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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