‘They will not put us in a display case’: Q&A with Indigenous artist Daiara Tukano

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By Whether you’re looking at her giant paintings of Indigenous women creators or having a chat before the interview, Daiara Tukano always transmits her power, her well-honed critical viewpoint and excellent sense of humor. Daiara Tukano, who is also a political activist, educator and communicator, hails from the Yepá Mahsã people, also known as the Tukano, who are native to the Upper Rio Negro region in Brazil’s Amazonas state. She visited São Paulo in February for the opening of her first solo exhibition, “Amõ Numiã,” held on a sunny Saturday morning at a packed gallery in the city. Her first…

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