Gustavo Caboco (1989, PR). Born in the capital of the state of Paraná and raised in an urban environment, Caboco is of Wapichan ancestry, as is his mother, who was uprooted from her people when she was ten years old. In 2001, they both returned for the first time to their village, Canuanim (in the state of Roraima), where Gustavo was introduced to his grandmother and relatives. Since then, his own mindset has become increasingly reconnected with the life and struggle of his people, just as he has become aware of the violence of the processes that had artificially separated his identity from his family's history. His work in art is part of his effort to weave networks that connect him with his roots, while simultaneously producing convocations that re-echo the voices of the indigenous peoples and of the beings they know how to listen to, such as the plants,...the stones and the rivers. For this reason, the artist’s diction purposefully overlays the personal with the political, desire with memory, and the factual with the speculative.