Carlos Jacanamijoy (b.1964)
Artistas / Colombia / Inga / Quechua

Carlos Jacanamijoy (b.1964)

Born in Putumayo region; lives in New York. Biography: Until he was 18, he grew up in the rainforests along the Amazon River. At the age of 18, “Jaca” left his ancient way of life to study fine art, painting, philosophy and literature from 1983-1990 in Bogota. “Jaca’s” paintings are portals into another, deeper, more inscrutable world, a world of Continue reading

Abel Rodríguez (b.1941)
Artistas / Bora / Colombia / Nonuya

Abel Rodríguez (b.1941)

Botanist, artist Born in Putumayo; lives in Bogota. learned about the forest the hard way: I had to be awake for long hours at night, I had to lend my ears to the elders and make special diets. Our learning was a spiritual process; that is why we consider knowledge as very valuable. I understood that external researchers had a different way of learning and they valued things differently. Instead of getting upset, as many locals, I explained it in a Continue reading