Kai Kraatz



Since I can think, I always wanted the world to be a better and nicer place. Using and sharing my thinking and my knowledge with other people, developing projects and working culture, observing, listening, all that is so joyful and should be done every day again and again.

Developer & Musician & Media Artis.

Having an interest in a lot of things isn't always easy and they say that you will never be good at one thing, if you do many different things at the same time. Maybe they are right, maybe not. The world is a complex planet and bringing together knowledge from different universes can sometimes be helpful.

  • Birthday: 24 May 1972
  • Website: www.kaikraatz.com
  • Phone: +52 55 2112 7716
  • City: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Sign: Gemini
  • Degree: Master of Fine Arts
  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Favorite Artist: Frank Zappa

Fat Mariachi was a rare project, but quite an interesting one. It was made up by performance artists: Kai Kraatz on bass and trombone, Edgar Aaron on drums (later Mersi) and Daniel Lara with tropical and strident samples, which are enclosed in a wooden box, created by himself.
This collective was inspired by the countercultural ideas of sixties rock groups like Frank Zappa and the Mothers or Faust, and the alternative scene of the 80s and 90s; Therefore, in their search for a different proposal, they presented themselves as postmodern mariachis within the field of action-art.
Their presentations had been in contemporary and alternative art spaces, such as Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Museo de Arte de Tlaxcala, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, and more recently, at the Open Art Realization Festival in Beijing, China.
Fat Mariachi was a noisy, extravagant, ironic action-art project, aimed at people who are willing to participate spontaneously with the artists, and who want to live a different musical performance experience.


Originally from Germany, Kai Kraatz has a Master in Fine Arts and carries out multidisciplinary work from art, advertising, programming, and design, focusing on the digital and interactive area.
He attends Google Adwords-certified workshops on new Strategies and Updates.
He also worked in different companies in the marketing area, implementing Google Adwords strategies as another line of advertising.
Among all this, he has developed the integration and effective use of the existing advertising strategies of the companies with which he collaborates, improving and optimizing the presentation and presence on the Web, controlling the operating costs of the strategies, and the integration of statistics as a tool of evaluation.
He has developed his work in the area of sales evaluation, research on groups and types of customers, specification, and individualization of advertising strategies.
He worked as a Coordinator of Museography and Assembly at the Center for Digital Culture Mexico City.
Currently he is CEO at Nonobudget Productions S.A. de C.V., guaranteeing internet access at Festivals and other massive or small events.


Kai Kraatz

Developer, Musician and Media Artist

  • 1ra Cda Retoño 30, Col. El Retoño, Del. Iztapalapa, CP 09440, Ciudad de México
  • +52 55 2112 7716
  • [email protected]


Master of Fine Arts

1997 – 2003

University of Fine Arts, Münster, Germany

Studies at the Art Academy Münster with J. Bandau und A. Köpnick, Sculpture and New Media, Scolarship DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Barcelona, Meisterschüler

Finish Carpenter

1991 - 1994

Schreinerei Michael Roth, Duisburg, Germany

Whether they’re custom or pre-fabricated, finish carpenters are called on to install cabinets in designated spaces. That includes measuring and cutting wood for bases, pedestals, shelves, tops, and drawers. Once assembled, they make sure these cabinets are put in and finished to perfection.

Professional Experience

CEO and Administrative Director

2015 - Present

Nonobudget Productions S.A. de C.V., Mexico City, Mexico

Head of Operations

2013 - 2016

Center for Digital Culture, Ministry of culture, Mexico

  • Operations and assembly of exhibitions, concerts and workshops
  • Responsible for the series of concerts "&", experimental music and sound art
  • Cinema Operations

Creative Director

2010 - 2013

Lumtec S.A. de C.V. (LED screens and audiovisual products), Mexico

  • Administration of the WEB presentation, Marketing and Strategies with Google AdWords and WEB in general
  • Assessment of customer needs, concept, project development (LED screens and other LED products ), Photomontages, 3D, Animations for content
  • Presentation design and for any sales need - Equipment design, printing and vinyl cutting


Just send me a message or an e-mail, if you want to contact me. Let me listen to your ideas and give me time to explain and share my thoughts with you. The best things can only be done as a Team.


1ra Cda Retoño 30, Col. El Retoño, Del. Iztapalapa, CP 09440, Ciudad de México

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+52 55 2112 7716