Ziel Karapotó

(this page was last updated in May 2024)

São Sebastião, Brazil, 1994
Lives and works in the Indigenous Reservation Marataro Kaeté, Igarassu, Brazil

PIPA Prize 2024 nominee

Ziel Karapotó is graduated in Visual Arts from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), multiartist, cultural producer, curator, performer and audiovisual producer. His trajectory is marked by productions and actions at the Art field with highlighted at national and international circuits such as, for example, his participation at the 60th Venice Biennale (2024) with the artwork “Cardume II” (2024) and his short movie “O verbo de fez carne” (2019), awarded in movie festivals in and outside Brazil. He is native to the Karapotó community of Terra Nova, São Sebastião – AL, but today he lives at the Indigenous Reserve Marataro Kaetés, Igarassu – PE. He ‘s integrated the research groups “Ciência e Arte indígena no Nordeste” (CAIN-UFPE) and “Culturas de Antirracismo na América Latina” (CARLA- UFBA). Since 2021 he is the general coordinator of the Associação de Indígena em Contexto Urbano Karaxuwanassu (ASSICUKA). He believes in the art and science of his ancestors as a means of resistance and anticolonial strength.

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