September 26, 2022
A brief video of the inaugural exhibition for the Iskonawa Artisans Association at Xapiri Ground.
THE ISKONAWA IN CUSCO, PERU
In the beginning of July 2022, Xapiri Ground held the inaugural exhibition event for the women of the Iskonawa community of Chachibai in Cusco, Peru. The invited members of their community were Dalia Guimaraes Inuma, Teresa Rodriguez Campos, Neyra Perez Rodriguez, and Elias Rodriguez Campos who shared their stories and perspectives of living in a mixed community, the importance of retrieving their ancestral art and maintaining their cultural standing.
Xapiri Ground was proud to present the debut of ‘ROEBIRI NOAH IPAOTI;' a group exhibition for the women of the Iskonawa Artisans Association that addresses design and its connections to their ancestral territory. Together, painting with several hands, they recreate the contours of their ancestral territory amidst the different communities where the Iskonawa people now live.
*A special thanks to Carolina Rodríguez Alzza, Anthropologist.