Nereyda López

2024 Exhibition Artist

Nereyda López (b. 1965; lives and works in Pebas, Peru, she/her) is a self-taught sculptor of Tikuna and Kukama ancestry. She works with natural fibres and wood, materials entirely taken from the forest, to represent many of the characters portrayed in the myths and tales her forefathers told her. Her installations allow the viewer to physically enter into the Amazon mythological world. Descendant of almost nomadic people from the Amazon basin, Nereyda still remembers the stories of his great-grandfather, a sorcerer of the Tikuna people, to which she gives life through her work.