In the late 1990s, at age 18, Jaider Esbell left the region that now belongs to the Raposa Serra do Sol indigenous lands in Roraima to live in Boa Vista. In the state capital, he worked for nearly two decades as an electrician at a state-owned company until in 2016 he quit public employment to live exclusively from his art. That same year, he also won the Pipa Prize, one of the top visual arts prizes in the country, in the popular vote category. Currently, the artist, writer and cultural producer of the Macuxi ethnic group runs his studio and the Jaider Esbell Gallery of Contemporary Indian Art in his own home. In the collective space he exhibits his own work, which transits between graphic abstractions and the daily life of the villages, as well as works by indigenous artists such as Joseca Yanomami, Mario Flores, Carmézia Emiliano, Isaias Milano, Amazoner Okaba and Bartô.
Jaider Esbell Contemporary Indigenous Art Gallery
Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil
The Jaider Esbell Gallery of Contemporary Indigenous Art houses work by artists from various ethnic groups in northern Brazil. Photo: Publicity/Jorge Macêdo
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Akosua Adoma Owusu
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Talks / Workshops
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El Museo galería
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Este paisaje no importa
Costa Rica, Afghanistan
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Lucha de calles. Imágenes y relatos a 50 años del Cordobazo
Parque de la memoria – Monumento a las Victimas del Terrorismo de Estado
Buenos Aires, Argentina
22 March - 09 June 2019
Crossing the Line: Drawings from the Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection
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29 March - 02 June 2019
MAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá
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In Conversation with Jamilah Sabur
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Conference Echoes of the South Atlantic
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Exchanges Between Artists
Creating Ballast In Latin America
Platform fosters connections between artists, curators, and art and culture professionals from several Latin American countries.
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