Biography of Geovani Krenak


Geovani Krenak was born October 25, 1985 and spent his entire childhood with his people in the village. From a young age, Geovani demonstrated a strong connection with his culture. In the village, he is one of the principal artists - a corporal painter and a great leader in our cultural-religious activities. Like his siblings, Geovani has also contributed to the defence of his people's rights. Through his art he tries to convey how necessary it is for a people to preserve their culture in order to maintain self-respect. In his works outside the village he tries to show how important it is for the indigenous and non-indigenous to mutually respect each other as human beings. Recently, Geovani illustrated Shirley's book "Borun Rhua Kuparak" (The Indian Who Turned Into a Jaguar). Presently, Geovani is a Design student in his last year. He displays his art throughout the region and in the Minas Gerais state. He also lectures on the rights of the Krenak.


12 February 2010



Minas Gerais, Brazil

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