Denilson Baniwa is an Indigenous artist from the Baniwa people. He currently lives and works in Niterói in Rio de Janeiro state. As an activist for the rights of indigenous peoples, he has been giving lectures, workshops and courses since 2015, working mainly in the south and southeast regions of Brazil and also in Bahia.
In 2018, he held the exhibition “Terra Brasilis: o agro não é pop!” (Terra Brasilis: agro is not pop!), at the Art Gallery of the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), also in Niterói, as part of the project “Brasil: A Margem” (Brazil: The Margin), produced by the university. In the same year, he participated in the artist residency of the fourth edition of the Corpus Urbis Festival, held in Oiapoque, Amapá. He has been in exhibitions at CCBB, Pinacoteca of São Paulo CCSP, Hélio Oiticica Cultural Center, Museu Afro Brasil, MASP, MAR and the Sydney Biennial. Besides being a visual artist, Denilson is also a publicist, digital culture producer and hacker, who contributes to the construction of indigenous imagery in various media such as magazines, films and tv series. In 2019, he was nominated for the PIPA Prize and won the online category of the prize.
Carlos Papá Mirim is an Indigenous leader and filmmaker of the Guarani Mbya people, in the village of Rio Silveira, state of São Paulo, Brazil. He is a Board Member of the Instituto Maracá and representative for the north coast of SP of the Guarani Yvy rupa commission (CGY). Papá Mirim has been working with audiovisual productions for more than 20 years, with the aim of strengthening and valuing the Guarani Mbya culture through documentaries, films and cultural workshops for young people. He also acts as a spiritual leader in his community, participating in collective decisions and aiding those around him to live well.
Cristine Takuá is an indigenous philosopher, educator, and artisan who lives in the village of Rio Silveira, state of São Paulo, Brazil. She is Director of the Instituto Maracá. Takuá currently serves as a representative within the indigenous education group of the Education Secretariat in São Paulo, and is also a founding member of the Forum for the Articulation of Indigenous Teachers in the State of São Paulo (FAPISP).