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
Arte e descolonização
São Paulo, Brazil
18 October - 19 October 2018
Histórias afro-atlânticas: filmes & vídeos
São Paulo, Brazil
13 October - 16 October 2018
Pierre Verger no MON
Museu Oscar Niemeyer
27 September - 10 March 2019
La condena doméstica o las sombras de las rocas o la otra cosa - Raily Stiven Yance
Caracas, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
16 September - 18 November 2018
Sorte, sector sorte. Leo Álvarez
Carmen Araujo Arte
Carracas, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
30 September - 04 November 2018
Genote. Pablo Vargas Lugo
Mexico D.F, Mexico
20 September - 17 November 2018
Common Ground Risa Puno
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Ridgefield, United States
15 June - 01 November 2018
Infinito - Ana María Devis
FLORA ars + natura
23 August - 01 November 2018
25 October - 28 October 2018
Cheikh Anta Diop
Senegalese cultural theorist committed himself to a life-long project of decolonizing the African humanities.
An Urgent Recognition
Beto Shwafaty visits an exhibition about artists of African descent and wonders why Afro-Brazilian culture is still marginalized.
The ABCs of Dalton Paula
From Africa to Bahia and, of Course, Cuba
Artist Dalton Paula talks about his interest in drawing, Black history, performance, botany, and Afro-Brazilian religious practices.
Remembering Dak'art 2016
Changing Directions Whenever Necessary
Solange Farkas was one of the guest curators of Dak'Art 2016. C& talked to her.
33ª Bienal de São Paulo – Affective Affinities
Breaking away from the single-theme model, the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo features twelve individual projects and seven group shows.
The exhibition set out to highlight the importance of artists of African descent in the history of Brazilian art.
Conference Echoes of the South Atlantic
Yolanda Chois – Searching for Paths Towards Safer Shores
The Colombian curator wonders how to communicate through art the relationship between people and the territories they inhabit.
Images and Justice
How Do Black Lives Matter in MoMA’s Collection?
In this essay, Thomas J. Lax examines the links between racial violence and its visual documentation and relevance.
This is C& América Latina!
A new multilingual Platform focused on Afro-Latin America
The art magazine will be addressing the ties between Africa, Afro-Latin America and the Caribbean.