“The Araguaia Corridor will give birth to a new environmental mindset in Brazil – and hopefully around the globe.”


Visual artist, writer & BJF TEAM member

About me

Ivan Nisida is a Brazilian visual artist, photographer and writer (See Ivan’s Portfolio here).

Born in 1989, Ivan grew up in São Paulo under the influence of five cultures: Brazilian, Swiss, Czech, Japanese and French.

Ivan’s academic path is devoted to the environmental cause: he holds a Bachelor degree in International Affairs (PUC-SP) and a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy (Sciences Po Paris). In 2013, he worked at the GoodPlanet Foundation, founded by the French photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Nowadays, Ivan Nisida merges his academic background with his artistic vocation. His work gravitates around Art, Science & Nature. He harvests inspiration and purpose in the contemplation of natural landscapes. Gorillas in Rwanda. Lions in Uganda. Trekking trails and boat rides into the Amazon. Volcanos in Ecuador. The landscape is his atelier.

How I relate to the BJF

Ivan Nisida is a proud BJF Team member since 2014. He worked 4 years as BJF’s Project Coordinator in São Paulo and was the first full-time member in Brazil. Ivan was responsible for leading the way to set the pillars for the BJF to grow and prosper on site. He conducted the expansion of the network(s), set the bonds with the first landowners and conducted the BJF first reforestation project with technical partners LERF and Bioflora. During his time at the BJF, he traveled over 20 times to the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor.

Today, Ivan still contributes to our mission by supporting the BJF offices in São Paulo and Amsterdam by applying his expertise and drive to help the BJF plant billions of native trees in his home country.

Ivan was also one of the two artists who created the BJF jaguar on the occasion of the Jaguar Parade 2019 (Brazil)