PIPA 2012 | Winner’s announcement | Monday, Nov. 26th

The winner of PIPA 2012 will be announced here at PIPA’s website, next Monday, on November 26th.

The Award Jury is responsible for choosing the winner of the PIPA 2012, who will receive the prize of R$100,000.
The Jury is composed of five experts in the arts, including a representative of Gasworks. in London, where the winner will participate in the PIPA artist residency program, for three months in 2013, included in the prize.

The members voted and decided, during an Assembly, the winner among the 2012 four finalists:
Marcius Galan, Matheus Rocha Pitta, Rodrigo Braga and Thiago Rocha Pitta.

The decision was based on the portfolio, the artworks showed at MAM-Rio’s exhibition, on the amount of the prize to be received and the relevancy of the international artist residency program for the development of the artist.

The 2012 Award Jury members are:

Gilberto Chateaubriand - the main Brazilian art collector
Luiz Camillo Osório – curator Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art and member of PIPA Board.
Moacir dos Anjos – curator and member of PIPA Board. He was chief curator of 29th São Paulo Biennial ( together with Agnaldo Farias) and is researcher with Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Pernambuco, since 1990.
Rowan Geddis – residency program coordinator of Gasworks, international residency program in London, where the winner stays for a period of 3 months.
Waltercio Caldas – one of the most important Brazilian artists with works in the collections of major museums around the world. He was selected to integrate Brazilian delegation at 47th Venice Biennale in 1997. His production is analyzed in several books, and he is also the author of many books.

Rodrigo Braga was elected by visitors at exhibition at MAM-Rio, winner of PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition 2012. He can win the two categories.
Last year Tatiana Blass was selected by the public and by the Award Jury, and won the 2 categories: PIPA 2011 and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition 2011.

The exhibition can be visited at MAM-Rio until December 2nd.

2012 Award Jury meeting

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Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro
Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85.
Parque do Flamengo.
Rio de Janeiro – RJ

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