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Nickname El Uyuyuy

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Cartoonist, painter, musician, and filmmaker, Sergio Arau considers himself a multi-undisciplined artist. Born and raised in Mexico he began his entertainment career as a political cartoonist and founded the still popular Mexico City newspapers, Uno Mas Uno and La Jornada. He made his musical debut by forming the seminal rock group, Botellita de Jerez, one of the first Rock en Espanol groups to be signed to a major record label. After three major LPs, he founded the innovative "Heavy-Mex" group, La Venganza de Moctezuma and released the record, Mi Frida Sufrida in both Mexico and the United States. Arau, gained attention as a music video director in 1998 when he won MTV's Best Rock Video Award for directing Cafe Tacuba's, Alarma de Tos a song composed by him. He has also created videos for such diverse groups as El Gran Silencio, Banda Maguey, Grupo Mojado, and Jose Manuel Figueroa, among others. His animated short film, El Muro won various international awards, including the Coral de Plata at the Havana Film Festival and the Honorable Mention at the Huesca Film Festival in Spain. As a visual artist he has worked in more than 30 films including Jodorowsky's Santa Sangre. He currently resides in California where he is in post production for the feature film, A Day Without a Mexican (1998), based on the award winning short by the same name which he co-wrote and directed.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Carmen Munoz

Spouse (1)

Yareli Arizmendi (? - present)

Trivia (1)

Precursor of "Art Nacó", artistic genre that represents characteristic symbols from Mexican Pop Culture.

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