Jack Wheeler
Jack traveled at length throughout the Americas between 2010-2015. His inspiration to work with Amazonian art began in 2016 after his encounter with Indigenous groups and key figures working within the Brazilian Amazon. In 2016, he opened a small gallery in his native Birmingham, England filled with artifacts from his various encounters. However, soon after, he found himself relocating to Peru in 2017 to open the first Xapiri art house in the center of Cusco; now located in the historical district of San Blas, where he and his team continue to deepen their relationships with communities and artists throughout the Peruvian Amazon under the organizational name Xapiri Ground. He sees ‘art’ as that which powers the people, greatly supporting the natural force that is Indigenous Amazonian culture.