Celia Vasquez Yui
Celia Vasquez Yui (1960, Pucallpa, Ucayali, Peru) is an artist, Indigenous rights activist, and political representative of the Shipibo-Conibo People of Peru. She began creating alongside her mother, an eminent ceramicist and descendant of the polychrome cultures, whose archeological record throughout the Amazon dates back thousands of years. Celia now works alongside her daughter, Diana Ruiz Vasquez, through an intergenerational collaboration that adds another expansive dimension to the work through which two bodies and two minds merge to finish each other’s designs. Her work has been included in early important exhibitions of Amazonian art and recent contemporary art exhibitions both in Peru and internationally. She lives in Yarinacocha in the Peruvian Amazon.
As of June 2023