Wondering who created the beautiful catrinas on the Arneson stage? Or the installations on the lamp posts along Villita St? Those magical pieces were made by the creative artist team Momo & Pompa. 2017 is the fifth year that these artists have worked with Día de los Muertos Festival to transform the La Villita footprint. Be sure to check out their artwork at the event on October 28 & 29 and learn more about the artists!
Momo & Pompa Collaborative Biography:
The artist couple are prolific in their production of exhibitions and massive public light sculptures. Recent highlights include: 2015-16 Momo & Pompa were selected artists for the Luminaria Arts Night in San Antonio event, and created massive contemporary art light sculptures of the five San Antonio Missions, titled, “Art Mission Trail”. Now these sculptures are leased to local events to help promote our heritage. Since 2013, they continue to exhibit the colorful light Calavera and Catrina sculpture installations in La Villita for the City of San Antonio’s Dia de los Muertos Fest. Their animal art sculptures on wheels were featured in the last two King William Parades, they continue to produce art for the Color of Blind exhibitions (2014-17) with local artists creating multi-sensory touchable art, with recent exhibitions at the VIA Metropolitan headquarters, Brick, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts, the San Antonio Central Public Library, and the City’s Plaza de Armas Gallery at the Department of Cultural Arts. They created jellyfish chandeliers for Starfish restaurant and now are in the Casa Manos Allegre gallery shop in La Villita. In the fall of 2016 their Mexican Free-Tail bat light sculpture and two bat paintings became a permanent feature of the San Antonio Zoo and their 15’ “From Dawn to Dusk: Flora & Fauna of South Texas” mural was donated to Bat Conservation International/Bracken Cave to help educate the community about our native Mexican Free-Tailed bats and their natural habitat through art. They have had solo exhibitions together in 2014 and 2015 at Centro Cultural de Aztlan, FotoSeptiembre exhibition curators and photographers from 2014-16 at Highwire Arts, curated “Ofrendas y Nichos y Mas” exhibition for over 60 artists made altars at UNAM, and installed their 17 foot high Mission Espada for the public at the 2017 King William Fair and Parade and the City’s “Restored by Light” event in 2017. Their San Antonio Fandango traveling exhibition has been featured at UNAM in Hemisfair, the Santikos Bijou and the Plaza Club. Momo’s photography is featured in a exhibition with two other artists in the Plaza Club Sept- October 2017. The artist were digitally featured in ‘Art Fair Malaga 2017’ in Spain and have been selected as artist delegates to Corsica, France in September. Art by Momo & Pompa’s are excited to continually have their calavera and catrina light sculptures featured in the Day of the Dead events which supports their mission is to INSPIRE and help promote heritage by creating multi-sensory contemporary artwork with partnerships for the public and children of ALL ages!