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“Khuyana” Artist in Residency program in Peruvian Amazon

“Khuyana” AiR program in Peruvian Amazon for 2018.

The residency program “Khuyana” welcomes visual artists, architects, photographers, and other disciplines—national and international—for the period of one month to three months. We encourage residents to develop research and production projects related to the Peruvian Amazon, the community of Cuyana – Iquitos and Amazon ancient cultures (Quichua and Kukama Kukamiria).

The community of Cuyana has its origin in the migration of the Andean Quechua ethnic group to the Peruvian jungle, now known as “Quichua.” The main activities of Cuyana inhabitants are the land and raising livestock. In nearby Kukama Kukamiria, we find a community whose main activity is crafts. There is a tradition in the production of ceramics and balsa wood carving decorated with traditional motifs, vegetable fiber fabrics and other products that represent the cultural wealth held by the Community. Most of the population is still preserving their Amazonian ancient

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