Davi de Jesus do Nascimento

(this page was last updated in August 2020)

Pirapora, Brazil, 1997.
Lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

PIPA Prize 2020 nominee. 

When I was born, in 1997, in the blaze of the northern region of Minas Gerais – they baptized me with my father’s name: Davi de Jesus do Nascimento. I’m a curimatá riverside artist, supporter of agglomerations and an on the cuff writer. Conceived at the margins of the São Francisco river – waterway of my life – I work collecting affections from the riverside ancestry and realize “almost-rivers” in the arid. I was raised alongside “carranqueiros”, fishermen and washerwomen. The weight of carrying the river on my back drinks from the source of the first suns that I cried in my life. I need to enter to never leave again. To hold on the humpback the “carranca” has made me feel the power of the wind of my bent taboca on the tracing of the loose kite that went down the gongo-like snail envelopment spiral to the right heel as snake, bait, fish and rock.

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