INSITE Journal
Santiago Yahuarcani

Santiago Yahuarcani (Pucaurquillo, Peru, 1961) is a self-taught painter and sculptor, and leader of the Uitoto and Bora peoples of the Ampiyacú River. His life has been dedicated to developing art and storytelling as a form of expression. He uses his art to tell us about and bring us closer to the rich and complex spiritual world of the Uitotos. His family are survivors of the rubber genocide. His works are part of the collections of the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), Lima; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS), Madrid; and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.