Denilson Baniwa

(this page was last updated in March 2022)

Amazon, Brazil, 1984
Lives and works in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

PIPA Online 2019 Winner.
PIPA 2019 and 2021 nominee.
PIPA 2021 Selected Artist.
Member of the PIPA Prize Nominating Committee 2022

Born in Barcelos, in the interior of Amazonas, Denilson Baniwa is an indigenous of the Baniwa people. Currently, he lives and works in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. As an activist for the rights of indigenous peoples, he has held lectures, workshops and courses since 2015, acting strongly in the south and southeast regions of Brazil and also in Bahia. In 2018, he held the exhibition “Terra Brasilis: agro is not pop!”, at the Universidade Federal Fluminense Art Gallery, also in Niterói, as part of the project “Brasil: A Margem”, promoted by the university. In the same year, he participated in the artistic residency of the fourth edition of the Festival Corpus Urbis, held in Oiapoque, Amapá. He has been in exhibitions at the CCBB, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, CCSP, Centro de Artes Helio Oiticica, Museu Afro Brasil, MASP, MAR and Bienal de Sidney. In addition to being a visual artist, Denilson is also an advertiser, articulator of digital culture and hacking, contributing to the construction of an indigenous imagery in various media such as magazines, films and TV series. In 2019 he won the Pipa Award in the online category and in 2021 he was one of the winners nominated by the jury.

website: www.behance.net/denilsonbaniwa

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