Our group came together in 2015, through a series of projects that we coordinated through La Peña Cultural Center. Our first project was a mural and exhibition for an event commemorating the 42nd anniversary of the military coup in Chile. After completing this project we decided to continue working together under the name Los Pobres Artistas. We are a group of Chilean muralists living and working in the Bay Area. Our work is revolutionary and community oriented. We strive to break down boarders and unite people and communities through our art. Our murals draw upon collective memory and aim to find a balance between our ancestry and respect for our surrounding community.

Cristian Muñoz

Cristian Muñoz‘s artistic career started as a teenager during the dictatorship in Chile. He supported the student movement and the political resistance struggle, working in Ramona Parra’s muralist brigade and founding Brigada Renacer. His political murals are now part of several compilations on mural art in Chile....

Sarah Siskin

Sarah Siskin is a Bay Area mural artist and educator. She is a resident muralist with La Peña Cultural Center and an artist with the community based mural arts organization Precita Eyes Muralists. She has worked on many mural projects both...

Pancho Pescador

Peskador is a self-taught artist born and raised in Chile. He has participated in various group shows both nationally and internationally. He currently lives in Oakland, CA where he creates, as he calls it, “visual guerrillas” expressed in mediums....

Stephanie Hooper

Hooper is a self- taught artist from Chile. She began painting when she was 14 and became active in her schools art department. Hooper was originally an oil painter and began doing murals in 2009...

Fred Alvarado

Fred Alvarado is an artist working and living in the Bay Area. His work centers around community building, collaboration, and social justice. Past projects have included mural...

Sidemuestro was born in Curico, Chile. He became interested in street-art when he was young and started painting when he was 15 years old...

Biography

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Artists

/ Cristian Munoz

/ Sarah Siskin

/ Pancho pescador

/ Stephanie Hooper

/ Fred Alvarado

/ Sidemuestro

Murals

The Encounter

Lowell and Grace

The Resistance

Murals

The Camp

No Human is Illegal

Ideas

Bay Area Mural Festival

The Time is Now

Future Relations

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