Xadalu Tupã Jekupé

(this page was last updated in May 2024)

Alegrete, Brazil, 1985.
Lives and works in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

PIPA Prize 2022 and 2024 nominee.
Works in the PIPA Institute Collection

Xadalu Tupã Jekupé is an indigenous artist. Born in Alegrete (RS), in the pampa of Rio Grande do Sul, his origins are linked to the indigenous people who historically inhabited the banks of the Ibirapuitã River, in the former Ararenguá land: the Guarani Mbyá, Charrua, Minuano, Jaros and Mbone. In his work, he uses serigraphy, painting, photography and various objects to address the tension between indigenous and Western culture in cities, with his research focusing on the colonial processes of catechising native peoples. His work can be found in the collections of the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (RJ), the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (SP) and the Museu Nacional (RJ), among others. As a resident artist, he has travelled to countries such as France, Spain, Italy and the Mapuche territory in Chile for the 35th São Paulo Biennial.

Website: www.Xadalu.com & instagram.com/xadalutupajekupe

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