Caripoune Yermollay

(this page was last updated in August 2022)

Oiapoque, Brazil, 1976.
Lives and works in Oiapoque, Brazil.

PIPA Prize 2022 nominee.

Yermollay brings us stories of the Karipuna people, interpreting cosmologies with intimacy and presenting new forms for the creation of contemporary indigenous art. Yermollay Caripoune (1976) was born in the Indigenous Land Uaçá, in the village Santa Isabel in Oiapoque (Amapá, Brazil). Belonging to the Karipuna people, his work is inspired by indigenous mythology, rooted in their existential universe, transporting materials and ancestral techniques to a worldview where the real and the imaginary merge.

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