Indigenous artist Denilson Baniwa concludes 10-day residency at Princeton University

Oct. 12, 2023

Denilson Baniwa, an Indigenous artist hailing from the upper Rio Negro region of the Brazilian Amazon, recently concluded a ten-day residency, sponsored by the Brazil LAB, the Department of Anthropology, and the Princeton University Art Museum
Working in a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, and performance, Baniwa grapples with legacies of colonialism in the Americas while highlighting Indigenous survival in the face of it. He often appropriates imagery from historical sources in order to undermine European colonial fantasies, and incorporates modern references to assert the presentness of Indigenous experience.