(this page was last updated in June 2022)
Pau Brasil, Brazil, 1983
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil
PIPA Prize 2022 nominee
Indigenous Pataxó woman, Brazilian, born in Pau Brasil, Bahia. Member of the Tekoa Itakupe community, Jaraguá, São Paulo. Indigenous activist, artist, ceramist, sculptor, poet, Bachelor in Social Work, guardian of Mother Earth and Sister Nature. She is part of the Community Feminism of Abya Yala (America). Tamikuã understands art as a way to promote physical and spiritual protection, besides territories and knowledge of original peoples. Her art is related to memories and to the history of her mother and grandmother. She transits between multiple languages, such as painting, urban intervention and video.
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:
Founder of the cultural artistic space: “Toca da onça oka”, which is located in the Tekoa Itakupe Indigenous Land Jaraguá São Paulo. The oka was built in 2021 with indigenous technique and architecture. It has the jaguar as a symbol of the fight for life and is an inspiration of resistance, of mother earth, sister nature and the native peoples.
Txihi has lived in his body, since childhood, the consequences and the joys of fighting to defend and recover the territories of the original peoples, not only physically, but also spiritually.
That is why his path was one of responsibility and he continued to seek knowledge and information to defend the rights of indigenous peoples, with more tools, such as creativity, culture, and art. On this path she shared knowledge, experience, and struggle with different peoples of Abya Yala (America).
She believes that the arts are instruments of struggle and defense of the bodies, territories, and knowledge of the original peoples. They are the new bows and arrows that will launch the dreams of humanity into the future.
mekukradja Itaú Cultural sp, circle of knowledge Guest artist for the “agent we are” teaser
Exhibition of contemporary art. Artist invited for group exhibition at Teatro Flavio Império São Paulo-SPII Contemporary Indigenous Art Exhibition
Invited artist for group exhibition with the theme ” Em tempos tão sombrios eu ilumino’ .Museu do Indio Uberlândia, MG
Rec tyty Indigenous Art Festival. Invited artist for group exhibition. Maraca Institute, São Paulo-SP
Véxoa: we know, artist invited to participate in the 1st show of contemporary Indigenous art group exhibition at Pinacoteca, São Paulo, SP
August Indigenous, artist invited to participate in the group exhibition at Colabirinto with the theme What is it to be Indigenous. São Paulo-SP
Regional Exhibition of Contemporary Art M’Bai
Artist invited for group exhibition at Centro Cultural Mestre Assis. Embu das Artes-SP
Knowledge and culture. Exhibition of clay pieces at Tekoa Itakupe Indigenous Land Jaraguá
territory of the Jaguars, Jaraguá is Guarani, Painting done on the stairway of Jaraguá Park, São Paulo-SP
Guardian of the memory. Painting on the gable of the Museum of Indigenous Cultures. São Paulo -sp
Recovering territory to give life to hopes, Mural painting of the Museum of Indigenous Cultures. São Paulo-SP
Territory of the Ounces, Territory of the Native People. Painting done on the stairway, located at Rua Estrada de Taipas, at 2848, Jaragua-SP
Imakã Ug Kuhukê (Mother and Daughter) Silencio look deep. Shelter for dreams in difficult times. Painting on one of the walls at the Fabrica de Cultura Jardim São Luís in São Paulo-SP
Iõ Pinapõ Upã Abakohãy Nakiyã ( The look of Ancestral memory) gable painting, located at Dez de Janeiro Street, 130 downtown Cotia – sp
A Cura da terra e a memória das ervas medicinais (Healing of the earth and the memory of medicinal herbs) painting done on one of the walls of the viaduct in Vila Clarice/ Jaraguá. Graffitaço Jaraguá
Winner of the M’BAI Professional 2019 trophy