1984, Mariuá, Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil
Lives and works in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Denilson Baniwa’s trajectory as an artist begins with the cultural references of his people, in his childhood. In his youth, the artist begins to fight for the rights of Indigenous peoples, moving
through the non-Indigenous world and learning references that would strengthen the stage of this resistance.

Denilson Baniwa is an anthropophagic artist, as he appropriates Western languages in order to decolonize them in his work. In his contemporary trajectory, he has consolidated his work as a point of reference, breaking paradigms, and paving the way for Indigenous peoples to take on major importance in Brazilian territory.