June 15th, next Friday, well met the 4 finalists of PIPA 2012.
They are the ones that are going to compete for PIPA and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition, besides PIPA Online (in witch all artists participating in this edition can compete).
The 4 finalists will show at MAM-Rio, from October 6th to December 2nd, and one of them will be the winner of this edition of the Prize.
The winner receives R$100 mil (a hundred thousand reais), with part of that value being used to finance an international artistic residency, at Gasworks, in Londres.
Profile of the past edition winners:
Last year, the winner was Tatiana Blass.
During the PIPA exhibition, at MAM-Rio, Tatiana showed 3 pieces:
“Sentado”, Tatiana Blass.
“Metade da fala no chão – piano surdo”, Tatiana Blass.
“Acidente nº 5″, Tatiana Blass.
Tatiana Blass began her education in art since childhood, when she already attended exhibitions and free courses.
In 2001 she graduated in Fine Arts at Instituto de Artes da Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP).
The artist began to develop her work with drawings and paintings.
Since 1998, began to participate regularly in shows, exhibitions in studios, solo and group exhibitions.
She is currently at Gasworks, in London, doing her artistis residency that is a part of the award she received for winning PIPA Prize in 2011.
At PIPA’s first edition, the first prize winner was Renata Lucas.
In the exhibition with the finalist’s pieces at MAM-Rio, Renata showed an intervention in one of the glass walls of the museum:
“Minimo denominador comum”, Renata Lucas.
Renata Lucas earned a BA in Fine Arts at the Universidade Federal de Campinas, devoting herself to sculpture. She moved to Sao Paulo in 1992.
She was post-graduated at Unicamp and Universidade de São Paulo.
Her first solo exhibition was in early 2001, at the gallery 10,20×3,60, in São Paulo, an independent gallery formed by a group of artists.
She received the award SESI-CNI for the Arts in 2004.
She was granted with the Scholarship Marcelino Botín in Spain, in 2007.
She received the award for book’s production Dena Foundation Art Award, in Paris, that resulted in the book: Postpone the end, in 2009;
She received the Ernest Schering Foundation Art Award in Germany, in 2009, that will result in an exhibition to be open in September 2010 at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, in Berlin;
She participated in the program Magnificent Seven, at Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, in San Francisco, associated to California College of Arts, USA, in 2010.
Currently she is developing a project at Iaspis, in Stockholm, Sweden.
She attended lectures and workshops, such as Projeto Capacete at Teatro de Arena, in Sao Paulo, in 2010, and DAAD Project in South Africa, also in 2010.
That same year she also won PIPA Prize and in 2011 went to London to participate in Gasworks‘s Artistic Residency Program as part of her award for winning PIPA’s main category.
Go to the artist’s pages and watch exclusive interviews (click on the artist’s name):