Founded and led by Carolina Cisneros and Mateo Pinto, Combo Colab focuses on creating design and public art projects since 2006. Their hybrid practice has focused on the design of spaces and products of variable scales and temporalities. Their public art projects include DrumReef, Paths to Pier 42 (2014) Floatlands, Floating wetlands developed as part of the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Summer Program, Far Rockaway, New York (2013); Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Solar Kiosk, Far Rockaway, New York (2013); and Truck-a-Float Far Rockaway, New York (2012). Their upcoming public art project collaborations include an untitled temporary public installation for Paths to Pier 42 (2015) and a Floating Wetlands Workshop with TILL Design in collaboration with NYCHA Greening program and USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station (2015). Combo Colab received a NYSCA grant for their New Marketplace for the Red Hook Food Vendors, NY (2012) and an NYC DOT grant, pARTners Urban Art Program, NY (2009). Their works have been featured in Unhabitat featuring Truckafloat, New York City (2014); Gestalten, Cause and Effect: Visualizing Sustainability featuring Mall-terations, Germany (2012); and Dwell Magazine, featuring Xtool, 6 Noteworthy Designs from Salone Satellite (2013).
Pinto graduated from the School of Architecture and Urbanism, Universidad Central de Venezuela (1998) and Cisneros graduated from the School of Architecture and Urbanism, Universidad Central de Venezuela (2004).