Daiara Tukano

Daiara Tukano, of the Tukano indigenous nation of the Upper Rio Negro, is an indigenous activist and artist. With a Masters Degree in human rights at the University of Brasilia, she is a researcher on the right to memory and truth of indigenous peoples. She is an independent communicator and coordinator of Radio Yandê, the first indigenous web-radio in Brazil. In her line of work, Daiara has surveyed the current indigenous panorama to build alliances to encourage the creation of strategies that can contribute to the protection of mother nature, cultural diversity and human rights across the vast region of the Amazonas.

Daiara Tukano

Daiara Hori (traditional name Duhigô) belongs to the Uremiri Hãusiro Parameri clan of the Yepá Mahsã people, better known as the Tukano. Born in São Paulo in 1982, Daiara is an artist, independent content producer, Indigenous rights activist and human rights researcher. Her artistic work is based on research about the traditional spirituality of her people, particularly through the study of Hori, which are the visions produced by kahpi (ayahuasca).

To this end, Daiara has dedicated herself to understanding the visions that come to her in dreams and in the studies that she makes together with her family. She also looks at the paintings found on the traditional objects of her culture, weft of the baskets, in the ceramics, in the benches, in the body painting, which alludes to the same story of transformation that is the Tukano history of humanity. The artist therefore articulates an investigation into the culture of her people in experiments with forms and light, trying to understand the density of their vibrations, as well as the way they touch us on different levels.

In 2020, Daiara presented the solo project "Pameri Yukese" in the 20th edition of the Programme of Exhibitions of São Paulo Cultural Centre (CCSP) and participated in the group exhibition of Indigenous art “Véxoa: nós sabemos" (Véxoa: we know) in the Pinacoteca of São Paulo state. She was an invited artist at the 34th São Paulo Biennale and the show "Moquém_Surarî: arte indígena contemporânea" (Moquém Surarî: contemporary Indigenous art), which opened in September 2021 at the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art (MAM).

Daiara Tukano on advaya