ROBERTO MAMANI MAMANI (ROBERTO AGUILAR QUISBERT) BORN– BOLIVIAN AYMARA ARTIST
Born in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Mamani Mamani’s paintings draw upon his Aymara heritage, and include colorfully stylized images of indigenous mothers, condors, suns, and moons, among other themes. He is known for his use of strong vibrant colors similar to those featured in the traditional handmade weavings used by the indigenous people of the Bolivia. Roberto’s use of indigenous symbols is especially significant in the South American context where indigenous cultures have been viewed as inferior to European culture. Mamani Mamani’s work has been exhibited in Washington, D.C., Tokyo, Munich, China, Singapore, and London. In 2016, he made murals at the walls of the Wiphala social housing complex, located in El Alto.
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