Yaka Huni Kuin

(this page was last updated in May 2024)

Jordão, Brazil, 1996
Lives and works in Jordão, Brazil

PIPA Prize 2024 nominee

I am Yaka Huni Kuin, I was born in Aldeia Chico Curumim, Kaxinawa Indigenous Land on the Jordão River, in the state of Acre, Brazil. I currently live in the municipality of Jordão, where I came to study. I am a visual artist and apprentice of the forest. I make paintings on canvas (acrylic on canvas). My art brings the worldview, traditional songs and visions with Nixi Pae (ayahuasca), which are knowledge of the Huni Kuin people.

I am co-founder of the Kayatibu Culture Center and my works were recently exhibited in the show “Moquém_Surarî: contemporary indigenous art” at the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art (MAM-SP). I have already been part of the exhibitions “Les Vivans” at the Cartier Foundation, France, and the 35th Bienal de São Paulo “Coreografias do Impossível”.

Website: instagram.com/yaka.hunikuin

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