studios, Victoria BC
Plants in Residence, Open Space Arts Society, Victoria, BC
A Selection of Plants, Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria BC
House Plants On Tour, Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria BC
Una Superficie Tangible, The FiftyFifty Arts Collective, Victoria BC
Uno No Siente El Día, Michael J. Audain Gallery UVic, Victoria BC


Group Exhibitions


2018                           
Launch, Enact, Berlin
House warming, Hamlet, Zurich, Switzerland
Water Yump, Museum Tinguely/Waldburger Wouters, Basel, Switzerland
La Tigra Performance Festival, Reunion, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

2017                  
9-11/11- 9, MADC, San José, Costa Rica
Festival de Performance, Despacio, Costa Rica

2016
Archivo Abierto, Fundación YAXS, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Horizonte Rocola, as a part of the collective Islas Resonantes, X Bienal Centroamericana, Puerto Limón, Costa Rica
Recreaciones A-1/2016 Tras Aníbal López, Despacio, Costa Rica
D.I.Y LIFE: Art+Science+Ecology Fair, Victoria, BC
Between Amongst and Away, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton AB
Iterations: UVic BFA Graduating Exhibition, University of  Victoria     
Approach, Michael J. Audain Gallery UVic, Victoria BC

2015                          
Synergy, Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria BC
Antimatter-media art, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria BC


Residencies


Hotel Atelier, Message Salon, Zurich, Switzerland      
El ruido que precede el silencio, CCE Costa Rica
Karaoke Todos Los Días, Despacio, San José, Costa Rica
Alter Academia, TEOR/ética, San José Costa Rica


Studies


University of Victoria, BFA, Visual Arts (2013-16)
Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) Faculty of Architecture (2012-13)



Workshops, Artist Talks & Performances


2017               
Los Bosques Posibles, Drawing workshop in collaboration with Ayami   Awazuhara, Despacio, San José, Costa Rica
En las grietas Crecen Helechos. Drawing workshop, in collaboration with Dominique Ratton, TEMPORAL, Panama

2016   
Artist Talk: ¿Why do we look at animals and plants? Centro Cultural de España, San José, Costa Rica
Artist Talk: Performing in Public Space, Universidad Hispanoamericana, San Jose, Costa Rica
Artist Talk, Xchanges Gallery & Studios, Victoria BC
Artist Talk, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton AB

2015                            
Artist Talk, FiftyFifty Arts Collective, Victoria BC

2014
Proyecciones Impromptu + Festival Vimeo Escuela de Arquitectura UCR, San José

2013   
How to look at clouds: Shared Actions and Community Recreation
School of Environmental Studies UVic, Victoria BC